The region around Notre Dame includes a broad range of elementary and secondary education choices, with public, private and parochial schools that, among other things, have won numerous U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbons. Whatever your educational goals and expectations for your children, you will find excellent opportunities in Michiana.

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Public Schools

Elkhart Community Schools
Elkhart Community Schools are safe and welcoming places filled with people who care about each other and about the community. Each school has dedicated and well trained staff, diverse and gifted students, and committed and caring community volunteers.

John Glenn School Corporation
The John Glenn School Corporation strives to provide a student-centered academic atmosphere that will encourage lifelong learning experiences that enable all students to be productive members of their community.

New Prairie United School Corporation
Quality elementary, middle and high schools located between LaPorte, IN and South Bend, IN.


Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation
Located in northern Indiana, Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation has been serving students in eastern St. Joseph County since 1963. Over the years, Penn-Harris-Madison has built a reputation for excellence in education that is recognized around the state.

Penn-Harris-Madison Educational Foundation
PHMEF is the avenue for individuals and the private sector to develop positive and supportive relationships with the P-H-M School Corporation and to make philanthropic contributions to help accomplish the School Corporation’s goals.

Public Education Foundation
PEF works to advocate, promote and fund initiatives to enrich learning experiences for students of the South Bend Community School Corporation. This is done through grants for innovative educational programs and projects where public funding is unavailable, as well as by funding pilot projects in South Bend public schools.

Niles Community Schools
Located in the southwest corner of Michigan, eight miles from the University of Notre Dame. Within the ninety square miles of the district, we have a nice mix of urban, suburban, and rural settings. Diversity is one of the district’s strengths with a student population of 15% African-American, 80% Caucasian, and around 5% Hispanic.

School City of Mishawaka
School City of Mishawaka serves approximately 5227 students who attend one of nine schools: seven elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school, Mishawaka High School.

South Bend Community Schools
Located in north-central Indiana, South Bend Community School Corporation is St. Joseph County’s oldest and largest school corporation, and the fourth largest school corporation in Indiana. SBCSC serves traditional K-12 students, special needs students from preschool through age 22, and a large number of adult students.

Union-North United School Corporation
The mission of the Union-North School Corporation is to assist students to become productive, responsible members of society with a lifelong desire to learn and improve themselves.

Private Schools

Good Shepherd Montessori
Good Shepherd Montessori School is a diverse, cooperative learning community, governed by an independent Board of Directors that uses the Montessori method to nurture the character and uniqueness of the child and to inspire wonder and a joy of learning. It fosters spiritual growth in the Christian tradition and cultivates compassionate relationships with all people and just stewardship of the world’s resources.
Montessori Academy of Edison Lakes
The Montessori Academy is an accredited private Montessori school dedicated to promoting academic excellence, self-worth, self-discipline and a passion for learning, serving toddler, early childhood, elementary, and adolescent students from Mishawaka, South Bend, Granger, and the surrounding Michiana area.


Stanley Clark School
An independent, coeducational day school that has been enrolling students from three-years-old through the eighth grade in a traditional, college preparatory environment for more than 50 years. They are accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and hold membership in the National Association of Independent Schools.

Trinity School at Greenlawn
Trinity School provides an education for seventh through twelfth grades that is both disciplined and creative, intellectual and moral, an education firmly planted in the soil of the Christian tradition.

Parochial Schools

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
From Allen County in the east to St. Joseph County on the west side of Northeastern Indiana, their school environments are provided with a strong and present Catholic identity in order for children to practice and share the truth and beauty of their faith. The religious programs provided through the Office of Catechesis are extremely effective; their norm-referenced religious education test scores rank among the highest of Catholic schools in the nation.

Jewish community
The Jewish community supports South Bend Hebrew Day School for children in kindergarten through eighth grade, Rabbi Naftali Riff Yeshiva for high-school age men, and Baais Yaakov for high school age girls.

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