About Fairfield Community Schools
Formed in 1963,the Fairfield Community School District is located in the southeastern portion of Elkhart County in north central Indiana. Fairfield Community Schools is a district of roughly 2,000 students serving Benton, Clinton and Jackson townships. District schools include three K to 6 elementary schools and one grade 7 to 12 junior-senior high school. An elected five member Board of Education governs the district.

Our elementary schools instruct science through hands-on inquiry investigations, we differentiate the teaching of reading strategies through Benchmark Literacy, Saxon math is our core math program, and elementary students have opportunities for band and choir starting in 5th grade. Fairfield Jr-Sr High School offers a full-range of college and career readiness pathways. Students are able to earn dual credit for college currently in several classes, and Fairfield is transitioning to Early College, where students can earn up to 30 credit hours that will transfer to any Indiana state school. Students not opting for Early College can still earn a variety of credits in courses toward college, or they can follow any of several career pathways at Fairfield or through the vocational co-op. Local programs like advanced manufacturing, Project Lead the Way, agriculture, building trades, and cosmetology all carry college credit, and many offer students opportunities to compete in subject area contests. Programs like nursing, culinary arts, auto mechanics, and welding can be completed at another area high school as part of the vocational partnerships we have through the Wawasee Area Career and Technical Cooperative. Many students balance their schedules with courses in performance, fine arts, and German or Spanish foreign language. Fairfield Schools accepts transfer students into the month of July and charges no tuition to families.

Elkhart County is one of the major manufactured housing, recreational vehicle, and boating industry centers of the United States. The district is only minutes away from the Northern Chain of Lakes, which offers fishing, swimming, boating, and other recreational sports. The Michigan border is 20 miles to the north, and Chicago is a couple hour's drive to the west.

The corporation is made up of a wide range of economic and ethnic backgrounds. Since it is in a rural setting, many families make their living farming. Many others are involved in manufacturing and/or small business. We also have a large settlement of Amish families and conservative Mennonite families that bring many rich traditions to our school-community. All of these groups are most supportive of their schools and are actively involved in school activities. Community involvement is one of the school system’s valuable assets. Many parent and adult members of the community assist and support our school programs through such organizations as music boosters, athletic team parent groups, and by serving on various school-wide committees and elementary PTO activities.
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