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IC 20-26-11-32 requires that school corporations that choose to accept transfer tuition must annually set the number of transfer tuition students they will accept from outside the district.  Once these caps are set, the district also can set a deadline for accepting transfer students from outside the district.  Further, once the deadline is reached, if the number of applications exceeds the number of available transfer tuition slots, the district is to hold a lottery for those transfer positions.

Fairfield Community Schools accepts transfer tuition students with no transfer tuition charged for families who choose to send their students to one of our schools. Applications for transfer will be accepted through Friday, July 20, at 4:00 pm.  

For the 2018-2019 school year, the number of students to be accepted from out of district are as follows:


No. of Transfers

to be Accepted



























To become a prospective student at Fairfield Schools,

1.  Obtain a Verification Form for Transfer from a building principal or from the link below.

2.  Submit this application to a building principal or the central administration office before 4:00 pm on July 20.

3.  Once student is accepted outright or by virtue of the lottery on or around July 26, complete a signed agreement with the district and then register with the appropriate school in early August.

Complete this form and submit to the student's preferred school or to the district Central Office
Enrollment Process
Students living in any of our townships enroll directly into the school they will attend.
Benton Elementary serves all of Benton Township south of the Elkhart River, the northeast corner of Jackson Township including Fairfield Farms and Southfield Circle communities, and a two-mile strip of Clinton Township between CR 31 and CR 35.
Millersburg Elementary-Middle School serves Clinton Township except for the strip between CR 31 and CR 35 within the township and served Benton Township to the Elkhart River.
New Paris Elementary serves Jackson Township except for the far northest corner which attends Benton Elementary.
Fairfield Jr-Sr High School serves the entire district for grades 7-12.
Students may request intra-district transfers each spring prior to the district opening enrollment to students outside the district. Fairfield Schools does accept students for early admission to kindergarten who demonstrate aptitude and readiness.
Pre-K Pre-Registration Due May 25
Fairfield Community Schools will offer preschool to 5 year-olds and the oldest 4 year-olds
Details for preschool classes beginning in August 2018 are:

=         This is a half-day program that will be housed at New Paris Elementary School; classes will meet from 8:45 to 11:15 AM and from 11:45 to 2:15 PM. Each section will admit 18 students under the supervision of a teacher and a classroom assistant.

=         Classes will begin Friday, August 17 (one week after school starts for K-12 students) and classes will end on Thursday, May 16, 2019 (one week before school ends).  This is 170 days of preschool that will follow the Fairfield Community Schools calendar.  If school is cancelled during the year, then preschool is cancelled and there will be make-up days following the Fairfield calendar.

=         There is a $35 registration fee that will be payable in late summer when acceptance letters are mailed.  A Pre-K Round-up will be held in early August.

=         Fees for preschool will be $8 per day for 170 days for a total of $1360 divided over 10 monthly payments of $136. The August payment will be due by the first day of class.

     Transporation is not provided by the district and is the responsibility of parents. 

Families interested in sending children to the New Paris preschool program are asked to complete ALL informational items on this survey link. Or, families may print and fill out the hard copy at the link below and return to New Paris Elementary School or to the Fairfield Community Schools Administration Office by 4:00 on Friday, May 25.  Any applications received after this date will not be considered if there is no space available.  
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