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Elkhart area schools are worth bragging about! Strict discipline, time-honored values, and top academic opportunities make them one of Elkhart's most important assets. 


Elkhart Community Schools is a district that serves approximately 13,000 students, and is known for high-quality programs, exceptional teachers, superior learning environments, and strong parental and community support.

Whether you were born in the area or you are looking to call Elkhart County your new home, we welcome the opportunity for you and your family to become part of our growing school family.


Get an in-depth perspective on Elkhart Community Schools here.

Key Features of Elkhart Community Schools
  • Hands-on learning, beginning in Pre-K and kindergarten

  • Largest agricultural program in the state of Indiana

  • More AP and dual credit classes than any other school district in Elkhart County

  • Award-winning Elkhart Area Career Center that features 28 programs and serves 16 neighboring school districts

  • Highly awarded extra-curricular offerings, including a wide range of music programs, clubs and athletic teams, performing and fine arts

  • Partnerships with leading higher education institutions, including University of Notre Dame, Indiana University South Bend, Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University, and IUPUI

  • Partnerships with leading Elkhart businesses and non-profits, ensuring work study, internship, and volunteer opportunities for students

  • Comprehensive support for students and families inside and outside the classroom

Churches in the Elkhart Area 

Church life and spiritual values are a fundamental part of daily life for many people living in Elkhart County.  Many local churches and denominations have histories that point directly back to the pioneers that first settled in the area, while others reflect the faith of new arrivals.  


The result is a remarkably varied collection of worship opportunities.  As you might expect, traditional Christian Catholic and Protestant churches can be found throughout the area (Here's a good resource for names, addresses, and contact information for them).   Jewish and Islamic congregations are centered around the nearby city of South Bend, Indiana.  

Picture-perfect St. John's Episcopal Church in nearby Bristol, just minutes from Elkhart's east side

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