Education in South Bend, Indiana

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Higher Education[edit]

South Bend, Indiana is home to a wide variety of higher educational facilities including several full universities, as well as community and technical colleges.

Primary and Secondary Education[edit]

Public Schools[edit]

Public schools in South Bend are operated by the South Bend Community School Corporation. The corporation runs 19 primary centers (K-4), ten intermediate centers (5-8), and four high schools. In 2006, the corporation served over 22,000 students in grades K-12. The four high schools follow the magnet school model with focuses in different areas.

Public Schools
School Grade Level Enrollment (05-06) Focus
John Adams High School 9-12 1564 Global Studies./Pros. International Baccalaureate
Clay High School 9-12 1510 Visual and Performing Arts
James Whitcomb Riley High School 9-12 1552 Technology and Engineering
Washington High School 9-12 1583 Medical/Allied Health Sciences

Private Schools[edit]

As well as public schools, many private schools exist in South Bend. St. Joseph High School is a small private Catholic high school in South Bend, with the other main private high school in the area being Mishawaka Marian High School in South Bend's sister city, Mishawaka.


The Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend operates one high school and 11 grade schools in South Bend and another high school and nine more grade schools in nearby areas.

Trinity School at Greenlawn is a Christian school for grades 7-12 and is part of Trinity Schools.

Three local Churches accept children in grades K-6 at Michiana Christian School.

Stanley Clark School is an independent school including grades K-8 and preschool.

Good Shepherd Montessori School is an independently established Catholic Montessori school for first through eighth grade.

The Rabbi Naftali Riff Yeshiva, located on S. High Street, is an Orthodox Jewish high school and post-graduate school.