Education

When it comes to education, we’ve got options! In fact, we’ve made it our region’s mission to develop, attract and retain talent.

​Northeast Indiana has 29 school districts, one of which is the second largest school district in the state. Over 40% of the districts received an exemplary (A) rating in 2011 by the Indiana Department of Education. The region offers education in the public, private and parochial school settings, with 12 state-accredited private schools and 38 parochial schools. The region is also home to a private, co-educational, college preparatory boarding school that follows the guidelines of the JROTC. Ample opportunities exist across the region for students to take AP classes and achieve dual credits in cooperation with local universities.

Higher education opportunities are available from over a dozen colleges and universities across the region, and these schools offer myriad degree programs. Classes are also available online and during evenings and weekends to accommodate non-traditional students.​ Visit the Higher Education section to learn more about opportunities available in the region or view the Higher Education Map.

New Tech High Schools are a recent addition to the region, with six currently in operation. These schools focus on project-based learning (PBL), integrated technology, and the development of 21st century skills like oral and written communication, collaboration, leadership and more.  They also have a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum. View map of regional New Techs.
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Looking for advanced degrees? The IU School of Medicine–Fort Wayne has expanded to include third and fourth year programs on the IPFW campus. Indiana Tech has awarded its first doctorates in global leadership studies and has had more than 900 inquiries into its new law school, opening next fall. Trine University is preparing to hire a founding dean for its first doctorate program in physical therapy. Huntington University has been laying the groundwork for a doctoral-level program in occupational therapy. And finally, Manchester University had 64 students begin their four-year doctoral program at the new College of Pharmacy. 

Whew! That’s a lot of talent! Want to know more about furthering your education in Northeast Indiana? Our Talent Made Here website has answers to your questions.

International Opportunities. Midwest Vibe.

Cross the globe without ever leaving the region… There are several international language learning opportunities available in the region that are certified by the Ministries of Education in their respective countries as well as an International Baccalaureate program for high school students. 

​The Division of Continuing Studies at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) has a Japanese Saturday School (JSS) that is available to area residents of any age or nationality for instruction in Japanese language and culture. The JSS is certified by the Japanese Ministry of Education and Foreign Affairs with a primary focus to help children of Japanese nationals who are working in the region keep pace with their former classmates in Japan. It also serves adult workers at area Japanese companies and their family members.
​Lindley Elementary School in Fort Wayne is one of only three Indiana schools to offer a Spanish Immersion program. The program is for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade and teaches them to comprehend, speak, write and read in both English and Spanish. The school is a member of the International Spanish Academies Program, which partners with the Ministry of Education and Science in Spain.

Korean Saturday School provides education in Korean language for preschool and K-12 school children according to general curriculum prescribed by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology of Korea. The school will offer Korean, Korean-American (including Korean adoptees), and American children opportunities to understand Korean culture and to gain cross-cultural experiences by teaching them in Korean.​

South Side High School in Fort Wayne offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate Program (IB), a rigorous college prep program. The IB Diploma program offers students the opportunity to earn a diploma that is recognized by universities internationally. Students can receive college credit, improve their class standing and become eligible for scholarships. 

Now that’s talent…MADE HERE.