About Our Schools
Fort Wayne Community Schools is proud to offer a diverse range of programs in our 52 school buildings. Programs are designed to meet the needs of each student individually whether a student needs extra support in a particular area or if a student needs to be challenged. Starting in elementary school, we have schools that focus on the arts, math and science, and by high school, students can choose engineering, biomedical studies, world languages or college prep while earning college credit through a variety of pathways. Each school also offers a variety of extra-curricular activities to provide students an option to excel outside of the classroom. Read more about each of our schools and programs in our School Choice Catalog
Lottery applications will be accepted beginning November. If you would like your student to attend a school other than your neighborhood school, please complete a lottery application. Preference is given to on-time applications.
Including 27 neighborhood schools and 3 magnet schools focusing on the arts, communication and STEM.
9 neighborhood schools and 1 arts magnet. Our middle schools are preparing our students for the next steps with advanced curriculum, competitive athletics and clubs.
Each of our high schools feature specialized pathways that help guide our students to their future. We also feature the nationally recognized programs of 3DE and New Tech.
The FWCS Career Academy serves Northeast Indiana, including 17 high schools, with a broad array of career and technical programs.
Towles Intermediate School teaches grades 1 - 8. Grades 1-5 follow Montessori curriculum and then grades 6-8 transition into New Tech project-based learning.
Fort Wayne Virtual is the first and only fully synchronous virtual school serving students in grades 4-12 in Fort Wayne and the adjacent counties.
Amp Lab challenges students to solve real problems for real people in a unique learning environment.
FWCS is proud of its policy that allows students to attend any school in the district, based on space availability. While all students are automatically assigned to a school in their attendance area, you may choose to enroll your child in a magnet school, a high school Program of Study, or a school outside the assigned attendance area. Application’s to schools outside of your attendance area are completed via our lottery system. Applications are accepted starting in November of each year and a drawing is conducted in February. Learn more about the lottery and application process.
From STEM & STEAM programs in our Magnet Schools, high quality deep learning at our neighborhood schools and specialized high school tracks at each of our High Schools to co-curriculars at all 52 schools that enrich and enhance student experiences and learning, Fort Wayne Community Schools provides quality learning that sticks with students for life. Your student will find their path here!
INDUSTRY-LEADING VIRTUAL ACADEMY
The Fort Wayne Virtual Academy is a brand new opportunity within the Fort Wayne Community School District to help meet the needs of our students who would like to continue as fully virtual learners. It is a stand-alone K-12 school with its own staff, teachers, and administrators.
Classes are conducted through zoom, flexible learning periods, online assignments, and more! We also offer a wide range of classes through Edgenuity in order to meet the needs of all our students, regardless of their plan of study.
Students in Fort Wayne Community Schools are assigned to a neighborhood school based on their residence which can be looked up here
Families may also choose a school outside their residence area by filling out a school choice lottery application.
OUTSTANDING MAGNET SCHOOLS
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