About Joy Elementary

Welcome to Joy Elementary School! We have served Trail Creek and the surrounding community since the 1960’s. Joy School is a building of true professionals that serves approximately 400 students Kindergarten through 6th Grade. We are one of  eight  elementary schools in the Michigan City Area Schools Corporation. Michigan City, Indiana is located on the South East shore of Lake Michigan in LaPorte County.

We offer a multitude of support systems and services to assist an assortment of student learning needs. These services include, but are not limited to, before and after school care, free breakfast and lunch, speech therapy, English as a New Language, remediation, and enrichment opportunities daily based upon your child’s individual learning needs. These services along with the support of parents, who continue education as a priority at home, reinforce the vision, mission, and goals that drive us each day.

Our mission is to provide opportunities for every student to reach their full potential in academic growth, social/emotional growth, and physical well-being. We are committed to preparing our children to be lifelong learners who will be productive citizens in a rapidly changing global community.

Our staff seeks to inspire youth, who are facing critical risks of this generation, to a higher standard by enabling them to recognize their true value and the impact of the decisions they are making today. As our future leaders, our desire is to educate and equip students to make wise, life-giving choices that build the foundation for college and career readiness. With a student centered philosophy, we look forward to “building the whole child,” and expect to continue to develop a “Culture of Excellence” among staff and students alike.

Please take the time to come and visit your child’s school during our special events throughout the course of the year or by appointment. We would love to show you our facility. Please call (219) 873-2090 with questions and inquiries. Thank you for visiting our website.


Mr. Michael Maesch