About Us


    Welcome to Joy Elementary School. Construction of our original circular school began July 21, 1960. It was completed and dedicated as Louis F. Joy Elementary on November 9, 1961. Louis F. Joy was Fairbanks City School Board President and member for over 25 years. Lee S. Linck, the school’s engineer and architect, received an award for the school’s unique and beautiful design at the 1962 Seattle World Fair. The school was temporarily closed between 1986 and 1989 for remodel and expansion.

     Joy Elementary serves students in preschool through sixth grade. Our current population is just over 400.


     At Joy Elementary we strive for students to be actively engaged in the learning process. Students, parents, volunteers, and our staff members work diligently to create a safe, responsible community of life long learners.

     Through discovery and exploration, students will participate in developmentally appropriate experiences in a safe environment of unconditional respect for others and uncompromising commitment to excellence and challenge.


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