Elementary School

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Immanuel Lutheran School is recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education and accredited by National Lutheran School Accreditation. Our academic performance ranks high among area schools, exceeding national norms. Teacher-to-student ratio is 13:1 for elementary school.
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At Immanuel, we provide a safe, faith-based environment for your child spiritually, emotionally, and physically. We provide comprehensive preparation for middle school, high school, and beyond.

Immanuel's Christian faculty, weekly chapel services, and daily religion classes explore biblical themes as related to these studies, but also weave our faith throughout the rest of the curriculum.

Our leveled reading curriculum is designed to meet each student’s unique needs by providing the very specific instruction each reader needs to move forward. Once the instructional levels of the students are determined, small groups of similar readers are formed.

The language arts include reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visual representation; all of which are highly related to one another. At Immanuel, our language arts curriculum also includes handwriting, which has been abandoned in many other school settings.

In addition to weekly art and music classes and choirs in K-8, band [Grades 4-8] and orchestra [Grades 2-8], which include individual lessons and group participation, are offered. Piano lessons are offered for students in K-Grade 2.

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Next Generation Science Standards are based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council. Each NGSS standard includes three dimensions: disciplinary core ideas [content], scientific and engineering practices, and cross-cutting concepts. Immanuel's Next Generation science curriculum provides for breadth and depth of topic exploration; in addition to computer and STEM labs, robotics, programming, and integrated learning. Our technology enriched classrooms include desk top computers and Chromebooks.


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Daily recess breaks and physical education classes increase student physical activity levels, improve memory, attention, and concentration, and help students stay on-task in the classroom.

Immanuel offers a theater program for K-8. Our previous productions include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jr., The Lion King ,Jr., Willy Wonka, Jr., and coming in spring 2020, The Little Mermaid, Jr.

Classroom, all-school, and all-Immanuel service projects include Feed My Starving Children, the Northern Illinois Food Bank, Operation Christmas Child, and Water to Thrive. These service opportunities are in addition to monthly chapel offerings that are sent to ministries outside of Immanuel.

An on-site library and catered hot lunch program enhance the learning environment by providing nutritionally complete hot meals and access to an expanded research materials and books students may check out for personal enjoyment.

Immanuel's Special Needs Coordinator provides for educational needs resources including intervention, speech and cognitive therapies. Consultation with a psychologist is also available.

Coursework that develops basic skills while encouraging curiosity, cooperation, and collaboration inspires our students to invest in their educational experiences and progress toward more advanced learning situations.

Our mathematics curriculum meets or exceeds proscribed national standards, readying students for middle school and high school success in the areas of algebra, geometry, and other advanced areas of mathematics.

Daily religion classes provide elementary students with more in-depth study of biblical principles and God's messages to His people contained within both Old and New Testament writings. They are encouraged to apply these important lessons to their own lives through strategies supplied within the curriculum, and more impactfully, by their experiences with Immanuel's Christian faculty and staff.

Extracurricular Opportunities

  • competitive sports - cross country beginning at grade 4; volleyball, basketball, cheer, and track beginning at grade 5
  • sports and cheer teams participate in Illinois State Championship competitions
  • talent show
  • tech club, communications club, yearbook club, and more
  • Scripps spelling bee, National Geographic geography bee
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Class Schedule

·       8:30-11:30 AM Half-day Kindergarten

·       8:30-3:15 PM KindergartenALL – 5th grade

·       7:00-8:30 AM & 3:15-5:30 PM Extended Care is available

Kindergarten. The Kindergarten program offers two alternatives. Kindergarten meets five mornings per week. KindergartenALL meets Monday through Friday afternoon in addition to the five mornings. Both programs follow the goals and objectives established for Kindergarten. In KindergartenALL the children will explore, reinforce, and build on skills introduced during morning sessions. 

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Extended Care. Immanuel’s Extended Care Program provides professional care, supervision, recreation, and enrichment activities before and after school in a safe environment. AM Extended Care begins at 7:00 AM and continues until the start of the school day and offers quiet, unstructured activities. PM Extended Care activities begin at 3:15 PM and continue until 5:30 PM. They include quiet activities, indoor and outdoor games, unstructured activities, study time/help sessions, and snack time [snacks provided by the home]. This program is staffed by school personnel and serves only students enrolled at the school.