Middle School

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Immanuel middle school provides students with a safe environment spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Student - teacher ratio is 16:1. Academic performance ranks high among area schools and exceeds national norms.
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Our graduates successfully transition to:

  • Marmion Academy
  • Aurora Central Catholic High School
  • Batavia High School
  • Wheaton Academy
  • Aurora Christian High School
  • Geneva High School
  • St. Charles North and East High Schools
  • Rosary High School
  • Benet Academy
  • Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
  • St. Francis High School
  • West Point, Air Force Academy, the University of Illinois, and colleges across the country.

Extracurricular Opportunities

  • Competitive sports at Junior Varsity and Varsity levels including cross country, volleyball, basketball, cheer and track; soccer and football are being added in partnership with Aurora Christian Schools.
  • Sports and cheer teams participate in Illinois State championship competitions.
  • Talent show
  • Scouts, Communications Club, Student Council
  • Scripps Spelling bee, National Geographic Geography Bee
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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 readers who are similar enough that teachers can begin lessons at a particular 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.

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.

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.

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.

Immanuel 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 16:1 for middle school.

Research shows that the family setting for middle school students imparts a sense of security, which provides space in which these students learn and thrive. Challenging and rigorous curriculum offers opportunities for mastery and advancement to high school or prep school, and then universities and military academies.

Immanuel middle school provides all the elements of the Kindergarten-Grade 5 program in a departmentalized setting. Further enhancements include Outdoor Education in Grade 6, middle school electives, overnight class trips. Previous trips include Gettysburg, Washington D.C., and Greenfield Village, Mich.

Our middle school mathematics curriculum meets or exceeds proscribed national standards and includes algebra in Grade 8. Graduates typically test into high school honors algebra and honors geometry. 

Our middle school Spanish curriculum provides the opportunity for graduates to test into second year high school Spanish classes.

Middle school students dive deeper in God's word and work through the practicalities of applying these lessons to their daily lives. All students at all levels are encouraged to share God Sightings that exemplify God at work in their lives, but these connections are especially important for tweens, whose fluid personal identities are beginning to take shape. 

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In addition to weekly art and music classes and choirs in K-8, band and [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. 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 The Little Mermaid, Jr.


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Math Club gives middle school students opportunity to work together and play fun math games, solve riddles, puzzles, and problem solve. Students also prepare for individual and team competitions within our area, including the Junior High Math Competition at the Illinois Math and Science Academy. Math Club meets weekly during winter months.

Student Council elections are held in October for students in Grades 3-8. Each class in these grades provides representatives. Officer positions are held by students in Grades 5-8. The Student Council meets each Fri. during the lunch hour to plan Spirit Days for Lutheran Schools Week, fundraisers for a charity, and other events to promote school spirit and unity.

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Middle School Class Schedule

·       8:07-3:15 PM

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


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.