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We believe that each child is a special gift from God. At Immanuel, each child is encouraged to develop socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and spiritually, and is accepted and affirmed for his or her current level of competence. Our integrated curriculum and experiential activities provide challenges that lead to continued growth, enabling each child to reach his or her unique potential.

Our students are exposed to a curriculum that utilizes demonstrated best practices and strategies to challenge them to excellence. Students utilize accumulated skills to achieve developmental milestones and build on these skills to support future learning. Experiential opportunities provide a balanced education that prepares the whole child by incorporating classroom learning, extra-scholastic opportunities, field experiences, and service to the community.

Immanuel’s curriculum meets and exceeds the Illinois State Learning Standards, never compromising the doctrine of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod or the mission and ministry of Immanuel Lutheran Church. These standards are used in the selection of curriculum materials.

Under the guidance and support of our Christian staff, our students learn to approach, examine, and evaluate the materials and his or her experiences in light of the Christian faith. This process is a life-long skill that enables children to grow in faith and to witness that faith to others.

Through a stimulating environment with hands-on experiences and varied learning resources, the child can gain problem-solving skills, social skills, independence and a love for learning. These concrete learning experiences broaden the foundation for future learning.

At Immanuel each child experiences God's love and learns to know Jesus as his or her personal Savior. Students join in daily prayer and worship, learn biblical truths, practice stewardship of God’s world and learn to share the Gospel with others. The school supports the parent or guardian as the child’s primary teacher.