Immanuel Lutheran Church & School School Visitor Information

Immanuel Lutheran School

Immanuel prepares children to both compete and build community. We are fully accredited by the National Lutheran School Accreditation as well as the National Federation of Non-Public Schools. A sizable percentage of the past valedictorians at Washington High School have been graduates of our school. We welcome you to visit our school and talk with Nick or the teachers about enrolling your child in our preschool, prekindergarten, kindergarten or any of the eight grades.

Mr. Nick Hopfensperger serves as principal at Immanuel Lutheran School. He helps teachers and parents prepare their children academically, socially, and spiritually for living out their faith in their family and in the secular world.

Our current school families can access FastDirect, the secure school administration software, by clicking on the link above. FastDirect is an online program that allows the school office to track tuition payments, student grades, daily attendance, and lunch count. It also provides a simplified way for ILS families to track their child’s lunch accounts, view tuition payments that are due, and visit the sports calendar.

Dr. Tim Elmore to Speak at ILS!

Dr. Tim Elmore, a nationally recognized author, speaker and parenting expert, will visit Immanuel Lutheran School on September 18 and 19 to talk to parents and educators about helping children become "Authentic Leaders."

Dr. Elmore will speak primarily to parents on Thursday evening (September 18) at 7:00 p.m. on the topic of “Artificial Maturity".  His presentation on Friday morning (September 19) will be primarily for teachers and educators and will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 pm on the topic of “Growing Student Leaders”.  These presentations are free and open to the public.  

To find out more about Dr. Tim Elmore, visit his website at  For more information about these seminars or about Immanuel Lutheran School, please call the school office at 636-239-1636.


New English Grammar Series

The faculty at Immanuel Lutheran School have been reviewing several curriculum series for the school-wide implementation of a new English Grammar series. After writing our own goals for a new Grammar program and reviewing several textbook series, the faculty recently approved the implementation of the Voyages in English curriculum, published by Loyola Press.  This series will be implemented in first through eighth grade and will allow ILS students to make a smooth progression from one grade level to the next, build upon prior knowledge year after year, and apply the Grammar skills learned through a variety of writing projects.


National Archery in the Schools

Students at Immanuel Lutheran School demonstrated their archery skills at an Archery Expo held on Friday, May 9. The school established a NASP Archery Program this year and now has over 30 participants in their after-school archery program representing students in grade 2 through 8. With the goal of giving every student an opportunity to experience success in school, Immanuel has discovered no matter their gender, size, background or ability, students “can do” archery.

Over 15 volunteers, the local White Tail Association, and Lock-N-Load were instrumental in assisting Immanuel Lutheran establish the program. Immanuel plans to attend the 2014 State tournament where more than 1,400 students participated in 2013.

With essential life skills at the core of the program, Immanuel hopes to reinforce following directions, listening, concentrating, patterning, and joyful physical activity which are all essential skills taught directly as a part of the NASP. If you have any questions about the NASP program, contact Immanuel Lutheran School at 636-239-1636.


ILS participates in Relay for Life!


Washington High School hosted the Ninth Annual Jordan Scheer Memorial Children’s Relay for Life on Friday, April 25. Over 450 elementary students from public and parochial schools participated in this event, which is held each year to raise awareness about cancer and donate funds to the American Cancer Society. It also pays tribute to Jordan Scheer, an alum of ILS, who passed away shortly after graduating from WHS in 2005.

Over the past several months, ILS students in third through sixth grade raised money through various activities and fund raisers to support this event. As a whole, a total of over $20,000 was raised for the Children's Relay for Life event – ILS was able to raise over $4,000 of this total!  ILS students were also chosen as the first place and second place poster contest winners as well as an ILS student for the winner of the essay contest. Well done, Crusaders - what a way to support this worthwhile cause!