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.

Choral Vespers Service


The annual Choral Vespers Service is scheduled for Wednesday, December  17th, beginning at 7:00 pm. ILS students in Kindergarten through 8th grade will share the Christmas story through songs, instrumental music, and spoken recitations. Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten families are invited to attend this service to worship with us and to see why we get so excited about Choral Vespers! Don't forget to get here early as seats fill up quickly for this annual tradition.

  There will also be opportunity for families to donate towards the annual Education Appeal. All gifts collected during the offering at this service will go to support the fall campaign of “Shaping Hearts – Changing Lives”.

Operation Christmas Child Success!

Students and families have been collecting items over the past several months to pack for Operation Christmas Child.  In chapel this week, the Student Council led the service as we dedicated the 477 boxes that were brought in from families as well as those that were packed at ILS!  The 477 boxes are a new record for ILS.  These boxes will now be sent out into the world to bless the 477 children who receive them!  Not only will these children receive a box of small gifts, but also they will get the Gospel message in their own language.  We pray that God would continue to bless the ministry that happens through these boxes and this program.

Veterans Day Program

All veterans and their guests are invited to an all-school chapel service to honor our men and women who have served in the armed forces.  The chapel service will begin at 1:30 pm on Monday, November 10 at Immanuel Lutheran School.  This program will have the lower grade students leading the program, all students sharing their gifts of music, as well as Mr. Hopfensperger talking about how our veterans continue to "Shape Hearts and Change Lives".  We ask that you call the school office at 636-239-1636 if you plan to attend.  We look forward to honoring all of our veterans and their guests with us on this day!


Apple Butter . . . By The Numbers!

After all is done with this year's Apple Butter cook, we take a look at some numbers:

110 bushels of fresh apples, peeled, cut, cored, and cooked!

610+ volunteer hours tallied!

251 gallons of apple butter made!

337 half-pints, 1,140 pints, and 355 quarts jarred and ready for sale!

$7,000 expected income from apple butter sale!

These proceeds will fund various projects at ILS, including playground improvements, partial funding of field trips and Spiritual Retreats, Family Night activities, and several more!

Many thanks to all individuals from the school and church that volunteered.  A special thanks to residents and employees at Grandview Health Care Center and Cedarcrest Manor - their help with the process helped make this event a success!  

Apple Butter is available for purchase at Immanuel Lutheran School (636-239-1636) as well as "Not Just Cut and Dried" located on Elm Street in Downtown Washington.