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.

Dash 4 DC 5K

Saturday, October 15 is the third annual Dash 4 DC, hosted by ILS. This annual race will begin and end at Immanuel and features the 5K race (beginning at 7:30 am) and a new 3K Family Fun Run / Walk (beginning at 7:35 am). To register, pick up a registration form in the school lobby or register onlineAwards will be given for top male and top female finishers in various age groups. For more info, email or call the school office at 636-239-1636.

Parent Book Study of "The Collapse of Parenting"


Image result for collapse of parentingAre you planning to join us for the upcoming book study of “The Collapse of Parenting”?  We are excited to have over 50 people already signed up for this opportunity to learn from and to talk with other parents! Our study continues on Wednesdays through September and October from 7:00 - 8:00 pm.  During these hour sessions, the teachers will be leading the discussion, but by no means the only ones talking! In order to prepare for these discussions, it would be great if parents have read the upcoming chapters before the scheduled date.  


 If you are interested in learning more about this book study, please call the school office at 636-239-1636.

Registration Week for 2016-2017

Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is taking place!  Parents are able to stop by the school office any day during the week between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm to register their child(ren). These registration times are open to all interested families from the community whose children do not already attend ILS. If you or someone you know is looking for a Christian education, have them call the school office (636-239-1636) or stop by during the week to get more information.

ILS Receives Top Honors

Immanuel Lutheran School, Washington, MO recently received word that they were among the top performing Lutheran Education School Association schools (27 located in and around the St. Louis area) on the Stanford Achievement Tests for the 2014 - 15 school year. Immanuel ranked 3rd in Reading and 2nd in Spelling of all the Lutheran schools tested.  This accolade is even more impressive with the realization that Immanuel totals the test results of all students, both those with and without Individualized Service Plans, in their scores.  Mr. Nick Hopfensperger, Immanuel Principal, was quoted as saying, “All Lutheran Schools provide quality Christian Education.  The students at Immanuel Lutheran School are certainly blessed, not only because of the academic achievements earned, but more importantly, because they also have the opportunity to learn about the saving grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  This is certainly an achievement in which our students, staff, and families can be proud!”