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.

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. 

ILS Hosts Open House

Immanuel Lutheran School will host a community open house on Thursday, September 18th.  This open house will be hosted just prior to the Dr. Tim Elmore speaking event with doors open from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.  Whether you are interested in a school for your children or simply curious about the programs we offer, all are invited to attend.  Those in attendance will have a chance to tour the school, visit classrooms, meet with teachers, and talk with the principal.  No appointments are needed.  For more information, contact the school office (636-239-1636).

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.