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 for DC 5K / 10K

After the successful debut of our first 5K race in the spring we are happy to announce the “2nd Immanuel Lutheran Dash for DC”. This year, in addition to the 5K, we are adding a 10K Run & 1 Mile Fun Run. Save the date of Saturday, November 21 for this year's race, starting at 8:00 am. Awards will be given for age groups in the 5K / 10K events. Registration forms are in the school lobby or can be downloaded by clicking here.  For more information, email

Apple Butter Cook Quickly Approaching!

Save the dates of September 23 – 26 to assist with our annual Apple Butter Cook. We are looking for school families, congregation members, and other interested individuals to volunteer with the set-up, cutting and coring of apples, the cooking and stirring of apples, and the clean-up afterward.  Families are able to sign-up in person at the school office or can also sign up online by clicking here!  We are excited for another year of enjoyable and rewording work while getting to know other families at Immanuel!



The theme for the 2015-2016 school year is, “Shine”, based on Philippians 2:14-15. In this scripture, we hear the encouragement to “do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.” This scripture verse and theme reminds us to “shine as lights in the world” and helps us all share Christ's love by serving those around us.

Back-to-School Social

Our Back-to-School Social at ILS on Sunday afternoon, August 16, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm. This will be your opportunity to meet the teachers, see your child's classroom, and drop off your child's school supplies. Teachers will have a brief opportunity to talk with the parents about the upcoming year in each classroom on the following schedule:


2:00 – 3:00 pm Classroom visits for PS – 8th Grade

         (Choose from three sessions – 2:00, 2:20, 2:40)

3:00 – 3:30 pm Chapel Service 

3:30 – 4:00 pm Upper Grade Session – Meet in cafeteria 

3:30 – 4:30 pm Ice Cream Social 

We hope that everyone can attend this afternoon as we kick-off a new school year!