Awards and Testimonials
Though we hesitate to appear prideful, we know that you are seeking information and the experiences of others as you consider options for educating your children. We thank God for the collaboration at Immanuel among teachers, staff, parents, students, and the community. Success in life is built upon a foundation of prayer, hard work, serving others, discipline and maximizing the talents that God has uniquely given to each of us. We celebrate our students’ accomplishments—to God be the glory!
Immanuel Lutheran School is fully accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education and the National Lutheran School Association.
Immanuel has been awarded the Excellence in Education Blue Ribbon Award twice from the U.S. Department of Education (1987-88, 2000-01). The standards and processes witnessed by the U.S. Department of Education are ongoing. The excellence we strive for is demonstrated in the achievement of our students.
“At Immanuel, teaching is a ministry, not just a job… the staff goes above and beyond the call of duty…” National Blue Ribbon Panel Report.
In the past two years, our students have won or placed in the top third in numerous academic competitions:
- Illinois State Junior History Fair
- Illinois State Science Fair
- Walther Lutheran Math Competition
- Fine Arts Festival
The Immanuel teachers’ dedication and support prepared me for my future in high school, college, and professionally.
In addition to the fine education I received, the outdoor education, labs, band, choir, and sports developed my character and vibrantly added to my faith life.
As a public school principal, I am often asked why I choose to send my children to a parochial school instead of to the local public school. My answer is always the same. My wife and I firmly believe that Immanuel Lutheran School offers us an extension of our home. My children receive a Christ-centered education that emphasizes God’s love and forgiveness for us. Our own beliefs and values continue to be fostered in a kind, caring and loving way while being provided with a rock-solid academic program. Immanuel does not compromise when it comes to focusing on Christ first, knowing that all other good and perfect things will flow from that faithful commitment.