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Emmanuel Lutheran School

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In 2003, the Commission on Lutheran Schools (CLS) resolved to establish a WELS school accreditation process as a means of improving the educational quality and effectiveness of Lutheran schools and their ministry by:
  • Assisting WELS congregations with evaluating their early childhood ministries, Lutheran elementary schools, or Lutheran high schools based on Scripture and on sound educational principles.
  • Providing WELS congregations with a basis for developing a plan for improving the school by identifying strengths and areas in need of improvement.
  • Providing a means by which WELS schools can become accredited through the WELS CLS.
WELS schools can also pursue co-accreditation with regional agencies recognized by the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA).

In 2018 Emmanuel Lutheran School received exemplary accreditation status from the WELSSA and NCSPA. 

Our mission

Emmanuel Lutheran School, home to Sonshine Preschool, offers education to students of preschool age through Grade 8. Emmanuel Lutheran is a non-profit. Established in 1972, Emmanuel provides a wholesome education; nourishing its students’ academic, spiritual, social, and physical development. We believe a strong foundation is essential for our youth in this ever-changing world. We partner with parents to help students excel academically and grow in God's Word. Emmanuel is more than a school; we are a home for the whole family. Being part of a strong family helps students build confidence, learn respect, and gain important life skills.

Our mission is to reflect the light of Jesus in the community and partner with families, to equip children with the power of God’s Word and academic excellence.

We provide a safe learning environment of love and respect. ELS is accredited by NCPSA and WELSSA and Sonshine is a state licensed preschool.

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Emmanuel Lutheran School is a member of the Black Canyon Lutheran Athletic League. The BCLAL consists of around ten different Lutheran schools from around the Phoenix area. We play a wide varitey of sports throughout the school year for both boys and girls in Grades 4-8.

Fine arts

Emmanuel offers a variety of opportunities for students to participate in musical activities. These activities include vocal and instrumental. Students also have a variety of opportunities to develop their theatrical skills. Those opportunities include a musical (lower grades) in the fall and a drama production (upper grades) in the spring.

Visit our school

Visit our campus to:

  • meet with our principal
  • tour our campus with a professional educator or administrator
  • shadow a student
  • schedule an educational consultation
  • sit in on our weekly chapel service (Friday - 8:30)
Call our office (480-967-3991) and our office administrator will contact you regarding your request.

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