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Emmanuel Lutheran School



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.


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.

Upcoming Events: 

Emmanuel’s 10th Annual Fish Fry     
Join us on Friday, February 23, from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. for a delicious dinner, 
pie auction, and fun-filled activities for the kids. Would you like to help?
Consider volunteering an hour shift or donating baked goods.
Click here to sign up


Arizona Lutheran Schools Week: January 29 – February 4

It’s time for celebration! More than 41,000 students attending WELS schools have heard about the love of their Savior within the 519 schools in our synod. Praise the Lord for this blessing! In Arizona, over 650 students are currently enrolled in our WELS schools. Emmanuel along with our partner schools will commemorate the week with daily devotions, special activities, and a joint chapel.


Emmanuel Lutheran School


Click the picture above to go to our basketball team store that will be open until January 7, 2018!

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