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Emmanuel Lutheran School
serves the Tempe community and the greater Phoenix metropolitan area with Christian education from preschool through 8th grade.

What impact does a school have on its students?

One of the biggest decisions parents and caregivers will make for their families is deciding where to send their child to school. This is because a school and its teachers have a large impact on children during their formative years.


Knowing this, parents realize that choosing a school is more than just choosing an excellent curriculum or engaging extracurriculars. Choosing a school is about finding a place that will have a positive impact on their children in every area: mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually, too.

What's Happening at ELS


The biggest impact any education can make is on the soul. At Emmanuel Lutheran School, this impact comes from God’s grace and truth. “Emmanuel” is an ancient word that refers to Jesus Christ; it means “God with us.” God and his Word isn’t just present in chapel or Bible class; it’s also present in Emmanuel's hallways, classrooms, playground, and parking lot. This means that all instruction and guidance on campus is Christ-centered, making an impact now and for eternity.


Emmanuel is a place where students, friends, families, and our faculty connect with each other. This is done with a purpose, because education is most impactful when it is done in cooperation with families. Emmanuel provides many opportunities for parents to be involved at school, from the classroom to volunteering to creating new programs. As a result, the school is known for its safe, supportive, and loving atmosphere for the whole family.


The most impactful force in this world is the love of Jesus. That love is shared with each student and family in Emmanuel’s small school environment. Low student-to-teacher ratios ensure that every student receives individual attention and care. Emmanuel’s teachers are committed to whole child education so that each student grows intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually, too. This prepares students not just for the next level of education, but for any future.

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Emmanuel Lutheran School has been serving students and their families in the community of Tempe for 50 years!
Come Visit Us

The best way to see if Emmanuel is right for your family is to come for a tour. You can visit our classrooms, check out our playground, meet our principal, and see the impact that “Christ, Connection, Caring” is having on our students and their families.

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Emmanuel Lutheran is a fantastic school with a supportive, family atmosphere and staff dedicated to nurturing my child's academic and spiritual well being.

ELS Parent

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