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Immanuel Lutheran School

Immanuel Lutheran School is a coeducational private Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod special program emphasis school for students in grades Pre-K through 8.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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Immanuel Lutheran School has been a part of Alexandria’s heritage for many years, serving families from throughout the Northern Virginia and DC metro area. Originally established in downtown Alexandria on Cameron and Alfred Streets in 1870, Immanuel thrived for forty years before closing shortly before World War I. As WWII was ending, Immanuel Lutheran Church moved to its current location on Russell Road. The school reopened in 1945, and has flourished there since.

Now in our 70th year of consecutive operation, Immanuel offers a Christian and classical education in Northern Virginia, with a liberal arts curriculum for Junior Kindergarten through 8th grade. Our students enjoy a rich academic environment that includes high academic expectations, small class sizes, Shurley grammar, Saxon mathematics, classical literature, Latin (beginning in 3rd grade), science, weekly chapel services, Christian character formation, world and American history, music, art and much more.


A classical school has many distinctives that set it apart from the average classroom experience. There is emphasis on the liberal arts, the development of language and the knowledge of culture. By engaging students in a "conversation" with the past, classical education familiarizes them with the developments and culture of Western Civilization. Through this process, students become well-versed in the great works of literature, music, and art – as well as in science and math.

Most of the material used at Immanuel is advanced by at least one grade level. Our accelerated curriculum not only gives students a jump start on developing crucial cognitive and analytical skills, but also challenges them to expect more of themselves in school, as well as in life. Formal studies in Latin begin in the 3rd grade, and by the 7th grade, our students are using the same curriculum used to teach college Latin.

Our curriculum also strives to nurture the body and soul. All classes are taught through the lens of the Biblical Worldview. The memorization and recitation of Bible verses, the Lord’s Prayer, hymns, the Apostles’ Creed, and sections of Luther’s Small Catechism are all part of the daily classroom regimen. The Physical Education program stresses the wellness of the body to support an active mind.

At Immanuel, we believe there should be cohesion and correlation between the material taught from grade to grade. Our curriculum is designed to build upon the material taught in the years before. This way, the student is building upon their understanding of the subject matter, rather than storing loads of unconnected facts. From neatness in penmanship to courtesy in the classroom, we hold our students to the highest standards in all areas, and place great emphasis on Christian character formation, as well as the importance of being good citizens.

Mission Statement

The mission of Immanuel Lutheran School is to nurture the hearts, minds, and bodies of students through classical education and Lutheran catechesis.

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Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: January 29



Academic Calendar: Quarter

Students and Faculty

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Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 130
Student Teacher Ratio 9 : 1
Dress Code Uniform

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