Immanuel Lutheran
school
Immanuel Lutheran school
admissions

Faith-based

Biblical, Christ-centered teaching
cultivates a desire for God, laying
the groundwork for a community
of Christians that is unique
in Valparaiso.

character

From service projects to
leadership development, our
commitment to service forms character that is respectful, responsible and compassionate.

academics

Hands-on experience, a nurturing, collaborative environment, and an engaging curriculum promote a life-long love of learning and prepare students for future academic success.
Welcome to Immanuel Lutheran School

Thank you for coming to our website about Immanuel’s School!

Our school is devoted to providing an exciting and wonderful place for students to learn, from preschool to 8th grade. With high academic standards and goals for excellence, we seek to help each child reach his or her full potential as a child of God. 

Academically, our students consistently score well above state and national averages. We have some of the highest I-STEP scores in the state with pass rates well above the 90th percential in the state. We also earned a 99.8 point “A” rating and the distinguished 4-star school rating from the Indiana Department of Education.

 

Immanuel Lutheran School is fully accredited by the State of Indiana Board of Education as well as the National Lutheran School Accreditation Board.

We look forward to working with you and your child. If you would like to speak with one of us directly, please call 219-462- 8207.

In Christ’s Service,
Josh Bachman Principal
Tera Lewandowski Preschool Director

Welcome to Immanuel Lutheran School

Thank you for coming to our website about Immanuel’s School!

Our school is devoted to providing an exciting and wonderful place for students to learn, from preschool to 8th grade. With high academic standards and goals for excellence, we seek to help each child reach his or her full potential as a child of God. 

Academically, our students consistently score well above state and national averages. We have some of the highest I-STEP scores in the state with pass rates well above the 90th percential in the state. We also earned a 99.8 point “A” rating and the distinguished 4-star school rating from the Indiana Department of Education.

Immanuel Lutheran School is fully accredited by the State of Indiana Board of Education as well as the National Lutheran School Accreditation Board.

We look forward to working with you and your child. If you would like to speak with one of us directly, please call 219-462- 8207.

In Christ’s Service,
Josh Bachman Principal
Tera Lewandowski Preschool Director

get to know our school

Virtual tour 

get to know our school

Virtual tour 

our school

Preschool

Class size               Age

16                                       3-5

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Class size               Age

20                                      5-11

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Class size               Age

27                                      11-14

meet some of our teachers

meet some of our teachers

Cathy Wagner

Cathy Wagner

Preschool Teacher

Sydney Castle

Sydney Castle

Kindergarten

Kathy Ickstadt

Kathy Ickstadt

5th Grade Teacher

Tim Becker

Tim Becker

6th Grade Teacher

Meet our alumni

Andrew Strietelmeier

1993 Immanuel graduate Andy Strietelmeier made his passion for music his career. After spending his Christmases singing with the choirs, he continues to aide in the Christmas Eve worship when he is in town by playing in the orchestra. As a professional musician, Andy...

Catherine Dean

Katherine (Williams) Dean is an ’88 alumnus of Immanuel. As the daughter of Pastor Emeritus Don Williams, Katherine fondly remembers “getting to see my Dad regularly around the hallways - I called him Pastor Dad.” After graduation from Valparaiso University with a...

Brenda Magnetti

Brenda Magnetti class of ’79 Recently we spoke with Brenda about her experiences at Immanuel, “Looking back, Immanuel did a fantastic job of preparing me for my future. Not only did they prepare me academically for my career, but spiritually and emotionally as a...

happy parents

“I love the fact that my daughter is enrolled at Immanuel.
She is getting a good Christ-centered education while at the same time being
challenged in areas such as Math, Language Arts, etc. The music program is outstanding with an award-winning Middle School Choir. Small class sizes, a dedicated, Christian faculty and staff, and the fact that Immanuel has the only 4-star rated middle school in Valparaiso make this a no-brainer for my family.”

“Immanuel has very good teachers who make sure to personally know
every student, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. I attended from preschool all
the way through eighth grade and I definitely felt that my education was marvelous. Having the common aspect of faith as well as the fact that you have the same
people in all of your years there allows for strong friendships.
Overall, Immanuel is an excellent school!”

“I have been involved with Immanuel not only as a parent, but as a student.
Many private schools are not able to offer as many opportunities as Immanuel.
The academics are top notch. One of my children is gifted/talented and he is
provided enriching actives to help him to keep him challenged. My other child has
a minor learning disability, she receives all of the extra help she needs from her
teachers. I feel I am kept in the loop with her education. She is pushed to do her best. The music program is one of the best in the state. It is a true blessing to hear these children sing. Immanuel has many after-school clubs and activities for kids to
get involved with – drama, academic teams, all sports, and many more. I know
when I left Immanuel to enter into the public school life, I was academically
ready for any challenge and feel my kids will be as well.”

“Immanuel Lutheran School is an amazing place.
Our son loves his school, and as a parent, what more could we ask for?
The moment you walk in the door, you can feel how special Immanuel is.
The atmosphere is nurturing & the education is top notch; tailored to each child’s
needs. The teachers & staff are amazing. First and foremost, we chose Immanuel because it’s education is centered in Christ and Christian principles. Class sizes are
small, and each class has a strong close-knit sense of community. There is a strong emphasis on music & art, which is also important to our family; something public
schools tend to drop when funding is low. The PTL is amazing & keeps parents
active and involved. We can’t say enough good things about
Immanuel Lutheran School.”

“Immanuel is an amazing school that has been in the community long enough to educate 3 generations. The teachers are caring and compassionate with each child. They consistently are one of the highest scoring schools in Valparaiso on ISTEP testing. Parents are welcomed into the school to help with small groups, lunch, library and parent-teacher leagues. Overall, this is one of
Valparaiso’s best-kept secrets.”

“Immanuel is the best school in Valparaiso.
They educate the whole child; both academically and spiritually.
My child is a name, not a number. You couldn’t ask for a more caring environment. “

“I have been involved with Immanuel not only as a parent, but as a student. Many private schools are not able to offer as many opportunities as Immanuel. The academics are top notch. One of my children is gifted/talented and he is provided enriching actives to help him to keep him challenged. My other child has a minor learning disability, she receives all of the extra help she needs from her teachers. I feel I am kept in the loop with her education. She is pushed to do her best. The music program is one of the best in the state. It is a true blessing to hear these children sing. Immanuel has many after-school clubs and activities for kids to get involved with – drama, academic teams, all sports, and many more. I know when I left Immanuel to enter into the public school life, I was academically ready for any challenge and feel my kids will be as well.”

“I love the fact that my daughter is enrolled at Immanuel. She is getting a good Christ-centered education while at the same time being challenged in areas such as Math, Language Arts, etc. The music program is outstanding with an award-winning Middle School Choir. Small class sizes, a dedicated, Christian faculty and staff, and the fact that Immanuel has the only 4-star rated middle school in Valparaiso make this a no-brainer for my family.”

“Immanuel has very good teachers who make sure to personally know every student, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. I attended from preschool all the way through eighth grade and I definitely felt that my education was marvelous. Having the common aspect of faith as well as the fact that you have the same people in all of your years there allows for strong friendships. Overall, Immanuel is an excellent school!”

“Immanuel Lutheran School is an amazing place. Our son loves his school, and as a parent, what more could we ask for? The moment you walk in the door, you can feel how special Immanuel is. The atmosphere is nurturing & the education is top notch; tailored to each child’s needs. The teachers & staff are amazing. First and foremost, we chose Immanuel because it’s education is centered in Christ and Christian principles. Class sizes are small, and each class has a strong close-knit sense of community. There is a strong emphasis on music & art, which is also important to our family; something public schools tend to drop when funding is low. The PTL is amazing & keeps parents active and involved. We can’t say enough good things about Immanuel Lutheran School.”

“Immanuel is an amazing school that has been in the community long enough to educate 3 generations. The teachers are caring and compassionate with each child. They consistently are one of the highest scoring schools in Valparaiso on ISTEP testing. Parents are welcomed into the school to help with small groups, lunch, library and parent-teacher leagues. Overall, this is one of Valparaiso’s best-kept secrets.”

“Immanuel is the best school in Valparaiso. They educate the whole child; both academically and spiritually. My child is a name, not a number. You couldn’t ask for a more caring environment. “

Have more questions?

Contact our Preschool Director with any preschool questions or Admissions for any K-8 questions. We’re looking forward to meeting you and your family.
God bless you in your school search. 

Have more questions?

Contact our Preschool Director with any preschool questions or Admissions for any K-8 questions. We’re looking forward to meeting you and your family.
God bless you in your school search.