Why choose Immanuel Lutheran School?

Welcome to Immanuel Lutheran School. Immanuel Lutheran School was established in the late 1800’s, as an extension of the ministry of Immanuel Lutheran Church. The purpose of Immanuel Lutheran School is to help each child reach his/her potential physically, spiritually, socially, mentally, academically, and emotionally in a Christ-centered environment.

We are part of a community.

Immanuel is part of the Belvidere community. We actively participate through community events, service projects, and a variety of opportunities to be witnesses of His Word through music. Students from Belvidere, Rockford, Caledonia, Kirkland, Roscoe, Loves Park, and Poplar Grove travel to Immanuel to receive a rigorous Christian education that prepares them for success in their future academic career.

We are a family.

One of the main reasons our school is unique is that we are small enough that every student becomes an integral part of the Immanuel Lutheran family. Each student is important and a gift from God. Our small class sizes ensure that no child is overlooked or left behind, as we nurture relationships among our students, teachers, staff, and parents.

We are academic.

Our academic curriculum is enhanced by specialty teachers in music, band, technology, and foreign language. We also offer after-school sports and clubs. With the addition of a new science lab, one-to-one technology, and a Resource Teacher, Immanuel continues to offer a rigorous Christian education that prepares them for success in their future academic career.

Immanuel has National Lutheran School Accreditation and State of Illinois Recognition. The faculty is composed of highly qualified and experienced professional educators. Our students consistently score above the national average on standardized tests.

Take the next step and Schedule a Tour. Thank you for your interest in Immanuel Lutheran School. We give weekly tours throughout the week and in the evenings by appointment. If you would like to tour the school, please contact us to schedule a tour.

We welcome the opportunity to set up a classroom visit for your student after you have taken a tour of the school and met with the principal or recruitment director.

Immanuel Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, or national ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, athletic and other school-administered programs.

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in Immanuel Lutheran School. We look forward to partnering with you in your child’s education. Kindergarten applicants must have reached their 5th birthday before September 1 of the enrollment year.

Following is a checklist for applications:

  • Attend an open house or school tour
  • Meet with the principal
  • Complete the Student Registration form
  • Provide us with a copy of the student’s birth certificate and certificate of immunization
  • First through eighth grade applicants should provide a copy of the student’s previous report card and/or achievement testing

If you have any questions during your application process, please contact the School Principal, Mrs. Judy Schaefer, or Immanuel’s Recruitment Director, Russ Balsman at 815-547-5346.

Registration and Tuition

Immanuel Lutheran Church is dedicated to the ministry of Immanuel Lutheran School. The staff of Immanuel is humbled by the commitment of our congregation to Christian education and thankful for the blessings associated with teaching at our school.

Based on the actual cost of educating a student at Immanuel and the tuition rates that are charged, every family at Immanuel receives a tuition waiver from the congregation. We are blessed by the financial support of ILC and the spiritual support we receive through prayer. We thank God for the opportunities He provides to share the Good News of Jesus birth, death, and resurrection with all who join us in worship and for all who attend our school.

Registration fees are due at the time registration paperwork is submitted. Registration fees are non-refundable. Tuition may be paid in full or families may schedule 10 monthly payments through SMART Tuition.

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Tuition Assistance

Tuition Aid and Data Services (TADS)

Tuition assistance funds are available to help families with financial need. Tuition assistance grants are awarded based on availability of funds and on recommendation from the Tuition Aid and Data Services (TADS), which evaluates ability to pay via application. Applications must be submitted for each school year as grants are not automatically renewed. Applications are submitted online and instructions are available through Immanuel’s website. Applications must be submitted to TADS no later than May 15th to be assured consideration for the upcoming school year. Applicant information is kept strictly confidential.

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Invest in Kids Act

The Illinois INVEST IN KIDS ACT is designed to help you have a CHOICE for the best K-12 school for your child — including IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (K-8)

If your family qualifies for free or reduced lunch (according to federal guidelines), you could qualify for 50, 75 or 100% of necessary tuition and fees to send your child to the private school of your choice.

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Good News Discount

Current Immanuel families who refer a new family to Immanuel Lutheran School will receive a credit towards the following year’s tuition. The current family will receive a $300 credit for each family they refer that enrolls at least one full time student. Current families that refer families with only part time students will receive $150 credit per family. A current family can earn a maximum of $600 in tuition credits.

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Immanuel Lutheran School is a ministry of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
The Policy Manual of the School Committee, the Parent/Student Handbook, and the Employee Handbook are available upon request in the school office.
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