Immanuel Lutheran School has been serving the Wisconsin Rapids area since 1884. We are one of more than one thousand Lutheran Elementary Schools across the nation. We offer small class sizes with personal attention promoting confidence and achievement in all areas.

We value the development of the whole child and therefore focus on:

  • Spiritual growth
  • Intellectual growth
  • Social growth
  • Physical growth
  • Emotional growth

Our MISSION at Immanuel Lutheran School is to prepare God's children to reach their highest potential by loving God, themselves, and others through a Spirit-filled life of discipleship by loving and sharing Christ.

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ILS- At A Glance

Type of School  

  • Private, Coeducational Lutheran School, interdenominational  


  • 4 year old Kindergarten - Eighth Grade  

Religious Affiliation

  • Lutheran - Missouri Synod


  • 111 11th Street North - Wisconsin Rapids, WI


  • 1884


  • 153


  • 11 Full time teachers   

           *  All of our teachers have at least a Bachelor's Degree in Education

           * Three of our teachers have a Master's Degree in one of the following: Reading, Administration, Technology

  • 4 Part time teachers/aides
  • 11 Support Staff Positions


  • NLSA - National Lutheran School Accredited

Tuition Assistance

  • Wisconsin School Choice
  • Scholarships available
  • Scrip Program

*4% of families pay full tuition; 96% receive tuition assistance through Immanuel, St. Luke's, Wisconsin School Choice or our scholarship program.

Faculty to Student Ratio

  • 15:1 - Average classroom size is 15

Special Education Assistance

  • Immanuel Lutheran School Reading Intervention Teacher - Licensed for K-12 Grade
  • Public Education Support Staff
  • Title One Reading Teacher
  • Speech/Language Teacher
  • IEP/Service Plans

National Testing

  • Forward Exam - Grades 3-8
  • IQ Testing - 1, 3, 5, 7, and 8


  • Competitive programs in soccer, volleyball, basketball, and track.
  • Cougar Sports Club