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 share the love of Jesus, grow in faith, and serve community.

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ILS- At A Glance

Type of School  

  • Private, Coeducational Lutheran School, interdenominational  


  • 4 year old Kindergarten - Eighth Grade
  • Childcare open every day except major holidays  

Religious Affiliation

  • Lutheran - Missouri Synod


  • 111 11th Street North - Wisconsin Rapids, WI


  • 1884


  • 176


  • 14 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

  • 8 Part time teachers/aides
  • 6 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.

Student to Teacher Ratio

  • 12:1 - Average classroom size is 16

Special Education Assistance

  • Two Reading Intervention Teachers - 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