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 focus on the following areas of growth:

  • Spiritual growth
  • Cognitive growth
  • Social growth
  • Physical growth
  • Emotional growth

Our MISSION at Immanuel Lutheran School is to 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
  • Cougar Kids before and after school care  

Religious Affiliation

  • Lutheran - Missouri Synod


  • 111 11th Street North - Wisconsin Rapids, WI


  • 1884


  • 189


  • 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 or more of the following: Educational Literacy, Masters in Curriculum and   Instruction, and Administration

           *  Our Reading Intervention teachers carry a 316 license and/or a 316 and 317

  • 2 Part time teachers
  • 6 teacher aides


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

  • 10:1 - Average classroom size is 18

Special Education Assistance

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Two Reading / Math Intervention Teachers - Licensed for K-12 Grade
  • Public Education Support Staff
  • Title One Reading Teacher
  • Speech/Language Teacher
  • IEP/Service Plans

National Testing and Screeners

  • Forward Exam - Grades 3-8
  • Star Reading and Star Math
  • PALS
  • Running Record reading level assessments


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