Strong academic training is just one part of the learning environment at Immanuel. Strong and healthy relationships are also a key ingredient to success in the school setting. At Immanuel, we try to follow Jesus' teachings regarding relationships. The first priority for everyone is their relationship with God ("Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." Mark 12:30). The second priority is our relationships with others ("Love your neighbor as yourself." Mark 12:31). Everything we do at Immanuel is aimed at helping students develop a strong relationship with Jesus. To accomplish this, we also work to develop strong and healthy relationships between teachers, students, and parents.
Our teachers strive to treat each student as a unique individual created in God's image with special abilities and needs. They work to create healthy, lasting, Christ-centered relationships with each student in their class. Each student at Immanuel deserves the teacher's best effort in terms of developing their intellect and abilities. Teachers at Immanuel are expected to model their Christian faith for their students. We take full advantage of our private-school ability to have teachers pray for and with students. The positive impact of teachers frequently leaves a lifelong impression on students at Immanuel.
A key part of our mission at Immanuel is working with parents to achieve the best possible results for each student. We believe that parents bear the primary responsibility for educating their children, and we are blessed to assist in the education process. We work hard to communicate with parents on a scheduled 1-on-1 basis during parent/teacher conferences. New families will receive a home visit from their childs' teacher. Parents and teachers often share joys, struggles, and prayer needs involving the students. Relationships are initiated and improved in the hallways during drop-off and pick-up times. Teachers are available for consultation by phone, email, or personal meeting. Immanuel's Board of Christian Day School is made up of parents from both Immanuel member familes and parents who attend other churches.
Our smaller class sizes, field trips, athletics, theater and music offerings, and other activities enable students to grow socially and develop relationships with their classmates that often last into adulthood. Our student body is divided into "chapel families" that worship together in chapel on Wednesdays. These chapel families contain students of various ages, and older students learn to help younger students and be positive role models in their "family".