Parents like you are looking for more than a school. You’re looking for a true learning community — a place where your children can grow and develop into the individuals God designed them to be. This is why excellent academics are so important. You desire the very best opportunities for your students, and you want to know they are being mentored by Christian role models on a daily basis. Finding a school where biblical principles are integrated throughout the whole curriculum is of utmost importance to mirror your family’s teachings at home.
At Immanuel Christian School, our teachers embody the mission of inspiring students for purposeful lives of learning, godliness, and service. From kindergarten through eighth grade, children are prepared with a combination of solid academics and Scriptural truth, developing the knowledge and character required to make an impact in today’s world.
OUR ACADEMIC PROGRAM
A Comprehensive Curriculum
Our curriculum emphasizes the core subject areas of math, science, language arts, and social studies. God’s truth is woven into every lesson and activity, helping students develop a biblical worldview. Elective courses, academic clubs, and activities allow each child to explore their unique gifts and talents while developing meaningful relationships with peers.
Our experienced, caring teachers utilize a spectrum of proven learning resources combined with exciting, new technology tools. We recognize that no two children learn in the same way or at the same pace. With small class sizes, we can better understand each student’s learning style and help maximize their potential.
Students who graduate from ICS are critical thinkers and problem solvers. We instill these valuable skills through hands-on activities. When students are given opportunities to connect their classwork with the real world, they are energized to problem solve and motivated to make a positive impact with their education.
Apart from biblical truth, the very best education cannot prepare one to succeed by God’s standards. At ICS, students learn how to embody Christian character and to think with the mind of Christ. Our community encourages the values of love, respect, camaraderie, and community service — all in the name of the Lord. Every subject has a faith component, emphasizing Christian principles across all areas of study.
OUR ACADEMIC LEADERS INSPIRE AND ENCOURAGE
Every parent knows that the one of the most influential people in their child’s life is a teacher. The teacher has the ability to inspire, encourage, and challenge a child while expanding their hearts and minds. At Immanuel, we know that the partnership between school and home is critical in developing tomorrow’s leaders. That’s why we hire and retain exceptional teaching professionals who are called to the noble profession of education. Our faculty are lead by a team of three talented and dedicated principals who oversee the elementary grades (K-4th), middle school grades (5th – 8th), and high school grades.
Our experienced team of academic leaders inspire creativity and passion in every educator at Immanuel. They lead by example, exploring new teaching methods and the latest educational tools that will unleash a student’s potential. Professional development opportunities, mentoring and collaboration help to provide an encouraging work environment for your child’s teacher. We know that an inspired and encouraged educator can change lives because it happens everyday at Immanuel.
ACADEMIC PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Students learn best when they have opportunities to put into practice what is taught. The same is true for biblical truths. We want our students to be doers of the word and not just hearers. We provide service opportunities so students can put their faith into action. All subjects are taught by spiritually mature educators who integrate a biblical worldview into the curriculum.
Welcoming community offering fellowship events, excellent communication and school-home partnership is valued. Ample opportunity for parent involvement; required parent service hours of 20 hours per year.
New construction completed in 2011 for our K-8th grade campus added a science lab, a security office, a fine arts venue, a dedicated lunchroom, an updated gymnasium, and upgraded athletic field.
A dedicated Kindergarten wing provides separate classroom space adjacent to an outdoor classroom which boasts a garden, activity centers, a tricycle and scooter track, chalkboard and sandbox. Private restrooms are also available for our youngest learners.
Our K-8th campus is located in Springfield, inside the Beltway and a few miles from I-95 (Edsall Road exit) on a 14-acre campus and features 600,000 sq. ft. of educational space with library and media center, art and music room, lunchroom, and an expansive playground.
Our high school campus is located in Alexandria and is only a few miles away from our lower school campus. A four story commercial building was purchased in 2019 and is located in a tranquil setting adjacent to Fairfax County park land. A $3.6M capital improvement renovation was completed in August of 2020 adding a state-of-the-art science lab, lunchroom and lounge, auditorium, small and large classrooms, student lockers, lobby with security, and administrative offices. Another expansion is planned for the winter of 2021 and will add five more classrooms, additional science lab, an additional 100 student lockers and gathering space, a dedicated space exclusively for seniors, and additional administrative offices to support an expanding college and career office.
All classrooms are are wired with SMART flat panels and can support mobile computer labs.
Gifted and Support Programs
Art, Athletics, Bible, After School Clubs, Middle School Electives, English/Grammar, History/Social Studies, Math, Music, Orchestra, Physical Education, Reading, Science, Foreign Languages, Technology