Why First Immanuel?
First Immanuel is a caring community. We strive for a close-knit family atmosphere where staff, teachers and parents work together to nurture our students’ development. Our Christian principles are taught in the classrooms and woven into the daily activities and routines of the school. Students and faculty conduct their everyday interactions with love and forgiveness.
We encourage students in different grade levels to work together and help each other. Our “Kindergarten Buddies” program pairs 6th graders with Kindergarteners to work together on special projects, play games, and complete other activities. Student Council representatives from grades 5-8 work together to organize social and service events for the school. “Chapel Families” mix students from many grades into “families” of 10-12 students that sit together for chapel services. Older Chapel Family members escort younger students to chapel, sit with them and help them follow along with the service, songs and prayers.
Our teachers have high expectations of student behavior, but enforce them in a loving way. This leads not only to good discipline, but also to good disciples for life. “Respect Guidelines” serve as our guide to behavior at First Immanuel. First Immanuel has a strict anti-bullying policy, and plans of discipline are well-established, specific and age appropriate.
First Immanuel does not require uniforms, but there are age-appropriate dress codes for each of our schools. We believe this allows students the opportunity for self-expression while providing guidelines that help them learn how to make modest and appropriate choices.