All students in grades 5th through 8th are eligible to participate in athletic activities as long as they meet eligibility requirements, including academic eligibility. The interests and well being of each boy and girl is at all times our utmost concern. Our goal is for every boy and girl to have fun and to have a chance to play and achieve some degree of success. Winning is an important goal but is not the most important. Therefore, we will expect all those involved with ILS athletics to cooperate with these goals:

  • Teach the fundamentals and skills necessary to compete in each sport.
  • Develop Christian attitudes of good sportsmanship and fair play.
  • Create healthful and wholesome activities for students and parents.
  • Encourage fun in competition.
  • Offer the opportunity to develop friendships with students from other Christian schools.
  • Give every student the opportunity to participate in Christian Athletic competition and allow each child fair and reasonable playtime.

Immanuel is a member of the Albuquerque Parochial Interscholastic Athletic League (A.P.I.A.L.); there are a total of 17 schools in the league. The league supports Varsity, Junior Varisty (JV), and C teams in volleyball and basketball; for cross country, track, and golf, there are varsity and JV divisions. There are no divisions in flag football and tennis. Other schools in the league include:

  • Annunciation
  • Bosque School
  • Fatima
  • Hope Christian
  • St. Mary’s ABQ
  • St. Thomas Aquinas School
  • Sandia Preparatory School
  • Shepherd
  • St. Charles
  • Queen/St. Therese
  • Menaul School
  • Holy Ghost
  • Assumption
  • St. Mary’s Belen

Immanuel fields Varsity, JV, and C teams in volleyball and basketball if there are enough students participating. Eighth graders must play at the Varsity level and seventh graders must play at the JV level. Participation in the following sports is open to students in grades five through eight. All eligible students who want to participate are welcome; there are no tryouts or “cuts.”

Fall Season

  • Tennis – boys and girls, August – October
  • Golf – boys and girls, August – October (and March – May); separate fees apply
  • Cross Country – boys and girls, August – October
  • Volleyball – girls, August – October
  • Flag Football – boys, August – October

Winter Season

  • Basketball – girls, October – December
  • Basketball – boys, January – March

Spring Season

  • Track – boys and girls, March – May
  • Golf – boys and girls, March – May (and August – October); separate fees apply