In 2013-2014, Immanuel is entering its 90th year of providing a Christian worldview education to Albuquerque students as a mission of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Immanuel Lutheran Church & School is located in the historic downtown Huning Highland District of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our campus offers a historical sanctuary, a renovated original school building from 1934, a two-story elementary and middle school built in 1958 that includes a gym and commercial kitchen, and a beautiful early childhood facility that was added in 2007. The award-winning school is one of Albuquerque’s jewels, having been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and nominated as an outstanding accreditation facility by the National Lutheran Schools Association. Immanuel welcomes visitors to the church and school and provides school tours on a regular and as-requested basis.

“Teaching a Changeless Christ to a Changing World”

Parents have been given the divine injunction to “Bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” A loving God, who wants only the best for our children, gave these directions. Immanuel Lutheran Church sponsors a Christian day school to aid parents in fulfilling this injunction; that is, to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ to children of the congregation and the community so that they may grow to love their Savior and see Him as the only means of salvation. Additionally, faith instilled by the Holy Spirit may become a functional faith during their stay on earth. When we gather a class around a Christian teacher guiding them with God’s Word, good things happen; Christian character and Christian nurturing occur.

ILS Core Values

  1. Equip students to be disciples who are growing in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
  2. Encourage and promote servanthood to God and Community.
  3. Encourage and promote intellectual growth of students in a Christ-centered environment.
  4. Promote respectful and caring attitudes among students, parents, and faculty.
  5. Encourage responsibility and accountability.


The administration of Immanuel Lutheran School rests primarily with the voting membership of Immanuel Lutheran Church of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The congregation executes its authority through an elected School Board. The principal, who works with the Pastor and the staff, is the chief administrator of the school. He is directly responsible to the School Board, which is in turn accountable to the Voters’ Assembly of Immanuel Lutheran Church.