Academic Competitions are coordinated by faculty sponsor and parent volunteers.

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students in grades 3-12. The purpose is simply to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers.¬†Learn more at America’s Battle of the Books.

Math Counts

MATHCOUNTS offers fun and engaging programs that get middle school students excited about math.

National History Day

Immanuel’s 7th grade class participates in NHD, however it is open to any students in grades 6, 7, or 8. Immanuel’s NHD coach is Mr. Pflieger. The themes change annually, and you can learn more at

Science Bowl

The Science Bowl is a Jeopardy-like event for middle school students who have a strong interest and academic ability in mathematics and science. The Science Bowl competition is in the form of a round robin in the morning and double elimination after lunch. Teams consist of four students and one optional alternative team member. The National Science Bowl rules, brochure, information, resources, including sample questions, forms for coaches, students, etc., are located online.