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We believe that Jesus Christ is Lord of Immanuel Lutheran School, and all our relationships are rooted in the love of Christ. 

We believe that we are serving God by assisting parents in the important work of teaching and nurturing children. Ephesians 6:4 reads, "…bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord."

Immanuel has been established and providing services to families since 1947.


Your child’s faith in God is our number one priority. Our faculty and staff look forward to partnering with you to teach your children about Jesus and living a Christian life.

All families have challenges, no matter what their makeup: traditional families, blended families, single moms/dads, grandparents, and extended family. Immanuel Lutheran School is not a "shelter", but rather an environment led by Christian adults.

I am sure you think, dream, plan, and prepare for your child’s future. Your child has unique gifts and abilities. Your child may excel in math, science, art, athletics, language, or music. It is our joy as educators to develop those strengths while also teaching them all the skills necessary for a successful future.


As Immanuel (ILS) develops programs and services please come for a tour and check out our campus and our new STEMM Program.

Like nothing else in Memphis and Shelby County!

In 2017, Immanuel Lutheran School will launch the first ever STEMM Lab of its kind in Memphis and Shelby County.

Walk into an ILS STEMM SmartLab and you’ll see students buzzing with energy and enthusiasm. It’s a learning community where the teacher is a facilitator and students take responsibility for their own learning. Autonomy is encouraged, collaboration is the norm, and problems are celebrated as a path to mastery.

What do students learn in a SmartLab?

Students gain 21st century learning skills in the SmartLab by engaging in projects that develop:

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Information literacy
  • Adaptability

The central teaching strategy of STEM is project based learning, a strategy rarely, if at all, used in the (our) traditional classroom.  Its primary focus would require students to work in small groups cooperating with others, investigating, researching, and experimenting to solving problem in creative and unique ways.   These skills are taught as a part of traditional classroom experiences.  However, not to the extent and frequency that a STEM lab provides, nor providing the success and excitement that a STEM lab would.

STEM will also enhance other areas of the curriculum by: 

  • promoting excitement and interest in math, science, and engineering 
  • providing real life experiences in reading, writing, speaking, as well as math and science 
  • enhancing problem solving and communicational skills needed in other areas of the curriculum
  • reinforcing, enhancing, and advancing concepts taught in the classroom
  • encouraging visual and performing arts by providing an additional avenue for creative expression
  • motivating students to want to be in school and to want to learn
  • encouraging independence and ownership for learning in general


Skills are developed in a project-based learning environment where students apply technology to projects of their own design. Learning Launchers are the foundation of SmartLab learning. Students access the Learning Launcher’s wide range of projects and challenges through the customizable LaunchPad navigation system. Learning Launchers provide a foundation in essential systems of technology including:

 Alternative Energies and Renewables                                  

  • Electricity
  • Solar
  • Wind Power
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Robotics & Control Technology

  • WeDo Robotics
  • Fischertechnik Robotics
  • Lego EV3
  • Lego NXT
  • Sphero
  • VEX Robotics

Digital Communications

  • Camtasia
  • Dreamweaver
  • lash
  • Frames
  • Garage Band
  • Google Sites
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher
  • Pixie
  • Video Production


  • Arduino
  • MaKey MaKey
  • Pneumatics
  • Snap Circuits – Electricity and Electronics

Mechanics & Structures

  • K’nex
  • Contraption Maker
  • Fischertechnik Mechanic
  • IQ Key
  • Vernier Structures Tester
  • Bridge Designer
  • Zometool

Scientific & data Analysis

  • Vernier Science
  • ArcGIS Online
  • Astronomy
  • Micro Observatory
  • Timeliner
  • Climate Study Extreme Weather
  • Laser Technology
  • SimCity

Software Engineering

  • App Inventor 2
  • Digital Sandbox
  • Game Design
  • Scratch
  • Stencyl
  • TouchDevelop



While the concept of STEM is widely recognized in other areas of the country, and is an established part of the curriculum in some states, it is not well known in the Memphis area.  By establishing a lab, Immanuel Lutheran School would bring to light a thoroughly researched and highly successful program, inspiring other schools in the area to follow our example, helping education in the community to reach higher standards, better preparing students for high school, college and the work place, and highlighting ILS as a forerunner in progressive education.

For more information please visit www.immanuelsmartlab.com or to schedule a tour please visit www.ilsmemphis.org