Thank you for your interest in Emmanuel Christian School. ECS has a long and storied history as a leader in Christian education, and was founded in 1972.
Our application for admissions process involves:
- Review and agree with our educational philosophy, requirements, and curriculum.
- Inquire about enrollment/openings.
- Interview with the Head of School.
- If, based on the previous steps, it is determined your family is a good fit with our school and we have open seats, you will be invited to apply.
Our central passion at Emmanuel is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We teach an integrated classical Christian curriculum, recognizing Christ is Lord of every subject and understanding theology is the queen of the sciences.
We aim to cultivate souls through truth, goodness, and beauty. We believe education is an end in itself, and that the liberal arts are inherently worthy of study. Our students learn how to learn. That is, we endorse a classical view of education.
Admission to our school depends not merely on academics, but on alignment with our broader philosophy and demonstrated commitment to Christian education. Families of students must:
- Be members or regular attendees of a church of like faith (at least one parent/guardian professing faith);
- Understand classical Christian education and be committed to it;
- Agree to willingly and joyfully follow all rules/requirements of ECS;
- Agree to work through any issues in relation to ECS directly with the Administration in the spirit of Matthew 18:15-20.
- We contract with teachers for an entire academic year. We want to make sure you understand the nature of our educational process and are committed to a classical, Christian philosophy. Once you enroll, you are making a commitment to pay all tuition and fees (note, we do allow tuition to be paid in installments). We act in good faith expecting that you will honor this commitment.
Our curriculum is chosen to support our educational philosophy. Broadly, our school is broken down into our grammar school (K3 – 6th), logic school (7th-8th) and rhetoric school (9th-12th). In our grammar school, the emphasis is on learning to read (through phonics), learning basic facts, and learning the vocabulary of each subject. As students get older, they begin to question things more. We lean into that natural development, and begin to teach them logic. In our rhetoric school, the focus is on demonstrating mastery through persuasion. This involves both speaking and writing.
To support each stage, we use a variety of curriculums that include (but are not limited to) BJU Press, Memoria Press, Abeka, etc.