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Macomb, MI
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47120 Romeo Plank Road
Macomb, MI 48044

(586) 286-7076
(586) 286-4243
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April 16, 2015
We are blessed beyond words to have our three children in this amazing school. Immanuel has superseded my extremely high expectations year after year. Students are focused, on task, and self directed. The teachers teach with warmth, compassion, firmness, and high expectations. Each child is accepted for who they are, the place they are in, and cultivated to reach their full potential. The wealth of experience and dedication of the staff is exceptional. The leadership is strong, communication is incredible, and the love that this school has for its students and their families is amazing. To be surrounded by like minded, hard working, students and parents is to give your child a huge advantage both academically and socially. The test scores speak for themselves. The strong foundation provided here sets the stage for future success. It is a place with enriching personal relationships between students and teachers, a school that gets each child to work to their potential - without being judgmental, that allows for individual differences and that centers on faith and Christian love.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2014
I am so glad I didn't read the reviews below before I entered my daughter into 1st grade at Immanuel Lutheran. We have spent the last year enjoying her education, the friends made, and watching her grow into a responsible, respectful young lady. She is extremely excited about entering 2nd grade and I couldn't be happier with our experience. My daughter attended a Montessori school and a public school prior to our landing at Immanuel. I can tell you that Immanuel not only opened their arms, they embraced us. My daughter is flourishing. As far as different types of parents and families being "accepted"...I'm a single mom of an adopted daughter. They couldn't be more open and "accepting". No cliques, no judgement. Just warm, welcoming family atmosphere with great academics and Christ at the center. I love that every teacher knows my daughter by name and they are truly interested in her well being. If I could give 6 stars I would.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2014
Small over crowded classrooms. Very clicky parents. Outdated. Poor air quality. No thank you! Money and tuition takes precedence. Two thumbs down

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2014
No ax to grind here...we really wanted this school to be the one. A small school with a Christ centered education was exactly what we wanted, and in the younger grades, this school was amazing. Saying that "cliques" are a tired criticism of private schools is correct, but it's the unfortunate truth. If you, as a parent, are not a "very active and involved parent" because... I don't know...maybe you are working to pay tuition? Or, you don't feel it's healthy for your child for you to micromanage their social lives?....you, and your child will definitely not enjoy the same experience as children of "more involved" parents. Being around like minded families is great...unless you are getting together and judging others who aren't exactly like you. We have found less bullying, higher academic standards, and more accurate individual assessment of my kids in our public school (which surprised me, given the difference in class sizes). I wish this wasn't the case, because we definitely miss the religious education, but there is definitely a lack of consistency between the Christian priciples taught in class, and what is allowed to go on in the halls and playground.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2013
Everyone is entitled to their opinion but those who write disparaging remarks about this school obviously have an ax to grind. No school is perfect but if you want your child to be prepared for high school in a nuturing caring environment this is the place. I have three children in this school. One who has moved on to Lutheran High North, she was prepared academically, emotionally and socially for the change to high school. Every time I have had concerns the teachers, staff and Principal have been responsive, understanding and empathetic. You got out of the parent interation what you put into it. Comments about cliques are a tired stereotype of parochial/private schools. Do people have friendships? Absolutely, but I enjoy being around like-minded families. People have differences that's just human nature but on the whole this school is head and shoulders above most in the area. If you want to give you child the tools to excel in the next phase of their life this school is amazing. I am a very active involved parent. In you invest your time and talents in the school the rewards will be amazing. If you sit on the sidlelines and complain then your experience may note be as postive.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
If I could give Immanuel zero stars I would. They claim to have a zero tolerance policy on bullying, but that is false. They overlook bullying and safety issues. The principal's avoidance in dealing with issues is troublesome. There are a few teachers who are just plain awful. One teacher in particular in the lower grades is rude and sarcastic to the children. My child who is pretty resilient, often came home in tears and i was flabbergasted by what this teacher said and did. When you approach her about issues, she blows you off. Year after year parents complain and nothing is done. Many of the parents are cliquey and have the "my child wouldn't do that" attitude. Spending hard earned money on this school was such a waste. My child was not physically or emotionally safe at this school. If you are considering Immanuel, please do your child a favor and look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2013
The preschool program is excellent. They really incorporate math science reading readiness and religion which is what i wanted all in 2.5 hours. The only draw back was they have field trips where the parents take the kids and siblings are not allowed to come. If you did not take the kid on a field trip they would not have school. That was discerning for a parent with a baby at home. I also noticed the kids were taught at the same level. If you had a child who knew letters, sounds and numbers they would still have to start from the beginning. The academics were excellent.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2011
I am baffled by the people who say it's not a good value. When you consider that Immanuel is spending half as much per pupil as what the public schools spend, they are doing amazing things. I'm a graduate of this school who has also attended public schools. The teachers here are better care a lot more about us than the public school teachers did.

- submitted by a community member
October 01, 2011
Immanuel is an excellent school. My children started with the Praise and Play program in the Preschool and have been attending the day school for a few years. The teachers at Immanuel are just wonderful. Not only do they truly care about your child, but they go out of their way to make sure they have every opportunity to excel. My husband and I enjoy the smaller class sizes and family atmosphere that is promoted between the different grades. Personally I love the uniforms. Cost wise they are on par with other brands. Watching for sales, hitting the resale and making sure you hold on to your receipt from LE for an exchange on those slacks when the knees blow can really make your dollar stretch far. As far as price of the tuition, the tuition is more than fair for the education your child is receiving. Sending your child to Immanuel or any other private school is a commitment. Not only in money but in time. My only complaint has to do with some of the parents at the school. A child is going to excel the most when parents are involved in their education. Too many parents send their kids to Immanuel, but don't really get involved. Those are the children that seem to struggle the most.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2011
My daughter completed the 3 & 4 year old preschool program here and it was a wonderful, wonderful experience -- the teachers were caring and ranged from simply terrific (Kling) to inspired/amazing (Clor). The new PS director also seems to be strengthening what is already a strong program. Caring of the teachers and staff is tremendous. Integrating the Christian education into the basic preschool program just flows naturally together. I'm excited my son will be starting PS there this year -- and so sad we can't/won't afford to send my daughter there for K and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2011
I love working here. It is a joy to come to school every day with such wonderful students. The staff is dedicated, and here because we want to be. There are many opportunities and it has a small town feel. We are constantly working on improving ourselves and helping the students. This is a wonderful school and growing better all the time.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 22, 2010
We have nothing but great things to say about the preschool program, the faculty and the administration at Immanuel Lutheran School.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2010
Promotes cozy, small town feel. But it is clicky. Academics aren't any better than public schools in area. Uniforms are expensive, and there are too many choices. Boys will ruin all their expensive pants at recess. My son ruined 8 pairs one year. (playing some sort of tackle football/keep away at recess.) Not worth the $$ for acedemics, but it is a quaint school if you have money.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2009
If you're looking for something small, family like and very religious, this is for you. Sunday school and church attendance is on report card. My child didn't like eating in the classroom. The desks aren't wiped down before eating, so I am not sure how clean their eating space is. The academics are ok, but they are not way ahead of the public schools. (like they lead you to believe) A lot of the success or failure of the child has to do with the parents. Often, schools are blamed. There's a lot of homework. If you believe homework is important, you may like the school. I would rather my kids play outside than have busywork homework (what I thought the lower grades homework was) Very clicky. Bullying no better than the public schools. No science lab.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2009
We love this school! Classes are small +teachers are there because they WANT to be. Building is secure+clean, but older. Lot's of activities and after school programs. Grades are accessible online. All sports except football 4th/5th gr+up.All do fairly well (less students so obviously no athlete stacking). After school program needs a better, more permanent site, but the caregivers really care for the kids. No dedicated cafeteria-- seems like a waste of space since the kids love to eat in their classrooms.They get free time to play after finish eating +clean up. Upper grades eat in the gym cafeteria style. ALL grades get least one recess. Of course it promotes religion---it's a Christian school!! Uniforms are $ but LAST, are colorful+modest-easy to get dressed. Reading program is GREAT!

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2009
I took my child out of this school due to an over emphasis on religion and not reading, writing and arithmetic. Religion is important. However, when you are at school, you need to be prepared for the future. The school that my child attends now is just wonderful. He is advanced in all areas and gets extra help to advance even more. Our public school is the best that one can be and the staff is fabulous. If you prefer a religious education, then Immanuel is right for your family!

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2009
We love Immanuel too. There are many academics that are not offered in the public system. They are constantly looking at ways to expand their programs including sports. Your child can begin sports in the 4th grade. You walk into the school and you feel like you are in the right place. The staff are there because they want to teach and love their jobs. If your child is having a problem with a subject, they will work with you and your child. If you have children needing a challenge, they challenge the child. The classroom size is great too. I can keep going....

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2009
We love Immanuel! Our daughter loves it also. The teachers are wonderful and caring. They work way beyond the call of duty. It is a safe and happy environment. The education is top rate and so are the teachers. You would be blessed to send your child here, I would never go anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2009
This is our childs second year at the school and we are very happy. We find that what the children are studying is very advanced. Most of the teachers are caring and willing to listen. There are also a lot of sport / after school activites available to the students. There is good communication through the WebSite and the Newsletter. We are not members of the church but do not feel left out. We feel that the LatchKey Program is treated like a step child, The Church needs to be aware many parents have to work, and depend on that program. The LatchKey Teachers are great but the surroundings (room) could use some attention. Overall we are pleased with the school

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2009
This is a great place if your child is behind, but there is nothing to challeange the advanced child. Concerns are listened to, but, not always addressed. Their primary objective is a Christian education. There still may be mean kids and bullying. The uniforms are a hassle. There are still too many choices and they are expnsive. There is still the clothes competion (with name brands of coats, shoes, and purses.) If you are looking for something small and very religious, this is the palce for you. There is no cafeteria, no gym teacher (the regular teachers teach gym), the younger grades eat in their classroom. there are classrooms in the basement.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2008
We removed our son from a public school in the middle of his first grade year. Immanuel accepted him with open arms and has been our home/family ever since (4 years ago). The teachers are very caring, knowledeable and professional - this is not just a job for them but their life's ministry. The principal has become a friend and is interested in the whole child - not just academics. The uniforms are wonderful because they eliminated many hassles. We are blessed to be at Immanuel!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2008
Absolutely terrible preschool program! I enrolled my son in Immanuel's preschool program and took him out to place him in a program that taught what was needed and not just religion. If you are looking for strictly a religious education, this school is for your child.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2007
Academics are up to par. Extra activities are little bit to be desired. Improvement is noted though. Parent invovlement is necessary to even know what goes on in the school. No parent involvment equals totally being blind sided if an issue arises. Safety is a concern. Many loop holes where danger can show itself. Latch-key progarm is horrible. Students set up down in the basement of the Chapel - not even in the same building as the school. The basement is cool all year around and there are no activities for the students. Safety in latch-key program is not the top concern either. Constant issues. Finally had enough! Parents are stuck-up and snobby!

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2007
Preschool program review: we put our 3 year old son there for preschool this year (2006-2007)and was very impressed with the teacher (mrs. Kling) and the program. He was very happy and well cared for. He's always been a very smart boy, and this just encouraged him more and more. I'm not sure about later in the school years, but definately a great preschool!

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2006
I think this school is such a wonderful place to learn each and every day. I feel I want to stay in school all day long because it is so great being here. The teachers are very good at teaching and the principal is such a spectacular person who knows each of the students names. Theres a dress code thats a bit pricey but well worth it because it lets all students look modest and not have the struggle of deciding what to wear each morning. I feel bad that this school only goes up to 8th grade, I wish it went all the way through twelfth grade. Such a brilliant school Immanuel Lutheran School is!!! A++++++++++++++++++ quality!

- submitted by a student
July 10, 2006
Academics program is marvelous if you want to stress your child to death. Parental involvement is excellent but don't expect to be able to help or get any respect in the school unless you are a member of the church. Teachers/Principal do NOT always care about the child. Issues are not dealt. Children are not always equipped for the next year. We are still playing

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2006
80% Happy with this school, was there for 5 years. Beautiful School, Great Teachers, Good curriculum, Friendly staff, Religon is taught daily, Great Special needs program and teacher. Very Respectful students..downfalls are that it can be political at times, Serious concerns are listened to but not always taken care of. Sports program not up to par. Expensive dress code.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2006
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a student
July 19, 2004
Absolutely wonderful school. The teachers truly love their students. The principal is fantastic. Absolute blessing. The course work is challenging and is all geared toward preparing the children for Immanuel Lutheran North - a college prep high school. Very involved parents and a great group of children.

- submitted by a parent

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Immanuel Lutheran School
47120 Romeo Plank Road, Macomb, MI  48044
(586) 286-7076
Last modified Immanuel Lutheran School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Immanuel Lutheran School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top