Emmanuel Lutheran School provides an academically challenging, Christ-centered education in a caring environment. Our mission is to prepare children For Today, For Tomorrow, Forever.
Emmanuel Lutheran School exists to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. In order to accomplish this in an educational setting, Emmanuel provides a Christ-centered rigorous education for all children, churched and un-churched, without distinction to socio-economic status, race, national or ethnic origin or religious creed. We believe that Emmanuel Lutheran School equips our children to succeed in their academic pursuits, and to become productive members of church and society.
Emmanuel Lutheran School (ELS) began in 1958 and is a private Christian school in Asheville, NC, serving students from infants through eighth grade. The school is affiliated with Emmanuel Lutheran Church, which is a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
The church continues to provide both prayerful and financial support of the school.
Emmanuel’s faculty is both experienced and dedicated. Each K-8 teacher has a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree. Teachers have a professional plan to focus on individual skill development as well as a personal dedication to continually strengthen the school’s overall academic program.
A majority of the ELS student body resides in Buncombe County. ELS parents are those in search of a highly academic and Christ-centered school for their children. One-third of ELS students are members of Emmanuel Lutheran Church; the remaining two-thirds are members at other area churches or are looking for a church home.
Purple and White
K-8th grade: 10-18 students in each class
National Lutheran Schools Accreditation (NLSA)
Cognia (formerly AdvancEd)
Main Office Hours: 7:30am - 4pm
Main Phone: (828) 281-8182
Main Fax: (828) 254-3940
At ELS, we are driven by four guiding principles:
Emmanuel Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or make available to students at the school. ELS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."