Christian Education, Infant Care through Grade Eight

An Asheville Christian School since 1958

Beth Meshke

Elizabeth Meshke


Emmanuel Lutheran School in Asheville, North Carolina is a great place to be. We offer a caring environment where children can thrive as they learn. We are committed to excellence and view each child as special and unique. Quality academics, a safe environment, and a Christ-centered approach help to develop the whole child.

Emmanuel Lutheran School is an accredited Christian school. It is dedicated to the total education of God's children and is concerned with all aspects of education, particularly Christian nurture. For this reason we feel that a religious philosophy should permeate all levels and facets of instruction. Specifically, ELS is committed to the Christian heritage as grasped by the Lutheran Church. It is not a private school where religion is taught as an additional subject. Rather, ELS provides a total Christian environment, which promotes the education of the hearts and souls, as well as the minds of its children.

One of the most important steps for families considering Emmanuel Lutheran School is to tour our campus. We encourage you to experience the family of ELS for yourself.

Campus Visit

We can schedule a visit for you with or without your children. Our admissions staff will show you the campus and answer any questions you have. We prefer to schedule tours during school hours so you can see our classrooms in action. However, if this time frame is not good for you we will do our best to accommodate your schedule. To set up a visit, please contact the office at 828-281-8182 or email

Student Visit

Once you have toured our campus we encourage your child to spend a day or at least half a day on our campus. Your child will be paired with an ELS student who will be their host while they are here. This is a great way for them to experience life at ELS! Please contact the office at 828-281-8182 to schedule a student visit or email

To inquire about the Early Childhood Education program (Infant - PK), contact Caroline Marino, ECE Director, at (828) 281-8182 or by email at

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1:1 Technology in the Classroom

Student iPads Asheville

Emmanuel Lutheran  Christian School offers a wide range of technology for our students. We are a 1:1 (one-to-one) school.

Pk - grade four use iPads in the classroom. Students in grades five through seven use Chromebooks at school and home. All classrooms have Smart Boards.

 All classrooms and the media center have ceiling-mounted projectors as well as Apple TV capabilities for wireless display from any device. Many rooms have document cameras in use as well.

Christian Sports Program

Emmanuel Lutheran Christian School  is a private Christian school that focuses on helping the child grow and develop to the limits of his God-given potential. Our athletic program sees the organized Christian sports experience as a platform for developing athletic, social and spiritual skills.

The Emmanuel Lutheran athletic program helps students learn to apply Christian principles to their lives using sports. Dealing with success, as well as frustrations and failure, understanding teamwork, and maintaining a proper Christian attitude in sports and in daily life are the athletic programs goal for every student athlete. 


Music Program

The music program at Emmanuel Lutheran school is designed to encourage children's natural enthusiasm for music, develop proficiencies and musical skills, and use this gift to worship God. Through singing, playing instruments, creating, moving, guided listening, and other experiential involvement, children discover and develop their musical abilities. Students learn to recognize and demonstrate the basic musical elements of melody, rhythm, harmony, texture, tempo, dynamics, timbre, and form. Students also learn the basic language of music and learn to read and write musical notation. There are many opportunities for sharing musical gifts in formal and informal settings at Emmanuel Lutheran Church & School. Creating, performing, responding, and understanding are interwoven throughout the curriculum.Chapel

Christian Summer Day Camp

Asheville Summer Day Camp

Emmanuel Lutheran Christian School offers a Christ-centered summer day camp starting mid June through mid-August each year. We offer the opportunity for your child to grow and play over summer break, with exciting day camps, in a loving and safe Christian environment.

Emmanuel Lutheran offers a variety of summer day camps to choose from, including, Vacation Bible School, Computer Fun, Performing Arts, Sports, Indoor and Outdoor Games, Arts and Crafts, and Fun Field Trips.

Asheville's number one summer day camp is staffed by caring, qualified Christian educators and staff.

Read more about the Summer Day Camp, "Summer Rocks."

Asheville Summer Day Camp


Call us to schedule a personalized tour of the school.

Contact us at (828) 281-8182 to see the principal or early childhood director about enrolling your child.