“In order for man to succeed in life, God provided him with two means, education and physical activity. Not separately, one for the soul and the other for the body, but for the two together. With these two means, man can attain perfection.” -Plato

As parents and educators, we’re not aiming for perfection! But by integrating education and physical activity, we can help our children attain excellent outcomes. We can equip them with the tools and mindsets they need to thrive today - and as they grow into tomorrow. Why are athletics so critical in this endeavor? Let’s find out!

Circling the Emmanuel Lutheran campus in West Asheville is the Emmanuel Greenway. It's a great course for getting in a few extra steps, prepping for your next race, or just walking your pets. Four exercise stations on the trail were constructed as an Eagle Scout project. View the video below.

Choosing an elementary school is one of the most important decisions you make for your child.

Every facility will present its environment and qualities in a positive light. This means you need to ask some questions and do some digging. These are key questions that will bring light to important elements of what a school can provide.

These are the the final four of nine key questions to ask when looking for an elementary school.

At ELS, students thrive in smaller classrooms, and enjoy the freedom to learn which includes permission to not always get it right.  Perhaps you have a memory of being in a situation as a learner where expectations felt heavy? One mistake can set you up for the risk of ridicule, leaving you never wanting to volunteer again. View this video for more thoughts on the brain, success vs. trauma...
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