Philosophy and Ministry

Emmaus Lutheran School is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). We are located in the northwest corner of Phoenix, Arizona. Our message is as old as God's Word to mankind: Jesus Christ, crucified and risen for the salvation of mankind.

Emmaus has also operated a parochial school since 1976, for students in preschool (age 3), pre-kindergarten (age 4), kindergarten, and grades first through eighth. Christ-centered education is the purpose of our school, but high academic excellence is also something for which we strive.  Emmaus Lutheran School exists to assist parents in the spiritual training and education of their children.

Purpose and Objectives:

  • To teach students God’s Word and show how to apply it in their lives.
  • To provide academic excellence in teaching the elementary and junior high school curriculums in the light of God’s Word.
  • To prepare our students to succeed in high school academically, socially, and spiritually.
  • To provide children with a safe, Christian school community; a place in which words and actions reflect a belief in God’s love for all people.
  • To support Christian parents and home life.
  • To teach children to use their time, talents, and treasures to glorify God in a life of faithful service.
  • Prepare children to, one day, be leaders in our churches.
  • Promote Christian citizenship grounded in obedience to God and his Word.
  • To teach children to reflect their love for God in all they think, do, and say.
  • To teach and encourage children to share their faith with others.

Upon graduation our students:

  • Know Jesus as their Savior
  • Use God’s Word in their lives
  • Share God’s Word with others
  • Communicate effectively
  • Think critically
  • Employ effective organizational skills
  • Know how to stay physically fit
  • Are ready for success in high school


Students who would like to continue their Christian education at the high school level attend our area Lutheran high school, Arizona Lutheran High School (ALA).  ALA is located at 6036 South 27th Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85041 (on 27th Avenue, south of Southern).

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. ~ Proverbs 22:6