Mission Statement

Emmanuel Lutheran School, an outreach ministry of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, will provide all of our children a safe, nurturing and loving environment that will provide each child skills, and a Christian base that will enhance each child’s further education.

Looking for more information about our church? Please visit Emmanuel Lutheran Church website at ELVB.ORG.

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Shannon Tate – Director

We believe that parents are their child’s first and most important educator. Our ministry is to actively engage our students in experiences that foster a love of Christ and a love of learning. As a Virginia Beach Christian School, our curriculum is faith based. Each of our grades: toddler through Kindergarten, study language and literacy, science, math, art, music, social studies, and a Bible focus through a common weekly theme.

We are glad you found us and would love the opportunity to meet you and your child! Please browse our website for information about our program at Emmanuel Lutheran School and then contact us to schedule a tour at (757) 340-3739 or E-mail us.

A typical day consists of alternating teacher directed and student initiated activities. This allows for appropriate development of academic, social and emotional skills. The children also really enjoy their time playing outside on our fun playground and helping with our school vegetable garden.

Our teachers are some of the most loving and experienced teachers in the area. Together, our small staff has over 175 years of teaching experience! Many of our teachers have been teaching at ELS for 12 years. We are blessed with a loving, intelligent and talented staff of remarkable teachers.

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Emmanuel Lutheran School serves children ages 16 months – Pre-K 4. Our Christian Preschool offers half and full day programs for with multiple class options to meet the needs of various schedules. Please follow the links below for more information on each of our classrooms. All students have the opportunity to play outside in our fenced in playground area when weather permits.

Christian Preschool Curriculum

Emmanuel Lutheran School uses Pinnacle curriculum for our Toddler – Pre-K 4 students. It is a faith-based curriculum designed to encourage children to develop their emerging skills through hands-on activities in all developmental areas and experience God’s love. The Pinnacle curriculum follows a daily activity format that matches the learning environment for each age group. Each weekly theme includes activities to meet learning objectives that help children move toward their potential as they explore the materials and activities in the classroom. Each day is packed with activities that center around the theme and includes a morning group activity, a second large group activity, a Bible Focus time, and a small group activity. Activities are also provided for the following learning centers: Language, Creative Arts, Math/Manipulative, Dramatic Play, Science/Sensory, Music/Movement, Blocks and Outdoor Learning.

Hours of Operation

Preschool day: 8:20am – 12:30pm
Before Care: 7am – 8:20am || After Care: 12:30am – 6pm

E-mail: school@elvb.org
Phone: (757) 340-3739
Fax: (757) 631-2528

Emmanuel Lutheran follows the Virginia Beach Public School calendar for school closings.


Regular school year is from September to June. Our Summer program runs June thru August.

Enrollment and Tuition

Please view our Enrollment Page for more information about Enrollment, Tuition and Fees.

Emmanuel Lutheran School Location

We are centrally located in Virginia Beach close to Town Center.

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Parent Testimonial

We would like to take this opportunity to advise you and your dedicated staff as to the truly wonderful experience our family had during the time our daughter attended Emmanuel Lutheran School over the previous year. We had moved to Virginia Beach area in 2013 with the typical angst of parents in search of a safe, Christian-based preschool for our two-year-old. On the last day of a two-week search, we discovered Emmanuel Lutheran School. In hindsight, this was nothing short of divine providence for various reasons. We had been residing in an apartment for the first few months, and the rental home we eventually found ended up being on Lynn Shores Drive, less than a mile from the school.

Our anxiety could not have been laid to rest any better or sooner. The teachers and staff at Emmanuel Lutheran are some of the most God-inspired, loving, caring, and patient people. We were so happy to see the tangible results of her Christian education when she came home and led us in prayer over our meals and at bedtime, as well as recited the pledge of allegiance. She made many friends among students and staff. We want to give a special THANK YOU to Mr. Randy, Mrs. Bauer, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Tate, Mrs. Samantha, and Miss Jordan. Each of these individuals played a special role in our daughter’s time at Emmanuel Lutheran, and we are forever grateful.

You all made our North Carolina school search that much more difficult, since we naturally measured every school against yours. May God continue to bless your ministry at Emmanuel Lutheran, and may you continue to touch other families in so many ways, just as much as you have our family. We would love to stop in and say hello in the future.

Thank you for all you do.

Emmanuel Lutheran School Tuition and Fees

Virginia Beach Christian Preschool at Emmanuel Lutheran ChurchEmmanuel Lutheran School tuition information can be found below. Please review and contact us for any further information or to check specific classroom openings.

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Emmanuel Lutheran School Enrollment Forms

Below are all the forms you will need to get your child registered for upcoming terms. Please review and contact us for any further information or to check specific classroom openings.