Providing a high quality, Christ-centered education.

Surrounded by the beauty of the Island of Maui, in Kahului, is a Pre-K to Grade 8 school with a Christ-centered curriculum devoted to the life-long learning of the whole child in a changing world. Guided by the Lutheran Church’s educational emphasis, Emmanuel Lutheran strives for academic quality and individual student achievement.  Care and support for each other comes naturally in Emmanuel’s ohana environment for students, teachers and staff. Its school-wide integrated curriculum has helped students consistently test strong in the national SAT-10. Student interests develop through strong programs in music, Spanish, computer instruction, physical education, and the core subjects.

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Emmanuel Lutheran School has been on Maui since the mid-1980s.  The church was built in 1971 and the preschool program followed a year later.  The grade school was not added until the mid-1980s when the church built the 7 classroom building to house the school.  The preschool continues to run inside of the sanctuary.  The church added a two room modular when enrollment demanded it in 2003.  This modular houses sixth and seventh grade.  The school purchased land to build a bigger school and church in 2005 and is currently in the process of raising the funds necessary to complete the new campus.  The school is thriving with a student body that reflects the diversity of our island.  We have a teacher student ratio of 13:1 students to teachers.

Our Mission

The purpose of Emmanuel Lutheran School is to share the good news of Jesus Christ by providing a high quality, Christ-centered education.

A Tradition of Education

Emmanuel Lutheran School is a partner school with six other Lutheran grade schools in Hawaii and over 2,345 Lutheran elementary and secondary schools throughout the United States.

Emmanuel Lutheran School is licensed by the Hawaii Council of Private Schools. A number of our teachers are graduates from Lutheran universities and all of our teachers hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

Emmanuel Lutheran School is committed to serving you and your children.  This commitment is motivated by a desire to serve our Lord through our individual ministries.  It is important that you are aware of this desire to serve and of the high level of our commitment, because we also need your commitment, support, encouragement, and prayers.

Emmanuel Lutheran School is a part of the mission and ministry of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. The congregation is therefore responsible, through the Board of Education, for the operation of our school.  All matters of school policy require approval by the Board of Education.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church has been serving Maui since 1967.  The congregation added the preschool program in 1972 and the grade school program in 1978.  The name “Emmanuel,” which our congregation has chosen for itself, means “God is with us.”  We believe that He is with us and that He will bless the labors of our hands and hearts.

Emmanuel Lutheran School reflects the ethnic  diversity that is found in Hawaii.  Emmanuel also has students from a variety of different religious backgrounds.  And though we are a Lutheran School sponsored by a Lutheran Church, we are not here to serve only Lutherans. Emmanuel wishes to provide a Christian education to all families who wish a quality Christian education for their children.