Emmanuel Lutheran School

51 Wilburn Place, Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 281-8182

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-8 117 students 10 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

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About this school

Emmanuel Lutheran School is a private middle school in Asheville. The principal of Emmanuel Lutheran School is Luke F. Schmelzle and can be contacted at schooloffice@elcsmail.org. 117 students go to Emmanuel Lutheran School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The student to teacher ratio at Emmanuel Lutheran School is 10:1. Hanger Hall School For Girls is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Hispanic 2% %
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    As far as the Pre-K do not waste your money or time. The handbook is outdated (2010-2011) and some of the policies have been changed and never updated. Numerous issues with billing even for their summer camp program. We were contacted about having a bill for the current semester that was not paid when it actually had been as well. Upon meeting with staff we were told that someone had hacked into their computer system and messed up their billing!?! Too much money for them not to be on top of things. Teachers are nice but I don't think they get much support from the director.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent school with well educated teachers and staff who bring out the best in the students. Received national accredidation recently and continues to enhance the facilities and curriculum.

  • (6 years ago)

    Teachers go that extra mile for you child without any hesitation & with a smile

  • (7 years ago)

    Emmanuel Lutheran School is one of the very best schools in Asheville. It is a Christ-centered family-focused school with great teachers and a solid curriculum.

  • (7 years ago)

    Emmanuel Lutheran is an awesome family centered Christian environment full of caring teachers and staff. My children have been at Emmanuel since Pre-school and have enjoyed a close-knit relationship with their peers and faculty. We have been part of the Emmanuel family for 8 years and I highly recommend the school as a wonderful alternative to public school. Emmanuel has grown their Scouts and Sports program to include all levels of Girl Scouts Boy Scouts Volleyball Basketball Soccer Cheerleading and Golf. It has been a blessing to our family and I know it will be a blessing to your family.

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