Emmanuel Lutheran School

929 Ingleside Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21228
(410) 744-0015

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-8 91 students 14 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

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About this school

Emmanuel Lutheran School is a private middle school in Catonsville. 91 students attend Emmanuel Lutheran School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Emmanuel Lutheran School is 14:1. Southwest Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

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Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 82% %
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 14% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Hispanic 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son just finished his first year at Emmanuel and I must say that this is a wonderful school. His teacher was the best and the staff was excellent. I would recommend this school to any parent. My son learned all about religion and the bible. One day he may become a minister.

  • (1 year ago)

    I attended this school from Kindergarten to 8th Grade; nine years total. I won't hesitate to say that ELS drastically prepared me for high school. I was accepted into Mount Saint Joseph and Freshmen year was a breeze because I was so over prepared. I'm going into my Junior year with a 4.0 GPA and I'm looking forward to the challenge that awaits. I came here to give credit where its due and thank Emmanuel Lutheran for the educational foundation that brought to where I am today. ^^

  • (1 year ago)

    Dedicated and well experienced seasoned teachers. Middle School students well prepared for high school. Organizational skills taught and reinforced throughout the year.

  • (1 year ago)

    Emmanuel Lutheran is an outstanding school. My son started in the third grade and is now going into middle school. The teachers are very caring and focused on the students success. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone who is considering sending their child to private school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Emmanuel Lutheran School is an excellent school! My son started attending this school in kindergarten and will be a 2nd grader next year. I have also enrolled my daughter in next year's kindergarten class. My son has excelled academically and loves going to school each day. The faculty and staff truly care for the students and have been wonderful! I am confident that my son is receiving a strong academic and christian education. We looked at many schools and are pleased that we chose Emmanuel!

  • (1 year ago)

    Emmanuel Lutheran have great environment for learning the student to teacher ratio is excellent so that teacher could do a lot of one on one with kids. The staff does an excellent job helping and identifying students that need a little more help than others. Over all Emmanuel is a great school to send your children their staff works diligent together with the parents to ensure that our kids receive not only a good foundation to prepare them for High School but for life alone with Chritian belief.

  • (1 year ago)

    Emmanuel Lutheran is an excellent school. The classes are small the teachers are engaged and the staff really care about the children. They are led by God and teach our children to do the same. I would like to see the school offer extracurricular activities.

  • (1 year ago)

    Both of my boys attend this school and I think its absolutely WONDERFUL! They are both happy and we can see that our money is being well spent. I love to hear them both talk about the Lord it's like a breathe of fresh air. Both of then are doing really well and I must say the staff does a great job with the children.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my child's third year and I am very pleased with the foundation my child is receiving. My child is receiving Christian values as well as an excellent education. Our family is blessed to be part of Emmanuel. The staff has been outstanding in assisting my child to face the rewards and challenges of everyday life. The school is outstanding.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have had 3 kids in Emmanuel and all have excelled academically and enjoyed being part of the Emmanuel school family. Their unique gifts have been acknowledged and encouraged by the teachers. I've always known that the education they are receiving is superior but it is also fun to see them excited about learning. The middle schoolers get very excited about science & the Chesapeake Bay and it was fun to see my younger one get so interested in American history this past year. Also the new principal is a wonderful woman so caring towards both the kids and the parents.

  • (3 years ago)

    I was disheartened to learn of the departure of the Principal at Emmanuel hence the 1 start for Principal leadership! He has been an inspiration to all of the children at Emmanuel and a man of great character and morals. He genuinely cared about every child in that school. The teaching staff is extremely underpaid (and has been for years!!) and they have had to take on an excessive extra amount of work to provide the outstanding academics they do. The only problem I ever saw at this school was the Pastoral leadership that tried to push its way into leading a school that already had a great leader - an incredibly selfish person and does not seem to care about the staff of the school. We'll see if the school can land on its feet without the superb leadership of its former Principal. And for those that complain about discipline - perhaps if you took a more active role in teaching your children respect at home and you were more involved in your children's school instead of blaming everyone else for your issues you wouldn't have such problems. Don't blame the school for your child's lack of discipline in their life - that starts at home!

  • (3 years ago)

    I completely disagree with the two posts below mine. This school is full of amazing teachers who truely care about the success of the students. The school is fair and every child is treated the same. There seems to be a growing number of parents who feel that their child can do no wrong Emmanual does a good job handling them. The school provides kids with opportunities that they may not have at other schools. Alot of the special programs in middle school (Cheasapeake Bay Foundation Out Door Education school play) have been going on for years. Unlike other schools Emmanual has had almost zero turn over. I recommend this school for anyone seeking a Christian education. Honestly lady if you have so much time on your hands to update your poor review anytime it falls out of the top five then you should just start your own school.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son and daughter attended this school for four years. I had to pull them out in the middle of the year because my son was being bullied. We had a meeting with the principal and parents of the students doing the bullying. I was extremely disappointed with how the meeting was handled. Nothing was done with the students. The students walked out of the meeting laughing.The bullying never stop. We had to transfer him to another school. It took him a long time to trust people again but he is doing much better. I am glad we transfer him because he made lots of friends at his new school. I am surprise this school is still opened. Staff is not trained in how to deal with today's children.

  • (4 years ago)

    JUST POOR...For the amount of money that the school charges for tution and fees the school needs a complete overhaul. It amazes me how the school has stayed open this long with such poor systems in place. The school is not equipped nor staff trained in how to deal with today's children nor are they prepared to motivate. When teachers get too old to manage behaviors in the classroom and demonstrates lack of patience/communication/and unable to connect with the younger kids it's clearly time to retire. There is a HUGE lack of encouragement and motivation shown to students on a daily basis. The principal and teachers have NO IDEA how to communicate positively with parents nor to provide positive reinforcement to students that are struggling either acedemically or with minor behaviors. The expectations set forth under this leadership is not something I would subject any child too during there acedmic years. Everything about this school is questionable. For this to be a christian school setting I was extremely disappointed!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My Daughter just completed her first year at Emmanuel as a Kindergarten student and has developed tremendously in academics and in faith. It was amazing to see our five year old child grow so much in one year. It was a wonderful experience to hear everything our Daughter accomplished and learned each day. We are thankful our child is able attend a school that offers great academics and a firm Christ centered education. The staff was wonderful and knowledgeable. Our Family is looking forward to another great year!

  • (5 years ago)

    The school academics is poor. Their ability to deal with conflict is poor. The principal's skills are poor. Overall in my opinion the school needs to close. The books are old and the curiculum needs a major overhaul. They are not equipped to deal with today's children nor are they prepare to motivate. The teaching skills at this school is poor.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a parent I was extremely pleased with the education my twin boys received. Emmanuel Lutheran School not only offers a top-quality academic curriculum but they also offer an environment which promotes spiritual development. My twin boys attended Emmanuel Lutheran School for 3 years. In that period of time I have watched my boys revolve into young man. The staff and church family of Emmanuel Lutheran was very instrumental in the support that I needed as a single mother. The principal was very involved in the day to- day and not just on the administrative side. He also was very influential by teaching my boys how to tie their neck tie for chapel day. I only wish that the school was available for the high school level.

  • (5 years ago)

    Academics are adequate. Administration does not deal with conflict very well. There are discipline problems that are not addressed. The school offers no extra curricular activities. No team sports. No student clubs or organization. Over all I'm not impressed

  • (8 years ago)

    My children are alumni and have taken the Christian values they experienced at Emmanuel to high sdchool college and into their careers. The Christ-centered learning environment is challenging and supportive of individual needs. Church-sponsored before and after school care continued this environment. There is a family atmosphere of firm but loving discipline. Middle school students are active in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Students grow and plant Bay grasses and oysters. They have planted 1000s of trees in the past 10+ years for the Md Department of Natural Resources. My children and many of their friends love to return to walk the hallways and reminisce with their former teachers and pricipal.

  • (8 years ago)

    Living in a not so great area of town we searched for a good school for our son. We found that school at Emmanuel! The staff puts in a great deal commitment to show the students they care. We are truly blessed to have found a school that has such a great staff and a superb principal who takes the time to get to know each and every student by name. He even made a home visit before we started there. You can't ask for a more supportive system than that - they certainly don't care that much in public schools. My child started here in kindergarten and will continue up through 8th grade. I only wish some of the parents of the kids at this school would get more involved in the PTL and show their support as much as the staff does!

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