Who We Are
Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy was formed to further the evangelistic ministry and mission of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Immanuel Ministry and Education Corporation in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Its mission is to provide quality Christian and academic education to train young people for leadership roles in their community and society.
Immanuel Lutheran Church conducted a feasibility study in 1999 which showed an interest from over 500 families within a five-mile radius in sending their children to a Christian School. With the results of this study, the church determined to include a Lutheran day school in its planning. Land was purchased in 2000 for the construction of a new church and educational facilities, and the church entered into a financial campaign in September 2001 to finance the construction of the educational facility and sanctuary. A headmaster was hired in May 2001 to plan and implement the school programs. In September 2001, construction began on the education facility. Immanuel Christian Academy opened in August 2002, with fifty kindergarten through eighth grade students. Since that time, the school population has grown to over 150 students.
The church preschool was moved to the new facilities from the older church site in 2006, necessitating the need for more space. In that year, the preschool was expanded to include day care for infants. All classes and programs were housed in the education wing of the new facilities until 2007, when the Arthur J. Spomer Education Annex was purchased and renovated for extra classroom space. All middle school classes, art classes, and vocal music classes were moved into the annex.
At that same time, the name of the school was changed from Immanuel Christian Academy to Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy, and the high school opened in August 2009 with a freshman class. The high school now has grown to include grades 9-12.
In 2011, the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation awarded Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy Exemplary School Status after demonstrating compliance with accreditation criteria and exceeding expectations related to the educational and ministry standards that are required for accredited schools. This distinguished honor is awarded to less than 5% of all Lutheran schools.