About ILCA

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Our Mission

Our mission is to promote the total development of children: spiritual, emotional, physical, social and intellectual. We are dedicated to excellence in an environment that is informal and personal for all who take part. Every child is valued as a child of God, and we seek to introduce everyone to the joys of knowing His love in Jesus Christ.

Our History

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 to construct a new church and educational facilities. 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 160 students.

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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.

In 2008, parents from the school requested to form a high school task force to explore the feasibility of opening a high school. Committees of parents, staff, and congregation members met for six months to research and made recommendations to the Board of Trustees to open a high school in August of 2008. A donation drive for start-up funds was also implemented, which raised approximately $215,000 for opening the high school. In November 2009, the task force findings and recommendations, along with donation drive results, were presented to the Immanuel Lutheran congregation, which approved the recommendation of the school Board of Trustees to proceed with opening the high school.
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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.

The school is known in the community after many years of existence as being a place of quality education, having a safe and nurturing environment, and as a small school implementing many programs found only in much larger schools. ILCA offers basketball, volleyball, track & field, cross country, yearbook, Fine Arts like vocal music and band, computer education, Leadership class, Core Class Honors sections, Career & College Opportunities, World Language, excellence in reading instruction and achievement, and MORE!