History of Immanuel
- Gym added 1979
- Kitchen added 1982
- Additional classroom added 1986
- New teacherage added 1993
- Portable classroom added 1999
For over 150 years, Immanuel Lutheran School (ILS) of rural Courtland has been providing students a solid foundation in a Christian education while teaching the fundamentals of reading, writing, and arithmetic. During its history, the subjects may have changed, but the focus is still the same – a foundation in a Christ-centered education.
As a rural country church, ILS has a rich history being one of the oldest schools in the state of Minnesota dating back to 1864. Some history stories include a barn near the school for the horses to rest during the school day and take the children home after school. Or, a hearse converted into the first school bus for ILS. At one time, the church had 3 school locations to accommodate the distance that children had to walk to school, especially during the winter. The current school was built in 1949. Since then, 4 building additions have been added to meet the needs of the growing school.
Immanuel Lutheran School is a nationally accredited Christian day school supported by Immanuel Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) in rural Courtland. Currently, there are 60+ students that attend the school grades Preschool (3 year old) to 8th grade. ILS is home of The Braves.