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Emmanuel-Christian-School-of-Fort Wayne



Grade level offerings will largely depend upon enrollment. We offer Kindergarten through 6th grade, with up to 2 classes per grade level.

ECS has hired William (Buzz) Lance who will serve under the direction of the school board. Learn more about our staff and board members here.

ECS is fundamentally different from public schools. Read more here.

Our teachers have an average of 20 years of teaching experience. You can find out more about them here.

Class size varies depending on grade level and size of classroom. Our desire is to have a low staff/student ratio of approximately 12 to 1.

Students bring their lunch from home every day. The PTF offers special lunch opportunities throughout the year.

Yes, based on interest and demand.

We are using FACTS, which is a well-known and highly respected Student Information System (SIS).

No, we will not be busing from other locations at this time.

In order to provide an excellent educational experience we have selected curriculum from a number of different providers. If you are interested in sending your student to ECS we are 100% transparent about our curriculum choices and would be happy to have you take a look.

Yes, we have been approved for state accreditation.

Yes, we have partnered with the Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization (no we are not Lutheran). This will allow us to provide scholarships to eligible families.


Our philosophy of education is based on the Nature of God, Nature of the Learner, Nature of the Teacher, and the Nature of the Environment. You can read about each one in more detail here.

Our goal is to work towards accreditation through ACSI. Therefore, we plan on starting with their recommended curriculum and allow our Head of School to adjust as needed in areas where our students will benefit.

We are not considered a classical school, however, we are using some classical components.

We are accredited by the State of Indiana. Next, we plan to seek accreditation through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Accreditation through ACSI is a multi-year process and is not possible to receive immediately.

Yes, students enjoy Art & Music, twice a week, Library once per week, and Physical Education every day.


School hours are 8:30am to 3:00pm

Drop-off begins at 8:00 am and pick-up begins at 3:00 pm.

Before school care runs from 7:30 am - 8:30 am

After school care runs from 3 pm - to 5 pm

The cost for the month is $100/child

You may purchase punch cards if you know your child will be an occasional user of before & after school care. The cost for the card is $100/ 20hrs of care.

We are offering full-day Kindergarten only.

Due to our proximity, we follow the Southwest Allen County School District calendar closely. Here is our 2024/2025 school year calendar.

No, we post our delays and cancellations on our website, through text alerts, and on our social media pages.


See 2024-2025 tuition rates here.

We have been accredited and we will be accepting vouchers. To find out more about School Choice Vouchers click here.

We have a variety of scholarships available for qualifying families. We would encourage all families to apply and we will make every effort to make tuition accessible.

Emmanuel Community Church has invested the necessary funds to launch the school. On-going operations will be funded by tuition from attending students.

There are no automatic discounts for employees. However, we do have some scholarship opportunities available if needed.

There are no automatic discounts for church members. However, we do have some scholarship opportunities available if needed.

There are no automatic discounts for enrolling multiple students. However, we do have some scholarship opportunities available if needed.


Applications will be accepted throughout the spring as spots remain available.

Students of church members will receive some priority. Returning students and their siblings will have first priority.