Immanuel Christian School
5.00 (16 reviews)
Tel: (703) 941-1220
Immanuel Christian School Photo #2 - At Immanuel, our students flourish in an atmosphere of encouragement to take intellectual risks and discover the furthest limit of their gifts and abilities. Every grade features hands-on learning experiences to enhance curriculum. Each year, our second grade students look forward to a participating in a fossil hunt.
Immanuel Christian School Photo #3 - Our classrooms feature the latest technology offering students opportunities to enhance their learning through the use of mobile computer labs, ActiveBoards and laptops.
Immanuel Christian School Photo #5 - ICS competes in a competitive, inter-scholastic conference comprised of private schools from the Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. areas. Our students compete at the JV and Varsity levels in Soccer, Lacrosse, Cross-Country, Track, Volleyball, Basketball, Flag Football and Softball.
Immanuel Christian School Photo #6 - Immanuel Christian School's Character-in-Action program is an integral part of our curriculum and is the action" element behind our mission, Inspiring purposeful lives of learning, godliness and service. Partnering with parents to develop the Christian character of their children is a principal goal and responsibility of the staff and faculty of ICS.
Immanuel Christian School is a kindergarten through 12th grade private Christian school in Fairfax County, Virginia, serving families throughout Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. andMaryland.
We offer challenging and engaging academics with a distinctively biblical worldview.
As a National Blue Ribbon School, our academic success is recognized nationally; but we are also a place where students can thrive, knowing they are loved as they develop a thirst for learning.
Experienced, nurturing teachers guide and motivate students through hands-on instruction collaborative learning, and relevant curriculum.
Our mission is to partner with families to inspire students for purposeful lives of learning, godliness, and service and we welcome the opportunity to partner with your family.
We invite you to browse our website and stop in for a tour to discover the warmth of Immanuel Christian School. www.icsva.org/openhouse
Immanuel Christian School places among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:
- Category Attribute
- Advanced Degrees Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees
- Student Body Largest student body
- Sports offered Most sports offered
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)|
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Mid Atlantic Christian Schools Association (MACSA)
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Enrichment and Educational Resources available|
|Awards||Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2015|
|Total Students||462 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 26%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||60 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||23 students|
|Number of AP Courses||5 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
(Lands End & Tommy Hilfiger uniforms)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$12,900|
|Tuition Notes||Graduated tuition based on grade level.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$2,200|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Lauren Gessner|
|Admissions Associate||Jennifer Baxter|
|Total Sports Offered||12 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketball, Cross Country,|
Dance, Flag Football,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||13 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Art Club, Chess Club, Extended Care, Lego Club, Martial Arts Club, Math Counts, Rocketry Club, STEM Club
Arts and Music Programs:
Dance Club, Elementary Choir, Orchestra, Private Music Lessons
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Middle School Sports
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
- Integrated Language Arts
- Writing, Grammar & Phonics
- Hands-On Science
- Character Education and Service Learning
- Chapel & Bible Curriculum
- Spanish, Fine Arts and Sports
- Technology Instruction
- Library & "Smart" Classrooms
- Extended Care Available
- Curriculum Overview
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Alexandria Grades: PK-8 | 205 students
1801 Russell Road
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 549-0155 6.5 PK-8
Our daughter is a kindergarten student at ICS this year and we couldn`t ask for a better school for her. The teachers and staff are incredible and the facility is well kept and very clean. She is loving her first year at school and we look forward to watching her learn and grow over the years at ICS.
- Posted by Parent - Jena J
We love ICS. The faculty is exceptional; the administration is excellent, and our children are thriving academically, socially, and spiritually. We love that the school provides both academic excellence and wonderful Bible teaching. Having our children at this school is a gift to our family, and we are thankful to have found a place where we can send our kids each day with complete peace of mind about their academic and personal growth.
- Posted by Parent - Anna Beth Strong
I've been at ICS/ICHS for 9 years. ICHS is an amazing high school because it helps young adults prepare for the world with a Christian worldview. As a student who has been attending ICS for a long time, ICHS was the obvious choice for me. The teachers and staff are very helpful and take the time to help you. This school is great academically but also helps you grow in your faith daily. It is a good bit of work, but the later rewards and life lessons are worth it.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - 9th grader at ICHS
We absolutely love the school and the time and attention the teachers give both our children. They deeply invest in them, are available to the kids and us, pray for our kids, and we've seen both our kids' grades go up plus they are happier than the public school they attended before. We're so grateful to be part of a community like ICS that gives back, focuses on what matters, values, etc. but also has high academic standards, enrichment programs, support for special needs, sports, and more. We've also made a lot of new friends -- our entire family gets together with other families who have welcomed us with open arms to the school. The school administration is also wise and did an excellent job navigating covid and keeping everyone safe, while being open as much as possible. Could not recommend the school more.
- Posted by Parent - AP
ICHS/ICS is a great school that helps young adults prepare for a good life with strong Christian principles. It gives them strong moral values and a great education with many opportunities. I have been here for two years and have enjoyed all of it.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Will Parsons
I love ICS. Immanuel Christian School has committed to staying open during the pandemic. The school leadership has made excellent decisions to ensure the safety of all their students. My son has attended for the last two years and I have marvelled at his growth academically and spiritually. To give you an example of his spiritual growth, our 1st grader comforts his Mom after the Capitol incident, citing that maybe it is part of God's plan and reminding her of Joseph being thrown into slavery. While the school was online during the beginning of the pandemic, my son's teacher were resourceful, flexible, and brilliant. I was amazed how quickly they were able to transition from traditional in-person classes to virtual distance education. The school is extremely safe. There are officers, security systems, and checkpoints throughout the school to ensure the safety of its students. ICS is also affordable and committed to the success of their families. I am so grateful that God lead me to ICS.
- Posted by Parent - Andre B
ICS has thoughtful teachers that provide individual attention to students. The school reinforces christian principles like honesty, integrity, compassion and service to others. It also offers some great after-school activities (photography, rocketry club, chess club) and sports (cross country, basketball) starting in 6th grade, which a lot of public schools do not. The cost of the school is moderate compared to others in the area, and I really believe we get a great value for the cost.
- Posted by Parent - Donna R.
Our two children have been at ICS since the oldest was in 2nd grade in 2012. The two big distinctive for us are (1) the curriculum is thoroughly based in the Biblical worldview, and (2) the teachers and staff sincerely love and pray for their students.
- Posted by Parent - Andrew Colletti
All three of my sons are graduates of Immanuel Christian School, and we are SO grateful for the influence this school has had in their lives. Academically, they were well prepared for High School and college. Not only in a big-picture sense but also in smaller things like teaching cursive and learning parts of speech, which aren't typically taught in public school today. And more importantly, the spiritual input my boys received as students was invaluable during such formative years! When your child is spending 8+ hours in the care of another adult, it is invaluable to have that adult support a Biblical worldview. Daily devotions, spontaneous prayer throughout the school day, learning the tools of peacemaking during conflict, serving others in Jesus' name: all of these are distinctive of Immanuel. My sons have said that when they transitioned to public school in HS, it was clear to them, by contrast, how much the teachers of Immanuel cared for them as people. The teachers not only teach, they disciple their students! God truly is with the students and faculty at this school!
- Posted by Parent - K Griffin
We are very happy to have our kids in Immanuel Christian School. It is extremely obvious that the teachers and principals really care about their students. We are grateful it goes up to high school now.
- Posted by Parent - Belean
ICS is an amazing school! As a parent who attended private schools K-12 including four Christian schools with assorted curriculums which didn't always meet the mark and a high level private, all girls prep school for high school, I can say that ICS is the best school I have ever encountered in my K-12 educational experience. We are thankful for the leadership which understands academic excellence and character are intertwined. We respect and support the desire and curriculum which unashamedly teaches biblical truths. We love that the environment is warm and positive, and if you learn one thing at ICS as a child, you learn that you are loved, and it is in that context that teachers teach, instruct, correct, meet challenges and interact. As a parent, I love the fact that the school is beautifully organized, expectations are clear and communicated, and I am always welcome. My younger daughter is counting the months until she too can attend.
- Posted by Parent - RAhrens
Great school in the DMV area. Academically, spiritually and socially nurturing. They are opening a High School in the 2019-20 year. The faculty cares about the children and show grace without foregoing expectations of student responsibility.
- Posted by Parent - MrsL
So happy to have my daughter in Immanuel Christian School! The School has a family enviroment that i really love itJuana Cordero
- Posted by Parent - Juana
The teachers are very caring and do not just push the kids through the system. They took the time to help my children be successful academically, socially and spiritually. ICS has the resources available to help students with educational challenges. I'm so thankful to be here as I do not believe we would have gotten the attention we needed in the public school system.
- Posted by Parent - goics
Just moved to ICS earlier this year and was very hesitant how my kids would adjust. They''ve been to only one school prior to ICS and I didn't know how they''d do with the change. But I found that they are not only surviving, they are in fact THRIVING! The teachers are great - full of love and genuine care for students. The administration runs like a well-oiled machine - very professional. Security is top-notch, the facilities are beautiful...I honestly can't think of one bad thing to say about this school.
- Posted by Parent - frant
This is our 5th year at ICS. We have a daughter in 4th grade and a son in 2nd grade. Another daughter will be in kindergarten next fall. I am constantly amazed at the caliber of education, both in academics and biblical instruction. I love that Bible teaching is intertwined with the academic curriculum. The academics are challenging. It is obvious that the teachers really care about their students; the school environment is encouraging but not coddling. Expectations are high but so are the rewards. We feel blessed to be a part of the school.
- Posted by Parent - cmtai
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