Immanuel Christian School (ICS) is the premier Christian school in El Paso, serving not only families from within the city limits, but also many from the surrounding communities and Juarez, Mexico. ICS provides private, Christian education for grades preschool through 12th and has a current enrollment of 535 students. The school is a ministry of Immanuel Baptist Church and shares the building with the church and the International Baptist Bible Institute (IBBI).
Immanuel Christian School opened its doors in September 1969, serving students in preschool through 2nd grade. The school added grades every year until it provided Christian education for students through 8th grade. ICS remained this way until 2001, when the high school was added. Immanuel’s first graduating class was in 2002, with 6 seniors receiving their diplomas in the church sanctuary. This year, ICS will graduate 46 students, the most in our history!
In 2004, Immanuel Christian School introduced a proprietary College Prep class and program, which incorporated cultural literacy, standardized test prep and personal planning for all post-high school endeavors.
Since then, ICS has had 8 National Hispanic Scholars and one National Merit Scholar. Each year, graduates receive thousands of dollars in scholarships and Immanuel Christian School alumni now grace the campuses of well-known universities such as MIT, Wellesley College, University of Notre Dame, UT Austin, Colorado Christian University, Anderson University, Baylor University, TCU and St. Mary’s University. In addition, ICS alumni have now been accepted to or are attending graduate schools such as Boston University Medical School, Columbia University School of Political Science, Stanford University School of Engineering and Oxford University in England.
Our mission is a simple one that has remained unchanged since our inception:
Providing children with quality, Christ-centered education, developing students who strive for academic excellence and molding responsible citizens to embrace a distinctly Christian worldview.
Our goal or daily objective can best be summarized as follows:
We will use all of our talents, gifts and resources to lead our students to MEET GOD, KNOW GOD, LOVE GOD and SERVE GOD in order to fulfill His perfect purpose for their lives.
We follow the EPISD schedule for inclement weather closings/delays. Be sure to check local news for school closings announcements.
The church office follows the school inclement schedule as well. If the school is closed, so is the church office.