9733 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63132    Phone: (314) 993-5004    Fax: (314) 993-0311   

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The Immanuel Mission

Responding to God's grace through Christ,

Assisting families with whole-child development, and

Preparing children for God's service.

Arts

Immanuel Lutheran School students participating in art, music, movement, and storytelling activities not only develop language, mathematics, science, and social skills, but these activities also strengthen the synapses between brain cells! 

 

When children enter school, these art activities need to be continued and enhanced. Brain areas are developed as the child learns songs and rhymes and creates drawings and finger paintings. The dancing and movements during play develop gross motor skills, and the sum of these activities enhances emotional well-being. And sharing their artwork enhances social skills.

 

The arts are not just expressive and affective, they are deeply cognitive. They develop essential thinking tools — pattern recognition and development; mental representations of what is observed or imagined; symbolic, allegorical and metaphorical representations; careful observation of the world; and abstraction from complexity.

 

The arts also contribute to the education of young children by helping them realize the breadth of human experience, see the different ways humans express sentiments and convey meaning, and develop subtle and complex forms of thinking. Although the arts are often thought of as separate subjects, like chemistry or algebra, they really are a collection of skills and thought processes that transcend all areas of human engagement.

 

 

Students in Preschool - Kindergarten have art and music integrated into their curriculum.  Grades 1 - 8 have art and music week.  Band and Voices of the Spirit Choir is an opportunity available to students in Grades 5 - 8, but not required.

 

Preschool - Grade 2: Cherub Choir

   Performs at Immanuel Lutheran Church worship 2 - 3 times a year

 

Grades 3 - 4: Choir

   Performs a Christmas concert, competes at the LHSN Academic Fair and at Immanuel Lutheran Church worship 2 - 3 times a year

 

Grades 5 - 8: Band

   Performs with LHSN in the winter at Immanuel, individual and group competition at the LHSN Academic Fair, and with other Lutheran elementary  schools at LHSN in May

 

Voices of the Spirit Choir

   Performs a Christmas concert, competes at the LHSN Academic Fair and at Immanuel Lutheran Church worship 2 - 3 times a year

Preschool - Grade 8:  All School Musical

   Each spring Immanuel's students perform in a Christian musical, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with family and friends.