About Us

who are we?

The Emmanuel Seventh-day Adventist School & Preschool was established in 1915 and is maintained for the express purpose of providing a Christian environment for the education of children and young people.  It is to assist the home and the church in nurturing and maintaining an environment in which all, through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, may enjoy the “harmonious development of the physical, mental, social, and spiritual powers” (E.G. White, Education, p. 12) and may be “transformed by the renewing of (our) mind(s)” (Romans 12:2).  Any student who expresses an earnest desire for a Christian education is welcome here at Emmanuel.

Our school is part of the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist school network.  The Seventh-day Adventist educational system includes elementary and high schools, colleges and universities in countries around the globe.

 

School history

Emmanuel SDA School & Preschool had its humble beginnings in the early 1900’s in an old wooden church located at 702 North Cherry Street in Hammond, Louisiana. Pastor Rutledge taught many children in the church until it was condemned.  After the church was rebuilt, the educating of the children continued. Several families (Allen, Ard, Bates, Chapman, Chisum, Hammond, Pierre, Ricks, Rollins, Tureaud, and others) were guided by the grace of God to further the vision of Christian Education in the Hammond community. The school has nurtured and educated students for over 75 years with plans to continue to do so until Jesus comes!

 

School mission statement

The Emmanuel SDA School & Preschool exists to show children Jesus, nurture their love for Him and others, teach them to think, and empower them to serve.

 

School philosophy

Emmanuel SDA School & Preschool is dedicated to developing young minds in a caring Christian environment where character development and academic excellence are strongly emphasized.  It is our goal to help and challenge students to reach their maximum potential spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially. Our desire is for them to enjoy learning in all areas of the curriculum and to nurture a positive self-image.  To achieve this goal, the staff places a high value on the worth of each student and seeks to provide a climate conducive to learning and development; subsequently, preparing them to meet life’s challenges.

 

Support & accreditation

Emmanuel offers grades pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.  Our school is supported by the Emmanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church which is under the direction of the Southwest Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Church.

Emmanuel Seventh-day Adventist School is accredited by The North American Division Commission on Accreditation, Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities, National Council for Private School Accreditations, The Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation, and the Louisiana Private School Accreditation Commission (LPSAC). All LPSAC schools are recognized by the State of Louisiana Education Agency.

 

non-discrimination policy

It is the official policy of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in all its church-operated schools, on elementary, secondary, and higher education levels in the United States, to admit students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded, or made available to students at its schools, and to make no discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic background, country of origin, or gender in the administration of education policies, applications for admission, scholarship or loan programs, as well as athletic and extracurricular programs.  

To be a member of a Seventh-day Adventist Church is not a requirement for acceptance into our school, however, it is understood that everyone who is accepted is required to observe the regulations of the school, and all students applying for entrance will pledge themselves to maintain Christian standards, to attend regularly scheduled religious services during the school day and give due respect to spiritual matters.

 

 Safe & Sound Video Presentation

Few decisions are as important—and potentially life-changing—as choosing a school for your children. In this video you will learn some of the history of Adventist Christian education. Hear from some of our committed Christian teachers and see how Adventist Christian education provides a quality academic experience in a caring Christian environment.

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journey to excellence video presentation

Hear from administrators, teachers, parents, and students about the quality academics, strong curriculum, and integrated spiritual and moral content of our school.

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