Greetings from your Principal

Welcome to the Emmaus Lutheran School website. This website is both for our current families and for our prospective families. Emmaus Lutheran School has existed since 1941, celebrating 80 years of quality education to the San Gabriel Valley community. With qualified teachers, a long-standing and well established academic program, large and successful alumni, several programs to enhance and promote a well-rounded education, and a beautiful, six-plus acre campus, Emmaus gives students a solid spiritual, academic and confident foundation that will help them become life-long learners and successful Christian adults in the 21st Century. Having two children myself, I understand the value of finding the right school for your child. I hope that you find that Emmaus Lutheran will exceed your every expectation. I would love to personally show you around our campus and have an opportunity to tell you more about our programs. Emmaus Lutheran is large enough to allow students choices but small enough to know our students and meet our students’ individual academic, social, physical and spiritual needs. Please call me to schedule an appointment or allow me to answer your questions. or 626) 289-3664 X105. We have translators available if needed.

Mrs. Kit Hittinger, Principal

COVID-19 Response

In response to our world situation, Emmaus Lutheran School continues to follow all state and local guidelines, particularly those of the Los Angeles County Department of Health.  Student and staff safety is our number one concern, and we continue to teach our students in a full-day, dual-format program, offering both on-campus instruction and remote learning   A full safety and health conscious plan has been established so that all regulations are met for COVID-19 protection.  Social distancing, handwashing, masks, temperature checks and desk shields are all currently being used to provide a safe environment for those families who choose to bring their students back to campus.  We will continue to offer remote learning for those families who wish to have students learn from home, until the end of the pandemic.  If interested, you may view our COVID-19 safety plans here:


Our prayer is that all will be able to return to schools safely and that this pandemic ends soon.  We know that God has a plan for our world, and we believe His timing is perfect, so in the meantime, we serve him in unique, creative, and different ways.

We are still happy to talk to you about placement for your child for this school year or for the 2021-2022 school year.  We have availability for Kindergarten through grade 8 at this time.

Mrs. Hittinger


Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year has begun.  Emmaus is excited to be back in full swing next fall and offering an outstanding education for its students.  Still taking whatever precautions necessary to ensure the safety and health needs of the students and staff, plans for having activities, choirs, sports, and extracurricular activities are being made.

New Families–Call to make a campus tour (626) 289-3664 or email  When ready to apply click on the ADMISSIONS tab and select APPLICATIONS FOR ENROLLMENT.

Returning Families–Click on the link below to complete your enrollment information.


Upcoming Events

Sunday, 09 May 2021
  • Church Services

    Sunday, 09 May 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    English Traditional Service 9 a.m.
    English Contemporary Service 11 a.m.
    Chinese Service 11 a.m.

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I like Emmaus because it helps me build up on Jesus and God’s love.  I get to sing and dance of his love.  I like to play with my friends.  I get to read, learn a new language and learn something new every day.  I like helping new students, and I really like to do P. E. in the gym.  I like to go to pep rallies and spelling bees.  So you see, I love everything about Emmaus.–Gianna, grade 3

I like Emmaus because it helps me build up on Jesus and God’s love.  I get to sing and dance of his love.  I like to play with my friends.  I get to read, learn a new language and learn something new every day.  I like helping new students, and I really like to do P. E. in the gym.  I like to go to pep rallies and spelling bees.  So you see, I love everything about Emmaus.–Gianna, grade 3

I love Emmaus because I learn a lot from this school.  If I didn’t come to this school, I wouldn’t have known about God and Jesus.  I wouldn’t have known that Jesus saved us from our sins. –Lawrence, grade 6
Emmaus Lutheran School has many fun activities.  I get to learn about Jesus here and I get to go to church.  I like learning new things and new activities.  I have good friends that are nice to me.–Lauren, grade 4.
When I think of Emmaus, I realize how much I have been given.  A school where talking about God is allowed and encouraged, a school with welcoming people, good food and so much more.  I love the fact that we have a special time each week to sing our hearts out about God.  I love the teachers and how much they love us.  I love all the other privileges I’ve received.  There’s so many, I can’t even name them all.  Amanda, grade 8.
What I love about Emmaus is the teachers.  They teach us about God and are all so wonderful that I want to give them trophies made of the rarest gold in the world.  Jayden, Grade 5.
Emmaus Lutheran School is so cool.  We read devotions and learn Bible stories.  We get to sing and do plays in the church.  In math, we get to learn about line segments and how to read graphs.  In science we get to learn about wind speed and rocks.  In social studies we learn about the government and about the history of the United States.  In health we learn about what helps the body move.  It was hard for me, but I am now getting the hang of it.  Our school is cool!–Colin, grade 3.

What I like about Emmaus is how it’s small, so that means I get to know my classmates better.  My friends here are great, and I am very grateful for them because of the great friends and bonds we have.  The teachers and staff here are amazing as well; they are very thoughtful and caring to us.  Being able to worship and learn about God here is really nice as well.  The fun memories I have made here make me smile too.  The playground, blacktop, field and gym are great places to hang out.  The things I learn here are very educational.  Going to school at Emmaus is really nice and something I won’t forget.–Arianna, grade 7.

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What does Emmaus value?

Emmaus Lutheran School and Preschool, after careful consideration of its overall values and goals of its program, has established the Comet Commitments–Christ, Curriculum, Character & Community:

CHRIST–The head of everything we do

1. Students learn and apply Bible Truth
2. Students develop their faith through daily living, devotions, daily prayer, worship, music and drama

CURRICULUM–Academic Success for the Future

1. Students read, write and calculate guided by California and Federal curriculum standards in the areas of Math, Science, History, Language Arts, Fine Arts, and Physical Wellness.
2. Students develop communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills in all curricular areas.

CHARACTER–Establishing behaviours that shape adulthood qualities

1. Students demonstrate respect and responsibility toward others.
2. Students show leadership, sportsmanship, and cooperation through a variety of experiences.

COMMUNITY–Giving back to our communities for life

1. Students serve others within the school community and beyond.
2. Students participate in campus events that reach out to the community

Emmaus Lutheran School and Preschool

840 South Almansor Street Alhambra, CA 91801

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