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‘Experience Kindergarten Project’ at Immanuel Christian School

The new year brings a new enrollment season at Immanuel Christian School.

ICS is offering parents the opportunity to “be a kindergarten student” in the classroom and experience kindergarten first-hand.

“We understand that many parents feel anxious about sending their child off to kindergarten and we want to provide this opportunity to parents,” said Jessika Lunney, admissions coordinator for ICS. “We think that seeing the quality of our program will help to put parents at ease.”

Starting Friday and every other Friday after that, Immanuel Christian School will be offering the “Experience Kindergarten Project” from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. There is a limit of no more than three parents each Friday and all attendees must pre-register. Parents will have the opportunity to experience the students’ morning routines, circle time and morning academic work, including ICS’s unique approach to phonics.

Chancellor Kelly Knowlden credits the school’s approach to phonics as the reason that almost every kindergarten student is reading by the end of the year. “We have been approaching phonics with a research-based, proven approach for 40-plus years,” said Knowlden. “Early literacy is essential for putting students on a path for successful learning. It’s great fun seeing students learn to read. Parents will love it.”

At the end of the classroom time, there is a 15-minute time frame for questions and answers with the kindergarten teacher, followed by a tour of the newly remodeled school at 40 W. Hemlock St., Hazleton.

Immanuel Christian School offers full-day kindergarten and serves students through 12th grade. They offer tours of the school for all grades during enrollment season on Friday mornings. Tours include the opportunity to meet the school’s chancellor, academic principal and CEO, see classrooms and learn about the school’s academic program, small class sizes and extracurricular offerings, including sports, music and art programs.

More information about the “Experience Kindergarten Project” and Friday morning tours for all grades is on the school’s website,

Busing is available through several school districts, including Hazleton Area, Berwick, Weatherly Area, Crestwood, Tamaqua Area and Mahanoy Area.

As part of its commitment to making Christian education accessible to students in the city, 98% of the students who attend Immanuel Christian School receive financial aid, thanks to the generosity of financial partners.

More information about Immanuel Christian School is available at and on Facebook at

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