6801 N. Wilhelm Road
La Porte, IN 46350
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La Lumiere School Photo #1 - La Lumiere School is a private, independent boarding and day school founded in 1963, located in La Porte, Indiana, on an idyllic 190-acre wooded campus. At La Lumiere, we form character, cultivate scholarship, and explore faith in order to grow into more complete versions of ourselves.
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La Lumiere School Photo #1 - La Lumiere School is a private, independent boarding and day school founded in 1963, located in La Porte, Indiana, on an idyllic 190-acre wooded campus. At La Lumiere, we form character, cultivate scholarship, and explore faith in order to grow into more complete versions of ourselves.
La Lumiere School Photo #2 - La Lumiere has a state of the art Math and Science Center that boasts courses including: AP Physics I and II, AP Calculus AB and BC, AP Statistics, and advanced courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, and Biology.
La Lumiere School Photo #3 - Our liberal arts curriculum provides a foundation in English literature and composition, mathematics, social and physical sciences, world languages, theology, ethics, and the creative arts, with a special emphasis on critical thinking and the mastery of oral and written communication.
La Lumiere School Photo #4 - The arts are alive at La Lumiere School. Our performing arts and fine arts curricula allow for the discovery of new creative talents and a more focused platform for the serious art student. Coursework and activities include painting, drawing, sculpture, studio techniques, art history, photography, videography, jazz band, concert choir, and music theory.
La Lumiere School Photo #5 - Our liberal arts curriculum provides a foundation in English literature and composition, mathematics, social and physical sciences, world languages, theology, ethics, and the creative arts, with a special emphasis on critical thinking and the mastery of oral and written communication.
La Lumiere School Photo #6 - As a community of learners, we engage in civil discourse, listen charitably, work to be responsibly informed, and encounter the world with genuine interest. Our faculty guides students as they hone academic skills and habits of mind. Beyond content mastery, our scholars develop a sense of wonder and an appetite for lifelong learning.
La Lumiere School Photo #7 - La Lumiere offers varsity sports across a variety of programs including soccer, golf, tennis, basketball, baseball, volleyball, crew, lacrosse, and cross country. Because of our small size, all students have the opportunity to participate in athletics if they choose. Our students are competitive both in the classroom and on the fields and courts.
La Lumiere School Photo #8 - Whether in the classroom, on the playing field, or in the community, students' days are filled with activities that are designed to structure their time, helping them make the most of their high school experience. La Lumiere offers elective classes, activities, and community service opportunities that play an important role in each student's day-to-day life at the school.
La Lumiere School is a private, independent boarding and day school founded in 1963, located in La Porte, Indiana. Our close-knit community is a rich mosaic of exceptional students, all with the common goal of becoming the best version of ourselves.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 193 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $52,400
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $19,400
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 13 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

La Lumiere School ranks among the top 10 schools with < 200 students (out of 90 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
La Lumiere School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
5-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1963
1906
Campus Size
190 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
193 students
310 students
% Students of Color
31%
25%
% International Students
13%
20%
% Students Boarding
40%
70%
Average SAT Score
1280
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1160 - 1380
-
Average ACT score
27
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
10 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
17
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$52,400
$61,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$19,400
$33,900
Tuition international students
$58,300
$55,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 13 / rolling
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Mary Pickens Corsones
Associate Director of Admissions
Jay Blakely

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
17
17
Courses
Advanced Biology, Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Projects in Art, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Comparative Government, AP Computer Science A, AP English Literature and Composition, AP French Language and Culture, AP Music Theory, AP Physics I, AP Physics II, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP US Government, AP US History, AP World History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
28
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Academic Council, Academic Decathlon, Academic Super Bowl, Activities Council, Ambassadors Club, Big Brother/Sister, Creative Writing Club, Environmental Club, Faith Council, Gardening Club, History Club, Hospitality Council, Humane Society Commnity Service, Nursing Home Community Service, Photography Club, Prefect Council, Reading Club, Residential Life Council, Science Olympiad, Serviam Council, Ultimate Frisbee Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club, Fine Arts Council, Jazz Club, String Ensemble, The Movie Music of John Williams

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Focus- school yearbook, Yoga Club

School Notes

  • La Lumiere School is a private, independent boarding and day school founded in 1963, located in La Porte, Indiana. Our close-knit community is a rich mosaic of exceptional students, all with the common goal of personal excellence. We pride ourselves on meeting each student where they are and providing them with the tools they need to accomplish meaningful success.
  • With a student-teacher ratio of 7:1, robust academics, a fully staffed student support center, and superb college placement, La Lumiere students, who come from diverse states and countries, enjoy a level of personalized attention that simply does not exist at larger schools.
  • Our campus is located just 10 miles from the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan and 60 minutes from downtown Chicago, and neighbors charming beach and countryside communities in both Indiana and Michigan. Boarding students are able to take advantage of this locale via frequent weekend trips to the beaches, towns, and orchards nearby, and are also able to take day trips to Chicago.
  • To learn more about La Lumiere School, please fill out our online inquiry form or call us at (219) 326-7450 to set up an appointment and tour our beautiful 190-acre wooded campus.
  • La Lumiere School accreditations: Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • John Roberts '73 - The Chief Justice of the United States of America
    • Jim Gaffigan '84 - Actor, Comedian
    • Paris Barclay '74 - Television Director and Producer
    • Jaren Jackson Jr. '17 - NBA Player
    • Jordan Poole - NBA Player
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does La Lumiere School cost?

La Lumiere School's tuition is approximately $52,400 for boarding students and $19,400 for day students.

Who are famous alumni from La Lumiere School?

La Lumiere School famous alumni include: John Roberts '73, Jim Gaffigan '84, Paris Barclay '74, Jaren Jackson Jr. '17 and Jordan Poole.

What sports does La Lumiere School offer?

La Lumiere School offers 11 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is La Lumiere School's ranking?

La Lumiere School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Large student body (number of students) and Most extracurriculars offered.

When is the application deadline for La Lumiere School?

The application deadline for La Lumiere School is Jan. 13 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 13 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 193 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $52,400
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $19,400
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 13 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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