La Lumiere School

6801 N. Wilhelm Road
La Porte, IN 46350
Tel: 2193267450
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We are a community of students, faculty, staff, and families who are connected by a shared value system, and focused on the preparation of young men and women for the responsibilities and opportunities of adulthood.
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We are a community of students, faculty, staff, and families who are connected by a shared value system, and focused on the preparation of young men and women for the responsibilities and opportunities of adulthood.
La Lumiere is known for its family-like community where everyone knows everyone. Each student is nurtured and challenged, and all students form bonds with friends and faculty mentors that last a lifetime. This type of community is an excellent environment for students to flourish.
With a student to teacher ratio of 7 to 1, La Lumiere students enjoy a level of personalized attention that simply does not exists at larger schools. Since 80% of our faculty live on campus, they are not only your teachers, but your coaches, dorm parents, advisors and study hall proctors.
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 includes painting, drawing, sculpture, studio techniques, and art history. Theater productions vary each year and feature a wide range of material from original to classic productions.
The La Lumiere experience weaves together principles of character, scholarship, and faith. 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; making the most of their high school experience. In addition to academics, La Lumiere offers athletics, co-curricular activities, and community service opportunities
La Lumiere has a state of the art Math and Science Center that boasts 22 Science courses and 18 Math courses including: AP Physics I and II, AP Calculus AB and BC, AP Environmental Science, AP Statistics, and advanced courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Marine Biology, and Oceanography.
The creative 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. Experience in the creative arts is owed to all students so they may grow analytically, nurture their creativity, and express themselves in vivid and distinctive ways.
La Lumiere offers 22 Varsity sports across a variety of programs including soccer, golf, tennis, basketball, baseball, football, volleyball, crew, lacrosse, cross country, and track and field. 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.
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; making the most of their high school experience. In addition to academics, La Lumiere offers athletics, co-curricular activities, and community service opportunities that play an important role in each student's day-to-day life at the School.
La Lumiere offers introductory opportunities in the fine arts and performing arts to provide students with experience in artistic thinking and self-expression. An advanced program in fine arts is also available to equip students with the skills necessary to create a competitive visual portfolio.
  • Why La Lumiere? Because the compassionately competitive culture here is palpable, emanating from every angle of the experience. From the intimate dorms and small classrooms to the dining tables in the fabled Moore House, this idyllic atmosphere is the medium, but the most reliable and powerful source-the engine of this beautiful machine-is the tone set by the student body itself.

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2017 School Data
La Lumiere SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Religious AffiliationCatholicNon-denominational
Year Founded19631910
Campus Size190 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment230 students300 students
% Students of Color
10%
20%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
42%
66%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size11 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1516
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
77%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$45,675$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$15,715$28,270
Tuition international students$56,175$47,000
% Students on Financial Aid
27%
36%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Director of AdmissionsMegan Stiphany
Associate Director of AdmissionsAmanda Pietrzak

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1516
CoursesAdvanced Biology, Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Computer Science, Advanced Study in Art Studio, Anatomy and Physiology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Comparative Government, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Music Theory, AP Physics I, AP Physics II, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP US Government, AP US History, Biochemistry

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1314
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1423
ExtracurricularsAcademic Decathlon, Academic Super Bowl, Art Portfolio Club, Choir, Community Service Club, Drama Club, Fitness Club, Guitar Club, Jazz Club, Jewish Club, Photography Club, Science Olympiad, Spikeball, String Ensemble

School Notes

  • La Lumiere School is a college preparatory boarding and day school for grades nine through 12, 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 enjoy a level of personalized attention that simply does not exist at larger schools.
  • 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 campus.
  • 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, AdvancED
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • John Roberts '73 - The Chief Justice of the United States of America
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