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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.
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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.
La Lumiere School Photo #2 - The arts are alive at La Lumiere. 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 #3 - La Lumiere has a state of the art Math and Science Center that boasts excellent STEM courses including: AP Physics I and II, AP Calculus AB and BC, Environmental Science, AP Statistics, and advanced courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry.
La Lumiere School Photo #4 - With a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1, La Lumiere students enjoy a level of personalized attention that simply does not exists at larger schools. Since more than half of our faculty live on campus, they are not only your teachers, but your coaches, dorm parents, advisors and study hall proctors.
La Lumiere School Photo #5 - La Lumiere offers 15 varsity sports across a variety of programs including soccer, golf, tennis, basketball, baseball, volleyball, cheer, lacrosse, and cross country. Our students are competitive both in the classroom and on the fields and courts.
La Lumiere School Photo #6 - Earnest exploration of faith is an integral part of education. We strive to practice and live out our own faith lives, even as we explore our beliefs. No matter what their religion, each member of our school family belongs. Together, we seek spiritual understanding through the pursuit of an active and authentic spiritual life centered on service, self-awareness, and hope.
La Lumiere School is an independent, co-educational boarding and day prep school located in La Porte, Indiana.
Founded in 1963, La Lumiere serves students in grades 9-12 who come from as close as five minutes' drive and as far as the other side of the globe.
Our day and boarding programs both offer rigorous academics and myriad opportunities for growth in confidence, self-awareness, compassion, and ownership of personal experience.
Each day brings with it a sense of wonder-our campus is situated on two lakes and vast woodlands, which makes it an exceptional place to live and learn.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IN School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 205 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,500
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 13 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

La Lumiere School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Indiana for:

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
205 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
La Lumiere School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Comparative Government, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, French Language and Culture, Music Theory, Physics I, Physics II, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US Government, US History, World History
Average SAT score
1250
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
26
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 13 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day Student Tuition is $20,500 Domestic Boarding Student Tuition is $54,400 International Boarding Student is $58,300
% on Financial Aid
40%
Admissions Associate
Jay Blakely

Sports

Total Sports Offered
9 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Academic Decathlon, Academic Super Bowl, Community Service, Film Club, Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Portfolio Club, Choir, Drama Club, Jazz Band and Chorus, Photography Club and Class

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fitness Club

School Notes

  • Our Mission:At La Lumiere School, we formcharacter, cultivatescholarship, and explorefaithin order to grow into more complete versions of ourselves.
  • Character:We believe that character is best formed in a community founded on authentic relationships and trust. We structure experiences that encourage students to develop the agency, grit, and self-discipline to take ownership of their lives and the empathy, integrity, and courage to advocate for others. Through both success and failure, we teach students to act ethically and prudently with an orientation toward the common good.
  • Scholarship: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, and we have high expectations for how all students will grow and learn. Meaningful learning takes place when the dynamic between teacher and pupil is close-knit, and personal connections foster a process which engages students` experiences and interests to draw forth their best efforts. Beyond content mastery, our scholars develop a sense of wonder and an appetite for lifelong learning.
  • Faith:Earnest exploration of faith is an integral part of education. Here, we strive to practice and live out our own faith lives, even as we explore our beliefs. No matter what their religion, each member of our school family belongs. Together, we seek spiritual understanding through an appreciation of the beauty of the natural world, a commitment to justice and service, and the pursuit of an active and authentic spiritual life centered on reflection, self-awareness, and hope. The Catholic faith serves as the bedrock of this pursuit, and its vision of the dignity of the human person gives us faith in one another, informing what we value and how we act.
  • 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
    • Anna Malaika Tubbs - Author of "The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation"
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does La Lumiere School cost?
La Lumiere School's tuition is approximately $20,500 for private 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 Anna Malaika Tubbs.
What sports does La Lumiere School offer?
La Lumiere School offers 9 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball.
What is La Lumiere School's ranking?
La Lumiere School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Indiana for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked IN School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 205 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,500
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 13 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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