La Lumiere School

previous
next
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 - La Lumiere offers 15 varsity sports across a variety of programs including soccer, golf, tennis, basketball, baseball, volleyball, crew, cheer, lacrosse, and cross country. Our students are competitive both in the classroom and on the fields and courts.
La Lumiere School Photo #3 - 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 #4 - 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 #5 - 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 #6 - 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.
La Lumiere School Photo #7 - 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 #8 - 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 Photo #9 - 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 is a private, independent boarding and day school just 10 minutes from Lake Michigan and 1 hour from Chicago.
La Lumiere serves students in Grades 9 to postgraduate.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked IN School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 190 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $50,400
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Placements

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

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1963
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
Please contact us about summer opportunities at La Lumiere School.
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
190 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
La Lumiere School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
15 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
Average ACT score
25
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day Student Tuition is $18,000
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions Director
Charlie Mugford
Admissions Associate
Mary Pickens Corsones

Sports

Total Sports Offered
10 sports

Extracurriculars

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

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

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fitness Club

School Notes

  • Our Mission: At La Lumiere School, we form character, cultivate scholarship, and explore faith in 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.
Profile last updated:

School Reviews

Endorse La Lumiere School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

What A Teacher Does
What A Teacher Does
A teacher wears many hats. Here's a look at her duties and responsibilities.
How Diverse Are Private Schools?
How Diverse Are Private Schools?
Decades ago private schools could have been accused of being elitist. You had to have money to attend. The student populations were fairly homogeneous. Fortunately that has changed.
Private School Job Searching 101
Private School Job Searching 101
Here is a guide for teachers and administrators seeking employment in private schools. Think of it as a roadmap for the job search process.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked IN School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 190 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $50,400
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Indiana is $5,554 for elementary schools and $9,939 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Indiana is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Quick Links