La Lumiere School

6801 N. Wilhelm Road
La Porte, IN 46350
Tel: (219)326-7450
  • La Lumiere is a traditional coeducational 9th through 12th grade, college preparatory boarding and day school located an hour east of Chicago on a spectacular 190-acre campus and just five miles from the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan. La Lumiere`s students come from across the United States and the world to become part of a school community that is truly unique.
  • With a student to teacher ratio of seven to one and an average class size of eleven, La Lumiere students enjoy a level of personalized attention that simply does not exist at larger schools.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Year Founded 1963

Student Body

Total Students 220 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade La Lumiere School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 11 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Comparative Government, Environmental Science, Literature, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics I, Physics II, Psychology, Statistics, US Government, US History, World History,
Average SAT score 1210
Average ACT score 26
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(coat & tie, uniform skirt, blazer)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $43,500
Tuition Notes Domestic Boarding Tuition for 2016-2017: $43,500 International Tuition for 2016-2017: $53,500
% on Financial Aid


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Decathlon, Jazz Band and Chorus, Science Olympiad Academic Decathlon,
Jazz Band and Chorus,
Science Olympiad,

School Notes

  • La Lumiere School challenges and supports each of its 228 students to thrive-here on our wooded campus in La Porte, Indiana, an hour southeast of Chicago; in the colleges they pursue; and throughout their lives. We meet our freshmen where they are, carefully stretching them out of their comfort zones while maintaining an intentional, supportive environment. Graduation finds seniors who are well on their way to growing into the best versions of themselves, comfortable in their own skins yet hungry for the next challenge-students who have grown in character, scholarship, and faith, and who believe that they`re at the helm of their own journey.

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The average private school tuition in Indiana is $4,463 for elementary schools and $10,526 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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