Michigan Lutheran High School

"Michigan Lutheran offers a Christian education that my children can't get in any other high school in our area. There are small class sizes, and the teachers know all of the children well." - Recent MLHS parent
"Comfortable, God-centered environment, filled with people who want to see you succeed. Outstanding academics, excellent athletic programs." - Recent MLHS student
"I Love M.L. !!! I love the faculty! I love the Christian environment. Mr. Herbst is Amazing! He does an OUTSTANDING job marketing our school, he is wonderful!! " - Recent MLHS student
"What impresses me the most is the sheer love and dedication of its teachers...they have taught multi-generations of students, never losing that desire to equip teenagers for service in the church and community! God has richly blessed hundreds of students through these faithful servants." - MLHS alumni
"A great place to learn not only the skills you need for life but also for your spiritual life. I loved how every day you felt safe... A great school for being able to use your talents, whether that is theater, band, choir, sports, speech, etc. The teachers recognize students' talents and encourage using them to the glory of God. "- MLHS alumni

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 118 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,095
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: May. 31

Top Rankings

Michigan Lutheran High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1970

Student Body

Total Students
118 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Michigan Lutheran High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
30 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1166
Average ACT score
25
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
May. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
An additional $8,500 Room & Board fee is assessed for Domestic students using the dormitory. This also covers their meal plan. Additional fees may apply. Inquire about International Student pricing.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Joel C. Cordes
Admissions Associate
Matt Herbst

Sports

Total Sports Offered
9 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
A/V Tech, Digital Media Production, International Club, Lions Club, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, Robotics Club, Rotary International, Student Council, Taste of Ministry

Arts and Music Programs:
Concert Chorir, Drama, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, Spring Talent Show

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Trap Shooting

School Notes

Michigan Lutheran High School is dedicated to ensuring the highest level of faith-based education for all. We help students achieve personal, spiritual and academic success by educating body, soul and mind. We serve beyond Southwestern Michigan to students from China, Korea, Vietnam, Spain, Mexico, U.S.A. and more every year.

We are among America's best in standardized testing, annually leading our region. 
  • Our average ACT: 25 (U.S. average is 21)
  • Our average SAT score: 1166 (U.S. average is 1060)
  • Average graduating class GPA: 3.51/4.0
  • +95% of graduates pursue college degrees.
Intimate school setting, wide-open opportunity to collaborate in multiple team sports and extracurriculars.
  • 90% of students involved in extracurriculars daily!
  • 75% of students involved in Fine Arts daily! 
Beautiful facilities, caring and licensed dorm supervisors, ample access to organized study and additional amenities.
  • "Home away from home" stepping stone to the independence needed for college.
One of the American Midwest's most attractive settings, St. Joseph, Michigan is among the most beautiful and safest places in the U.S. and was voted a Top-25 Place to Live by USA Today in 2019. Michigan was voted #1 by Thrillist.com in 2018!
  • 90-minute drive from Chicago and a highly desired tourist destination on Lake Michigan.
  • World headquarters of American appliance giant, Whirlpool Co.
  • Moderate lakeside climate supports wide array of fresh fruits, vegetables and year-round activities.  
Access to a full-time international student advisor for adjusting to academic, cultural and social changes.
  • Specific courses in ESL support (English, Religion)
  • Instructors adapt to ESL learning needs.
  • +30 AP and dual-credit college courses.
  • SAT Prep course (for all junior students) and TOEFL Prep (international).
    • Latter course also examines U.S. college application process, personal statement for applications and intense focus on developing ELL academic writing skills.
Our guidance counselors are very familiar with U.S. college application/admissions process and the international student's unique needs when transferring to post-secondary education.
  • Recent college acceptances to University of Michigan, Penn State University, Notre Dame University, Washington University - Seattle, etc.
  • Discount program for returning students with leadership skills and/or academic achievements.
  • Full Merit Scholarship available to superlative 11th & 12th graders.
    • 2018 graduating class was awarded over $1M in college scholarships!
  • Dorm students provided with host family stays during breaks if they can't return home (at no extra cost to the student).
Profile last updated: 10/08/2020

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 118 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,095
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: May. 31

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The average private school tuition in Michigan is $6,107 for elementary schools and $10,527 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Michigan is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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