La Lumiere School

About Us

La Lumiere is a premier small day and boarding school in the Midwest. As a lay Catholic coeducational boarding and day school, we offer a rigorous college-preparatory education grounded in character, scholarship, and faith. For more than 50 years, the La Lumiere family has come to protect and defend the distinctive elements that have made La Lumiere a transforming experience for so many loyal alumni. The core of a La Lumiere education rests on four elements: A family-like community where everyone knows everyone. A set of rigorous academic and co-curricular offerings that help students develop their talents. An atmosphere of Christian ideals, grounded in the School’s Catholic heritage. An exceptional faculty uncommonly committed to the students. These four elements are La Lumiere’s formula for an exceptional education and create a climate for students to thrive. A caring community encourages students to challenge themselves. Rigorous academic and co-curricular programs ensure that all students develop their gifts, participate in the life of the school, and build a family of lifelong friends. Christian ideals form the basis for the School’s culture and the moral context for its curriculum. Faculty members provide the knowledge and inspiration that help students excel. La Lumiere School sits on a beautiful 190 acre campus located just outside of La Porte, Indiana. Boasting a forest preserve, two lakes, and miles of hiking trails, La Lumiere students walk through breathtaking scenery on their way to class each day. With a tranquil place to study that is ideally situated only one hour from downtown Chicago, La Lumiere students enjoy the best of both worlds: a peaceful place to focus on their education with quick access to the culture, shopping and dining of a world city. La Lumiere’s facilities include a four story academic building, Fine Arts Building, Student Activity Center, Moore House dining hall and gathering space, six dormitories with no more than double occupancy and stunning views of Lake La Lumiere, 5 athletic fields and 4 tennis courts, two gymnasiums, and a state of the art fitness center.

3 Key Program Features:

  1. 21st Century Math and Science Program
  2. Institution for Faith and Leadership
  3. Entrepreneurial Studies Program
  • Total Enrollment : 235
  • Type : Co-Ed
  • Boarding Grades : 9-12, PG
  • Total Students : 235
  • Boarding Students : 100
  • Day Students : 135
  • ESL Offered : Yes
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  • Avg. Class Size : 11
  • Standard Application : Yes
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  • AP
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership