Founded by Catholic families in 1963 on a strikingly beautiful rural campus of rolling hills and a quiet lake, La Lumiere School provides a rigorous college-preparatory education for young men and women from a rich diversity of backgrounds. Faculty and students work cooperatively in a warm, caring, and structured atmosphere to develop the skills necessary for a lifelong pursuit of character, scholarship, and faith. A traditional college-prep curriculum, advanced study courses, supervised study, tutorial support, and required athletics ensure appropriate learning and growth for above-average to average students. The 155-acre campus is located in northwest Indiana 30 miles west of South Bend, 8 miles north of La Porte. Students come from nine states and fifteen foreign countries.
La Lumiere School has a beautiful rural estate in northwest Indiana, 25 miles west of South Bend, 60 miles east of Chicago, and 8 miles north of La Porte. At the center of its 155 acres is a picturesque country lake fed by natural springs.
For almost a half-century, La Lumiere School has provided a comprehensive college-preparatory education for qualified young men and women from a rich diversity of backgrounds. Current enrollment is 165 students. The school is governed by a Board of Trustees chosen from dedicated parents and alumni. It seeks to develop character, scholarship, and faith, while remaining both independently accredited and faithful to its Catholic heritage.
The founders of La Lumiere believed that education and faith should walk hand-in-hand to engender character and strong academic performance. La Lumiere School believes that what distinguishes one person from another is strength of character, inquisitive nature, tolerance, sympathy and leadership qualities.
La Lumiere School was founded by a group of Chicago and Indiana businessmen in 1963, as an independent Catholic boarding school for boys grades 9-12 and a post-graduate year. The first Headmaster, James Moore, guided the school until 1979 and then again from 1988 to 1993.
Throughout the years La Lumiere has evolved, adding new buildings and facilities, admitting girls in 1978, and adding innovative curriculum. It remains true, however, to its mission in practice and spirit each day of the academic year.
La Lumiere School is accredited by Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and the North Central Association (NCA) and is a member of the Catholic Boarding Schools Association (CBSA), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Midwest Boarding Schools Association (MWBS), and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS).
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