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    La Lumiere School ::: La Porte, Indiana ::: Midwest U.S.

    • La Lumiere prides itself on its three "Areas of Excellence": 21st Century Science & Math; Global Studies Initiative and Entrepreneurial Studies Program.
    • 230 students, 23% international students, average class size 11 students, 7:1 student to faculty ratio.
    • Coeducational boarding school, religious affiliation - Catholic
    • New labs and work spaces along with the highly competitive Science Olympiad team and Environmental Studies program
    • University placement include Cornell University, Purdue University among others
    • ESL program

    Founded

    1963

    Climate

    4 seasons, snow in winter

    Student Body

    230 students (grades 9-12), 23% international students

    Average Class Size

    11 students

    Faculty

    34 Faculty, 60% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio

    7:1

    College Placement

    100% university placements including Cornell University, Loyola University, Marquette University, Purdue University, University of Notre Dame among others

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement: Calculus AB & BC, Comparative Government, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, Music Theory, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Language & Culture, Spanish Literature, Statistics, US Government, US History, World History, 

    Honors: Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus

     

    Marking System

    LaLumiere grades on a two semester basis with progress reports including teacher comments issued between semesters.  The 4.0 grading system is used for all academic courses. AP and Honors courses are weighted.

    Programs of Study

    The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

    English - 4 years
    Mathematics - 4 years
    Social Science/History - 3 years
    Science - 3 years
    Foreign Language - 3 years
    Theology - 1.5 years
    Fine Arts - 0.5 year
    Electives/other - health and 1 credit of electives

    World Languages offered: Chinese, French, Latin, Spanish

    Community Service - A minimum of 45 hours are required for graduation 

    SAT/ACT Score: Average SAT = 1688; Average ACT = 26

    Accreditation

    La Lumiere School is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Athletics

    Sports: Basketball, Crew, Cross-country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

    Arts  

    Studio Arts, Choir, Drama, Jazz Band, Music Theory, Photography

    Extracurricular Activities

    Clubs and Organizations: Community Service, Entrepreneur's Club, Exchange Trips, Headmaster's Cup, Poetry Out Loud, Prefect Leadership, Winterfest

    Facilities

    Academic center, Amphitheater, 3 athletic fields, Chapel, 6 dormitories, Fine arts building, Fitness center, 2 gymnasiums, Lake, Science center, Student activities center, Tennis courts

    ESL

    ESL Courses: ESL English I, ESL English II- Introduction to Literature