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The Application Process

We're looking for intellectually curious candidates who are as excited about La Lumiere as we are. Stand-out applicants are committed to developing personally and academically, and understand the importance of being a part of a community that will both support and challenge them during their time at La Lumiere.  


Step 1: Make an Admissions Inquiry

Fill out our online inquiry form below or request more information by calling (219) 326-7450. After you complete your inquiry, we will e-mail you a username to login to our application portal with additional instructions on how to apply.

If you do not receive your login information for the Application Portal within 1 business day of submitting your inquiry form, please contact us at


Step 2: Apply in our Application Portal or using the SAO

Use your La Lumiere username to access your Admissions Progress Checklist and complete the online application form. La Lumiere also accepts the Standard Application Online (SAO).

The La Lumiere Application Portal will enable you to:

  1. Complete the application and admission checklist

  2. Send forms and recommendations directly to your child’s current teacher(s)

  3. Upload additional documents to your application

  4. View your child’s application status


Step 3: Campus Visit and Interview

Contact the Admissions team at to schedule a campus visit and interview. Shadow days are strongly encouraged for all applicants. If you’d like more information about interviews and types of campus visits, click the link below.


Step 4: Financial Aid

Submit your application for financial aid (if applicable). 

The benefits of a La Lumiere education are many and comprise the foundation of our students’ future success. We believe that the value of the La Lumiere experience is clear, but understand that affording an independent school tuition can sometimes present a significant obstacle. As such, we diligently work to help qualified families close the gap between what they can afford and the cost of a La Lumiere education. 

Each academic year, La Lumiere provides financial assistance to one in four of our students who, for financial reasons, could not otherwise attend the school. Financial assistance decisions are based upon the need of the family and have no bearing on our admission decisions. 

La Lumiere uses a third-party verification company, FACTS, to determine the eligibility of families interested in applying for tuition assistance. Families interested in applying for financial assistance should log into the FACTS website and follow the step-by-step instructions provided.


It is the policy of La Lumiere School not to discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, or physical or mental disability which are unrelated to the ability to work or enjoy the benefits of the school's programs, facilities, or services. All persons are encouraged to apply.