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La Lumiere is known for its tightly-knit community where students form bonds that last a lifetime. Tucked in the woods in LaPorte, Indiana, La Lumiere is a place where students flourish--particularly when surrounded by smart, caring adults who play a defining role in their personal development. Our residential life program encourages students to become advocates for themselves; building the confidence they need to play an active role in their experience.



Mike Heffron
Director of Residential Life
B.A. Secondary Education-History, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Indiana Teaching License in Secondary Education

Mike graduated from DePaul University in 2000 with a B.A in Secondary Education.  After serving as a student teacher at Chicago Vocational School in 2000, Mike joined La Lumiere as a history teacher in the Fall of 2000.  He has taught AP US History, AP US Government and Politics, US History, Government, Economics, and Geography.  From 2002 until 2015, Mike was chair of the Social Studies Department, becoming the Director of Residential Life in the Fall of 2014.  Mike has also served as the Head Varsity Baseball coach for 17 years.  

As Director of Residential Life, Mike is responsible for dorm life, residential activities, and student behavior in the dorms.  

Mike is a lifelong area resident.  He was born in Hammond, Indiana and graduated from Chesterton High School in 1996.


Dorm Floor Plan

At La Lumiere we prioritize the living space and community of our students. Not all dormitories are identical, there are a variety of styles found on campus, below is a floor plan of our newest dorm.

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 The Newest dorm on campus

The Newest dorm on campus