|Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School|
131 Brookville Road
|Religious affiliation(s)||Lutheran (Christian)|
|Campus Director||Anthony Colangelo (ministry)|
|Head of school||John Buck|
|Campus||Main Building, Mansion, Chapel and Performing Arts Center, Visscher Gymnasium, Ammerman Center for the Arts, Culpepper Prayer Chapel, Upper Hallway, Lower Hallway|
|Campus size||32-acre (13 ha)|
|Color(s)||Red, Black, and White|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School (commonly known as LuHi} is a Lutheran college preparatory school in Brookville, New York, United States. It was founded and built in 1960 on a 32-acre (13 ha) estate and has a student body of approximately 600 students in grades 6-12, with students coming from more than 50 school districts throughout Long Island and New York City. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools.
Students follow a liberal arts curriculum, which includes required courses in English, mathematics, the natural and physical sciences, social studies and government, foreign language (students can choose between Spanish and French), business, religion, the fine arts, physical education, and health. Electives courses, ranging from entrepreneurship to creative writing, are also offered in all departments. LuHi also offers 13 Advanced Placement courses. Classes are scheduled using a four-day block scheduling system, which includes a weekly school-wide chapel service held in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.
LuHi students generally perform significantly better than average on standardized high school achievement and college admissions tests. The class of 2012 scored an average of 1690 (out of 2400) on the SAT, nearly 200 points higher than the New York State average and more than 230 points greater than the national average. The top 10% of the class tallied an average cumulative score of 2154. LuHi students also perform better on the ACT than the New York state and national average.
Service learning is an important part of the LuHi experience. Students participate in many service activities throughout the year including coat, food and book drives, an annual Christmas Party to benefit the residents of Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, Habitat for Humanity Builds, service trips to Nicaragua, Mexico, and other countries, as well as a meal packing event to benefit local food pantries and the Andrew Grene School in Haiti. LuHi also offers 25 high school clubs and 14 middle school clubs.
Long Island Lutheran fields 17 high school and 11 middle school sports teams, most of which compete in the Private Schools Athletic Association (PSAA)] or the Independent Private and Parochial Schools Athletic League (IPPSAL). However, the boys and girls varsity basketball teams and the varsity football team currently compete as independents. LuHi is known for its highly successful boys and girls basketball programs. The boys team has won seven New York State Federation Championships, while the girls team has won three Federation titles. In March 2011, the boys team won the Class A NYS Federation Championship and the girls team won the Class B NYS Federation Championship, making LuHi only the second school in the history of the tournament to win both the boys and girls titles in the same year (Christ the King Regional High School won both in 2010). A table listing the NYS Federation Championships won by the boys and girls basketball teams is provided below.
|Sport||Number of Championships||Years Won|
|Boys Basketball||7||1981, 1982, 1994, 1997, 2009, 2011, 2012|
|Girls Basketball||4||2011, 2013, 2014, 2015|
In addition to its scholastic activities, Long Island Lutheran hosts a Summer Program during the summer months. LuHi Summer Programs offer a wide variety of programs throughout four 2-week sessions including sports schools, arts & education programs, and all-around programs, which allow campers to participate in a wide range of recreational activities.