Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School

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Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School
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Location
Brookville, New York, United States
Information
Type Private
Religious affiliation(s) Lutheran (Christian)
Established 1960[1]
Principal Denis Scannell
Head of School Dr. David Hahn[2]
Enrollment 600 total (co-educational)
Campus Main Building, Mansion, Chapel and Performing Arts Center, Visscher Gymnasium, Ammerman Center for the Arts, Culpepper Prayer Chapel, Upper Hallway, Lower Hallway
Color(s) Red, Black, and White             
Mascot Crusader
Rivals St. Mary's High School of Manhasset, Staten Island Academy, Berkley Carroll High School
Accreditations Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[3]
Newspaper Charger
Yearbook Legenda
Website

Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School is a Lutheran college preparatory school in Brookville, New York. Founded and built in 1960 on a 32-acre estate, Long Island Lutheran, commonly known as LuHi, 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[4] and is a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools.[5]

Academics[edit]

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.[6]

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.[7]

Athletics[edit]

Long Island Lutheran fields 17 high school and 11 middle school sports teams, most of which compete in the Private Schools Athletic Associaton (PSAA) or the Independent Private and Parochial Schools Athletic League (IPPSAL).[8] However, the boys varsity basketball team competes as an independent and the varsity football team joined Nassau Conference V for the start of the 2012 season.[9] LuHi is known for its storied boys and girls basketball programs. The boys team has won 7 New York State Federation Championships,[10] while the girls team has won 2 Federation titles.[11] 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). The boys team won their second consecutive Class A NYS Federation Championship in March 2012, edging out Harborfields High School in an exciting 62-61 win.[12] A table listing the NYS Federation Championships won by the boys and girls basketball teams is provided below.

New York State Federation Basketball Championships
Sport Number of Championships Years Won
Boys Basketball 7 1981, 1982, 1994, 1997, 2009, 2011, 2012
Girls Basketball 3 2011, 2013, 2014

Summer programs[edit]

In addition to its scholastic activities, Long Island Lutheran hosts a Summer Program during the summer months. LuHi Summer Programs offers 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.

Notable alumni[edit]

Christopher Thomforde, 1965, (at right) and Gary Walters on the February 27, 1967, cover of Sports Illustrated.
  • Shamar Stephen Class of 2009 [defensive tackle] University of Connecticut 2013 football MVP,. 2014 NFL draft prospect
  • Kentan Facey, 2013, forward for University of Connecticut; 2012-3 Gatorade New York Boys Basketball Player of the Year; Nominee for the McDonald's All-American Game

References[edit]

  1. ^ History. http://www.luhi.org/page.aspx?pid=365
  2. ^ Faculty and Staff. http://www.luhi.org/page.aspx?pid=373
  3. ^ Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Member Information. http://www.msa-cess.org/default.aspx?RelId=606553
  4. ^ Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Member Information. http://www.msa-cess.org/default.aspx?RelId=606553
  5. ^ New York State Association of Independent Schools Member Profile. http://www.nysais.org/page.cfm?p=173&start=1
  6. ^ ACT & SAT Scores. http://www.luhi.org/page.aspx?pid=343
  7. ^ Extracurricular Activities. http://www.luhi.org/page.aspx?pid=475
  8. ^ Extracurricular Activities. http://www.luhi.org/page.aspx?pid=475
  9. ^ Developmental league created in Nassau. http://www.newsday.com/sports/high-school/football/developmental-league-created-in-nassau-1.3466105
  10. ^ NYSPHSAA and Federation Boys' Basketball Brackets. http://www.nysbasketballbrackets.com/
  11. ^ Luhi girls capture Federation crown. http://www.newsday.com/sports/high-school/girls-basketball/luhi-girls-capture-federation-crown-1.2783998
  12. ^ Pate's clutch three wins it for Lutheran. http://www.newsday.com/sports/high-school/boys-basketball/pate-s-clutch-three-wins-it-for-lutheran-1.3621839
  13. ^ Reggie Carter. http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/cartere01.html
  14. ^ Bill Chamberlain. http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/chambbi01.html
  15. ^ 2012 Georgia Tech Football Information Guide, All-Time Letterwinners. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/geot/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2012-13/prospectus/prospectus.pdf
  16. ^ 2012 Georgia Tech Football Information Guide, NFL Draft. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/geot/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2012-13/prospectus/prospectus.pdf
  17. ^ Moravian College President - Dr. Christopher M. Thomforde. http://www.moravian.edu/default.aspx?pageid=4088
  18. ^ Princeton University Men's Basketball Team Record Book - All-Time Results. http://www.goprincetontigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=10600&ATCLID=3749695
  19. ^ Sports Illustrated Vault - Chris Thomforde Cover Page, February 27, 1967. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/cover/featured/8013/index.htm
  20. ^ Drew Nicholas Player Bio, October 2012. http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?pcode=KNG&gamecode=23
  21. ^ Phil Weber. http://www.nba.com/coachfile/phil_weber/index.html
  22. ^ Bill Wennington Bio. http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/bill_wennington.html
  23. ^ Lutheran's Yacoubou accepts Villanova scholarship offer. http://www.newsday.com/news/lutheran-s-yacoubou-accepts-villanova-scholarship-offer-1.1539477
  24. ^ Jabarie Hinds, Achraf Yacoubou share New York's Mr. Basketball Honor. http://www.newyorksportswriters.org/blog/2011-03-10-basketball-playoffs-psal-chsaa.shtml
  25. ^ Long Island Lutheran High School Standout Named Gatorade New York Boys Basketball Player of the Year. http://playeroftheyear.gatorade.com/assets/writable/13101/2010-11_BBB_AYacoubou.pdf

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