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Luther College High School

  • Type: Liberal Arts,  International Baccalaureate
  • Grade (Gender): 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Tuition: $7,050 to 29,560/year
  • Class size: 23
  • Homestay: No
  • Founded: 1913
  • Uniform: No
  • Language: English
  • Enrolment: Day: 361 (Gr. 9 - 12), Boarding: 92 (Gr. 9 - 12)

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Luther College High School offers grades 9-12. Luther students have the opportunity to be part of a tightly woven community of students, parents, teachers, staff, and alumni. Over 96% of Luther College High School graduates pursue post-secondary educations. Luther graduates have gone on to universities such as Harvard, Pennsylvania State, Oxford, McGill, Queen's and other renowned educational institutions.

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  • Founded in 1913
  • All faiths welcome
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Over 96% of Luther graduates pursue post-secondary education
  • On-campus dormitory
  • Innovative film program
  • French, German, Latin, ESL classes
  • Extensive athletic, cultural and arts co-curricular programs
  • Financial aid and scholarships


1500 Royal Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4T 5A5


Principal's Message


Dr. Mark Anderson, Principal

Dr. Mark Anderson is the Principal, along with two other administrators, Vice Principal of Academics, Nancy Ostime and Vice Principal of Student Life, Shawn Stieb.


Curriculum Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate

Primary Curriculum: Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts curricula share with traditional programs their emphasis on core knowledge-acquisition, but tend to borrow more best practices from the progressive approach. A Liberal Arts program might still feature group work and projects, for example, contrary to the more singular emphasis on tests and essays at a Traditional program.

Secondary Curriculum: International Baccalaureate

Some private schools offer International Baccalaureate (IB) programming. The "Diploma Programme" is offered to students in the final two years of high school, while the "Primary Years Programme" (ages 3 to 12) and "Middle Years Programme" (ages 11 to 16) serve as preparation for the diploma program.

What LCHS says: The academic program emphasizes traditional core subjects while incorporating innovative approaches and modern programs. Luther College High School exceeds the curriculum established by the Government of Saskatchewan. In addition to the required courses, Luther students must take more math in Grade 9, a second English class in Grade 11 and a course in Christian Ethics for each year of enrollment. The Luther school year is made up of two semesters. Students are allowed to take a maximum of six courses per semester. At every grade level, there are certain compulsory courses students must pass. Students may also choose optional courses to fulfill the requirements for their Saskatchewan Grade 12 diploma. A dedicated teaching staff challenges students to excel and discover their gifts. Our well educated faculty only teaches in their major or minor disciplines, and most possess qualifications that far exceed standard requirements.

  • International Baccalaureate offered:
    Program = offered
    Primary Years
    Middle Years
    Diploma program
    Career-related program
  • Approach:
    Focus Religious-based
    Academic Christian (Lutheran)

  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Traditional Math

      Traditional Math typically teaches a method or algorithm FIRST, and THEN teaches the applications for the method. Traditional algorithms are emphasized and practiced regularly: repetition and drills are frequently used to ensure foundational mastery in the underlying mathematical procedures. The traditional approach to math views math education as akin to building a logical edifice: each brick depends on the support of the previously laid ones, which represent mastery over a particular procedure or method. Traditional Math begins by giving students a tool, and then challenges students to practice using that tool an applied way, with progressively challenging problems. In this sense Traditional Math aims to establish procedural understanding before conceptual and applied understanding.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  

    • What LCHS says: This information is not currently available.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.

    Science Equal Balance

      Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.
      Learn about the different science approaches  

    • Teaching approach: This information is not currently available.

    Literature Equal Balance

      These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  

    • What LCHS says: This information is not currently available.

    Humanities and Social Sciences Equal Balance

      These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.
      Learn about the different humanities and social sciences approaches  

    • What LCHS says: This information is not currently available.

    Foreign Languages Equal Balance

      These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.
      Learn about the different foreign languages approaches  

    • What LCHS says: This information is not currently available.

    • Studying a foreign language is required until:   9
    • Languages Offered: • French • German • Latin • ESL

    Fine Arts Equal Balance

      These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  

    • Visual studio philosophy:

    • What LCHS says: This information is not currently available.

    Computers and Technology Light integration

      Computers are used in the classroom from time to time, but integrating technology into everything students do is not a dominant focus. Digital literacy is understood to be a legitimate skill in the 21st century, but not one that should distract from teaching the subject at hand, or more fundamental skills and literacies. The idea is today’s students, being “digital natives”, are likely exposed to computers and new media enough outside the classroom: the role of the school, rather, should be to develop competencies that may otherwise get missed.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  

    • What LCHS says: This information is not currently available.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What LCHS says: Luther offers team & individual game skills,gymnastics personal fitness, weight training aerobics recreational games. The program enhances student understanding of how to lead a healthy lifestyle fitness,nutrition, movement patterns and anatomy.

    Religious Education
    • Approach to teaching religious and secular curricula

      Completely segregated
      Mostly segregated
      Completely integrated
      Mostly integrated
      Not applicable
    • Approach to teaching religion

      Scripture as literal
      Scripture as interpretive
    • What LCHS says: Students admitted to LCHS are not required to be Lutheran or members of the Christian faith. By welcoming students of all faiths and religious backgrounds, Luther College enjoys a richly diverse student body Daily Chapel, which all Luther College students must attend, is a unique and strong tradition at Luther College. Chapel is a time when the whole school gathers together to worship, laugh, and learn. It forms the foundation upon which Luther College’s strong community of support and respect is built. . Christian Ethics classes are a place where students explore issues and questions involving religious faith, social ethics, the existence of God, and religions of the world.

    IB Diploma Courses
    Group 1 (Language A)

      Group 2 (Language B)

        Group 3 (Individuals and Societies)

          Group 4 (Experimental Sciences)

            Group 5 (Mathematics)

              Group 6 (The Arts)

              Sex and health education Follows provincial curriculum

                The structure, pacing, focus, and tone of the sex education curriculum reflects that of the provincial one, taught in public schools.

              • LCHS 's approach to sex-ed: This program includes decision-making processes, understanding adolescent growth & development, coping with personal, family, social & environmental change.

              Curriculum Pace Standard-enriched

              • Standard-enriched
              • Accelerated
              • Student-paced

              Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

              What LCHS says: This information is not currently available.

              Flexible pacing:

              Flexible pacing style = offered
              Subject-streaming (tracking)
              Multi-age classrooms as standard
              Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
              Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
              Regular guided independent study opportunities
              Differentiated assessment

              What LCHS says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.

              Academic Culture Rigorous

              • Rigorous
              • Supportive

              A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.

              What LCHS says: This information is not currently available.

              Developmental Priorities Balanced

              Primary Developmental Priority: Balanced

              "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."

              What LCHS says: This information is not currently available.

              Special Needs Support No support

              No support

              LCHS offers no/limited support for students with learning difficulties or special needs.

              Gifted Learner Support No Support

              No Support

              LCHS does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.

              Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

              Report Card Policy

              How assessments are delivered across the grades:

              Lettered or numbered grades9 to 12
              Prose (narrative)-based feedback9 to 12


              What LCHS says:

              Luther College High School has not provided this information.

              • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
                Ice Hockey
                Ice Skating
                Track & Field
              • Clubs Offered
                Art Club
                Chess Club
                Community Service
                Computer Club
                Debate Club
                Drama Club
                Environmental Club
                Musical theatre/Opera
                Outdoor Club
                Outdoor Education
                School newspaper
                Student Council

              Tuition & Financial Aid


              Day Boarding (International)
              Boarding (International)$29,560

              Need-based financial aid

              Grade range that need-based aid is offered:
              Percentage of grade-eligible students receiving financial aid0%
              Average aid package size$0
              Percentage of total enrollment on financial aid0%
              Total aid available$0

              Application Deadline:
              March 01, 2016 Repeats annually

              More information:

              Application Details:

              This school works with Apple Financial Inc for processing financial applications

              Merit based Scholarships

              LCHS has not provided this information.


              Total enrollment 453
              Average enrollment per grade113
              Gender (grades)9 to 12 (Coed)
              Boarding offered Gr. 9 - 12
              % in boarding (total enrollment)20%
              % in boarding (grade-eligible)20%

              Student distribution:

              Day Enrollment102968974
              Boarding Enrollment23311622



              Admissions Assessments:

              Assessment = requiredGrades
              SSAT (out of province)
              Entrance Exam(s)9 - 12
              Entrance Essay
              Application Fee 

              Application Deadlines:

              Day students:
              March 01, 2017

              Boarding students:
              March 01, 2017

              What LCHS says:

              Please see the full admissions application form at



              Acceptance Rate:


              Type of student Luther College High School is looking for: Luther College High School welcomes students from the local community, across the country, and around the world.

              Day Boarding

              Student Entry Points

              Student Type9101112
              Day Acceptance
              (Acceptance rate)
              120 (95%)10 - 15 (95%)10 - 12 (95%)10 - 12 (95%)
              Boarding Acceptance
              (Acceptance rate)
              5 - 10 (90%)5 - 10 (90%)5 - 10 (90%)5 - 10 (90%)

              University Placement

              Services = offered
              Career planning
              Mentorship Program
              University counseling
              Key Numbers
              Average graduating class size100
              *Canadian "Big 6" placements5
              **Ivy+ placements5

              *Number of students in 2015 who attended one of McGill, U of T, UBC, Queen's University of Alberta or Dalhousie.

              **Number of students since 2005 that attended one of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, University of Chicago, Oxford or Cambridge (UK)

              What Luther College High School says:

            • Over 96% of grade 12 students go on to post-secondary educations.

            • Notable Alumni

              Alumnus Graduation Year Accomplishment
              Henry  Taube 1932 In 1983, Dr. Henry Taube was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

              Stories & Testimonials


              A supportive and vibrant community.

              Luther College provides students and faculty with an educational environment in which they will develop the intellectual tools and personal skills that will enrich their personal lives and enhance their service to others. Luther strives to be a supportive and vibrant community, which in turn encourages its members to be sharing and caring members of our wider society. ...

              A heritage of scholarship, freedom, and faith.

              Distinguished by the Lutheran heritage of scholarship, freedom and faith, Luther College serves the wider community. The College seeks to provide the highest quality of teaching to prepare students for university studies and high quality co-curricular programs to promote leadership and initiative. The College seeks to expose students to Christian faith and practice while being open and fair to the other religious traditions represented in its student body. ...

              Developing each individual's potential.

              Luther College is a community committed to quality education, the growth of human knowledge and service to the world. The College aims to provide an intellectual and Christian environment in which people can develop their individual potentials, expand their awareness of God's world, and serve the wider needs of society. ...

              In the News


              August 17, 2015 - Luther College celebrates grand opening of new facilities

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              August 17, 2015 - Luther College celebrates 100 years

              On October 10-13, 2013, Luther College celebrated A Century of Faithfulness in Regina, Saskatchewan. read more.

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