Prospective families may view the ENROLLMENT HANDBOOK for detailed information about the enrollment process, financial aid, and scholarships.
Tuition & financial Aid
LHS graduates are extremely well prepared for success beyond high school as a result of the rigorous college-prep education they receive. Students experience a Christ-centered environment that is focused on helping them grow spiritually so that the Gospel message of salvation through Jesus Christ continues to be a strong part of their daily lives beyond high school.
We would like to visit with you to discuss Lutheran High School’s tuition rates, payment plan options, scholarships and financial aid opportunities. Please contact Micah Braddy, Director of Enrollment.
A Lutheran High School education is an investment in your child’s future.
Lutheran High School believes that the cost of education is a shared responsibility between the school, the church and the families themselves.
Keeping this shared responsibility in mind, the tuition rate for the 2023-2024 school year is $11,429. Read the 2023-2024 Tuition letter from our Head of School, Dr. Craig Ernstmeyer.
A variety of scholarships and grants are available to students in grades 9-12. See the Scholarships & Grants information below for a brief description.
LHS makes every effort to assist those families who demonstrate financial need. Tuition Scholarships (needs-based financial aid) are available for families who qualify as determined by the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment. All Tuition Scholarships are awarded on a per year basis and must be applied for on an annual basis.
Scholarships & Grants
In order to be eligible to receive scholarships, students must be enrolled at LHS before April 14, 2023 (Note – this does not apply to Association Scholarships as those are chosen by High School Association Churches and Schools). Please refer to the Enrollment Handbook for more information, including specific scholarship criteria. Please note, for the incoming Class of 2027 from the High School Association elementary schools, scholarships will be awarded/presented at your Graduation / Commencement Service.
A student who is a confirmed member of a Lutheran High School Association church, or who has a parent that is a member of an Association church, will be given a discount. This discount is possible because each of the nine Association churches contribute to the funding of Lutheran High.
Families who have more than one child attending LHS are eligible for a 15% discount for each additional child.
The Lutheran school principal, in consultation with the 8th grade teacher(s), selects the scholarship recipient. Selection is made based on the student’s Christian examples and the use of their God-given talent to demonstrate exceptional academic achievement in the classroom.There is no application for this scholarship; recipients are selected by the Association.
Each Association congregation selects one recipient for each seven students that enroll in grade 9 from that church. The pastor and/or pastoral staff of the church selects scholarship recipients. The scholarship is to be awarded to students who: demonstrate a Christian lifestyle and willingness to serve others, show potential for and interest in considering full time church work professions, have parents who demonstrate support for consideration of full-time church work professions by the student, and agree to participate in the “Kingdom Worker” program of activities designed to inform and encourage students to consider church work professions.There is no application for this scholarship; recipients are selected by the Association.
Each Association church selects one recipient that enrolls in grade 9 from that church. The Youth Minister/DCE, Youth Board or its equivalent selects scholarship recipients. Selection is made on the basis of demonstrated Christian leadership in the youth programs of the church.There is no application for this scholarship; recipients are selected by the Association.
The Brad Walters Scholarship was established and is funded by the Walters family in memory of Brad Walters, a member of the St. Charles Lutheran community who believed deeply in the necessity of Christian education for young people. He worked tirelessly to establish Lutheran High School. The purpose of the scholarship is to help students with great potential obtain a Christ-centered education at Lutheran High. Selection is made on the basis of academic record, ability, demonstrated commitment to service, and evidence of a Christian lifestyle.Nominations for this scholarship are received from Association congregations. Applicants will receive a nomination form directly from LHS when they are nominated.
The Clara and Patsy Beachler Scholarship was established and is funded by Jerry and Karen Steinbach in loving memory of Karen’s mother and grandmother who believed strongly in Lutheran education. Their commitment in providing that Christian education for Karen has prompted her to provide this scholarship in the hope of making that same opportunity available to other young women.Nominations for this scholarship are received from Association congregations. Applicants will receive a nomination form directly from LHS when they are nominated.
Based on financial need and available to all students, LHS utilizes FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment as a means to provide tuition assistance to our families. All applications are submitted through FACTS online. All needs-based scholarships are awarded on a per year basis and must be applied for on an annual basis.
Caryen M. Nolle Memorial Scholarship
The Caryen M. Nolle Scholarship Endowment Fund at the LCMS Foundation was created in 1997 with a contribution by William H. and Diana E. Nolle in memory of their daughter Caryen, LHS Class of 1996. Caryen passed away after a brief illness while she was a first-year student at Concordia University in Mequon, WI. Caryen intended to become an educator at a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod school.There is no application for this scholarship; recipients are selected by LHS.
The Dave Viviano “Coach V” Memorial Scholarship was established by Pat Viviano and her daughters and son in loving memory of their husband and father, Dave. Coach V spent 40+ years as a basketball coach at Lutheran High School, Immanuel St. Charles, and Grace Chapel. The application process will open on March 1, 2023 for the 2023 - 2024 school year.
The Derek Griffitts Memorial Scholarship was established and is funded by Harry and Denise Griffitts in loving memory of their son Derek. Their commitment speaks to the impact LHS had on their son. Derek loved Lutheran High School. He loved his classmates, athletics, his coaches, his teachers and his classes. He loved the feeling of “family.” Harry and Denise Griffitts want to share these opportunities with other young people. The application process will open on March 1, 2023 for the 2023 - 2024 school year.
The Justice Simmonds Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Justice Simmonds, LHS Class of 2020. Justice loved Robotics and was an active member of the LHS Roboteers. He was dearly loved by his classmates and friends. The application process will open on March 1, 2023 for the 2023- 2024 school year.
LHS administration selects the recipients based on materials submitted by the students, based on the criteria for each scholarship.
LHS will award up to five LHS Community Leadership Scholarships each year to the top incoming freshmen who are not members of an LHS Association church. The application process will open on March 1, 2023 for the 2023 - 2024 school year.
Each of the following scholarships are awarded by organizations supporting LHS. Please contact each organization directly for more information.
Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship
Jason Sikorski Scholarship
Wayne C. Kaufmann Charitable Foundation at YouthBridge Community Foundation
Leona R. Doherty Lutheran Endowment Scholarship
Olivia & Emma Allen Endowment
Teresa Jo Scholarship