Lutheran High School of Indianapolis officially opened its doors on August 30, 1976, as a school for Christ-centered secondary education to fourteen students in grades 9 and 10 at 4100 South Post Road, Indianapolis.

The school colors, maroon and gold, were chosen on September 28, 1976.

The school mascot, “Saints,” was determined on November 23, 1976.

A school fight song and alma mater was written by Mrs. Barbara Weber, a parent of a student during 1976.

Class rings were first designed in the fall of 1977 by Herff Jones for the Class of 1979.

The first yearbook, the Legend, was developed in 1978.

The Student Council first met in the spring of 1978.

The first commencement was held on Sunday, May 20, 1979.

On December 10, 1980, Lutheran High School received its secondary accreditation with the Indiana Department of Education, and then in 1987, received First Class Accreditation from the Indiana Department of Education.

LHSI became a member of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges in March, 1996.  The school became accredited with the National Lutheran School Accreditation that same year.

The first Honor Society inductions were held on January 11, 1982.

The first teams in Academic Competitions were organized in 1987-1988.

The first phone-a-thon was conducted in April 1979.

The first LuFest was held in March of 1983.

Dick BlockLHSI became a member of the Indiana High School Athletic Association on January 21, 1981.

The Saints Athletic Booster Club was first organized in 1981.

Dedication of the current facility on 5555 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis was held on May 1, 1991.


A 35,000 square foot expansion to the building was dedicated on May 3, 1998.

The current facility totals 61,750 square feet and is part of a complex contained within 18.5 acres.

Enrollment reached a high of 299 in Fall 2007 and currently is at 240 as of Fall 2013.  The graduates of the Class of 2013 brought the number of alumni to 1509.

Legacy Studentsx300Thirty-one second generation students are attending or have graduated from Lutheran High School.

For more information on the history of Lutheran High School of Indianapolis click here to read 25 Years in God’s Grace:  1976 – 2000.

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