Tuition

As a parent, you understand how important it is for your child to receive an education that prepares them well for college and a career. You want them to attend a school where they will be challenged academically, as well as supported socially and emotionally.

At LuHi, we are committed to making an excellent education accessible to families on Long Island, New York. We recognize affordability is an important consideration for many parents, which is why we offer variable tuition.

Affording a LuHi Education

A Christian school can offer your child rigorous academics, competitive athletics, and enrichment opportunities for learning, serving, and leading, but you might be concerned about the cost of a private school education.

So many families approach the cost of private education with one of these assumptions:

If this is the tuition, then we can’t afford this school because we don’t earn enough.


OR


We shouldn’t even bother asking about financial aid because I’m sure we earn too much to qualify for any assistance.

Tuition at LuHi is not “one-size-fits-all.”

Our variable tuition program is a means of helping as many families as possible afford the best education they can get for their children. We know this is your biggest priority, and SSS, the financial needs assessment system we use, provides a clear, impartial, and transparent process for determining your family’s financial eligibility.

Variable tuition is a range that spans from 55-80% of the full cost of a LuHi education. No family at LuHi pays the true cost of tuition thanks to the generosity of our annual donors and a robust endowment.

Our variable tuition application (through SSS) is easy to complete, and many families are (happily!) surprised to find out that our exceptional education really is affordable for them, after all.


Growing up in the public school system ourselves, we were initially unsure about sending our children to private school due to high tuition costs.  However, changes in the public school system led us to consider a private school education. We knew it would not be easy to manage a private school tuition, especially when we have 3 children!  It almost felt like buying our house…can we afford this? Where do we have to cut down? Are we crazy? Should they just stay in public school? 

It definitely has not been easy, but every time we attend a LuHi event or talk to a teacher, we know we made the right decision. Our children are happy and safe as they socialize in and out of school with their friends, and they are receiving an outstanding college-preparatory education.  This goes hand in hand with the school’s philosophy of educating the youth in mind, body, and spirit.

George tapia,
current Luhi parent

How much does it cost?

As you consider LuHi, we welcome your questions about variable tuition, payment plans, or whatever else comes to mind. Our Admissions Team (516.626.1736) is here to help you process this decision, so you can decide with confidence which learning environment is best for your child.

Families will either pay the top end of the variable tuition range, or may receive a discount within the range below if they have demonstrated financial need. After variable tuition awards and discounts, our families at LuHi can expect to pay:

Grades 6-12 Variable Tuition Rates 2022-2023

Grade Level

Full Cost of Tuition (Cost to School)

Variable Tuition Range (Cost to Family)

Grades 6-8

Grades 9–12

19,400**

21,400**

9,300 – 15,500*

10,500 – 17,500*

*Top of range tuition amount for parents who don’t qualify or choose not to apply for variable tuition.
**The LuHi Fund and Memorial Endowment Fund contribute an educational discount for every LuHi student.

How much does it cost?

As you consider LuHi, we welcome your questions about variable tuition, payment plans, or whatever else comes to mind. Our Admissions Team (516.626.1736) is here to help you process this decision, so you can decide with confidence which learning environment is best for your child.

Families will either pay the top end of the variable tuition range, or may receive a discount within the range below if they have demonstrated financial need. After variable tuition awards and discounts, our families at LuHi can expect to pay:

Grades 6-12 Variable Tuition Rates
2022-2023

Grade Level

Full Cost of Tuition (Cost to School)

Variable Tuition Range (Cost to Family)

Grades 6-8

Grades 9–12

19,400**

21,400**

9,300 – 15,500*

10,500 – 17,500*

*Top of range tuition amount for parents who don’t qualify or choose not to apply for variable tuition.
**The LuHi Fund and Memorial Endowment Fund contribute an educational discount for every LuHi student.

Application Fees and Deposits
  • Application/Testing Fee – $100
  • Enrollment Contract Deposit (new students) – $600
Student Fees*
  • Student Activity Fee – $700 Covers the cost of mandatory class trips, extracurricular activities, admission to athletic events, technology, and one yearbook per student per year
  • Family Association Dues – $50

*Additional fees may apply for optional activities

Your variable tuition amount can include various discounts and scholarships, such as:

Lutheran Association Discount

Several area Lutheran Association congregations financially support the educational programs at LuHi. Students from these congregations may be eligible to receive a discount of 2,000 off of the base tuition amount. Check with your congregation for details or contact our business office at 516.626.1700 x542.

Multi-Child Discount

For families with multiple children attending LuHi, there is a discount of $500 off the base tuition amount for the second student and $750 off the base tuition amount for the third or more students.

Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) of New York State

Students enrolled in a BOCES program while attending LuHi will pay 60% of the applicable tuition and 100% of the fees. 

Academic Scholarships

All students are eligible to earn an academic scholarship award based on their entrance exam performance.

To learn more about LuHi and how we can help prepare your child, download our free Parent Information Packet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why LuHi?

At LuHi, over 5,000 students in the past 60 years have graduated as compassionate, educated leaders prepared for college and beyond. How do we do it?

  • LuHi students benefit from a rigorous academic program that includes 17 Advanced Placement courses and dual-credit opportunities with Molloy College 
  • Enrichment opportunities inside and outside the classroom allow students to explore interests in visual and performing arts, health, science, service, and more
  • Our competitive athletics program encourages students to practice healthy sportsmanship across 19 team sports 
  • An active counseling department and low student-to-counselor ratio allows LuHi to be intentional about getting to know our students and how to meet their needs
  • Leadership opportunities in service and student organizations promote engagement and growth, creating a school culture where students thrive

Schedule a Tour

If you’re looking for an exceptional learning experience and a caring community, we invite you to visit our campus or register for an Open House and see for yourself what a LuHi education can offer your family.