LuHi’s Wooded 32-acre campus is located in the North Shore community of Brookville.

Under the leadership of the Rev. Ed Stammel (Trinity Lutheran Church, Hicksville) and a group of dedicated pastors, 17 Lutheran congregations united in the late 1950’s to found a Lutheran high school to serve the Long Island community. The newly formed Lutheran High School Association of Nassau and Suffolk Counties purchased the former Deering Howe Estate built in the 1920’s as the site for the school.

Long Island Lutheran Junior/Senior High School (LuHi) officially opened its doors in 1960. From its beginning, the private school developed a student body rich in ethnic, religious, economic, and social diversity, a tradition that continues today. It grew into a strong college-preparatory school, always forward-thinking in its educational philosophy. Its core mission endures, providing a middle and high school experience where God’s young people can achieve, believe and belong – becoming thoughtful, learned leaders, developing a personal faith life, and belonging to an extended family – the LuHi Family.

Group of students standing on the High Pool steps in the 1960s
Teacher working one-on-one with student in 1970s

Continued development of the campus has enriched the learning environment from its North Shore estate beginnings. A number of classroom wings, two large gymnasiums, a chapel/performing arts center, expanded student common areas including a dining hall and ministry center, renovated Library and media services, a performing arts wing, a dedicated fitness center, and upgraded outdoor athletic fields have added spacious learning environments to the original campus.

LuHi is a leader in Christ-centered education. We are accredited by both Middle States and the New York State Association of Independent Schools and are proud to be recognized as a School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. We aim to provide students with the academic, social, and spiritual learning experiences that will shape them into responsible global citizens. As a community of faith, we believe that providing our youth with a well-rounded education is necessary for developing their hearts and their minds.

Group of students standing in outside of the school building in the 1980s
Group of students at an outdoor event in the 1980s or 1990s

Our school community is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, providing challenge and enrichment for students with varying gifts and talents. With the support of a talented and dedicated faculty, Long Island Lutheran students approach their studies with enthusiasm, confidence, and determination.

The best way to experience the uniqueness of LuHi is to visit our Brookville campus. You will find our vision of developing compassionate and educated leaders for the future evident in all of our students, from Grade 6 through Grade 12.

Group of students on the stairs in the mansion in the early 2000s