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Mary Gutenkunst

Director of Admissions

As you consider a Lutheran Northwest education for your child, our admissions department is here to help! The best ways to get to know us are to either attend an event from the list below or schedule a tour at your convenience. We also encourage current 8th graders to take part in our “Crusader for a Day“ program. Starting in November, this program allows students to see what life as a Crusader is like by shadowing a current Lutheran Northwest student.

Please feel free to contact us today to learn more, and find out if Lutheran Northwest is a good fit for you! We are committed to supporting and guiding your family through this process. Thank you for your interest in Lutheran Northwest!

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Upcoming Events & Important Dates

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Crusader for a Day

Schedule anytime!

We encourage current 8th graders to take part in our “Crusader for a Day“ program. This program allows 8th grade students to see what life as a Crusader is like by shadowing a current Lutheran Northwest student. Please contact Mary Gutenkunst to set up a “Crusader for a Day” experience.


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Future Crusader Day

Monday, October 28, 2019 (9 AM-12 PM)

This event is the ideal opportunity for your child to get a sense of what it means to be a Crusader. 7th and 8th graders (and parents!) are invited to experience life as a member of the Crusader family at Lutheran Northwest’s annual Future Crusader Day! This exciting day will be packed with fun, food, and fellowship!


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Online Registration


The Lutheran High School Association handles the application process online.

Follow the link below and create a new LHSA portal account to register your student. Upon completing the application, you will be prompted to pay the non-refundable registration fee based on the schedule below. Your new LHSA portal username and password will also be used to pay tuition once the application process is complete.

Registration Fee Schedule:

  • $150 through 1/31/2020

  • $200 through 2/29/2020

  • $250 through 4/30/2020

  • $300 through 5/31/2020

  • $350 beginning 6/1/2020 (along with applicable tuition)


Lutheran Northwest High School Placement Test

High School Placement Tests

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019 (9 AM-12 PM) &
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020 (9 AM-12 PM)

This important test helps determine the best course options for your student as you look ahead to scheduling classes for 9th grade.  If you are considering Lutheran Northwest for your son or daughter, please sign up for one of these dates with Mary Gutenkunst at or 248-852-6677.  The test is free and all supplies will be provided by the school on the day of the test.


Lutheran Northwest Rochester Hills Michigan Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night

Thursday, January 23, 2020 (7 PM-8:30 PM)

Families will receive their child’s high school placement test scores (if taken), get an overview of the Lutheran Northwest curriculum, learn about specific course options for 9th graders, and be able to sign up for an April course scheduling appointment.


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Applying for Financial Aid


We recognize that families need to understand the full financial obligations before committing to attend Lutheran Northwest. With this in mind, we make every effort to be transparent and upfront about the estimated cost of attendance. We offer need-based financial aid to all qualified families. You may apply for financial aid through the Smart Aid website. Financial aid decisions will not be considered without required documentation (2019 W-2 and 1040’s). The deadline is typically April 15, 2020.

Please review the Tuition & Financial Aid information and feel free to apply for financial aid before completing the registration process.



Crusader Open House

February 12, 2020 (6:30 pm-8:30 pm)

Meet many of our dedicated, talented school leaders and discover why Lutheran Northwest is the outstanding high school option in Rochester Hills!

Guided tours covering the pillars of Crusader excellence:
Acclaimed Academics
Awesome Athletics

Amazing Fine Arts
Active Student Life & Leadership
& above all…
A Caring, Christ-Centered Family

Parents and students of all grades are welcome.


Lutheran Northwest Rochester Hills Course Scheduling

9th Grade Class Scheduling

tuesday, march 31, 2020 &
thursday, april 2, 2020

Registered students and their parents will meet one-on-one with an administrator or teacher to select classes for the 2020-2021 school year.  Current grades, teacher recommendations, and placement test results will be used as evaluation tools to help in class selections.  The appointment usually takes 10-15 minutes.  Choose a time that works for you at Curriculum Night or call the Lutheran Northwest office at 248-852-6677.



Physical Exam


Freshmen must have a physical exam on file before school starts in August. The physical exam must be given AFTER WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2020. You may find a link to the Michigan High School Athletic Association Physical Form here. Current physical information must be on file in the office, along with a copy of immunization records, in order for your child to participate in Physical Education classes and all athletics. There are no exceptions.


Lutheran Northwest New Student Orientation Rochester Hills Michigan

Freshmen & Transfer Orientation

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

All new students and their parents should plan to attend this important event!  Dinner will be provided, key information will be shared, and students will have the opportunity to meet their mentors, walk through their schedules, and get their locker assignments.


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1st Day of School!


WEDNESDAY, August 26, 2020

The school year begins with a half-day of classes followed by an “amazing race” mixer activity and lunch for our new Crusaders!