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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

Lutheran Northwest Crusader for a day Rochester Hills Michigan

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.


Lutheran Northwest Rochester Hills High School

Future Crusader Day

Monday, October 29, 2018 (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


For the 2019-2020 academic year, the Lutheran High School Association is handling the registration 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 1/31/2019

  • $200 through 2/28/2019

  • $250 through 4/30/2019

  • $300 through 5/31/2019

  • $350 beginning 6/1/2019 (along with applicable tuition)


Lutheran Northwest High School Placement Test

High School Placement Tests

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019 (9 AM-12 PM) &
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019 (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 24, 2019

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.


Lutheran Northwest Applying for Financial Aid

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 (2018 W-2 and 1040’s). The deadline is typically April 15, 2019.

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


Lutheran Northwest Rochester Hills Course Scheduling

9th Grade Class Scheduling

tuesday, april 9, 2019 &
thursday, april 11, 2019

Registered students and their parents will meet one-on-one with an administrator or teacher to select classes for the 2019-2020 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.


Lutheran Northwest New Student Orientation Rochester Hills Michigan

Freshmen & Transfer Orientation

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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.


Lutheran Northwest Rochester Hills Michigan

1st Day of School!


Monday, August 26, 2019

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