Did You Know?
The gym officially opened July 8, 1951. The Sunday afternoon celebration, attended by 1,500 people, featured speeches followed by an evening celebration with another 1,500 people in attendance to hear the Luther Choir and the RCMP Band.
The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!
Through the A Time To Build capital campaign, we have added 46,897 square feet of space to Luther College High School, including the Semple gymnasium - the largest high school gym in Regina.
The Tuck Shop for snacks was at the bottom of the south stairs going to what is now the cafeteria. The legendary beans in a cone were considered a healthier & cheaper alternative to what students purchased across the street at the Aintree.
The first LIT was held on January 31, 1953. That year it was a one-day tournament involving sixteen teams from Southern Saskatchewan. All preliminary games were played cross court, two games at a time.
Luther College High School is recognized as one of the four best university preparatory schools in western Canada with as many as 96% of Luther graduates pursuing post-secondary educations.
Did you know there is a 3rd floor to the boy's dorm? It was traditionally assigned to upper level students who were more mature & responsible. Students who lived up there in the 1940’s confessed, in hushed tones, to having a radio when those devices were against school policy.
In the late 1920's, during an in-house baseball tournament, Rex Schneider entered a team called "Prof Schneider's Battling Lions." This is the first hint that someday Luther teams would be known as the Lions.
Advantages of Luther College High School
Luther College High School is a place where academic success is an achievement that students can be proud of.
Luther College alumni receive international academic recognition. In 1983, in honour of his work in the study of mechanisms of electron transfer reactions in metal complexes, Dr. Henry Taube (HS'32, HSU'33) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Dr. Taube graduated from Luther College in 1933. Three Luther College High School graduates have been recipients of Rhodes Scholarships: Greg Brandt (HS’55), Robert Condon McKenzie (HS’66) and Jonathan Pedde (HS’10).
High academic standards and a dedicated teaching staff challenge students to excel. Moreover, student successes are celebrated by teachers and peers alike.
Luther College High School has dedicated itself to enriching the lives of students with a quality level of education that remains unsurpassed. Although most of Luther College HIgh School's students come from Regina and Saskatchewan, 12% come from countries outside of Canada.
Luther College High School affirms the significance of respecting and embracing the cultures of other people. We believe that the cultural diversity in our international student body is a rich and vital experience for all our students. At Luther, students have opportunities to learn about and understand different cultures. Students are able to share ideas and experiences with people from a variety of backgrounds. These opportunities broaden students’ perception of the world, preparing them to take their place in the "global village" of tomorrow.
Luther College provides a Christian context in which students learn and grow. We welcome students from all faith backgrounds and encourage students to explore the meaning of faith and commitment in their own lives. We believe that intellectual and spiritual growth should happen together.
Daily chapel time fosters Luther's Christian community. The whole school gathers each morning to worship, laugh, listen, and learn together. Christian ethics classes are a place where students explore issues and questions involving religious faith, the existence of God, and religions of the world.
Luther College is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. Through the Lutheran Educational Conference in North America, Luther is one of several hundred Lutheran high schools, and seventy Lutheran post-secondary institutions, in the United States and Canada.
The Value of a Liberal Arts Education
Luther College student’s complete high school well-prepared for the challenges of university because they receive an education grounded in the liberal arts tradition. A liberal arts education provides students with a well-rounded, balanced foundation of knowledge and experience upon which to draw. It teaches students how to analyse information, think critically, solve problems, make decisions and communicate effectively. A liberal arts education includes core subjects such as English, history, math and science, as well as electives such as music, drama, film, other languages and physical education.