Luther College (Saskatchewan)

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Luther College at the
University of Regina
Type Federated college of the University of Regina
Established 1971
Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
President Dr. Bryan Hillis
Dean Dr. Yvonne Petry
Academic staff
15
Students Approx. 600
Location Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Campus urban at the University of Regina
Colours White and Blue         
Affiliations University of Regina, UACC
Website http://www.luthercollege.edu/university

Luther College is a university college and high school located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The university campus of Luther College is located on the campus of the University of Regina and serves as a federated college of the university, the high school is located at 1500 Royal Street. There are approximately 600 students and 15 full-time faculty members at the university campus. As a federated college, Luther College is administratively and financially independent, but Luther students earn a University of Regina degree and can take courses at the University of Regina.

History[edit]

Luther College was founded in 1913 as Luther Academy, with classrooms and dormitory space for 32 male students in Melville, Saskatchewan. Women first enrolled as non-residential students in 1920. In 1926, the school relocated to a larger campus in Regina and began offering university level courses. The college used to be officially affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan until 1968, and opened new residence halls and academic buildings on the University of Regina campus in 1971. The high school continues to occupy the 1926 campus.

On December 7, 2007, Saskatchewan Roughriders Head Coach Kent Austin visited the high school to speak to the students and brought the Grey Cup.[1]

Standards[edit]

Luther College High School
LutherCollegeHS.jpg
Address
1500 Royal Street
Regina, Saskatchewan, S4T 5A5
Canada
Coordinates 50°27′16″N 104°39′09″W / 50.45454°N 104.65243°W / 50.45454; -104.65243
Information
School type High School
Motto Quality Education in a Christian Context
Religious affiliation(s) Lutheran
Founded 1913 (in Melville). Moved to present-day campus in 1926.
School board Private
Principal Dr. Mark Anderson
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 460
Language English
Area Regina
Colour(s) Black and Gold         
Team name Lions
Website

Luther College High School (LCHS) is one of the few independent high schools in Saskatchewan.

According to the Luther College Website,[2] it strives to:

  • Maintain a Christ-inspired atmosphere in the total life of the College
  • Assist students in developing a creative and active integration of faith, learning and culture
  • Assist students to probe the dimensions of the Christian Gospel in relation to their own lives and to society
  • Provide opportunities for Christian worship, study and fellowship
  • Give counsel and guidance to students who desire to enter church-related vocations
  • Introduce students to major fields of human knowledge and experience
  • Encourage sound habits of thinking about those ideas and experiences, stimulating imaginative and intelligent responses to them
  • Encourage both faculty and students to strive for high quality standards in their academic performance
  • Make it possible for students to concentrate on one of more areas of learning

Chapel[edit]

Students engage in a daily religious service with Pastor David Peterson.

Athletics[edit]

Luther College has a history of athletics, the school has a variety of sports offered including football, golf, volleyball, soccer, basketball, curling, hockey, cross country running, and track and field. The school is home to Luther Invitational Tournament (L.I.T.), one of the longest-running basketball tournaments in Western Canada.[citation needed] L.I.T. has been held annually in February since 1953. Luther as host team has played in every L.I.T. except one, winning four titles in 1953, 1984, 1990 and 2006. The high school's AAA football team won city titles in 1993, 2005, and 2014, as well as provincial titles in 1993 and 2005; in 2010, the Luther Lions won the 5A Regina Basketball City Championships. In 2016 the boys won the small school soccer city final, the girls also won their third straight city finals.

Notable alumni[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Vanstone, Rob (2007-12-07). "Austin takes message to Luther". Regina Leader-Post. Retrieved 2007-12-09. 
  2. ^ "Luther College". Retrieved 2007-12-09.