Lumen Christi Catholic High School was founded in 1968. Built to meet the contemporary educational needs of the Catholic youth of Jackson, Michigan, Lumen Christi’s establishment marked the merging of two Jackson Catholic Schools: St. John’s and St. Mary’s. Lumen Christi High School operates under the direction of the Bishop of Lansing through the Diocesan Board of Education and is maintained by local Catholic Parishes.
Top Catholic School in Michigan
Lumen Christi ranks among the top Catholic High Schools in the state of Michigan. As a regional school, Lumen Christi’s students come from five surrounding counties and represents a diversity of economic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. The school’s campus, located in Summit Township, encompasses 172,200 square feet of property. The state-of-the-art facility is outfitted with a comprehensive library and resource center, a domed gymnasium that accommodates up to 3000 people for sporting and community events, a chapel, several computer labs for digital learning, and a dual-purpose cafeteria and auditorium that seats up to 700. The school also features one of the first high school human physiology labs in the Midwest, designed to enhance science, technology, engineering, and math courses.
1968 – 2021
Since opening in 1968, Lumen Christi High School has championed academic excellence distinguished by the Catholic faith. With over 50 years as a demonstrated leader in education, Lumen Christi has cultivated a thriving community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and parents.
Growth & Acedemic Success
At Lumen Christi, we are committed to fostering a nurturing environment that supports each student’s personal growth and academic success. The Lumen Christi academic program is built upon five core values: living faith, achieve excellence, develop character, be warm and welcoming, and promote teamwork. We offer a rigorous curriculum designed to challenge students to think critically, including Advanced Placement courses, a range of extra curricular activities and athletic programs, extensive career and college resources, and attentive and supportive guidance. Our goal to encourage students to pursue their interests and flourish both intellectually and spiritually so that they may realize their full potential.
As members of a shared faith community guided by the Catholic tradition, our students are inspired to live and act according to the word of God and to be the Light of Christ to all in this lif and for Eternity. We celebrate integrity and accountability and teach students to do what is right, as opposed to what is easy. Over the course of their education, students at Lumen Christi develop the skills to become life-long learners and leaders who serve their families, church, and community.