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Admissions: Frequently Asked Questions 
What is the student dress code?
The student dress code exists to guide students in their dress, to reflect that we are a Christ-centered community, and to create an environment that is appropriate for learning to take place. Lutheran West does not have uniforms, as we believe that the dress code is an opportunity for young adults to learn how to properly represent themselves, our school, and our Christian morals with their appearance. In a nutshell, the dress code requires business casual clothing, with appropriate modesty, neatness, and non-extreme attire. The dress code in its entirety is available to students and parents at any time in the Student & Parents Handbook. 
Does Lutheran West offer bus service?
Yes, to and from some areas. To learn more about our bus pickup and dropoff locations, contact Mrs. Kelly Browning, Director of Admissions, at [email protected] or in the Admissions Office at 440-799-8328.
How do I apply for tuition assistance?
All applications for admission and for tuition assistance are gathered through a system called FACTS. When you apply to Lutheran West, you will also have the opportunity to apply for tuition assistance. The tuition assistance application is completed under the same FACTS account as the application. 
What scholarships are available?
Lutheran West offers merit-based scholarships based on academic and/or arts aptitude. Also available are non-merit-based scholarships, which are given to students who meet certain criteria (i.e. active membership at an Association Church or Partner Church, multiple siblings enrolled, child of a full-time Christian school teacher or pastor).
To view a detailed list of current scholarship opportunities, click here
What other discounts or tuition credits are available?
Additional financial assistance may be available and is dependent on family need and circumstances. Tuition assistance is allocated by the Admissions Office under the direction of the Principal and Director of Admissions.
All applications for admission and for tuition assistance are gathered through a system called FACTS. When you apply to Lutheran West, you will also have the opportunity to apply for tuition assistance. 
What's the best time of the year to apply?
In order to be considered in the first wave of applications (for both enrollment and tuition assistance), prospective students are encouraged to apply by December 31. Although the bulk of applications completed and received by our Admissions Office by 12/31, applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year.  Admission applications for any future school year can be submitted beginning September 15 of the prior year.
International Students at Lutheran High School West

Lutheran West has hosted students from countries around the world, including China, Korea, Mexico, the Ukraine, and Germany. Each of our international students is placed with a host family affiliated with Lutheran West.Lutheran West is blessed to welcome international students to our school, and we embrace the cultural enrichment provided to our community through students from other nations. 

Host Families Provide a Nurturing Environment
Our host families provide a nurturing and caring environment for students to experience life and studies in the United States.  The faculty, staff and students of Lutheran West provide a welcoming environment to visiting students, encouraging their participation in educational, faith-building and extra-curricular programs.

Our Location: Rocky River, Ohio
Lutheran West is located in Rocky River, Ohio, a part of the midwestern Great Lakes region of the United States. Named for the river that forms the town's eastern border, Rocky River is an affluent western suburb of Cleveland, Ohio and is conveniently located approximately nine miles west of downtown Cleveland and 15 minutes away from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Cleveland is approximately 346 miles east of Chicago, Illinois and 462 miles west of New York City. Bordered by Lake Erie on the north and the Rocky River and Cleveland Metroparks on the east, the city’s location is unique. Rocky River residents can boat, fish, and swim on Lake Erie and take advantage of nine city parks as well as the Cleveland Metroparks for woods, playground equipment, picnicking, fishing, biking, and countless other activities. Rocky River has beautiful residential homes along the lake shore and throughout the community, new residential developments including clusters homes and townhouses, a wide variety of retail businesses for shopping, corporate facilities as well as other commercial developments, two theaters, many restaurants, and two private clubs (Westwood Country Club and Cleveland Yachting Club).
Students from China
Lutheran West has partnered with Three W International to enroll international students from China.  If you are a student, parent, or agent from the region of China and are interested in applying to Lutheran West, please contact them by clicking here.
Inquiries regarding international student matriculation at Lutheran West can be directed to Director of Admissions Kelly Browning: 440-799-8328 (direct line) or [email protected]
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