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La Lumiere School to Acquire Historic Property

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In La Porte, La Lumiere School has announced the acquisition of Creekwood Inn in Michigan City as a donation to the school this January . The 30-acre property which is close to Interstate 94 will be known as La Lumiere School, Creekwood Campus. School officials say the home was built in the 1930s by Dr. Lawrence Robrock, and has been operating as the Creekwood Inn under the direction of owner Mary Lou Linnen since 1984. The main 144-acre campus of La Lumiere is five miles to the east on U-S 20 in La Porte. The population at the college-prep school will remain just over two-hundred students, and immediate use of the new property will be as a faculty residence, and for student programs. Here is the news release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

La Lumiere School Acquires Historic Property

La Porte, Ind. – November 19, 2012.  La Lumiere School is pleased to
announce the acquisition in January 2013 of the Creekwood Inn in
Michigan City as a donation to the School.  The property will be known
as La Lumiere School, Creekwood Campus.

Built in the 1930s by Dr. Lawrence Robrock, the 30-acre property has
been functioning as the Creekwood Inn under the direction of owner
Mary Lou Linnen since 1984.  The beautifully landscaped estate is set
in a secluded and beautiful wooded area, directly adjacent to I-94.

La Lumiere School, whose main 144-acre campus sits five miles east on
US20 in La Porte, has committed to be a good steward of the land in
conservation, as well as an extension of its campus.

The population at the college-prep school will remain just over 200
students which is consistent with its mission and recently-completed
Strategic Plan. The immediate use of the property will be as a faculty
residence, and for student programs.

The acquisition comes at a timely point in the School’s history as it
is currently undertaking a Campus Master Plan which will establish a
10-year planning horizon that balances pragmatic needs with visionary
objectives.  Throughout the process, the School will address facility
and programming goals with an eye to campus utilization and
aesthetics.

Headmaster Michael Kennedy looks forward to the extension of the
campus boundaries, “The acquisition of the Creekwood Inn offers many
possibilities, some of which will take years to realize.  We are
thrilled to have the opportunity to extend our programs and facilities
within a short drive from our main campus. In all efforts, La Lumiere
will continue to be a positive force in the community and in the
region.”


About La Lumiere School

La Lumiere School is a co-educational, independent boarding and day
secondary school providing a college-preparatory education based in
character, scholarship and faith.  Our rigorous education, personal
relationships, and focus on values create a rich learning environment
for students.  They are known by faculty, staff and other students
from all grades.  This familiarity enables our students to make
lasting connections, engage in academics, participate socially and
define their path.

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