The original Lutheran High School opened in 1946 in the former Mary Institute building at Lake and Waterman. The Crusaders established the first Lutheran High traditions, clubs and athletic teams, creating a strong foundation for generations of Crusaders and Lancers to come.
Lutheran High School remained in the Lake and Waterman location until spring of 1965, when the students helped move the school to its new location at 5401 Lucas and Hunt in North County. The name of the school changed to Lutheran High School North, but the students retained their Crusader heritage with the school colors of maroon and gold.
The members of the Lutheran High School Class of 1965 have a unique story to tell. For nearly four years, they attended the original Lutheran High School at Lake and Waterman. In the last month of their senior year, they helped with the move to the new Lutheran North campus. However, they proudly proclaim their graduation from Lutheran High School (Central) as noted on their diplomas!
Together with their fellow Lancers at Lutheran High School South, opened in 1957, the Crusaders of Lutheran High School and Lutheran High School North form the heritage we know as the Lutheran High School Association of St. Louis.