St. Luke's School

377 North Wilton Road
New Canaan, CT 06840-0684
Tel: (203)801-4833
Grades: 5-12 | 550 students
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St. Luke`s School's mission is to offer an exceptional education that inspires a deep love of learning, a strong moral compass, the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.
We accomplish this through an effective balance of traditional education enhanced by a forward-thinking environment.
New ideas and concepts in education are embraced, risks are taken and educators and students have the freedom to explore what it means to learn and grow.
On our Hilltop, the community is diverse and friendly and the culture inclusive.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 5-12
Year Founded 1927

Student Body

Total Students 550 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 86 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
74%
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 19 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Composition - Language & Composition, English Literature - Literature & Composition, European History, French, Latin, Music Theory, Physics C, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art-2D, Studio Art-D, US Government & Politics, US History
Average SAT score 1310
Average ACT score 29
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Nov. 30 / Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $37,820
Tuition Notes Student tuition for 2015-2016 Middle School: $37,820 Upper School: $39,570
% on Financial Aid
16%
Average Financial Aid Grant $31,000
Acceptance Rate
32%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Ginny Bachman
Admissions Associate Michael Rupp

Sports

Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCrew,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SquashTennis,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 30 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Affinity Groups, Amensity International, Art Club (Middle and Upper School), Autism Speaks, B Kind, Blues Band, Chess Club, China Care, Debate Team, Drama (Middle and Upper School), Environmental Club, Free the Children, Gender & Sexuality Awareness (GSA), Hispanic Latino Club, Investment Club, Literary Magazine-The Pendulum, Math Team, Model UN, Multicultural Student Union, Music Club, Quiz Bowl, Radio Station-WSLX, STOMP Out Bullying, School Newspaper-The Sentinel, Student Government (Middle and Upper School), Support Our Soldiers, Theatre Tech, Yearbook, Young Men of Color, Young Women of Color Autism Speaks, B Kind, Blues Band, Chess Club, China Care, Debate Team, Math Team, Model UN, Music Club, Quiz Bowl, Theatre Tech, Yearbook, Affinity Groups,
Amensity International,
Art Club (Middle and Upper School),
Drama (Middle and Upper School),
Environmental Club,
Free the Children,
Gender & Sexuality Awareness (GSA),
Hispanic Latino Club,
Investment Club,
Literary Magazine-The Pendulum,
Multicultural Student Union,
Radio Station-WSLX,
STOMP Out Bullying,
School Newspaper-The Sentinel,
Student Government (Middle and Upper School),
Support Our Soldiers,
Young Men of Color,
Young Women of Color,

School Notes

  • At St. Luke`s, strong academics and community support are inextricable. Students do their best when they are both intellectually challenged and emotionally supported. Close relationships between parents and exceptionally skilled and caring faculty distinguish St. Luke`s. On our Hilltop, the community is diverse and friendly and the culture inclusive.
  • St. Luke`s mission is to offer an exceptional education that inspires a deep love of learning, a strong moral compass, the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead. We accomplish this through an effective balance of traditional education enhanced by a forward-thinking environment. New ideas and concepts in education are embraced, risks are taken and educators and students have the freedom to explore what it means to learn and grow.
  • St. Luke`s designLab was recently launched and encompasses "mastery" engineering courses, a fully-equipped fabrication lab, and cross-curricular, school-wide, design-thinking challenges-including a 48-hour Hackathon, an annual Rube Goldberg competition, and a Middle School "Mystery Box" design challenge. Other examples include growing online learning initiatives, a One Plus One (iPad plus laptop) program in the Upper School, and a January Term where students step out of traditional class routines to work full-time, in groups, on "real world" problems.
  • St. Luke`s students are encouraged to explore and uncover new passions. In addition to a thriving visual and performing arts program, St. Luke`s offers several programs that foster self-expression, confidence and independent thinking. In the Middle School, Discovering Voices inspires students to experience new ways of thinking and interests. The recent theme of "Taking Flight" had students participating in cross-curricular workshops making their own hot air balloons, launching homemade rockets and mastering gravity-defying dance moves. Additionally, the eighth grade Declamations program is a right of passage where each student conducts a semester-long research project and presents to parents, faculty and classmates. In the Upper School, St. Luke`s signature Scholars program allows seniors to immerse in extensive research around classical studies, global issues, or STEM research.
  • St. Luke`s is the only independent school in Fairfield County to offer a Center for Leadership. The focus is on growing young people`s global and service experiences, while building lifetime leadership abilities (how to communicate, connect, advocate, work with and inspire others). Students enhance traditional academics with "TLC" skills (teamwork, leadership and communication).

Profile last updated: 02/04/2016

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