Grace-St. Luke`s Episcopal School is a coed, independent school for age 2 to grade 8, located in the heart of Midtown`s beautiful Central Gardens neighborhood.
Our mission is to prepare boys and girls to become creative problem solvers, confident lifelong learners, and responsible citizens in their communities and the world.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 447 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

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School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
447 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
14 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniforms required Grades 1-8

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Ranges from $6,185-$19,980 for K2-8th Grade
% on Financial Aid
14%
Admissions Director
Shelly McGuire

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Honor Council, Honor Society, Student Council, Thespian Society, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Ambassadors Club, Chess Club, Debate Team

School Notes

  • Grace-St. Luke`s Episcopal School is a coed, independent school located in the heart of Midtown`s beautiful Central Gardens neighborhood. Since 1947, GSL has been preparing boys and girls to become creative problem solvers, confident lifelong learners, and responsible citizens in their communities and the world. 
  • We are excited to be celebrating our 75th anniversary this year and look forward to further enhancing our program and strengthening our community ties under the leadership of new Head of School Dr. Andy Surber.
  • GSL`s ongoing success is driven by an excellent academic program and our long tradition of educating the whole child. Our Episcopal identity as a welcoming, inclusive community is foundational to our philosophy and reinforced by the school`s Formative Five character education program, which emphasizes the importance of empathy, self-control, embracing diversity, integrity, and grit.
  • With a lively play-based Preschool program, a thoughtful and inspiring Lower School curriculum, and an outstanding, challenging Middle School experience, we create bright, kind-hearted, well-rounded graduates who are sought after by high schools throughout the region.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Cary Fowler (GSL '50s) - American agriculturalist and the former executive director of the Crop Trust, currently serving as a senior advisor to the trust. In May 2022, Dr. Fowler joined the U.S. Department of State as U.S. Special Envoy for Global Food Security
    • Mike McCarley '89 - Founder/CEO of TMRW Sports and former president of golf for the NBC Sports Group after leading marketing for NBC's Olympics and Sunday Night Football franchises
    • Shiva Rea '81 - One of the best-known yoga teachers in America and around the world, Shiva is a teacher of Vinyasa flow yoga and yoga trance dance and founder of Prana Vinyasa Yoga.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are famous alumni from Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School?

Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School famous alumni include: Cary Fowler (GSL '50s), Mike McCarley '89 and Shiva Rea '81.

What sports does Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School offer?

Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School offers 12 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School's ranking?

Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School?

The application deadline for Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
5  
Our son is in middle school now but has attended GSL since pre-school. Our family loves the GSL community, the supportive teachers, and the many ways that kids can shine in various opportunities: theater, academics, model UN, chess club, arts, etc. GSL is a wonderful place for a co-ed education!
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We have been at GSL since both my children were three. As a dual working parent it has been wonderful. I always know my children are engaged, learning, and feel safe. They do no want to leave when I pick them up!!! I really can't imagine being anywhere else!
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5  
GSL was a great place for me to grow up. It was a vital part of the growing up process, and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. I am so grateful for the abundance of time that I was able to spend at such a welcoming place.
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5  
Our son has been at GSL since PK and is now in the 2nd grade. GSL is a remarkable school and he has thrived - both academically and developmentally. The teachers and staff are wonderful and truly care about each child. The sense of community this school fosters is fantastic and we can't imagine sending our son to any other school. As a family with two working parents it's great to know your child is in an environment that is not only academically challenging, but where he is happy and well cared for.
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My kids have attended GSL since kindergarten, and we all absolutely love it. The school curriculum is advanced, creative, and engaging. The teachers are amazing. Their devotion to the students is obvious and they''re vital to the progressive, warm environment that makes the school so special. Parental involvement is tops, too -- a great sense of community here. As I said, we love GSL and can't imagine going anywhere else.
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5  
I am an extremely proud alumni of Grace-St. Luke's school and on all accounts I believe it to be the greatest school in Memphis, TN. I believe that I can truly speak on all aspects of GSL because I not only attended school there from Mother's Day Out to 8th grade, but I participated in almost every program there. The academics at GSL not only sufficiently prepared me for high school but led me to academic honors both during and after my time there. The teachers genuinely care about each and every student that comes through their doors and they will do whatever means necessary to help his or her students succeed in their class. I was involved in Theatre, Sports, Student Government (as president), and the Clubs offered on campus which set a precedent in my classmates and me of student involvement which has carried over to both my high school and college life. I know for a fact that I would not be the well-rounded person I am today without the values instilled in me at GSL. My parents will also vouch for how much a GSL education pays off after sending three children there.
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5  
Both of my children have attended GSL since pre-kindergarten. I am thrilled with our school choice. GSL is a great balance of strong academics with a warm, friendly atmosphere.
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My child has only attended two years so far (PK & JK) but GSL felt like home from the very first week. There are a ton of dual working parents and the school is very helpful in that regard with early drop off included in basic tuition (7 am) and very affordable aftercare until 6 pm. The Moms that are able to be at the school during daytime hours have been great in volunteering and taking the load off of those of us with less flexibility. Our entire family feels part of the school community especially with the GSL church offering sports teams during the pre-school years. We look forward to many years to come at GSL!
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 447 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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