St. Luke's School

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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Enrollment: 603 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $52,150
  • Acceptance rate: 39%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 29 / Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Luke's School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 5-12
Year Founded
1928

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
77 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
13 students
Number of AP Courses
4 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Acting, African American Literature, America in Film, American Literature, Art Practices: Senior Thesis, Biology, Calculus - Multivariable, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Civil Rights Movement, Classical Scholars Research, Computer Architecture, Computer Science I, Computer Science II, Engineering & Design, European History, Feminist Literature, French Language & Culture, Global Scholars Seminar, Government: Constitutional Law, Government: Legal Studies, Latin Literature, Literary Scholars Seminar, Literature of War, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Political Theory, Programming Languages, Shakespeare, Spanish Language & Culture, Statistics, STEM Scholars Seminar, United States History
Average SAT score
1336
Average ACT score
30
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Students should be dressed neatly in properly fitting attire.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Oct. 29 / Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition 2023-2024: 5th & 6th Grades: $47,750 7th & 8th Grades: $49,850 9th - 12th Grades: $52,150
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$39,800
Acceptance Rate
39%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jason Giffen
Admissions Associate
Michael Rupp
Endowment Size
$44.5 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
48 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Admissions Ambassadors, Animation, App Development Club, Asian Affinity Group, b Kind Club, Building for Nonprofits, Chess Club, China Care, Climbing Club, Debate Club (Middle School), Debate Team (Upper School), Entrepreneurship Club, Feminism Club, Filling in the Blanks Club, Film Analysis, Finance Club, Gender & Sexuality Awareness (GSA), Honor Council, Human Rights Club, Investment Club, Le Cercle Francais, Literary Magazine-The Pendulum, Math Team, Model UN (Middle and Upper School), Music Club, Philosophy Club, School Newspaper-The Sentinel, Service Board, Stay Woke Club, Storm Sounds, Student Council (Middle and Upper School), Student Diversity Leadership Council, Support Our Soldiers, Sustainability Club, T1D Club, Think Pink-Cancer Awareness Club, Veterans Appreciation Club, W.I.S.E. (Women in Stem Education) Club, World Vision Club, Wrapped in Love Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
A Capella Choirs (Male & Female), Blues Band, Choir and Band, Drama (Middle and Upper School), Jazz Band, Radio Station-WSLX, Theater Tech

School Notes

  • Every school has its own personality. St. Luke's families say there is a tangible warmth on our campus. The main entrance captures the spirit of our wonderful community with two essential plaques - a Henry James' quotation, set in stone in our Be Kind Plaza, and our motto, inscribed over St. Luke's doorway: Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve.
  • At St. Luke's, exceptional academics and strong community connections are inextricable. Our alumni cite relationships with teachers as the top value of their St. Luke's education, while parents speak of the skills and responsiveness that distinguish our faculty.
  • We are the only Fairchester school to offer a Center for Leadership.St. Luke's mission is an exceptional education that inspires a deep love of learning, a strong moral compass, the commitment to serve, and the confidence to lead. St. Luke's Center for Leadership advances this mission by helping students develop exceptional leadership abilities.
  • Many families are attracted to St. Luke's blend of traditional education and forward-thinking environment. New ideas and concepts in education are embraced and risks taken. Educators and students have the freedom to explore what it means to learn and grow.
  • St. Luke's designLab offers "mastery" (moving forward as you master concepts) engineering courses, a fully-equipped fabrication lab, and school-wide, design-thinking challenges, including a two-day Hackathon. We also have blended and online learning options and many project-based learning experiences including a January Term where students step out of traditional class routines to work full-time, in groups, on "real world" problems.
  • Students appreciate the chance to try new things and maybe even discover a new passion. We have an extensive visual and performing arts program, and many opportunities for self-expression and exploration. A favorite in the Middle School is Xploration where teams tackle a challenge such as a "world without human interaction, creativity, human rights, healthy food, or technology." Students work together on this challenge, seeking resources on- and off-campus and presenting findings to teachers and peers.
  • St. Luke's has additional signature programs including eighth-grade Declamations - a rite of passage where each student immerses in a semester-long research project and presentation - and our Upper School Scholars Program where seniors may apply to pursue a year-long research initiative, ultimately presenting their findings at our annual Scholars Symposium.
  • St. Luke's is a secular (non-religious), private day school serving grades 5-12. Located in New Canaan, Connecticut, our school attracts families from 30 towns throughout Connecticut and New York. A combination of challenging academics and truly exceptional community support distinguishes St. Luke's and encourages our students to go above and beyond their own expectations. We offer an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture, and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education. St. Luke's prides itself on being a forward-thinking school and is home to the Center for Leadership, which offers signature global education, service learning, and leadership-focused programs.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Luke's School cost?
St. Luke's School's tuition is approximately $52,150 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Luke's School?
The acceptance rate of St. Luke's School is 39%, which is lower than the national average of 69%. St. Luke's School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Connecticut with low acceptance rates.
What sports does St. Luke's School offer?
St. Luke's School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis and Volleyball.
What is St. Luke's School's ranking?
St. Luke's School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for: Highest average SAT score, Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for St. Luke's School?
The application deadline for St. Luke's School is Oct. 29 / Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Oct. 29 / Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Spring Break: No Classes
March 11, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of Classes
June 05, 2024 (Wednesday)
Juneteenth : School Closed
June 19, 2024 (Wednesday)
Independence Day: School Closed
July 04, 2024 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Enrollment: 603 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $52,150
  • Acceptance rate: 39%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 29 / Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Fairfield County, CT is $22,134 for elementary schools and $31,915 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fairfield County, CT is 72% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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