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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 5-12
Year Founded1927

Student Body

Total Students565 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeSt. Luke's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers86 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesArt 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 score1320
Average ACT score29
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNov. 30 / Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$39,980
Tuition NotesTuition 2017-2018: MS - $39,980 US - $41,740
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$33,390
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorGinny Bachman
Admissions AssociateMichael Rupp
Endowment Size$29.7 million


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBaseball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.30 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Affinity Groups, Amensity International, Autism Speaks, B Kind, Chess Club, China Care, Debate Team, 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, School Newspaper-The Sentinel, STOMP Out Bullying, Student Government (Middle and Upper School), Support Our Soldiers, Yearbook, Young Men of Color, Young Women of Color

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club (Middle and Upper School), Blues Band, Drama (Middle and Upper School), Radio Station-WSLX, Theatre 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-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 our mission by helping students develop exceptional leadership ability.
  • 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, a One Plus One (iPad plus laptop) program, 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, they seek resources on and off campus, and they present 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 and present their findings at our annual Scholars Symposium.
  • St. Luke's is a secular, college-preparatory day school. We  serve grades 5-12. Located in New Canaan Connecticut, St. Luke`s 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. St. Luke's offers and 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 home to the Center for Leadership-offering signature global education, service learning and leadership-focused programs.
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