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 Membership(s)School Assoc.||Institute for Independent Education|
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades 5-12|
|Total Students||565 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 21%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||86 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||13 students|
|Number of AP Courses||20 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||1320|
|Average ACT score||29|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Nov. 30 / Jan. 15 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$39,980|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition 2017-2018: MS - $39,980 US - $41,740|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$33,390|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Ginny Bachman|
|Admissions Associate||Michael Rupp|
|Endowment Size||$29.7 million|
|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 Skiing, Baseball,|
Cross Country, Field Hockey,
Ice Hockey, Lacrosse,
|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
- 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.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Greens FarmsGrades: PK-12 | 657 students
35 Beachside Avenue
Greens Farms, CT 06838
- StamfordGrades: PK-12 | 675 students
1450 Newfield Ave
Stamford, CT 06905
- GreenwichGrades: PK-12 | 964 students
100 Maher Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
- DanburyGrades: PK-12 | 374 students
91 Miry Brook Rd
Danbury, CT 06810
- EastonGrades: PK-12 | 222 students
660 Morehouse Road
Easton, CT 06612
January 23, 2018
What is private school really like? Is there any truth to the rumors you keep hearing? Let's find out.
January 23, 2018
Depending on their family circumstances, our Presidents received a wide range of primary and secondary schooling.
January 23, 2018
A fascinating look at where our first Presidents went to school.