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St. Luke's School

St. Luke's School is a coeducational private Episcopal school for students in grades Pre-K through 8.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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A coeducational Episcopal day school located on a two-acre landmark block in the West Village, St. Luke’s School offers a balanced and challenging Junior Kindergarten through Grade 8 curriculum that serves students of all faiths.

The academic program balances basic skills and critical thinking with collaborative learning and interdisciplinary study. The School comprises two divisions: Lower School (Junior Kindergarten - Grade 4) and Upper School (Grades 5 - 8). The core curriculum in reading, writing, and mathematics is complemented by science, foreign language, physical education, and multimedia technology. Arts and creative expression are an integral part of daily life.


The Lower School offers an enriched and nurturing environment in which young children can flourish both academically and socially. Grade-level teachers and specialists work as an instructional team to promote a balance between academic fundamentals and enrichment.

Critical thinking, creativity, reasoning, and foundational skills are emphasized throughout the program. Cooperative learning and small-group instruction maximize student learning. Class projects, performances, and presentations allow children to share their learning with others.

The Lower School program fosters intellectual risk-taking so that students can develop confidence and competence in all areas of school life to ensure academic success in future years.

The Upper School curriculum simultaneously challenges and supports our older students. The courses build strong academic skills, promote responsible study habits, and help students reason logically and communicate their thoughts clearly, concisely, and effectively in speech and in writing. Group work and cooperative learning foster a climate of respect and appreciation for the unique contributions of each child. Teachers involve students in learning activities requiring them to manage their time and develop an awareness/understanding of how they learn best.

This flexible program accommodates varied rates of development and encompasses a diversity of learning experiences. Students learn through small group and whole class instruction, demonstration, group problem solving, projects, and field trips. Sharing ideas and listening to those of others, researching new material, taking responsibility for themselves and for their work, organizing their materials and assignments, expressing their creativity, problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, and questioning, and seeing service as a privilege as well as a responsibility are learning opportunities and helps students cement their skills.

The Upper School environment provides consistent structure, clear expectations, and predictable routines. Through this period of intense growth, self-definition, and self-awareness, the homeroom base serves an anchor for the students.

Mission Statement

At St. Luke's, we seek to give our students a sound cognitive foundation for their lives and prepare them for admission to and continuing success in future schools. As an Episcopal Church School, and through our relationship with the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, we also seek to do something more.

St. Luke's is a small school, deliberately. Its size enables us to focus on each child as an individual. Its size also allows everyone to know everyone else. It fosters a feeling of family -- a supportive climate of trust and understanding, communicating values and building community. In this environment, children form positive relationships with classmates and teachers, with older children and with younger ones.

St. Luke's is coeducational and heterogeneous. Its students and faculty come from a variety of backgrounds -- racial, ethnic, economic, religious. We value and actively encourage this mutually enriching diversity. It is part of the process of helping each child discover his or her own uniqueness and infinite worth as a human being -- and at the same time, that of others.

St. Luke's is a traditional school, in that it has a strong academic curriculum, high standards, clear and consistent boundaries and expectations. Within that structure, we emphasize freedom. We use varied educational approaches and techniques to help stimulate independent thinking -- to free the children to question, challenge, explore, and pursue truth wherever it leads. We encourage them to express their imagination and creative powers, in science and mathematics as well as in words, music, and art. Interdisciplinary teaching allows content from one subject area to reinforce another and open up fresh insights.

Above all, St. Luke's seeks to awaken in children a lifelong love of learning, a sense of joy and wonder at God's universe, and a deep feeling of connection to the natural world. We hope that whatever they go on to do and be, we will have prepared them to be good stewards of the world's resources -- responsible, caring members of one global human community.



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Academic Calendar: Trimester

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 252
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 17
Kindergarten 37
1 35
2 37
3 22
4 22
5 22
6 22
7 22
8 16

St. Luke's School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing St. Luke's School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 6 : 1
Gender 50% Male / 50% Female


St. Luke’s School embraces fine arts education as an essential component of a curriculum that celebrates the whole child. The fine arts program is grounded in experience and exposure; children are encouraged to take risks and explore creative expression in multiple forms. Children develop artistic literacy through the music, art, and drama programs, uncovering and discovering their own musicality, inner artist, and theatricality. The interdisciplinary curriculum provides vital learning opportunities that promote individual development while fostering cooperative learning experiences. Participation in athletics is an integral part of the student’s life at St. Luke’s. The core values of respect, honesty, compassion, excellence, and dignity are carefully woven throughout our athletic teams. A hallmark of the interscholastic program is that is inclusive and supportive of all students. The program allows students to pursue their interest in sports while developing skills of leadership and teamwork and promoting physical fitness.
  • Drama/Theater
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Basketball

Associations & Memberships

Other school associations

New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)

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