Frequently Asked Questions
It is our goal to communicate openly with you as we receive information about the expansion of our program. We recognize that these issues are important to your families, and we will share information on this page as frequently and as quickly as possible.
We thank you for partnering with us as we "Adapt" to our new building.
Andrew Bartle of ABA Studio
Chris Norfleet of Séamus Henchy and Associates, Inc.
Archstone Builders LLC
St. Luke's School continues to raise the funds necessary for this expansion project. Please check out Building Our Future for more information, or contact Jocelyn Bowman, Director of Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, St. Luke's has entered into a $12 million loan to finance the construction. The total cost of the project delivered in September 2017 is $27,000,000.
Will the Upper School follow the same pattern as the Lower School in terms of class schedules, student-teacher ratio, and number of teachers per grade?
Ultimately, the program will contain both grade-level and class-specific productions depending on the age of the child, the nature of the material, and the needs of the curriculum.
We have rights to ground-level play space as part of our lease. The Church of St. Luke in the Fields has the right to build a community center on the stretch of playground along Hudson Street, roughly where the play structure is currently located. Once the church builds their community space in several years, we will use both the ground-level playground, most likely for the younger children, and a rooftop playground, most likely for our older children.
How will the PE program change in the long term due to additional classes and an increased nuimber of students?
The structure of PE will remain the same with each grade having classes from 3-4 times a week depending on what is developmentally appropriate. The larger gym is being designed to accommodate classes of 36 so PE will be taught one grade-level at a time.
The development of the dance program and the creation of a dance studio has allowed us to offer a strong physical education program and has opened up our current gym for more classes during construction.