Our Response to COVID-19

At St. Luke's School, we're not just responding to COVID-19. We are finding ways to evolve and adapt that serve our students and our mission. We are reimagining and re-envisioning. Most of all, we're continuing to learn and live with joy and openness, during an unprecedented time.

From the start of our planning, we have known that it would be a worthwhile endeavor to open our doors to students for in-person learning during COVID-19. It has been more of a blessing than we imagined. 

I firmly believe that this pandemic has revealed the best of our community. Our children remain bright, inquisitive, kind, resilient, and joyful. Our faculty and professional staff have demonstrated dedication, professionalism, selflessness, and love of their craft and for your children. Our parents have offered compassion, understanding, patience, and support. Together we have faced great challenges with a belief that we can surmount them, now and as we plan for the future ahead of us. We have adapted to change with agility and a determination to serve children. And most importantly, we have engaged each other with kindness, forgiveness, and an assumption of good intent. As we navigate this pandemic, there is comfort to be found in this school and with this community.

In spite of the difficulties of the year, we have uncovered great joy. It is found at the intersection of curious and loving children, talented and dedicated teachers and staff, and collaborative, kind parents. Whether in person or fully remote, the learning and community at St. Luke’s School is rich; our children are happy and thriving; our teachers deliver excellent instruction and “care-full” support; our community is finding ways to connect and support each other. For that, we thank you.

May we pursue joy in learning during all trying times,

Bart Baldwin
Head of School 


 

Watch and listen to St. Luke's students as they reflect on 2020. Video courtesy of the Christmas Fair Co-Chairs.

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
 

  • We are building a safe and healthful school that serves and protects our children and professional staff. Review our Guidelines & Protocols to learn how.

     
  • We are building challenging, flexible, and innovative curriculum and instruction based on best practice. See examples of how St. Luke's approaches Life & Learning during COVID-19.

     
  • We are building a community and program that supports the social and emotional lives of those within it, and working hard to support all learners academically.

     
  • We are building a covenant together to make wise decisions outside of school so we can protect and support the lives and work that take place inside our school.
OUR covenant
 

We have often spoken of our community covenant to serve our children, each other, and a greater good.

This aspirational focus defines and strengthens the St. Luke’s School family. There are those in our community who face immediate health risks, and seemingly casual choices we make may have a serious impact on them. With over 250 families and nearly 100 professional staff members, the sheer impact a careless decision can have on many lives is significant.

Living our community standards of compassion, dignity, respect, honesty, and excellence calls us to support each other with wise decisions and to understand that what may feel like a sacrificial choice is actually a service to the greater good.