From the start of our planning, we knew that it would be a worthwhile endeavor to open our doors to students for in-person learning during COVID-19. It was more of a blessing than we imagined. Now, as we look toward more chances to come together in-person as a community, we can reflect upon the challenges and joys that we have faced together, and together, we forge ahead.
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.
In spite of the difficulties of the 2020-2021 school year, we uncovered great joy. It was 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 remained rich; our children remained happy and thriving; our teachers delivered excellent instruction and “care-full” support; our community found ways to connect and support each other. For that, we thank you.
Now, in the middle of another year of safe and joyful in-person learning, we do so knowing that no matter what comes our way, we can trust the comfort that will always be found in this school and with this community.
May we pursue joy in learning during all trying times,
Head of School
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.
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.