Grounds for Our Future - Progress to Date

We are thrilled that St. Luke’s School is in the final stages of making The Field a reality -- a place where children can learn and play from the roof of the school, enjoying stunning views of New York City. Catherine Corry and Rebecca Morse, Grounds for Our Future Co-Chairs, are working with architects to develop The Field of our students’ dreams, knowing that outdoor space is precious and that our athletics staff look forward to expanding our offerings once this space becomes a reality. 

The Grounds for Our Future campaign was launched in 2018 as a vision to maximize the outdoor spaces on the St. Luke's School grounds. Our child-centered playground opened to rave reviews in September 2019, and our renovated courtyard and amphitheater made in-person learning, socialization, and small classroom gatherings possible in September 2020, and it has continued to enhance the life of the school ever since.  

Thanks to the generosity of our community to date, we have received nearly $6,000,000 of our $7,000,000 goal, which enabled us to address Phase 1 and Phase 2 of our project. We are currently fundraising for Phase 3, The Field, to be built on our roof. The sooner we can raise the remaining funds, the sooner we can see the children learning and playing on that roof!

Rendering of Play Field

Phase 1 - Playground

Timelapse of Playground Construction - 2019

With your support


We will also transform our rooftop with a play field and social seating, as well as an area to learn and grow.

Rendering of Learning Space
Rooftop Design
The rooftop design.
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We are truly grateful that the work we are doing together continues to serve our children in unexpected and beautiful ways.

Learning outdoors!

Our beautiful courtyard and amphitheater are enjoyed by our students daily.

Our amphitheater.

Phase 2 - Courtyard

Enjoy this video created by Michael Rourke, Grade 1 parent and Grounds for Our Future Steering Committee member.

Upper School students together on the playground.