St. Luke’s is coeducational and heterogeneous. Its students and faculty come from a variety of backgrounds – racial, 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…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.

-- Excerpt from St. Luke’s School Mission Statement

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We live in an increasingly global community. The school’s Episcopal identity is deeply rooted in a fundamental belief in the inherent dignity of each human being. We believe that it is essential for students to learn how to live and learn well within communities of diverse age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, race, religion, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity. We are called to help children celebrate their common humanity, embrace the beauty inherent in human variety, and develop a greater understanding of our differences and similarities.

To this end:

  • We actively seek students, families, faculty and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds and faiths.
  • 15% of gross tuition revenue is allocated to financial aid, which is based on demonstrated financial need. Financial aid is granted beginning in Junior Kindergarten.
  • The curriculum presents multiple perspectives and exposes students to varied cultural and historical experiences across time and place.
  • Teachers help children learn to engage in respectful dialogue with one another and to resolve conflicts constructively.
  • We strive to deepen an understanding of one another’s similarities and differences, and we honor the gifts and perspectives that each person brings to our community.
  • Students actively participate in issues of equity and justice. They are also offered the opportunity to participate in two student-led affinity groups: Students of Color (SOC) and LGBTQ Student Allies (Rainbow Allies).
  • The Faculty Diversity Committee ensures that the faculty delves into topics related to multicultural education in a diverse society. Recent topics have included gender studies, learning styles, identity formation, race, gay and lesbian families, and cross-cultural adoption.
  • For parents, the Diversity and Community Building Committee provides programs and forums that deepen our understanding and compassion towards one another, fosters the growth of a more richly diverse school community, and celebrates the many cultures and peoples that make our school and city special. Please contact diversity@stlukeschool.org for more information.

St. Luke's School is a member of A Better Chance (ABC), The Boys Club of New York, Early Steps, and Prep for Prep.

St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in its admissions or employment policies.

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