Our Episcopal Identity
The Episcopal Church prides itself on openness and flexibility. At St. Luke's School, we are committed to learning how to live and learn well within communities of diverse age, gender, ability, sexual orientation, race, religion, and socio-economic status.
We help children respect themselves, learn about and respect each other, and experience joy in the world around them. We actively seek families of all faiths and backgrounds. Multiple perspectives, multicultural themes, and issues of equity and justice are incorporated into the curriculum. Read more about the school's commitment to diversity.
It is important that children learn how to use their gifts in ways that help others. Service beyond self is an integral part of daily life at St. Luke’s. It begins with simple classroom jobs or being an older partner to a younger child. It continues with grade-level, school-wide, and individual opportunities and requirements for community service.
We emerge as fully formed people through respecting traditions and learning to think for ourselves. Moral and ethical discussions are a fundamental part of school life. Classrooms are places where children can freely ask questions, engage in meaningful dialogue on issues of ultimate importance, and express their feelings and opinions.
Children learn about many faiths and have opportunities to reflect upon their own spiritual lives. The Religious Education program gives students the tools to approach, explore, and better understand a wide variety of religious experience across time and place.
We believe in individual responsibility and personal growth. There is an expectation that children will strive to fulfill the St. Luke’s School community standards of excellence, respect, compassion, dignity and honesty.
We help children learn how to work through difficulties and conflicts in ways that result in greater understanding and leave each person’s dignity intact. As they move through the grades, children are expected to demonstrate increasing levels of independence, self-awareness, and responsibility.
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