Convening Affinity Groups

An affinity group is a group of people linked by common interests, backgrounds, ideology, or experiences and who gather to support each other. At St. Luke’s, student and parent groups provide supportive spaces for underrepresented groups, playing an important role in ensuring an inclusive community where all are valued, included and empowered to succeed.

Student Groups:

The Student of Color Affinity Group (SOC) is a student-led group which provides opportunities for workshops, discussions and events reflecting the unique concerns and needs of its student members. More importantly, it is a space where students of color are free to share and affirm experiences, building connections and a stronger sense of self. Students in Grade 6 - 8 are welcome to participate. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

The LGBTQ Student Allies Affinity Group (Rainbow Allies) is a group open to students in Grade 6 - 8 facilitated by the Director of Diversity and two faculty members. Students meet to learn about sexual identity, gender identity, and some of the issues that surround them.  All students of this age range are welcome, including allies. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

Parent Groups:

Parents of Students of Color (POSOC) has been created to provide a place for parents to discuss the distinct issues, needs, and experiences of students of color in independent schools. For more information, please click here

The Parents of Students with Learning Differences (POSLD) group meets to provide parents with an opportunity to discuss the challenges and rewards of having a child with a learning difference, as well as share their experiences with parenting a child with a learning difference. The group is co-chaired by Tracy Toon Spencer and Jessica Kleinknecht. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

The LGBTQ Family Alliance (LGBTQ Alliance) is the informal network of St. Luke’s School families who are part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex communities. The group is co-chaired by Elizabeth Keating. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

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