An Intentional Education

We are committed to individual, interpersonal, and institutional growth so we can welcome and affirm all families and their children.

Our program is rigorous and developmental:


We consider all subjects core to the student learning experience. By the same right, all aspects of a student's life are important in their school experience: curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular. Our approach to academics is to integrate and marry subjects, and not to hold one above the other. At each grade level, homeroom and specialist teachers collaborate with one another to create essential questions, determine crosscutting concepts, and develop performance-based assessment tasks. Based on this collaboration and their individual expertise and knowledge of professional standards for their grade level, they design curriculum to support children as they achieve their educational goals.

At St. Luke’s, interdisciplinary teaching allows content from one subject area to reinforce another and open up fresh insights.

From nurturing pre-K childhood development activities, through a challenging yet balanced elementary and middle school curriculum, St. Luke’s School offers one of the very best private school academic programs in Manhattan. The academic program balances basic skills and critical thinking with collaborative learning and interdisciplinary study. The school comprises two divisions: Lower School (Junior Kindergarten - Grade 4) and Upper School (Grades 5 - 8). The core curriculum in reading, writing, and mathematics is complemented by science, world language, physical education, and multimedia technology. At St. Luke's, learning is fostered through a sense of belonging. Students find their sanctuaries within the larger fabric of the school community: in the library, which serves as community center and the heart of St. Luke's; in the After School Program, which offers a varied selection of classes or private music lessons; in our Athletics program, where students build a sense of teamwork. Service Learning, Social-Emotional Learning, and Learning Support Services are woven into school life. This way, every student has the support they need to develop into a thoughtful, engaged citizen with a foundation in leadership skills and equanimity, and the tools they need to succeed in academics and beyond.

St. Luke's has had integrated library and drama programs for almost twenty years. In the last ten years, we’ve focused on integrating more aspects of the curriculum. We are committed to arts integration because it uses the power of art to engage students in experiential learning, which is critical in developing creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving and collaboration skills.

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JK students brought down the house for their annual Penguin Dance. They taught us facts about penguins, their behavior and habitats, and even showed us how to dance along!

Kindergarten culminated their study of number groups and counting with a 100th Day celebration.

Grade 1 culminated their year-long study of food production, preparation, and business with their own student-run picnic - "Hooray for May."

Grade 2 studied cities and infrastructure, culminating in their own 3D city constructions. 

Grade 3's study of indigenous peoples, history, and culture ended in an impressive interdisciplinary presentation - "Origin Stories."

Grade 4 presented original poetry in front of a live audience at their annual Poetry Cafe.

Grade 5 put on a stellar show as docents at their annual Egyptian Museum, with hand-crafted replicas of Egyptian artifacts.

Grade 6 students participated in Model UN and learned about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations.

Grade 7 students brought together student work (Grade 8's original poetry), social activism, historical studies, and performance in their Grade 7 Monologues.

Grade 8 students gave outstanding presentations of their Capstone Projects, for which they studied a cause and found a way to contribute to that cause through service.