St. Luke School has high expectations for its students. Our students are accepted based on the belief that they are able to handle a strong academic curriculum. We employ several assessment tools that are used to monitor individual student performance as well as collective data. Those assessment tools include the ITBS in grades 1-8, and Renaissance Learning STAR Reading and STAR Math. Data collected from these tools is ultimately used to evaluate programmatic needs. Our students regularly score one to two grade levels above placement on all of these tests. Student achievement on these tests is reviewed at our annual staff retreat, and is highly effective both in pinpointing strengths and in determining areas for growth.
St. Luke School uses a variety of resources to support the SLS curriculum perspective. Our curriculum is based on age appropriate activities as well as opportunities for authentic individual and group learning projects. The curriculum was also developed to meet individual student needs. All teachers take student potential very seriously when designing lessons. Teachers ensure all learning styles are met by incorporating different methods, activities, technology, and supplemental material into the curriculum. Curriculum and instruction are reviewed regularly at department and subject area meetings. Our curriculum is designed to exceed state standards as well as those of area public and private schools. A complete copy of our curiculum is available in both Media Centers for review. For a listing of the textbooks and curriculum support materials used, please click here.
Our curriculum is well rounded, and provides many opportunities for students to develop their potential in the areas of art, music, drama, Spanish, STEAM, and physical education. Electives/specials offered at select grade levels include Dramatic Play, Public Speaking, Consumer Science, Military History of the 20th Century, Introduction to World Religions, Geometry, and Yearbook. Students have the opportunity to make an impact in extracurricular activities by participation in the National Junior Honor Society, the Student Council, a Praise Band, the Student Ambassador program, the Broadcast Team, the Tome Society (reading club), the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as a school mascot, Velocity, Math Teams, Drama Kids International, FIRST Lego League Jr., Helping Our Planet Earth (“HOPE”) Recycling Club, the Spring musical, a St. Luke Church Bible study, and the St. Luke Church choir.
Our Junior Kindergarten through fifth grade students have access to two playgrounds on campus, at which they enjoy recess three or four days each week (depending on grade level). Those students attend PE class on the days they do not visit the playground. Our structured PE program exposes them to a variety of skills and sports at an early age.
Middle School students attend PE all year in the sixth grade, and for one semester during their seventh grade year. In addition, seventh grade students also attend Health class for one semester. Eighth graders have the option to choose PE as an elective for one semester of their final year at SLS. Both the PE and Health classes stress the importance of exercise and nutrition for a lifetime of well-being.
St. Luke also offers a full interscholastic sports program for students in grades 5-8. Sports offered include cross country, cheerleading, dance, girls and boys basketball, volleyball, golf, tennis, swimming, equestrian, wrestling, girls and boys soccer, baseball and softball. Lower school students have several options for getting involved in athletics as well, through intramural basketball, elementary tennis, basketball and soccer clinics, a wrestling club, and a weekend cheer and dance camp. For more information on our sports program, please visit our Athletics page.