A Community of Lifelong Learners

At St. Luke's, rigorous academics are embedded in a curriculum that challenges students to stretch and reach intellectually, but also encourages study with heart and with purpose. To inspire a deep, life-long love of learning that is central to St. Luke's mission, and to develop resilient, globally-minded, socially responsible citizens, our curriculum, ethos, and environment are designed to foster the following “thinking” dispositions, also known as St. Luke's Community Goals for Learning:


Wondering at our world, asking questions about it, exploring it.


Being willing to consider and try new ideas, generating alternative options and explanations, and looking beyond the given and expected.

Truth & Understanding

Examining closely, looking for connections, exploring applications and consequences, pulling ideas apart, contrasting concepts, and building explanations.


Thinking about one’s thinking, actively monitoring, regulating, evaluating, and directing one’s thinking.


Living a life of honor, characterized by trustworthiness and moral and ethical strength.

St. Luke’s School is a secular (non-religious), private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving over 30 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.