Frequently Asked Questions

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Who applies to St. Luke's?

    • Students who have demonstrated a consistent record of academic success
    • Students seeking an educational setting with high academic standards
    • Students who want to be actively involved in the life of the school (e.g. performing and creative arts, athletics, student government, student affinity groups, Model UN, etc.)
    • Students from towns in Fairfield and Westchester counties. Thirty-six towns are represented by families at St. Luke's School
    • Approximately 50% of applicants attend public schools and 50% attend independent or parochial schools
    • Candidates represent different gender, racial, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • What are the most important aspects of my application?

    You are the most important part of the application! In addition to a consistent record of academic success, the Admission Committee seeks students who possess these six habits for success: work hard, act honorably, take risks, ask questions, embrace differences, and demonstrate a concern for others. Through teacher and personal recommendations, a current transcript, demonstrated involvement in extracurriculars, a personal interview, and student essays, the Admission Committee assesses each student's ability to thrive in the St. Luke's community. Standardized testing (ISEESSATPSAT, or any standardized testing completed in school) is used to support our assessment of student potential. Students with special talents should not hesitate to submit portfolios or videos of independent work or activities.
  • What percent of applicants are accepted to St. Luke's?

    Admission to St. Luke's is competitive and in any given year acceptance rates will vary by grade. Typically, St. Luke's accepts about one-third of its applicants.
  • Where do St. Luke's School graduates go to college?

    St. Luke's students attend a variety of the most selective colleges and universities all around the country and the world. Please view our list of colleges and universities of our most recent St. Luke's graduates. 
  • What is the geographical distribution of students?

    Each day, St. Luke's students arrive from thirty-six different towns in Connecticut and New York. The top five towns represented are New Canaan, Stamford, Darien, Norwalk and Ridgefield. The bordering towns of New York (Pound Ridge, Bedford, Katonah, and Cross River, to name a few) represent approximately 10% of the student population.

    Transportation is provided by the State of New York for all students living within a 15 mile radius of St. Luke's School. For students residing in Connecticut, St. Luke's works with an independent transportation company that serves families living in Bridgeport, Westport, Weston, Fairfield, Norwalk, Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, and Rowayton.  Students meet at designated stops and are picked up and dropped off at designated times in the morning and afternoon.
  • Are students allowed to have cars on campus?

    Seniors are permitted to park on campus and select Juniors are able to park at a satellite lot. No other students are allowed to drive to school. Seniors are allowed to leave campus during their free periods, as long as they sign in and out accordingly.
  • What is the cost of tuition at St. Luke's?

    Please see our tuition and financial aid page for the latest information.

    There are fees in addition to tuition for items such as books, Parents' Association dues, and grade-level activities which cover day and overnight field trips and special classroom programs. 
St. Luke’s School is a secular (non-religious), private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving over 35 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.