Why St. Luke's?
Since 1957, St. Luke's Episcopal School has delivered high quality education in a warm, sweet, loving environment for students in Pre-K3 through 8th grade. St. Luke’s exists to prepare students for everyday life. Our students encounter continuous academic, social, spiritual, and physical opportunities that prepare them to live lives of meaning and fulfillment. Academically, they develop strong reasoning skills they will be able to use in an ever-changing world. In addition, St. Luke’s students learn to think creatively and to work collaboratively.
At St. Luke’s, no child blends into the crowd. We are a school of many different children and we welcome all children regardless of race, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin. Our warm, welcoming environment is a place where everyone knows everyone's name. Small class sizes allow our accomplished faculty to recognize and develop each child's individual gifts and talents.
Challenging and nurturing Mind, Body and Spirit, our community inspires students to lead lives of purpose, faith and integrity.
Spiritual formation is central to the development of our students. We are a faith-based school that values diversity and inclusiveness, and believe that we are created in the image of God who is loving, caring, generous, patient, and forgiving. Through weekly chapel, religious instruction, and chances to serve, St. Luke's students learn the value of investing in other people.
St. Luke’s is an outreach ministry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church through the St. Luke’s Board of Trustees and as an institution of St. Luke’s Church, the School is under the pastoral direction of the Rector.
St. Luke’s students impact their school community on a regular basis through leadership. The ability to make decisions for a class, a division, or even the entire school provides confidence, a stronger buy-in to learning, and understanding of how intricate the process of decision making can be. Our buddy program gives older students chances to demonstrate the values of caring, generosity, and mentoring. Younger students get to lead their peers through jobs in the classroom and by serving in chapel.
St. Luke's Community
We believe the diversity we enjoy makes our school community stronger. Our community members benefit from understanding others’ views as they discover the beauty in the diversity around them. In addition to building their school community internally, St. Luke’s students participate in several external community outreach events every year. They have helped with flood relief, toy drives, presents for the military, and food collections.
"Not only do they help children in their academic performance, they help mold them into wholesome human beings. St. Luke’s focuses on each child’s heart and who they are to become in the future."
St. Luke’s Episcopal School first began in 1957 under the direction of
Kay West and Marjorie Hall. At the time, the student body consisted
of only six kindergarteners. One of those students was current
St. Luke’s grandparent, Brookie Allphin.
“The tradition of caring, spiritual growth, and academic excellence
is a hallmark of our school and has been handed down through
these 65 years, continuing the same today as it was in the beginning.“
– Brookie Allphin
By 1962, the kindergarten program grew to four sections with over
eighty students. First grade was added in 1970. By 1973, we were
up to fourth grade. Fifth grade didn’t come along until 1992.
Finally, St. Luke’s Middle School was added in 2005.
Today we serve over 200 students in Pre-K3 through 8th grade.
Board of Trustees
The St. Luke’s Board of Trustees is charged with the duty to promote the mission of the school by providing a holistic vision for success and by adhering to sound financial practices while also demonstrating proactive governance consistent with the objectives of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Baton Rouge. The Board of Trustees is composed of parents, grandparents, parishioners and friends of St. Luke’s Church and School who provide guidance, service and support to the school’s mission.
Kevin Baucom Chairman
Kostas Plakidas Vice-Chairman
Sarah Hyde Secretary
Taylor Peak Treasurer
Father Bryan Owen Rector
Charles Hoots Head of School
Karsten Thompson Senior Warden
St. Luke’s Episcopal School is approved by the Louisiana Department of Education and accredited by the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools. The school and faculty holds memberships and/or affiliations with the following organizations:
The Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES) is a member in good standing of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Commission on Accreditation. It has voluntarily agreed to abide by the Commission’s Criteria for Effective Independent School Accreditation Practices and to submit to a thorough review and evaluation of its accreditation standards, criteria, and procedures. SAES is recognized by state agencies and by eleven Episcopal dioceses within the six states served by SAES.