Frequently Asked Questions
When is your application deadline?
We have rolling admissions until all classes are full.
Are there expenses other than tuition?
Tuition includes textbooks, school supplies, local field trips, individual class pictures, class pictures, and yearbooks.
$300 device fee for students entering grades 3-8.
Athletic Fees – Students in 3th through 8th grade are offered the opportunity to play on school sponsored teams.
Lunch – Students may purchase lunch by the semester or monthly.
Extended Care – Families have the option of participating in Early Care, After Care or both.
Do you have financial assistance?
Yes. St. Luke’s offers need-based financial assistance for our families. For additional information, please click here.
Do students wear uniforms?
PreK-3 and PreK-4 students wear play clothes. Students in kindergarten through 8th grades wear uniforms that can be purchased from School Time located on Jefferson Highway. Some items are available online at Lands End. Click here to review our uniform policy.
Are all students Episcopalian?
Everyone is welcome, three-quarters of our students are not Episcopalian.
What is the student/teacher ratio?
Pre-K3 – 14 students max per class with a teacher and assistant.
Pre-K4 – 15 students max per class with a teacher and assistant.
Kindergarten – 15 students max per class with one teacher.
1st – 8th grades – 22 students max per class with one teacher.
What are school hours?
School business hours are Monday thru Friday from 7:30am to 4pm.
Pre-K3 thru 5th grade daily schedule: 8:15am -3:20pm (carpool begins at 7:55am)
6th thru 8th grade daily schedule: 7:55am to 3:20pm (carpool begins at 7:45am)
Do you offer before and after school care?
Early Care is offered from 7:25am to 7:55am.
After Care is offered from 3:20pm to 6pm.
Are there any after school activities available for students?
Yes. St. Luke’s offers a variety of after school activities for all ages. Some are run by our faculty and staff while others are operated by outside local organizations.
What standardized tests do St. Luke’s students take?
3rd thru 8th grade students take the ERB - CTP 4 test in the spring.
The CTP 4 is a norm-referenced test. It is a rigorous test used by high-achieving schools and those striving for high achievement standards.
Do St. Luke’s students take field trips?
2nd Grade – Field trip to a local museum
3rd Grade – Tour of Baton Rouge including a visit to the state capitol and the Louisiana State Museum
4th Grade – LIGO field trip and Breaux Bridge Swamp tour
5th Grade – Overnight science trip to the Gulf Coast Research Center in Ocean Springs, MS
6th Grade – Overnight science trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas
7th Grade – Overnight team building trip to Camp Allen in Navasota, TX
8th Grade – 4-night history trip to Washington D.C. and Williamsburg
Do St. Luke’s 8th graders leave with any high school credits?
Our graduates have the opportunity to earn high school credits in Spanish I and Algebra I.
St. Luke’s does not have a high school. What does this mean for my child?
St. Luke's students are sought after by the top high schools in our city. In fact, 99% get into their first choice for high school. We are ahead of the curve by offering a safe, comfortable environment for students in Pre-K3 through 8th grade. Our students develop at their own pace without the added pressure of switching schools or the temptations of imitating high school students.
St. Luke’s alumni and their parents frequently report how well they do when they go to high school. They recognize that the smaller environment and reduced stress allowed them to mature in such a way that give them the ability to view high school as the next great adventure.
Where do students go to high school after graduating St. Luke’s?
St. Luke’s graduates generally attend area high schools including Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Catholic High School, The Dunham School, Episcopal High School, Liberty High School, Parkview Baptist High School, St. Joseph’s Academy, St. Michael’s High School, and other area high schools.