Explore with Confidence

Walk into any Middle School classroom to find lively discussion and students learning by doing. Teachers integrate real-world topics into our traditional curriculum, challenging students to make connections, think critically, and find their voices. Collaborative projects allow students to take risks as leaders and problem-solvers. Whether the subject is a new concept in algebra or the global community, students have endless opportunities to explore—and develop the confidence to do so.

Gareth Fancher, Head of Middle School

We allow and encourage our students to test limits and take risks within a structured framework, in order to develop the strength and skills they’ll need to be successful later in life.”
 

Discovering Voices - A Unique Middle School Experience

 

Tish Tregallas, Mother of Gardner '14, Tess ‘15 and Emma ‘17

Ever since my children were very small, I’d tell them, ‘Be good, be kind, have fun, and be yourself.’ We found this same spirit at St. Luke’ s. The teachers are excellent and so caring. They know my children.


Middle School Viewbook

A Positive Transition

St. Luke’s fifth grade academic program guides young students from elementary to middle school. A dedicated fifth grade hallway, separate yet connected to the Upper School, enables children to feel secure in their own space, while our eight-day rotation allows them to experience life as a middle-schooler. The fifth grade teachers know every one of their students. They know students’ strengths and challenges, and work to inspire a deep love of learning in every child.

Beyond Middle School

By the time they finish 8th grade, students have acquired the communication and critical thinking skills they need to succeed in Upper School—and beyond. With teachers, advisors, friends, and teammates by their sides, they are engaged learners and leaders, confident in themselves and an integral part of our diverse community. Declamations serve as a rite of passage, as students push ideas to the limit, defend their findings, and transition to our 9th grade. With a strong academic foundation in place, they are confident and ready for their next challenges.
 

Explore Our Middle School

St. Luke’s School is a secular private school in New Canaan, Connecticut for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our rigorous programs and diverse co-educational community strive for excellence, fostering students intellectual and ethical development and preparing them for top colleges. St. Luke’s balanced, multi-dimensional experience provides students with the tools they need for leadership and service in the world.