At St. Luke's, we spend our days talking to students about their dreams and ambitions. Our goal is to know each student in and out of the classroom. This makes the college counseling process more comfortable for our students, and more likely to produce a great fit. We work one-on-one with our students and their families, making your priorities, our priorities.

Read more below, and please check out these "Leading Voices" posts:

In the News

Check out our own Sonia Bell, Director of College Counseling, quoted in this May 2021 article from The New York Times, "High Schools Are Posting Their College Lists. Don’t Be Misled."  

She says, "There was a point when I felt as though my job as a college counselor felt like the role of our basketball or football coaches. The results were not only public to our families but to other schools, and it was like ‘We beat them’ or ‘They beat us.’ And I said, ‘No, no, no, that is not what this is.’”

Sonia Bell, Director of College Counseling

We want the college counseling process to mark the end of a great journey through St. Luke’s. It is a time for students to reflect on their relationships and experiences—and a time for making a lot of decisions. We hope students focus on what they want rather than what colleges want. These are bold, smart, interesting, creative, joyful, curious, compassionate, talented and kind young people. Any school would be lucky to have them."






College Counseling Events

List of 5 events.

  • Oct
    23

    11th Grade Parent College Orientation

    Seldin Performing Arts Center
    This event will be in person as well as virtual.  Please check for virtual link.
  • Oct
    26

    10 & 11 Grade PSAT/NMSQT

    The registration for the test has been taken care of by the school. All students should bring at least two #2 pencils. For the Mathematics tests, students should bring a graphing or scientific calculator, the same as they use in their math classes, and make sure that it has new batteries. They may also bring a book to read in case they finish a test section early, a jacket or sweatshirt in case the AC Gym is cold and a snack for during the break.

    This is not a dress-down day. Extended time students will receive a separate APR from Ms.Teittenen-Schreck regarding testing details.

    Students will be dismissed at approximately 12:00pm and will return to regular class schedule.
  • Nov
    13

    10th Grade Parent College Orientation

    This event will be in person as well as virtual.  Please check for virtual link.
  • Apr
    2

    ACT @ SLS

    St. Luke's School is a test site for this ACT test administration.  Registration begins at 7:15 A.M. and test begins at 8:00 A.M. Please meet in the front lobby to check-in.

    Please visit the NEW ACT website for test site locations and registration information at MyACT.org

    https://my.act.org/account/signin?location=https://my.act.org
  • Apr
    7

    10th Grade Parent Workshop - Understanding the ACT & SAT

    SLS will hold a workshop for 10th grade parents only to discuss and better understand ACT and SAT standardized testing.  The guest speaker will be Charlie O'Hearn, Founder and CEO of Summit Educational Group.
St. Luke’s School is a secular private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 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.