The Scholars Program is for students eager to forge their own paths. After identifying a field or topic that fascinates and inspires them, Scholars will begin a deep dive that includes extensive independent research, consultations with faculty mentors and ultimately—a formal presentation of findings during St. Luke's Annual Scholars Symposium. 

Students participating in any of our three programs earn honors distinction. See our story including topics from the 2019 Scholars Symposium.

Many Scholars continue their research after graduation. St. Luke's Scholars have won three National Cum Laude Paper awards (three out of three entries). 

2019 Scholars Symposium

Global Scholars

Seniors selected as Global Scholars complete in-depth analysis of a global issue, extensive language study, and an interdisciplinary capstone project.

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  • 2019 Global Scholars

    Chris Ayoub
    The Problematic Relationship Over Intellectual Property Between the United States & the People’s Republic of China

    Hunter Conetta
    Contemporary European Populism

    Jewels Finley
    Contemporary Forms of Discrimination: Race in the United States and Brazil

    Sydney Napolitano
    The Implications of Essential Medication Shortages

    Georgia Rosenberg
    Genetically Modified Food: The Quest for Successful Crop Cultivation With a Global Food Crisis on the Horizon

    Lynden Steele
    Male Bodies as Weapons: Intractable Sexual Violence in South Sudan

    Mary Grace Thomas
    The Dangers of an Antiquated System: The Modern Rights & Trials of Refugees

STEM Scholars

The STEM curriculum includes the study of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students complete a set of core courses and a year-long research project in an approved field of study.

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  • 2019 STEM Scholars

    Hannah Amendola
    Developing Time Management Software Using Several Platforms

    Anna Camp
    Fabrication of Microfluidic Devices to Investigate Blood Coagulation

    Andres Falcon Gimenez
    Optimization of Biodiesel Synthesis Through Transesterification of Waste Oils

    Ellie Haljun
    Ocean Acidification and Its Effect on Coral Growth

    Jack Maguire
    The Language of Champions: An Analysis of Confidence vs. Performance

    Clara Pakman
    Creating a Video Game to Strengthen Critical Thinking Skills

    Carolina Warneryd
    Engineering a Sanitation Solution for the Guatemala City Dump

Classical Scholars

Participants in the Classical Scholars program undertake an enriched study of Latin and Greek. A senior-year research project, including classical humanities, completes the curriculum. (There were no 2019 Classical Scholars. See the drop-down list below for last year's presentations.)

Amelia Wyckoff '18 was the Cum Laude Society National Winner for her Classical Scholar paper. This top honor was given to only one student nationwide. Sebastian Bate's '14 has his Classical Scholars essay published in the Concord Review.

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  • 2018 Classical Scholars

    Alexandra Schwartz, Classical Scholar
    The Art of Translation: Exploring Translation Theory in Catullus’ Carmen 36

    Cooper Truwit, Classical Scholar
    Augustus’ Ascent and Acclimation to Power

    Amelia Wyckoff, Classical Scholar
    Villain or Victim: Sexuality, Gender, and Female Agency in Medea*

    *Amelia Wyckoff's paper was awarded first place in the nation by the Cum Laude Society. Click here to read more about it.

Click to view or download the 2019 Scholars Symposium program

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.