On October 13, 2022, our community formally inducted Mary Halpin Carter as St. Luke's 11th Head of School.

Event Replay


Photos and Event Program

Opening Musical Performance
St. Luke’s Chorale 

Welcome/Distinguished Faculty Award
Julia Gabriele and Alec LeBris '95

Look to the Past
Guy Bailey, TaShun Bowden-Lewis '90, Sally Rose Zuckert '15

Look to the Present
Jennifer L. Foster

Look to the Future
Mary Halpin Carter, Ph.D.

Installation Celebration
Jennifer L. Foster and Mary Halpin Carter

Presentation of Gifts
Pierce Brown '30, Isabel Bui '29, William Oden '28, Ellie Briggs '27, Salman Memon '26, Latanielle Augustin '25, Gianmarco Pirri '24, and Ava Sollenne '23

Closing Musical Performance
St. Luke’s Chorale

Community Statistics

One hundred and thirty-three new students joined St. Luke's this year, bringing our total enrollment to 595 — matching last year's historic high. These families are coming to St. Luke's from a growing number of surrounding towns. Our student body represents 36 towns — the largest number in our history. Please see additional important community data points below:

List of 12 items.

  • 603

    Current Enrollment
  • 36

    Towns Represented
  • 24%

    Students of Color
  • 141

    Full-Time Faculty & Staff
  • 70%

    Faculty with Advanced Degrees
  • 39

    Music, Theater, and Visual Arts Offerings
  • 17%

    Students Receiving Financial Assistance
  • 83%

    Students Participating in Athletics
  • 35

    Athletic Championships in the Last Six Years
  • 103

    Average Hours of Service Completed per 2022 Graduate
  • 16

    All-State Awards Won by the SLS Theater Department in the Past Five Years
  • 4

    Upper School Scholars Programs: Classical, Global, Literary, or STEM

Alumni Voices

A central reason for St. Luke's growth is that we have satisfied "customers" who share their experiences. Will Stamoulis was featured at the State of the School. Find his and other alumni videos below.
Will Stamoulis '22 reflects on his St. Luke's experience from 5th through 12th grade
Several graduates from 2018 discuss St. Luke's supportive environment
Carolina Warneryd '19 praises St. Luke's faculty

State of the School Financial Overview

Last year, during a global pandemic and with St. Luke’s in the midst of a major leadership transition, the school community collectively contributed almost $4 million to our school.
  • Our Annual Fund reached a new record, raising $1.8 million with over 93% parent participation, a multi-year high. 
  • The Class of 2022 Senior Gift refurbished the former Art House, bringing back to life a wonderful and underutilized part of campus. 
  • The Mark Davis Impact Fund raised $1.5 million for Financial Aid, enough to fully fund a student of need, in Mark’s name, every year in perpetuity.
Below is additional information about our endowment, annual fund, and operating budget.

Thank you

The following individuals and teams were instrumental in making the evening a success.

State of the School Presentation

  • Executive Producer & Writer: Nancy Troeger
  • Videos & Photos: Valerie Parker
  • Web & Slide Design: Will Creighton
  • Lighting Director: John Rourke Conners
  • Audio Director: Bryan DeVissiere
  • Stage Managers: Kate Parker-Burgard, Eleanor Page
  • Promotion & Program: Vanessa Odenbach
  • Chorale Directed by: Jessica Zamek and Laurel Scarozza
  • Chorale: Christina Charnin '26, Faith Creary '25, Joe Derr '24, Jared Gordon '26, Milly Greenwald '23, Hannah Johnson '24, Finn Kaplan '26, Cessa Lewis '23, Salman Memon '26, Macy Millones '23, MJ Owens '24, Flynn Partington '23, Sally Picon '24, Matthew Seale '23, Sofia Shklovsky '23, Jason Slow '26, Abby Thomas '23, Iris Weizer '26

Parents' Association State of the School Committee

Special Thanks

  • Patrick Sullivan (Director of Dining Facilities), Executive Chef Daniel Greco, and the FLIK team
  • Darrell Maier and the Sodexo Team
  • Nano Saulnier, Director of Campus Security & Events
  • Alicia Wyckoff, Former SLS Parent, for event support
  • Board of Trustee Bartenders
  • SLS Parents’ Association Volunteers
  • Joe Martin, Keyz 2 Life Media
  • The New Canaan Library Executive Director Lisa Oldham, and Library Campaign Co-Chairs Christine Seaver, Eileen Thomas, and Alicia Wyckoff
St. Luke’s School is a secular (non-religious), private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving over 30 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.