St. Luke’s Advisory Program begins in the 5th grade and continues through senior year. Designed to support students as they navigate academic and social lives, advisory is an important link between students, teachers, and parents. Here are the program's key goals:: 

List of 5 items.

  • - Ensure students are known and connected

    Every student at St. Luke’s is assigned to an advisor. The advisory program provides each student with an adult advocate in the School and ensures every student is connected and known in the community.
  • - Partner with parents

    The advisor is the students’ and parents’ primary point person for all matters and helps students and their families understand what it means to be a member of St. Luke’s community
  • - Be a sounding board

    Advisors and advisees talk about academic performance, social development, extra-curricular opportunities, and when appropriate, personal concerns as they are fundamental to adolescent growth and development.
  • - Guide and support students' academic progress

    Advisors receive all APRS and “official notes” for their advisees so that they are well-acquainted with their advisees’ academic challenges and successes.
  • - Assist students in achieving balance and well-being

    Advisors have a general sense of what is going on with their advisees in school—any significant events outside of school should be related to the advisor so that he or she can support the student appropriately. In 5th grade, the advisor is the homeroom teacher. As students move through Middle School and into the Upper School, advisors become more involved in helping their advisees plan a balanced course of study and co-curricular activities. 

Mark Davis, Head of School

Students learn better when they feel connected in school to peers and adults. Knowing that they are known motivates students and gives them the confidence to work hard, to seek new experiences, and to take intellectual and extracurricular risks.”

A Part of Something Greater

Friendship and belonging are two key benefits of Advisory. Conversations and experiences in Advisory also provide opportunities to develop important skills such as: 

  • Effective communications
  • Listening skills
  • Socializing
  • Collaboration
  • Flexibility
  • Reflection and self-awareness
  • Empathy 


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.