Steps to Apply

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  • Inquire

    We look forward to getting to know you and your child. Inquire here or click on the Inquire Online button to the right to get started. Or you may contact the Office of Admission directly at (203) 801-4833 or by email at admissions@stlukesct.org.
  • Attend an Admissions Event

    We invite you to take a tour of our campus, meet our students and faculty, and learn more about our academic programs during one of our Admissions Events.
  • Begin the Application

    Deadline - November 30

    For your convenience, St. Luke’s School exclusively accepts the Standard Application Online (SAO), which simplifies the application process by allowing you to apply to multiple schools using a single application. SAO is also used by many of our peer schools and boarding schools.  

    To begin your application, please visit the SAO website and create an account or sign in to complete the Student Profile. St. Luke’s code is 6530. Please select the application that applies to your student's entering grade. St. Luke's offers separate SAO application forms for grade 5, grade 6, grades 7/8, and grades 9-11.

    Upon St. Luke's receipt of the Student Profile and a non-refundable fee of $75, we will invite you to campus for a day visit, campus tour, and interview with a member of the Admissions team.

    For for more information about the Standard Application Online, please visit the Standard Application Online (SAO) FAQs.

    The deadline for the student profile is November 30.
  • Submit Supplemental Materials, Visits, and Interviews

    Deadline - January 15

    Admissions File: In addition to the Student Profile, the following are to be submitted:
    • Student Statement (students applying to grades 5 and 6 will complete a separate 5th or 6th Grade Student Statement Form within the SAO)
    • Parent Statement
    • Transcripts for the current school year (2018-2019) and previous full school year (2017-2018)
    • Recommendations (English, Math, and Extracurricular) submitted via the Standard Application Online (SAO) or the Fairchester Common Recommendation Form. We understand that some schools are no longer writing recommendations. If you have any questions about this, please contact the Office of Admission.
    • Graded essay (applicants for grades 9, 10, and 11 are required to submit a graded essay)

    Scheduling a Day Visit and Interview: When the Student Profile is received in the Office of Admission, we will contact your family to schedule visits to campus as follows:

    Middle School:
    • Student Day Visit: Applicants will spend a day attending classes with a St. Luke's student. A member of our admissions team will interview applicants at the end of the day.
    • Parent Meeting: Parents of applicants will come to campus for a student-led tour followed by an interview with a member of our admissions team.
    Upper School:
    • Parent and Student Meetings: Applicants and their parents will come to campus for a student-led tour and individual interviews with a member of our admissions team.
    • Student Day Visit (optional): After completion of the Parent and Student Meetings, applicants may spend a day attending classes with a St. Luke's student.
  • Schedule Standardized Testing

    Deadline - January 15

    Applicants are required to submit standardized test scores from the ISEE, SSAT, or PSAT from the current year.

    The ISEE is administered several times each year at St. Luke’s: November 17, 2018, December 1, 2018, January 12, 2019, and April 13, 2019. To learn more about the ISEE or to register, please visit the ISEE website. 
  • Apply for Tuition Assistance (if applicable)

    Deadline - December 31

    Families who apply to St. Luke's and are requesting Tuition Assistance must complete their Parents' Financial Statement and submit all other required documents by December 31. Click here for more information about St. Luke's Tuition Assistance Program.

Timeline & Due Dates

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  • August - September

    Applicants request viewbooks and application materials for the coming school year. Appointments and school visits will be scheduled once the Student Profile and $75 non-refundable fee are received by the Office of Admission.
  • October - January

    Families should plan to visit St. Luke's School by attending our Fall Open House or one of our Welcome Wednesdays.
     
    Please note that the application process takes several weeks to complete. In order to meet application deadlines, recommendations and transcripts should be given to your school as soon as possible. Parent and student visits must be scheduled at least one week in advance. Students should also plan to take the necessary admission testing no later than January 15.
     
    November 30: Student Profile due.
     
    December 31: Parents' Financial Statements (PFS) for all returning and prospective families applying for Tuition Assistance are due to School and Student Services (SSS).
     
    January 15: The Student and Parent Statements, as well as the student writing sample, standardized test results, two years of school records, and all recommendations (English, Math and Extracurricular) must be received by the Office of Admission.
  • February

    February: Applicants who have completed the admissions process by January 15 will receive decision notifications by mid-February.
  • March

    March: Students admitted in February are asked to notify the Office of Admission of their decisions by March 6, 2019.


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.