Center for Leadership

Find your voice. Make a difference.



St. Luke’s mission is an exceptional education that inspires a deep love of learning, a strong moral compass, the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead. St. Luke's Center for Leadership advances our mission by helping students develop exceptional leadership ability. 

A Distinct Approach to Leadership



Everyone possesses leadership ability. We all need practice and coaching to develop it.
The CFL has four leadership lenses: Design Mindset, Inclusive Ethos, Global Perspective and Service Orientation (DIGS).




Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership & Innovation

We want to inspire students to use their individual strengths and skills to care for their community and move it forward. Empathy is central to St. Luke's leadership."


"Leadership is for Everyone" (Full video)


Growing Skills & Confidence

Many students complete their formal education without ever learning leadership skills. St. Luke’s students begin learning leadership in 5th grade. As they move through school, students become clear and persuasive communicators, they learn that collaboration with diverse individuals yields powerful results, creativity trumps most challenges, and service offers us purpose and satisfaction.




More CFL Programs & Initiatives

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.