Working at St. Luke's

The talent, dedication and enthusiasm of St. Luke's faculty and staff define the experiences of our students and reputation of the School. We attract the best and brightest by creating a vibrant learning community and fostering professional growth and fulfillment. St. Luke’s offers competitive compensation as well as a generous benefits package that includes:

  • Retirement benefits
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and Long-term disability benefits
  • Vacation, personal and sick days
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Educational expenses reimbursement
  • Healthy lunches and snacks, daily, for free
  • Partial tuition remission

St. Luke’s offers an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture, and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education. St. Luke’s prides itself on being a forward-thinking school and is home to the Center For Leadership - where students hone their own distinct leadership skills by developing a Design mindset, an Inclusive ethos, a Global perspective, and a Service orientation. Please see our FAQ section below.
 

Teaching Opportunities

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Staff & Administrative Opportunities

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  • designLab Technician ('22-23 fellowship)

    St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a talented Fabrication Lab Technician for a one-year Fellowship with its innovative designLab: a cross-divisional, interdisciplinary hub for experiential learning. 

    Through cutting edge technologies and project based learning, the designLab sets the example of a classroom experience driven by public purpose, real world problem solving, and the practical application of skills. Consisting of spaces for experimentation that include a brand new, state-of-the-art, 4000+ sq ft digital and physical fabrication lab; a computer science and engineering curriculum offering courses that include computer programming, robotics, and mechanical engineering; and signature student experiences such as the Maker’s Club, Father/Daughter Maker Nights, and an annual Middle & High School Hackathon, the designLab seeks to develop students’ creative problem solving abilities.

    With this Fellowship, the Fab Lab Tech will seize a rare opportunity to hone their skills in an innovative program and school community, with access to top-of-the-line resources and mentorship, and launch into a field that is exploding in popularity and impact on the educational landscape. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position with excellent benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance as well as an employer-matching retirement savings plan.

    Click here to learn more about the position and to submit your application materials.

Coaching Opportunities

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  • Head Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach

    St. Luke’s School is searching for the next Varsity Head Coach for our boys lacrosse program.

    St. Luke’s is a co-ed, secular day school of more than 550 students located in New Canaan, CT. The school competes locally in the Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA) and regionally in the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC).

    We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:
    • Strong communicator with students, parents, and administration
    • Desire and ability to grow and cultivate the program into one of the region’s best
    • Passion for the sport of lacrosse and for developing, leading, mentoring, and inspiring student-athletes
    • Ability to work with student-athletes who wish to play lacrosse in college
    • Proper working knowledge and experience within the sport of lacrosse
    • Manage and assign duties to other coaches within the program
    • Work with Athletic Director on the scheduling of games
    • Oversee all training sessions 
    • Manage equipment inventory for the team in conjunction with administration
    • Communicate with local press and media
    • Attend all athletic league meetings as required
    • Perform all other duties as assigned by Athletic Director
    • Oversee the development of the middle school program
    • Manage coaching personnel
    Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Matt Ward, Director of Athletics, by email at wardm@stlukesct.org.
  • Head Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach

    St. Luke’s School is searching for the next Varsity Head Coach for our girls lacrosse program.

    St. Luke’s is a co-ed, secular day school of more than 550 students located in New Canaan, CT.  The school competes locally in the Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA) and regionally in the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC).

    We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:
    • Strong communicator with students, parents and administration
    • Desire and ability to grow and cultivate the program into one of the region’s best
    • Passion for the sport of lacrosse and for developing, leading, mentoring, and inspiring student-athletes
    • Ability to work with student-athletes who wish to play lacrosse in college
    • Proper working knowledge and experience within the sport of lacrosse
    • Manage and assign duties to other coaches within the program
    • Work with Athletic Director on the scheduling of games
    • Oversee all training sessions 
    • Manage equipment inventory for the team in conjunction with administration
    • Communicate with local press and media
    • Attend all athletic league meetings as required
    • Perform all other duties as assigned by Athletic Director
    • Oversee the development of the middle school program
    • Manage coaching personnel
    Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Matt Ward, Director of Athletics, by email at wardm@stlukesct.org.

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Contact Us

If you would like to be considered for future opportunities at St. Luke’s, please email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter:

For teaching, administrative or staff positions:
Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership and Innovation, at foleyj@stlukesct.org.

For Athletic Department positions:
Matt Ward, Director of Athletics, at wardm@stlukesct.org
     

    FAQ

    List of 7 frequently asked questions.

    • How big is the typical class size at St. Luke’s?

      Most class sections are about 13-15 students. None are bigger than 18 except for ensemble classes like Band or Chorus, and it’s not unusual to have a class size of 10 or fewer.
    • What’s the daily schedule for a St. Luke's teacher?

      St. Luke’s uses a rotating 5-day schedule, as pictured below - you'll see that Upper School classes are 60 minutes long and meet three days out of every five. Middle School classes are 45 minutes long, meeting four days out of every five. In addition, there are designated times for community gatherings such as Advisory, Town Meetings, extra help, Meditations, and Clubs.

    • What’s a standard teaching load?

      A full-time teaching load at St. Luke’s is four courses. Teachers receive a stipend if they are asked to teach an overload.
    • What about time for collaboration?

      Our work day begins at 7:45am, but first period begins at 9:00am. That morning time in between is used for weekly faculty meetings, student extra help, and collaborative time with colleagues.
    • Is athletic coaching mandatory for teachers?

      No, but contribution to some form of the student-facing after-school co-curricular program each season is an expectation. Most often, this takes the form of athletic coaching, simply because that’s the program with the most number of student participants and thus our area of greatest need. A willing and able assistant coach, even in a sport you never played, is always appreciated!

      However, other forms of co-curricular work also contribute greatly to the life of the school - that could be with our thriving Theater program, the designLab, the Speech & Debate Team, The Sentinel (the student newspaper), community service, or even driving a van and working the score clock at a game.
    • What kind of support does St. Luke’s offer for Professional Development?

      Extensive! We believe that the quality of the classroom experience is paramount, so where better to invest our time and financial resources? Of course, our FGR program is, at its core, all about teacher growth (please see our video on this page to learn more). We also have a substantial budget for professional development (PD) to support faculty growth, which nearly every teacher takes advantage of every year. We have used that budget to fund both on- and-off-campus PD opportunities; we offer tuition assistance for graduate school studies; and we have even supported ambitious DIY opportunities that our colleagues have proposed and created themselves, such as an entire department traveling overseas to study a region featuring prominently in the curriculum, or a road trip through the American South along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. In addition, we offer ongoing professional learning communities (PLCs) that meet on a monthly basis, such as S.E.E.D. (Seeking Equity and Educational Diversity), Social and Emotional Learning, Critical Friends Group, and Grading for Equity.
    • Do you offer housing? Where do faculty live?

      SLS does not offer faculty housing. This area has many different settings to offer, and faculty and staff tend to live in a wide variety of locations – just like our student body, which draws from 25-30 different towns in Fairfield County (CT) and Westchester County (NY). The map below shows the geographic distribution of faculty homes, and you’ll see that some employees prefer the big city metro experience of NYC or New Haven; others prefer smaller cities like Stamford, Norwalk, or Danbury; plenty of folks live in suburban towns like Katonah, Trumbull, Greenwich, or Ridgefield; and even rural communities with working farms like Redding and Shelton.

    Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership & Innovation
    Liz Perry, Head of Upper School
    Amber Berry, Head of Middle School
    Sonia Bell, Director of College Counseling
    Jim Yavenditti, Director of Studies




    Equal Opportunity Employer

    St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of each and every member is respected and valued.
    St. Luke’s School is a secular (non-religious), 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.