In the fall of 1921, a single story, U-shaped red brick building was erected, with six classrooms, an office, and a playroom. It had a four-lane bowling alley in the basement, a playground in the courtyard, and the streetcar line outside on Lake Street.
Archbishop George Mundelein dedicated St. Luke School on October 21, 1921 and placed it in the care of four Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters.
In 1922, St. Luke School graduated its first class, a total of nine students, and this began a legacy of academic excellence centered in the Catholic Faith.
We are proud to have families from 26 different zip codes make up our dynamic and diverse community.
Our traditional, teacher-led instruction focuses on engaging and nurturing students, while our hands-on, learn through play curriculum in preschool and kindergarten, focusing on social and emotional growth along with a strong emphasis on communication and language development.
We pursue a rigorous curriculum that challenges students to reach new heights in both their creative thinking and academic skills. These high expectations in the classroom lead to matriculation to top high schools where our graduates excel. More than 65% of our recent graduates were placed in high school honors and Advanced Placement courses.
Our faculty is enriched by highly experienced and credentialed teachers whose average length of service to St. Luke is almost 10 years, with almost half holding at least one Masters degree.
Learning goes beyond the classroom as our students participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, including an award-winning speech team, art club, and a variety of musical programs.
On top of academics is a consistent focus on the values of faith, hope, love, and community. Teachers talk openly about these values and give children a daily opportunity to learn, share, and understand the consequences of good behaviors and poor choices.
Service projects allow our students to understand the meaning of community life, interdependence, commitment, and service for others while being challenged to think critically for real-life problem solving.
Our full-time school counselor works to support students’ emotional needs and brings every day lessons of social emotional learning to the classroom.
Technology program that balances traditional teaching methods with real-world applications.
St. Luke graduates leave as young, independent leaders filled with academic competence and a strong sense of service.