State of the School

St. Luke's held its annual State of the School event on October 12, 2023. Below is a full video of the program as well as some of the moments and information from the evening.

Event Replay


Photos and Event Program

Welcome/Distinguished Faculty & Staff Award
Dr. Mary Halpin Carter and Julia Gabriele

State of the School
Christopher Rosow

Musical Performance

Strategic Plan Overview
Dr. Mary Halpin Carter

Strategic Plan: Compass
Dr. Billy Bludgus

Strategic Plan: Leading With Humanity
Abby Abbott

Strategic Plan: Emerging Technologies Curriculum
Liz Perry

Strategic Plan: One St. Luke's
Jacqueline Nelson

Community Statistics

One hundred and twenty-seven new students joined St. Luke's this year, bringing our total enrollment to 603 — a historic high. These families are coming to St. Luke's from a growing number of surrounding towns. Our student body represents 38 towns — the largest number in our history. Please see additional important community data points below:

List of 12 items.

  • 603

    Current Enrollment
  • 38

    Towns Represented
  • 24%

    Students of Color
  • 142

    Full-Time Faculty & Staff
  • 70%

    Faculty with Advanced Degrees
  • 37

    Music, Theater, and Visual Arts Offerings
  • 19%

    Students Receiving Financial Assistance
  • 83%

    Students Participating in Athletics
  • 35

    Athletic Championships in the Last Six Years
  • 9,282

    Number of Service Hours Completed by the Class of 2023
  • 20

    All-State Awards Won by the SLS Theater Department in the Past Five Years
  • 4

    Upper School Scholars Programs: Classical, Global, Literary, or STEM

Alumni Voices

A central reason for St. Luke's growth is that we have satisfied "customers" who share their experiences. Hear from some of them in the videos below.
Class of 2023 graduates describe the impact of supportive SLS faculty
Will Stamoulis '22 reflects on his St. Luke's experience from 5th through 12th grade
Carolina Warneryd '19 praises St. Luke's faculty

State of the School Financial Overview

Our Annual Fund reached new breaking records, raising $1.832 million with 97% parent participation. Five classes reached 100% parent participation — the Class of 2030, 2029, 2028, 2026, and 2023. Additionally, St. Luke’s faculty & staff reached 100% participation. 

The Class of 2023 Senior Gift created a dramatic, 2,400-square-foot stone patio adjacent to the newly renovated Grey House. Overlooking the ravine, the patio is enhanced by a gas fire pit and a waterfall feature and brings back to life a wonderful and underutilized part of campus. 

Our financial aid and scholarship endowment grew by $1.4 million, providing even more support to students in need.

Thank You

The following individuals and teams were instrumental in making the evening a success.

State of the School Presentation

  • Executive Producer & Writer: Nancy Troeger
  • Videos & Photos: Valerie Parker
  • Web & Slide Design: Will Creighton
  • Lighting Director: John Rourke Conners
  • Audio Director: Bryan DeVissiere
  • Stage Managers: Sara Aylward & Dawn Fuller
  • Promotion & Program: Vanessa Odenbach & Sara Aylward
  • Musical Performance: Andrew Seel ‘24 & Lina Elwood ‘28

Parents' Association State of the School Reception Committee

Special Thanks

  • Patrick Sullivan (Director of Dining Facilities), Executive Chef Daniel Greco, and the FLIK team
  • Darrell Maier and the Sodexo Team
  • Nano Saulnier, Director of Campus Security & Events
  • Board of Trustees Bartenders
  • Joe Martin, Keyz 2 Life Media
St. Luke’s School is a secular (non-religious), private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving over 35 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.