St. Luke’s Episcopal School is a private, co-educational school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that offers academic excellence and character training to students in PreK-3 through 8th grade. The school’s foundation is built upon our dynamic curriculum, a wide variety of programs, and a caring community.

School History

St. Luke’s Episcopal School began with the 1957-1958 school year under the direction of Kay West and Marjorie Hall. This was in response to the growth of the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Sunday School program.

  • The kindergarten program began with six children on November 4, 1957. By the 1961-1962 school year there were over eighty students in four sections of kindergarten.
  • A 1st grade class was started in 1970.
  • An additional grade was added each year, reaching the 4th grade.
  • A second section of 1st grade was established during the 1984-1985 school year and additional sections have been added to other grades as needed.
  • Fifth grade was added for the 1992-1993 school year.
  • Middle school opened in 2005.


  • A nurturing environment where each student’s individuality is celebrated and incorporated into productive learning.
  • An accomplished faculty with an average of more than 10 years of teaching experience at St. Luke’s.
  • The only Episcopal school in Baton Rouge that offers a K-8 model.
  • A safe and secure campus.


St. Luke’s graduates are accepted into the high schools of their choice. Independent schools and public magnet programs alike actively seek our students for not only their academic abilities, but also their leadership and athletic skills.

Eighty-three percent of our graduates attend Episcopal, Catholic, St. Joseph’s, Baton Rouge Magnet High, or Lee Magnet High.