Since 1957, St. Luke’s Episcopal School has been recognized as one of the finest schools in Baton Rouge. Our busy campus, with its graceful mixture of old and new buildings and beautiful trees and flowers, provides the ideal setting for learning and discovery. The atmosphere at St. Luke’s is warm and friendly because we believe when students feel secure and accepted, there is no limit to what they can achieve. The early school years set the stage for a child’s lifelong love of learning, and our small class sizes allow teachers to quickly recognize each child’s special gifts and needs. We offer a wide variety of enrichment classes including liberal, visual and performing arts, foreign language, and technology. We also offer after-school activities and clubs. Our athletic program offers various fall, winter and spring sports to students in 3rd through 8th grade.
At St. Luke’s, no child blends into the crowd, and no child struggles alone. We are a school of many different children and we welcome all children regardless of race, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin. We are committed to teaching, helping, challenging and nurturing every child, every day.
Celebrating 65 Years
St. Luke’s Episcopal School first began in 1957 under the direction of
Kay West and Marjorie Hall. At the time, the student body consisted
of only six kindergarteners. One of those students was current
St. Luke’s grandparent, Brookie Allphin.
“The tradition of caring, spiritual growth, and academic excellence
is a hallmark of our school and has been handed down through
these 65 years, continuing the same today as it was in the beginning.“
– Brookie Allphin
By 1962, the kindergarten program grew to four sections with over
eighty students. First grade was added in 1970. By 1973, we were
up to fourth grade. Fifth grade didn’t come along until 1992.
Finally, St. Luke’s Middle School was added in 2005.
Today we serve over 220 students in Pre-K3 through 8th grade.
Our mission is the heart of everything we do
Challenging and nurturing Mind, Body, and Spirit, our community inspires students to lead lives of purpose, faith, and integrity.
At the core of a St. Luke’s education is the knowledge that each student is a unique child of God. Grounded in the Episcopal School tradition, we welcome students of all faiths, encourage open inquiry, promote service leadership, and value religious education and worship at the center of our Episcopal identity. St. Luke’s Episcopal School is an outreach ministry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church through the St. Luke’s Board of Trustees and as an institution of St. Luke’s Church, the School is under the pastoral direction of the Rector.
Our PreK-3 through 8th grade program emphasizes the values and responsibilities of being part of a large caring family. As a community, we are dedicated to helping guide students to lead compassionate and responsible lives.