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St Luke's Lutheran School

Private | PK-8 | 716 students

Our school is best known for our excelled curriculum.

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $173,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,090.

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Posted May 28, 2014

My children have been there for 4yrs from kindergarten & up. There are learning challenges & bullying no matter what school you go to but what school has a principal that knows your child's name & is aware of the teacher working through what ever the challenge is & will meet with the parents to discuss it as well as other plans to help your child & address any concerns you have? That has been our experience! I am very pleased academically how my children have been helped to get back on their feet if they struggle or additional paths are made available for where they excel beyond expectations! I'm Lutheran & have high expectations & they do an outstanding job of nurturing the children spiritually to be molded as the Lord intended them to be & not to the world's standards. Some grades have large classes but there are a multitude of assistants that work harmoniously at enriching our children. Most importantly the school's like a family & we work TOGETHER to help the children do there best in school & out of school. It takes a village to raise a child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2014

St. Luke's Lutheran School is the BEST school in Seminole County! My child participates in the 90 minute reading blocks they have every day. It's great to see them learn and have an interest in reading. Each teacher holds their degree and they are certified in their area of study, which is a huge bonus. The class sizes go up to 24, which may seem like a lot, but there are teacher aides. I enjoy being a part of my child's classroom as well. I get to volunteer to assist teachers with projects as well as organizing events throughout the year. It's wonderful to get to be a part of the school my child and I both love. It is a safe, warm, and caring environment. We both love St. Luke's and look forward to continuing our education here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2014

This school was such a HUGE disappointment!! I can not believe the lack of academic instruction at the school. The teachers do not teach or put forth any efforts to help your child to achieve success and no personalized attention what so ever. They are totally swamped with too many kids in the class and the teachers are completely overwhelmed. The teachers do not offer any extra help and are not highly qualified to teach such large class sizes to so many students with different learning capabilities . As another parent commented in the posts your child will get a much better education and instruction at a public school were they have reading group everyday and smaller class sizes!! I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2014

St. Luke's uses the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, which has been around in the US since 1935 and is widely used and respected across the country in many states. There is no teaching of the test at St. Luke's. The focus is on an overall education and there is no stress for the kids at test time. To address a few of the other negative reviews: there are bullies everywhere. St. Luke's has policies in place to deal with bullying. There is a no tolerance policy and it isn't just written but deal with appropriately. St. Luke's does a lot of extra things, which do sometimes require parents to contribute (parties, field trips, etc.) and one large fund raiser at the end of every year. For a private education, they have kept tuition costs very affordable, despite the ups and downs of the economy in recent years. The economy ups and downs have also caused some class-size issues here, but this school is still a great choice if you live in Central FL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2013

My daughter has gone to St. Luke's since preschool. She is not entering the 2nd grade. We are not Lutherans. We love this school. Our daughter has excelled. The teachers are excellent and have complete control of the classroom. We feel that we are well informed. Our daughter tests above her grade level and loves the school as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

Our children have been collectively attending St Luke's for 6 years now & we have been nothing but pleased with this school. The staff is wonderful & the teachers are very involved with their students. This school provides a great faith base to start children as well as academically. Very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2012

The class sizes average 22-24 kids. To many kids for one teacher if you ask me. There is no individual attention at all. We have used St. Luke's for years, but it is time for a change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2012

This is a follow up to my post last May, 2011. St Luke's has achieved Exemplary Status--this is an honor which only a few schools in the nation have earned. It is awarded only to schools which demonstrate outstanding performance. They have a link about it on their site. My husband and I continue to be impressed by the quality of education here. I am a collegiate history instructor who teaches and conducts our department's assessment. The curriculum is rigorous; assessing appropriately by age and ability and encouraging every child to achieve his or her potential. I volunteer in the classroom as my schedule allows and have hands-on observational experience of the pedogogical diligence these teachers use for instruction. The administrators know the children by name, teachers respect and encourage one another, and the children are their focus--helping each child develop as lifelong learners, caring individuals, and informed citizens. Yes, our kids are citizens and need to know what that means. St Luke's does an exemplary job of this, while incorporating music education, language acquisition, critical thinking and writing skills (so important!), math and science dexterity, and fitness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2011

Class sizes are too large, difficult to judge how your child is progressing academically because of the lack of testing. Reading groups in primary grades is only once a week where in public school it is EVERY DAY. It feels like they are all about the money. Always asking us to give, give, give. What is best for the students is often set aside because of funding. Your child can get as good of an education, if not better at the public school it just won't be as cushy of a ride. We do love the Christian environment and family feeling. Recess still exists unlike in the public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2010

Teachers are involved, welcoming and challenge children based on their individual needs. We decided to make a change to St. Luke's based on their academic achievement scores and alumni successes - we don't regret moving to St. Luke's and encourage others to get to know this community school. The music program exceeds any you can find in our area and the ability for kids to participate in competitive athletic programs rivals any school in Seminole or Orange County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2010

Our children attended St. Luke's for 2 years & we found it to be extremely disappointing. The staff is severely inadequate. Parents are strongly discouraged from classroom involvement. Many students complain of bullying, not wanting to go to school. The admissions staff can't answer simple questions concerning curriculum or testing/performance statistics. There are a few good teachers, but overall we found the teachers to be a disappointment. Many lack the ability to smile & be cordial on a regular basis & have very poor class management skills. The children run wild during school functions & special events & many accidents happen at the school, both in the classroom & on the playground that are never documented by an incident report. Although they do some "Christian activities, songs, crafts" the Christian environment is drastically lacking. I'm sure those who currently attend will find all of the above to be true.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2010

My review is a bit mixed...First, this is a very well run school. My child attends currently, and it is safe, has good programs, extra curricular activites, nice parents and kids. The director is wonderful, and overall it has been a positive experience for us. However... I am not able to elaborate on this site, but let's just say that we have not been overly impressed with our child's teacher. The only other issue I have had has been with the woman who directs the front area of the preschool. She is extremely direct at times, can be flippant and plays favorites with the parents. I have a friend who did not enroll her child due to this woman. Due to these two issues, we have already enrolled our child in a new school for next Fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2009

My two children have been in this school for 5 years and we LOVE it! Our children are so happy there and get a well rounded education. The school has a great curriculum, music program, art program, and so many other extra activities and learning enrichment opportunities. I can't imagine sending my children to any other school. We love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2009

Been in this school for six years now and would want my kids anywhere else. THE BEST!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2009

This is my daughter's first year in the K-3 pre-school program at Saint Lukes. I am totally satisfied with the curriculum. I feel she is learning so much and will be more than prepared for K-4. I feel well informed of what is going on in her class and the school. In addition, since she is so young, it is imporant for the teachers to be loving and caring. The teachers of the pre-school program are very nurturing. It is obvious that they care about their students. The school encourages parental involvement, which is an absolute must! There are so many opportunities for parents to be involved with their child's learning. (Fall Festival, Bike Fest, Mother's Day Tea, Parent Guest Readings). My daughter looks forward to going to school each day. I feel blessed that she has such a postive first experience with school. . I highly recommend this pre-school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

Absolutely the best lutheran school of central florida. Great sports programs and education. Wonderful teachers that care and are loving, i love this school and so does my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

My daughter has gone to St Luke's for almost two years. She is in the pre-school program and we both LOVE it. This school is quite a hike from our home and my work, but after all my research, I made my daugter's education and well being a piority. The staff, from office help, to teachers, to clergy, have all been wonderful. They are all so warm and welcoming. This school expects parent envolvment. You are asked to volunteer your time or donate supplies or both. Also, they involve the children in a lot of fun activities like special programs and events. The incorporation of Christ into daily activites and curriculum is a top priority, too. How nice it is to hear my daughter say such wonderful things about God and Jesus. I couldn't imagine a better place to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

We have moved several times because of my husband's job and so my kids have had to attend several different Christian school. St. Luke's was by far the best school that they attended. Unfortunately we are no longer there and it has been two years since we left. We still miss it terribly. You can't go wrong at St. Luke's. The teachers are exceptional and really care about your children. And there is so much to offer which unfortunately is usually not the case in a Christian school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2007

Great school that treats children with respect and expects the same from them. My son has been going there for three years and we have never had an unpleasant experience. He does sports and is very active. This school is not for parents that are not interested in being actively involved in their children's progress. The amount of homework given is much more than that typical of public schools and I dare say more challenging. This is a five star school in my humble opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2005

Well run school. Website for additional information and communication is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 42%
Hispanic 10% 29%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black 1% 23%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Exemplary Status (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:20 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Susan Hanas
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • Infant
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Lutheran
Associations
  • FCCAP
Fax number
  • (407) 365-7285

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Hybrid
  • Outdoor / Farm-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Foreign languages
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • ACE Program
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Cub scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • JROTC
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$7000 - $7000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
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2025 W State Road 426
Oviedo, FL 32765
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Phone: (407) 365-3228

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