This school has changed incredibly in the last two years. It no longer has concern for its student population but how it rates in economics. Its main concern is money and if you are not able to contribute monetarially, then your child will not be viewed as important. However, if the child's parents donated substantially, then the child will not suffer and will get any and all the extra help he or she needs.
just a quick word - i have two cousins that graduated public school and public college and are now teaching your children in catholic school- they are awaiting public positions because public school teachers make higher pay because there is so much more learning involved! it all depends on the individual, and the manners that are learned at home- i know a lot of children from st.lukes that have the worst mouths ever! and let me not tell you about their manners! disgusting! even their parents tell me that they pick it up in school- so it does not matter which school they attend it depends strickly on the individual and the parents- public school is the way to go!!!! i even attended this st lukes school and graduated and there were fights all the time! boys and girls it did not matter! again its all about the money and it is very sad!!!!!!!! public schools are incredible and more and more catholic schooll parents are taking their children out of catholic and are putting them in public due to the learning we have new children coming into the public system all the time!!!! amen to that!!!!!
I have two children in SL's. All I can say is WONDERFUL! Good teachers, good community, good solid curriculum! What I love most is the community-oriented afterschool activities. You get to know all the parents/kids. Let's face it people, there is NOTHING new under the sun w/r to education, your kid is as smart as he/she is n' you can't change that, no matter what fancy "name"/catchwords people use, like "academy", "magnet school" or "gifted n' talented". Just new window dressing on old curricula, a gimmick to make the parents feel good about their kids n' from what I hear, just more homework for the parents! It's up to us, the parents, to provide enrichment! Saint Luke's is a great school for great kids!
We are very happy w/our St Luke's experience. Yes, this is a good school district but morality/ethics are two things you will not see stressed in the public schools. The Golden Rule is emphasized in our home but unfortunately not in every home. At Saint Luke's our home values are reinforced every day. We transferred from the public system specifically for this reason. Yes, academics are very important and St. Luke's record of academics is stellar, but creating a moral and ethical person is also very important. Gifted or not, it is important to create individuals that know how to comport themselves in a world full of others. The rules of fairplay carry over into adulthood, gifted or not. With St Luke's I dont have to choose between great academics and a moral education, I can have both!
Great School District. No sense in paying for a school with some of NYC finest schools in the area.
I am a parent of 3 children all of whom attend St. Lukes School, (11yr, 8yr,& 6yr old). I just wanted everyone to know that our school is wonderful. My children leave me every morning with a kiss and run off to school they cannot wait to go in. My children love their school and their teachers (whom by the way are wonderful). Oh, and our principle is a wonderful lady, she greets our children at the door many times and knows all of their names as well as the parents names. Now that is a nice touch.
My daughter loves the school, and we love the school. We also love the fact that they have Italian classes.
This School is a wonderful environment for choldren, with wonderful teachers and staff. The strictness of the school day is just enough and not over the top.
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