Leading with Humanity

Starting in fifth grade, St. Luke's students begin to learn and practice what it means to be ethical and empathetic leaders. Year by year, capabilities increase and the confidence to lead grows. 

Our Distinct Approach to Leadership

Leading with Humanity Curriculum

St. Luke’s mission is an exceptional education that inspires a deep love of learning, a strong moral compass, the commitment to serve, and the confidence to lead. Our Leading with Humanity curriculum emphasizes the development of moral character alongside leadership skills, fostering the ability to lead, collaborate, and empathize with others.

Leading with Humanity courses are designed to spiral, ensuring that each year's learning builds upon prior knowledge. This gradual process steadily enhances students' leadership capabilities. Beginning in Middle School, students identify strengths and interests, dedicating efforts to enhance their school community. Progressing to Upper School, their perspectives broaden, recognizing their capacity to positively impact the wider world. By the time students graduate, the Confidence to Lead with Humanity has become an intrinsic part of who they are. 

St. Luke's leadership education is enriched by four essential areas of focus—Compass, Equity & Inclusion, Global, and Service.

Leadership Experiences: Learning from Legends

Imagine learning how to launch a concept—from a mere glimmer of an idea to pitching potential investors— before you've even left high school. Signature leadership experiences connect students with powerhouses from diverse fields including business, arts, and philanthropy. In one student's words: "This was like the real world."

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.