SLS AT A GLANCE

  • Preschool-8, coed Catholic School founded in 1962
  • 50+ year tradition of providing academic excellence in a Christ-Centered environment
  • 2014 National Blue Ribbon School of Academic Excellence
  • Educating the whole child spiritually, academically, emotionally, and physically
  • A member of the Diocese of Arlington
  • Accredited by the Virginia Catholic Conference
  • Located in McLean, VA
  • Campus has large fields perfect for outdoor play
  • Small, intimate sized school with a staff of 37 teachers and instructional assistants
  • School Hours: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Extended Day available on a daily, intermittent, or drop-in basis
  • Foreign Language program offers French and Spanish K-8
  • Activboard technology in all classrooms
  • Learning specialists on staff for Grades K-8
  • Algebra I offered to students in advanced math
  • Curriculum integration for rich learning experiences
  • Extra-curricular activities: CYO basketball and tennis, soccer, and flag football
  • Clubs: Chess Club, Choir, Junior National Honor Society, Student Council, Brownies, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts

Academic Program

Saint Luke School offers a comprehensive curriculum to students in kindergarten through grade eight committed to fully developing the capabilities of each child in a challenging, stimulating environment that emphasizes the mastery of basic skills.

 

Primary Grades (K-5)

All primary grades are self-contained classrooms, but the students receive regular, specialized instruction in French, Spanish, art, computer, library, music and physical education. The reading program utilizes phonics and spelling instruction in thematic units relating to the core subjects of science, math, social studies, language arts, and religion. Study skills are introduced in fourth and fifth grade.

 

Middle School (6-8)

Grades 6-8 are departmentalized, with specialists teaching social studies, math, science, and language arts. Critical thinking skills, such as note-taking, outlining, and time management are particularly emphasized and integrated into the curriculum. Students who meet the requirements established by the Diocese are eligible to take pre-algebra in the seventh grade, and algebra in the eighth grade. Algebra students take placement tests at their high school of choice in May or June. Students not taking Algebra I follow the alternate track of taking Introduction to Pre-Algebra followed by Algebra IA. Graduating students may exercise the option of taking either the National French Exam or the National Spanish Exam or the placement tests slsadministered by the high school of their choice to receive credit for high school level I and place into high school level II.

Preschool

Saint Luke Preschool strives to provide an environment full of growth, play, and learning.  Children are encouraged to learn by engaging in new experiences and creative play activities.  The aim is to develop the whole child cognitively, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.

Saint Luke Preschool offers classes for 3 & 4 year olds:

  • 3 year old classes are in the morning (8:15 – 11:15) on Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday or Monday through Friday.
  • 4 year old classes are all day (8:15 – 3:00) Monday through Friday.

Children must be at least 3 or 4 years old by September 30th of the current school year to be eligible for their respective class.

Please email or  call Anne Ryan Craig at (703) 356-1508 for more information and to schedule a tour.

Extended Day

The Extended Day Care Program at Saint Luke School provides high quality child care slsadministered by a specialized and caring staff. The adult to pupil ratio is approximately 1:10. Time is allowed for play and quiet study. Extended Day Care is available to all students on a daily, intermittent, or drop-in basis, and operates each school day from the time of dismissal to 6:00 PM. The Extended Day Program does not operate on days when school is not in session.

Saint Luke Extended Day Care Program is fully licensed by the State of Virginia and insured by the Diocese of Arlington.