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Saint Luke Academy

1500 West Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 472-3837


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Saint Luke Academy is a community of people dedicated to achieving the highest standards in elementary education in order to prepare boys and girls for the challenges of high school and beyond.

The Academy is a worshipping community grounded in Lutheran tradition and prepares pupils for a lifetime of service to God and to the world.

Saint Luke Academy admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, athletic and other school-administered programs."

--taken from school website (

A Typical Day

"The PreSchool Program of St. Luke Academy provides the first steps to a life long love of learning. The program is designed to nurture, stimulate and spark the imagination of our youngest learners. The students in St. Luke Academy’s PreSchool Program learn by doing. This “hands-on” discovery based learning experience provides the necessary foundation for the acquisition of new skills and proficiencies. Manipulatives, arts and crafts, educational toys and tools are employed to give our active students a chance to learn through play. Thematic units are used to introduce and practice basic pre-reading and mathematics skills. Art, music and drama are a daily part of the Early Childhood program."

--taken from school website (

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

"A variety of groups or events connect parents to the school, the teachers and to fellow parents:

The Orientation Picnic held on school grounds the first week of school allows students and parents to get acquainted with classmates and other parents in a relaxed setting.

Monthly Parent Nights feature classroom visits, presentations on topics of interest or student performances.

Lutheran Forum acquaints new parents with the history and tradition of the Lutheran Church.

Parent volunteers provide valuable service to the administration of the school and the functioning of individual classrooms.

A Parent Newsletter is sent home with the children every Monday (or first day of a school week). Upcoming events, reminders, school news and a weekly calendar are included on this sheet.

Classroom Newsletters are sent from each classroom. Notes on upcoming field trips, events, special classroom activities and academic topics to be covered inform parents on happenings in their child’s classroom.

Each family will receive a Home Visit from the student’s teacher(s) before the school year begins. Parents and student have the opportunity to visit with the teacher(s) and to get acquainted with the program for the coming year.

Report Cards are issued quarterly. Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled at the end of the first and third quarters. Additional conferences may be scheduled upon the request of the teacher or parents."

--taken from school website (


Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers