Suzy Banks

Head of School

ou no doubt chose St. Luke's Episcopal School for your child because of its reputation in the community for rigorous academics and strong student life.

As the Academic Dean of St. Luke’s, it is my role to oversee all aspects of each St. Luke’s student’s educational career, from new student enrollment to annual registration to college admission, and to direct the necessary resources throughout a student’s time here at our school.

Since its founding in 1961, St. Luke’s has provided a challenging curriculum built within the context of a caring Christian community. Our strong subject centered curriculum has been preparing our students for college since our first graduating class of 2013. As the world changes every day and new discoveries have to be roped into the education curricula, innovative teaching techniques are constantly being devised in order to improve our student learning experience.

Course Information.

St. Luke's works to ensure that our students are both challenged and supported in the classroom. All courses are considered college preparatory, honors, or Advanced Placement (AP). St. Luke's does not offer developmental courses.

Course Selection

Course selection for rising 7th-12th grades takes place each year in late January or early February, coinciding with re-enrollment contracts. An in-school assembly will be held for students to introduce them to their course choices and walk them through steps of choosing their classes. Students and parents are encouraged to read through the course catalog before choosing classes. Course selection will remain open to students for approximately 3 weeks.

Graduation Requirements

Students and parents should read the schema for middle or upper school to determine courses needed for graduation or promotion. In general, students in upper school are required to take 4 years of English, 4 years of math, 4 years of science, 4 years of history, 2 years of a foreign language, and one year of a fine or performing art. The remainder of a student's schedule may be filled with elective classes.

Academics and GPA

GPA is calculated with each semester grade in both middle and upper school. Sixth graders' exploratory class grades are calculated into their middle school GPA as well. Only credit granting upper school courses are calculated into a student's GPA. Please refer to the Parent & Student Handbook for detailed information on GPA calculation.


Schedules are made available to students and parents one to two weeks before school begins. Course change requests are granted on a case-by-case basis and require the approval of the Academic Dean.