Curriculum & Academics
Our small class sizes facilitate targeted student-centered instruction. Teachers differentiate content, process, tools, and the learning environment based on student readiness, interest, or learning profile. Understanding that everyone learns differently, Academy teachers use a variety of best practices to create engaging, rigorous, and relevant learning opportunities for their students.
Areas of Instruction
The curriculum and course of study of Saint Luke Academy follow the guidelines and the requirements of the State of Illinois, as well as the curriculum recommended by Chicagoland Lutheran Education Foundation.
Students arrive at the Greenview Avenue entrance, which is open from 8:00-8:35. Tardy students should arrive at the 1500 West Belmont Church/Academy entrance.
School begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Half-day preschool students are dismissed at 11:45 a.m. or 12:15 p.m. (before or after lunch). Extended care is available from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. and 3:30-6:00 p.m. for a fee. The daily schedule includes a play period, taken outdoors whenever possible, as well as structured physical education in our gymnasium.
There is no hot lunch program at Saint Luke Academy. Students bring lunch as well as a healthy snack daily.
All students in Grades PK-8 are required to wear the Saint Luke Academy uniform. Preschool students do not need to wear uniforms but should arrive in neat, comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for play.
Boys and girls should wear blue oxford shirts or polos and, weather permitting, a navy sweater with the Academy emblem, along with khaki shorts, pants, or (for girls) the flat-front skort or jumper, and acceptable “school shoes.” Uniforms can be purchased online at FrenchToast.com
Homework provides an opportunity for parents to become partners in their student’s learning process. Teachers give homework to strengthen children’s skills in specific areas.
Saint Luke Academy is an inclusive, welcoming environment. Academy students practice many different faiths and come from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. While Lutheran tradition and faith are a part of daily life at Saint Luke Academy, students accept and are encouraged to explore the faith and cultures of their classmates.
Saint Luke Academy sees discipline as an opportunity for "discipleship." Discipleship includes self-control, positive attitudes, orderliness, and efficient management of time and abilities so maximum learning can happen in a warm, supportive faith-filled environment. Most behaviors that need correction are accomplished with a time-out or a simple reminder or redirection by a teacher or staff member.
When a student’s actions or attitudes are consistently detrimental to the routine management of the classroom, the school, and the educational processes, more severe actions are called for. The principal, along with the classroom teacher and the family, will swiftly determine consequences for repeated disruption.
Financial Information & Assistance
Saint Luke Academy is solely responsible for the financial stability of the school. Saint Luke Church supports the school with funds received through direct contributions of its congregation members.
Saint Luke Academy uses the Smart Tuition Collection Program. Families are encouraged to enroll at enrollwithsmart.com. An application fee and education fee are required when enrollment is confirmed.
Financial Assistance is available and can be applied for at the Academy. Contact the principal at firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Likewise, contact the principal if you are interested in making a special gift or memorial.