About GSL

Mission Statement & Aspirations

Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School prepares boys and girls to become creative problem solvers, confident lifelong learners, and responsible citizens in their communities and the world.

In striving to live our mission day by day, we are committed to these guiding principles:

  • to diligently cultivate a sense of belonging in our school community where each student and family feels welcome, included, and connected.
  • to discover and foster each child’s unique strengths and passions and to find ways to connect these to classroom learning.
  • to intentionally develop in each child skills and attitudes that offer a foundation for a lifetime of success.
  • to provide through our curriculum many opportunities for all students to plan and participate in meaningful service and contribution to the various communities in which they live.

School Prayer

O God, let your heavenly blessing be upon Grace-St. Luke's School, that whatsoever things are true and pure, lovely and of good report, may here flourish and abound. Inspire with love and goodness both those who teach and those who learn. Open our hearts and minds to all truth, and give us grace to serve you faithfully. We ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

School Song

Music by Sam Batt Owens; lyrics by the Rev. Charles Chapman.

School Seal and Colors

The school seal incorporates the anchor, a Christian symbol of faith and hope, and a chain, representing the interdependent linkage of students, teachers, and parents.

The school colors are red and white; accent colors are black and gold.

School Motto

"Reverentia Domini initium sapientiae est"

(The reverence of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.)

Portrait of a Graduate

GSL graduates are innovative and willing to take risks. Numerous opportunities are provided that allow GSL students to take intellectual and social risks, both in and out of the classroom. Students are exposed to innovative ways of learning, such as science labs, internships, and club programs.

GSL graduates have strong character. GSL graduates take responsibility for their roles and involvement in the community. They hold each other accountable to a higher standard of ethics, resulting in kind and compassionate citizens.

GSL graduates have a love of learning that inspires them to seek knowledge. At GSL, students acquire the tools and ambition to achieve their goals. Long after they leave, they continue to grow intellectually as a result of their curious natures.

GSL graduates have a real-world sense of themselves and others.
By learning in a co-educational environment, GSL grads are shaped through deeply-rooted and diverse interpersonal relationships. They develop empathy, respect, and tolerance for others, as well as personal understanding of their unique roles in a dynamic, global community.

GSL graduates are spiritual while respecting the beliefs of others.
GSL students have an understanding of and focus on the Christian faith while accepting that everyone does not have the same beliefs. Respect for other religions is gained through religion classes, various speakers, and community service opportunities.