GSL’s Preschool program is play-based, allowing students to learn as they explore the world around them. We believe this is how their first school experience should be. Rather than a pencil and paper environment, we are a lively center where children learn by doing, sharing and experiencing. Our program helps launch children into the world of education with high self-esteem and the skills they will need for the next stage of their academic journey.
From SK through fourth grade, Lower School provides a foundation of high academic achievement with a curriculum designed to build a strong basis of concepts and skills. We help students develop higher-level thinking and problem-solving abilities. While teaching the whole child, teachers nurture divergent thinking and encourage students to express their own ideas and draw conclusions from them. They teach and practice tolerance of—and appreciation for—differing points of view. While students experience fun, engaging activities in Lower School, they are also intentionally being prepared for success with the accelerated learning in Middle School.
While academics are the primary focus of Middle School, we know that education must be broader, deeper, and richer if we prepare the whole child. Students enjoy a full range of experiences in accelerated academics, sports, leadership, the arts, peer relationships, and spiritual discovery. In partnership with parents, we work to ensure each child’s developmental needs are met. As students reach eighth grade, teachers and administrators work with the students and parents to identify and apply to the right high schools while preparing for a smooth transition. Students leave GSL knowing they are prepared for success in high school, college, and beyond. This leads to the infinite portion of a student’s journey at GSL: being a Luker for Life.
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Monday, December 17, 2018
Click here to view the 2019-20 School Year Important Dates document.
Monday, November 12, 2018
The fourth grade class appeared on two local news channels and was featured on the front page of The Commercial Appeal (above the fold!) on Friday, ...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
At Grace-St. Luke's, we are always prepared for the present while planning for the future. Read our new Strategic Plan to learn more about our ...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
On January 3, GSL alum Will Taylor '06 stopped by Ms. Fo's sixth grade math class to share with students what he does every day as a physicist: He ...