The Anchor Magazine

The Anchor is a publication of Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School. Published twice a year, this magazine highlights GSL's signature programs, students' transformative experiences, alumni profiles, and other exciting news from the GSL community.

Spring 2022

In this issue we welcome spring and the beginning of a return to normal life on campus (minus pandemic protocols!). We also bid farewell to our outgoing Head of School, Thor Kvande, and celebrate his 18-year tenure at GSL, and re-introduce a former Saint, Andy Surber, as the next Head of GSL beginning July 1. You'll also find photos from around campus, fun facts about our school, a list of high school placements for the Class of 2022, an update on the Annual Fund, and a bunch of interesting updates on our Saints alumni. Thanks for reading!  

Fall 2021

This issue's theme is science, and we share stories from every division that illustrate this critical component of our academic curriculum. You'll also see photos from around campus, fun facts about our newest Saints on staff, a list of college placements for the Class of 2017, a slew of alumni updates, and our annual giving report that lists all who gave to the school in 2020-21. Go, Saints!

Spring 2021

At GSL we are guided by the Formative Five program. Every day our outstanding faculty model and teach lessons of empathy, self-control, integrity, embracing diversity, and grit to create kind, thoughtful, lifelong learners in Grades LL-8th. This issue showcases how the Formative Five traits are woven throughout each division at the school, and also features a list of our 8th graders' high school placements, an update on the Annual Fund, and lots of great alumni news.


Fall 2020

Saints are staying strong! Learn how GSL is using optimism and determination to face the pandemic together, from Little Lukers through Grade 8. Also in this issue, you'll meet the new faculty members, get updates on GSL alumni, and review the annual fund donor list. 

Spring 2020

Why GSL? In this issue, GSL families, alumni, grandparents, alumni parents and more share why they choose GSL. Also inside: the class of 2020 high school list, alumni updates, and more!

Fall 2019

How well do you know GSL? Do you know when Lukers start wearing uniforms, or when they begin to eat at the Anchor Center cafeteria (because not all students do!)? In this issue, you’ll learn all about these GSL “Firsts,” including our new Diversity & Inclusion Statement and the school’s first female football player. Plus, get to know the new faculty and staff members, read updates on GSL alumni, and review the annual fund donor list. Read all this and more in this issue of "The Anchor!"

Spring 2019

The feature article in this issue of "The Anchor" focuses on our Episcopal Identity at GSL. Learn about the distinctive features of our Episcopal identity and how we express it as a school community. Also in this feature, you will learn more about:

  • student acolytes,

  • what the word Episcopal literally means,

  • the GSL church-school relationship,

  • and much more!

That’s not all! In this issue, you’ll also: 

  • meet GSL’s new Head of Lower School, 

  • learn how self-control leads to academic success, 

  • see what high schools the Class of 2019 students will be attending, and

  • get great updates from many of our alumni.