St. Luke Overview
St. Luke Elementary School opened in 2001 and is named after St. Luke the Evangelist, the patron saint of artists, physicians, surgeons, students and butchers, and the author of the Gospel according to Luke. The school is located at 550 Chesapeake Drive, in the Eastbridge neighbourhood of Waterloo. There are approximately 490 students, from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. We are part of the St. David family of schools, and the majority of our students go on to St. David School when they graduate.
The school motto is “Rooted in the Love of Christ”, and as a welcoming, inclusive and nurturing Catholic community, we keep this forefront in everything we do for our students. Our staff is committed to ensuring that each student attains his or her full potential, and develops a desire to transform the world into a just and loving society. The Gospel values of respect, love, hope, reconciliation and justice are evident in every classroom. We foster wellness of body, mind and spirit. Our staff strive to provide challenging and inspiring teaching across all the areas of the curriculum, to engage our students as partners in their own learning. We encourage challenge, collaboration, innovation, use of technology, imagination, and higher order thinking, to develop our students’ 21st century skills.
We have a wide range of activities to offer our students outside of the classroom, from our “Luke Lightning” sports teams, and intramurals, to eco club, robotics club, legacy group, and choir. Each child has the opportunity to develop his or her talents, and to make a positive contribution to the school community.
Our students are encouraged to look beyond themselves, and we hold food drives, winter clothing drives and fundraisers to assist people both within our community and overseas. St. Luke students know that their efforts can truly make a difference in the world.
We encourage our parent community, in partnership with the Parish of St. Agnes, to join us for our regular masses, liturgies and celebrations of the sacraments. We highly value our Parish, home and school partnership.
As Disciples of Christ, we teach our students to be compassionate, caring individuals, invested in their learning, their spiritual development, and in helping others.