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Read what great things our Board Chair, Will Collins, had to say about his school pride and love for SLES. Click HERE to read the article from Terrell Hills Living Magazine.
Alamo Heights, TX - February 7, 2018 - St. Luke’s Episcopal School (SLES) has launched a Variable Tuition Program aimed at making the school more affordable for local families for the 2018-19 school year. The PK3-8th grade independent school, located in Alamo Heights, is the first school in Bexar County to adopt this new approach. Independent schools in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado and California are utilizing similar methods to support a more diverse student body. Across the country, many parents are interested in the unique mission and programs offered only in independent schools. However, the tuition sticker shock frequently deters families from pursuing these schools for their children.
Acknowledging the financial barrier, St. Luke’s Episcopal School tuition rates are set within a range. When a family applies for variable tuition, the school determines the tuition rate that honors each family’s unique financial position. Variable tuition awards a range from 40-80% of the fixed cost of an SLES education. No family at SLES pays more than 80% of the full cost of education. SLES’ variable tuition plan will take effect in the fall of 2018. Interested families are encouraged to apply now in order to qualify for variable tuition.
St. Luke’s school leaders are dedicated to ensuring that highly qualified students from across San Antonio can experience a life-changing education at SLES. “We are proud of our 70 year history of educational excellence,” says Head of School Tom McLaughlin. “By expanding access to our top-tiered school, we will further our mission of forming confident and faithful scholars, citizens and leaders throughout the greater San Antonio region.”
To learn more about St. Luke’s Episcopal School and their Variable Tuition program, contact Betty Serna, Director of Community Relations, at (210) 826-0664, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.sles-sa.org/
St. Luke’s Episcopal School hosted more than 250 guests to its first ever Winter Wonderland. Children and adults had fun zipping down the snow slide! When not “sledding” children played games, bounced in bounce houses, painted, enjoyed story-telling and played in the snow. It was a great time for all ages and SLES was thrilled to welcome families from around the city to this free and festive day on the hilltop.
SLES is excited to announce the “launch” of its new rocketry program for students in grades 4 through 8. The afterschool club will expose participants to concepts including an introduction to physics, flight trajectory forecasting, and atmospheric analysis, while giving students the opportunity to put scientific principles to work in an exciting, hands-on curriculum.
The program began with the successful test launch of five rockets. The young scientists are now building their own rockets in the school’s iLab, an innovative STEM space built last year. Each team will build a different type of rocket, encouraging students to explore how construction of various elements such as fin design impacts flight.
St. Luke's Parent Council and administration are partnering to promote an all-school parent/faculty read of Julie Lythcott-Haims' How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. The New York Times bestseller uses Lythcott-Haims' own observations as a former dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising at Stanford University, as well as substantial additional research related to the impact of "helicopter parenting" on raising autonomous young adults. Click here to see Lythcott-Haims' TED talk.
A group discussion of the book will be held at St. Luke's on Wednesday, March 1st at 11:30 a.m. SLES parents, faculty and friends are encouraged to come engage in what promises to be a lively dialogue about this very relevant topic.