St. Luke’s School tries on its new wings

New Haven Register (Sunday) (New Haven, CT) - - EDUCATION OUTLOOK -

It is a soar­ing open­ing for St. Luke’s new Arts and Hu­man­i­ties Wings as stu­dents and staff walk through the doors for the first time. All are struck by the beauty of the new space, bright with nat­u­ral light, where English and His­tory live next door to Art and De­sign and the Li­brary and Cafe cre­ate in­ter­play be­tween study and so­cial­iz­ing, work and life.

The 39,000 square foot ad­di­tion and ren­o­va­tion com­prise the largest con­struc­tion project in St. Luke’s his­tory. In ad­di­tion to new Arts & Hu­man­i­ties class­rooms, the new spa­ces in­clude a world-class de­signLab, an art gallery, a two-story li­brary and cafe and a wel­com­ing new Ad­mis­sions Suite.

And so it be­gins, what Ha­ley Wulf­man, Mid­dle School Art Teacher, en­vi­sioned last fall: “when we are lo­cated in prox­im­ity, we’re go­ing to be able to have the ca­sual con­ver­sa­tions that lead to the big ideas that be­come the great things we do in the class­room.”

Col­lab­o­ra­tive, in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary, invit­ing and ex­cit­ing, the new spa­ces call for the kind of learn­ing that knows no bound­aries, where young peo­ple iden­tify that they are more than English and His­tory stu­dents, more than re­searchers, more than artists and mak­ers, they are life­long learn­ers.

Ac­cord­ing to St. Luke’s Board Chair, James An­der­son, a Wil­ton res­i­dent: “This is the cap­stone of a nearly two-decade-long ef­fort that has trans­formed St. Luke’s and pro­pelled it into the up­per ech­e­lon of in­de­pen­dent schools in this coun­try.”

St. Luke’s is a sec­u­lar pri­vate school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5–12. St. Luke’s mis­sion is an ex­cep­tional ed­u­ca­tion that in­spires a deep love of learn­ing, a strong moral com­pass, the com­mit­ment to serve, and the con­fi­dence to lead. St. Luke’s Cen­ter for Lead­er­ship ad­vances our mis­sion by help­ing stu­dents de­velop ex­cep­tional lead­er­ship abil­ity. Visit to­day.

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