Frequently Asked Questions
What is the school's address and phone number
Saint Luke Academy
1500 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
When is school in session?
The school day begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 3:30 PM.
Where do the children enter the school building?
Children enter through the courtyard gate on Greenview Avenue. They leave school from the same site. Children arriving for or leaving from Extended Care do so through the main entrance on Belmont Avenue.
What are the hours for Extended Care?
Before School Care:
Saint Luke provides supervised before school care from 7:00-8:00 AM on regular school days. The children are supervised by regular staff members. There is an additional cost per30 minutes, per child, for this service.
After School Care:
Saint Luke provides after school care until 6:00 PM on regular school days. The children are supervised by regular staff members. There is an additional cost per30 minutes, per child, for this service.
Does Saint Luke provide Lunch?
An optional Lunch Program is available to students from Pre-School through Grade 8. Lunches are nutritionally balanced and include a soup of the day, meat protion, grain protion vegetable portion plus salad, bread and dessert. Students pay for lunches on a quarterly basis. Menus for each month are sent home a week before the first of each month.
Does Saint Luke assign homework?
Saint Luke students normally receive homework every night, ranging from 10 minutes in first level to 45-60 minutesin the uper division Reports and projects require additional time to be divided over a period of days or weeks. No classroom homework is assigned for nights on which students have an event at school, over holidays or during vacations.
What may children wear to school?
Students at Saint Luke Academy wear uniforms (khaki slacks, skirt, skort/shorts, blue chambray shirt or light blue collared knit shirt, navy cardigan with the school logo on it) during the school day and to school sponsored events.
Do students have recess?
All students in Saint Luke Academy have an outdoor play period at some point during the day (weather permitting). All children have Physical Education classes in addition to their outdoor recess.
Does Saint Luke have sports or fitness programs?
Saint Luke participates in interscholastic sports (Lutheran School League) and fields teams in cross country soccer, basketball and volleyball. Students also participate in bowling and track invitational events. and track invitational events
Physical Education classes in the gym and the Fitness Center promote healthy, active lifestyles and teach a variety of intramural sports.
What is the racial make-up of the school?
Saint Luke is proud of its racial, ethnic and economic diversity. Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds ad are taught to respect other traditions as they enjoy their own.
Do I have to be Lutheran to attend Saint Luke?
Saint Luke accepts students from many different Christian denominations and supports their participation in the worship life of their home congregations.
Is there financial aid?
Financial Aid is available to students who demonstrate financial need. Contact the Principal for information.
Is there parking at Saint Luke?
Free parking is available in the parking structure on Melrose St, one block north of Belmont. Enter through the gate in the middle of the block and take a ticket. Get a validation from the office or at the event. Validate your ticket at the kiosk in the garage loby and put the returned validated ticket in the slot in the exit gate.