Award Year: 2014

Saint Luke School

7005 Georgetown Pike
Mclean, VA, 22101-2150

(703) 356-1508

Mr. Louis Michael Silvano, Principal at time of Nomination

Ms. Kathleen Swinehart, Current Principal

School Website


Saint Luke School instills students with Catholic values and prepares them to become responsible citizens who are committed to learning and to serving mankind.

Student Demographics
  • White: 75%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Two or more races: 14%
Celebrating 50 years of Catholic Education 1962-2012.

Celebrating 50 years of Catholic Education 1962-2012.

The educational program of Saint Luke School is Christ-centered and focuses on developing the whole person: cognitively, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Embracing the most effective traditional and innovative educational strategies, the faculty provides developmentally appropriate challenges and addresses the different learning styles of the students.

Technology is integrated throughout the curriculum with Active Boards in every classroom. In addition to a well equipped Computer Lab and a mobile iPad cart, there is a fully integrated 1:1 robotics program. The school was selected by the Lego Educational Organization to pilot a new robotics program that utilizes Lego building blocks to spark student creativity.

The main focus of the school’s STEM program is to provide a true hands-on science experience. In 2010, the school adopted the LabLearner science curriculum for kindergarten through eighth grade. The instructional design of the program is inquiry based, where students are engaged in a rich variety of laboratory investigations eighty percent of the time. Teachers emphasize critical thinking throughout the curriculum to develop the students' ability to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information.

The school’s strengths are defined by three main characteristics: rigorous academics, strong faith formation, and a close-knit nurturing community. As lifelong learners, the teachers are committed to the school’s mission, and to Catholic education. The students achieve the highest academic standards, scoring well above national averages. The success of its graduates provides clear evidence that the School is true to its mission. In 2012, the entire community celebrated the 5Oth anniversary of Saint Luke School.