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St Luke C.S.

School History And Tradition

St. Luke Catholic School was established in 1973 to accommodate the wave of new Catholic immigrants in the area. On the present site, a large portable unit opened its doors to approximately 200 students from junior kindergarten to grade 8. During the initial years the school served primarily the Italian and Portuguese communities. In 1977, a new building was completed with impressive facilities, a double gym, design and technology, and science rooms. Over the next few years, the school grew immensely and several portables were erected to serve an ever-increasing population of students, predominantly of Portuguese origin. Presently, due to the large enrolment, every available space is in use for classrooms. St. Luke continues to be proud of its past, its academic and athletic excellence, its Christian environment, school spirit and strong community ties.
The school is dedicated to the gospel writer St. Luke, who lived about 2000 years ago. He has been referred to as an artist, physician and scholar. Much of what we know about him is based on his writings. He wrote in detail about women, social outcasts and those who were less fortunate. Gentleness, forgiveness, and salvation are recurring themes in his works. What is most familiar are the lines which are so beautiful they have been turned into a prayer. “Blessed are you among women. Blessed is the fruit of your womb.” Whenever we say “The Hail Mary” we should remember this prayer was inspired by our patron St. Luke.