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The St. Luke School System encompasses 29 primary schools, a school addressing Special Needs including services for the deaf and blind, a secondary school, and a professional school. All told our educational programs provide schooling to more than 12,000 students.
The majority of our primary schools are located in the most challenging and least served areas of Port au Prince, while several have been opened in the provinces of Haiti, including St. Louis du Sud, Camperin, Jacmel, Jeremie, Fonds des Blanc, and Limonade.
Support from these schools comes from a variety of places:
- Our long time partner, The Francesca Rava Foundation, provides key sponsorship support to eight of our primary schools. Friends at NPH Germany provide key support and sponsorship to three primary schools. The great support of these two foundations is vital to the functioning of our education system, and allows for the education of several thousand children.
- Our partners at The Andrea Bocelli Foundation fund 100% of operations and construction at Saint Philomene, Notre Dame du Rosaire, and Saint Augustin, three primary schools providing education to more than 1,600 students.
The students who graduate from our Port au Prince area primary schools have the opportunity to attend our trailblazing secondary school, the Academy for Peace and Justice.
The construction and operating of this school is funded by our partners at Artists for Peace and Justice and is managed and directed by the St. Luke School Committee. Visit apjnow.org to learn more about our secondary school, which now serves more than 2,400 students.
After high school, our St. Luke students, along with members of the local community, can apply to attend our professional school, Notre Dame de Guadalupe, which has courses in Nursing, Telecommunications, Plumbing and Electrician Work with Solar Specialization. This school serves over 400 future leaders in their fields and has operated with great support from NPH Germany, ORT and the Dharma Drum Mountain Foundation.