ESS seeks to improve learning in a challenging college preparatory curriculum by providing academic support services to students with a wide range of abilities. Our full-time learning specialist provides individual and/or small group support to students, their parents, and teachers, on an as-needed basis. ESS also maintains a list of tutors, educational therapists, and speech and language pathologists for referral outside school hours.

The offices for Educational Support Services are located in the ESS Center on the first floor of the library. The ESS Center is open:

Monday 8:00am – 3:45pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am – 3:45pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 3:00pm

Student referrals for academic accommodations or support are made at team meetings. No referral is necessary for drop-in visits, or individual appointments. Our services can help you learn to:
* Review material and homework for classes
* Prepare and study for assessments
* Get organized for each class
* Break down the steps of a project
* Create study plans
* Utilize online tools
* Determine individual study styles
* Review/study for tests and exams

ESS Director

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Kari Olsen

    Kari Olsen 

    Director of Well-Being & Academic Support
    (203) 801-4828
  • Photo of Daphne Teittinen-Schreck

    Daphne Teittinen-Schreck 

    Learning Specialist
    (203) 801-4920
  • Photo of Stephanie Rein

    Stephanie Rein 

    Learning Specialist
St. Luke’s School is a secular (non-religious), private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving over 30 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.