For more than 150 years, St. Andrew`s Schools has developed tomorrow`s courageous and compassionate leaders.
In 1867, the great royal Hawaiian leader, Queen Emma Kaleleonlani, a visionary and transformational thinker, established St. Andrew`s Priory, the oldest girls` school in Hawaii.
An enduring testament to her towering vision to educate the Hawaiian people, St. Andrew`s Schools has grown to include The Prep, a K-6 boys` school, and Queen Emma Preschool (The Preschool), for boys and girls ages two to five.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked HI School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 414 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,950
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Andrews Schools ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Hawaii for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
414 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 72%
Students by Grade
St. Andrews Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP English, AP Government, AP Japanese, AP Physics, AP United States History
Classroom Dress Code
(Our students wear uniforms daily.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Preschool: $13,680 K-8: $18,575 9-12: $19,950
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Stephanie Jones
Admissions Associate
Sue Ann Wargo



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
20 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Book/Film Club, Companions of St. Andrew's, Future Medical Professionals of America, Global Issues Network, Hip Hop Club, Hope Lodge Club, I.T. (Information Technology) Crew, Interact Club, Kindness Club, Math Club, MS/HS Hui Ha'ouli, National Honor Society, Pacific Asian Affairs Council, Robotics, Speech & Debate, Spirit Committee, Sustainability Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Orchestra

School Notes

St. Andrew`s Schools has developed courageous, compassionate leaders of tomorrow for more than 150 years. Our founder, the great Hawaiian leader Queen Emma Kaleleonlani was a visionary and transformational thinker. Affectionately called the "People`s Queen,"
Queen Emma dedicated herself to serving the health, educational and spiritual needs of her people.

Queen Emma was known and loved for her progressive and passionate advocacy for justice and she worked tirelessly to address Hawaii`s most pressing social needs, including healthcare for the Hawaiian people and equal education for girls. St. Andrew`s Priory, the oldest all-girls school in Hawaii, is a lasting testament to her towering vision and efforts. Since the founding of The Priory in 1867, St. Andrew`s has grown to include The Prep, a K-6 boys school, and Queen Emma Preschool, for boys and girls ages two to five.

Today, the students of St. Andrew`s Schools honor Queen Emma by perpetuating her legacy of courageous and compassionate leadership.

Our Mission
To educate students in a culture of care, respect, love, and service. Each child is known, challenged, understood, and empowered to Klia i ka Nuu  Strive for the Highest.

Honoring our founder, Queen Emma Kaleleonlani, and with values deeply rooted in our Hawaiian and Episcopal heritage, St. Andrew`s Schools offers a personalized curriculum that inspires students to learn deeply, think critically and lead courageously.

Our Vision
Our vision is to help children learn and grow to be their personal best, engaged in the world and inspired to make it more humane and just.

  • Our students will develop strong, confident voices and a commitment to mastering, understanding and creating knowledge. 
  • Our students will develop the intellectual capacity and habits of mind to be successful and thrive in college, the workforce, and beyond.
  • Our students will lead a life of purpose and service with integrity, respect, compassion, advocacy, and kindness.
  • Our students will appreciate diversity, understand our connectedness to each other and to Earth, and have the ability to work individually and collaboratively in our global community.
  • Our students will develop lifetime habits of physical, intellectual, spiritual, and emotional wellness so they can reach their promise and help others do the same.
Educational Philosophy  
We believe that all children can learn and that they need a teacher who
  • loves, cares for, and believes in them,
  • sets high expectations,
  • ignites their curiosity,
  • understands and implements what is known regarding the science of learning, and
  • crafts the curriculum and instruction so students can be successful in their learning.
To accomplish this,
  • We provide an engaging and challenging learning environment that is designed to meet the needs and aspirations of girls and boys using a single-gender coordinate educational system for students grades K - 12 and a coed, play-based program for our preschool students.
  • We foster well-being in mind, body, and spirit to ensure a child`s healthy growth and development.
  • We teach and model integrity, empathy, compassion, and loving-kindness, and call children to live an ethical life of purpose and service.
  • We create personalized learning experiences, so students can uncover their individual talents and passions and have voice and choice in their school work. They learn how to set goals, honestly assess their progress, and be both inspired and motivated to persevere.
  • We cultivate a culture of thinking, learning, leading, and doing that provides opportunities for deep inquiry, exploration, discovery and reflection.
  • We empower students to lead with courage and conviction by creating opportunities to collaborate, create, and communicate as a member of the local, national, and global community.
  • We are committed to lifelong learning and continued innovation in teaching and learning. By exploring and thoughtfully incorporating educational research (e.g. the neuroscience of learning) we work to create, design and implement a preschool 12 curricular program which uses effective instructional and assessment strategies to enhance student learning.
Profile last updated: 08/10/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
This school is all but co-ed now. On 26FEB2019 Headmaster Ruth Fletcher wrote to parents, "Of special note is the visiting team's support of the recent decision by our Board of Trustees to grow The Prep to 8th grade. This will be accomplished by adding one grade level per year, starting with a 5th grade class in 2019-2020. We're particularly excited about this decision because many of you have expressed a keen interest in keeping your sons here at St. Andrew's and we're happy to be able to fulfill your family's vision for the education of your child."
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I have 2 girls who currently attend this amazing school ( middle school and high school). Both have thrived academically, socially, in sport opportunities and see the world through a wide global view. The oldest has had the opportunity to travel to the mainland 3 times with the Model UN class - and last year service trip to Cambodia through the Global Girls program. They are truly living Queen Emma's mission. The faculty and staff are extremely supportive both to my girls and us a family. We are grateful for the education, and opportunities that they have received.
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Priory is a great college prep. school that focuses on academics. They have a good music program; students can participate in choir, band, or orchestra. It is not easy to play sports while going to this school, though. The chances of having to participate in a Pac5 sport program is high, too, so making practices is hard. They rarely give out awards. The education is good, though.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked HI School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 414 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,950
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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