St. Andrews Schools

A transformational thinker and leader, Queen Emma founded St. Andrew`s Priory School for Girls (The Priory) in 1867, making it the oldest all girl school on Oahu.
Celebrating our 150th anniversary this year, The Priory continues to develop confident learners, creative thinkers and compassionate leaders through an innovative and personalized educational program for girls, grades K to 12.
The Prep, located on our Queen Emma Square campus, opened in the fall of 2014 and offers single gender classes designed specifically for boys in grades K to 5.
The classroom activities engage young boys in a learning environment that builds upon their strengths and interests.
Named after our founder Queen Emma Kaleleonlani, the Queen Emma Preschool nurtures a love of learning through joyful discovery and play for children ages 2 to 5.
The beautiful Nuuanu campus provides a foundational and natural learning environment designed to nourish a child`s innate sense of wonder and curiosity about the world.
St. Andrew`s Schools provide a student-centered education informed by universal values and our unique Hawaiian heritage.
Immersed in this culture of care and challenge, children can realize their full potential and contribute to making the world a better place.

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

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
1867
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
384 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
75%
State avg.: 72%
Students by Grade
St. Andrews Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
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

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
K-5 $17,475 6-8 $18,200 9-12 $18,995
% on Financial Aid
40%
Admissions Director
Stephanie Jones
Admissions Associate
Sue Ann Wargo

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Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
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 Priory School is committed to providing an education that instills the values of excellence, spirituality, and integrity -- values Queen Emma envisioned for the young women of Hawai'i -- and promoting those values within their communities. St. Andrews Priory School will fulfill Queen Emmas vision for women by providing them with an academically challenging Episcopal tradition Christian environment where they can develop respect for themselves and others, resourcefulness, and responsibility. St. Andrew's Priory School exists to continue Queen Emma's efforts in directing young women toward ever-widening horizons. The school offers a socially relevant curriculum that focuses on the interrelationships between the arts and sciences. Our principal goals are to create an active partnership with parents in providing a constructive environment for students' growth; to prepare young women for a lifetime of learning through active participation in the curriculum; to regard the community as a resource, a guiding force, and a beneficiary of student learning; and to nurture teachers who are role models and facilitators of life-long learning.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
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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5  
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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