St Andrews Schools
5.00 (3 reviews)
- 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.
|School Type||Alternative School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)|
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-12|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||384 students|
|Student Body Type||All-girls|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 74%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||47 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||15 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|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||$18,995|
|Tuition Notes||K-5 $17,475 6-8 $18,200 9-12 $18,995|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Admissions Director||Stephanie Jones|
|Admissions Associate||Sue Ann Wargo|
|Total Sports Offered||16 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Diving, Golf, Kayaking, Riflery, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,|
Bowling, Cross Country,
Tennis, Track and Field,
|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
- 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.
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Honolulu Grades: PK-12 | 1556 students
2445 Ka'ala Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808)973-5005 2.6 PK-12
- Honolulu Grades: 6-12 | 181 students
2933 Poni Moi Rd
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808)922-2744 4.3 6-12
- Honolulu Grades: PK-12 | 973 students
3253 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808)734-5058 3.6 PK-12
- Honolulu Grades: PK-12 | 489 students
2707 Pamoa Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808)988-4111 2.8 PK-12
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."
- Posted by Parent - Queen Emma weeps
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.
- Posted by Parent - Connie
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.
- Posted by Parent - green
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