La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls
Photos: La Pietra
Josh Watson, Ph.D
Did you know there is a place where confidence soars for girls in grades six–12 located on the slopes of Diamond Head? For over 50 years, La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls has been educating young women to lead lives of achievement. Its innovative, college preparatory program is designed to challenge and inspire young women to discover their passions, realize their potential and become the architects of their own success stories.
100 percent of La Pietra graduates pursue higher education and are accepted to top national and international colleges and universities each year. During the last six years, our graduates have earned more than $24 million in merit scholarships and have been accepted to Barnard College; Columbia University; Johns Hopkins University; Stanford University; London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art; New York University; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; Mount Holyoke College; Vassar College; Yale University; Savannah College of Art and Design; and many more.
We are committed to keeping a La Pietra education affordable and accessible for all qualified girls. Approximately 40 percent of our students receive financial aid each year, demonstrating La Pietra’s commitment to creating an inclusive, socio-economically diverse student body.
At La Pietra, all girls are leaders. Every La Pietra student has the opportunity and encouragement to develop her confidence and leadership skills through our robust leadership programs, including Peer Leaders, Delegates, Big Sisters, student government, student-led clubs, student publications, community service organizations and so much more!
Every student who wants to participate in sports at La Pietra can! Each year, more than 70 percent of our students compete on over 40 teams in 16 sports. Some La Pietra graduates go on to compete at the collegiate level.
La Pietra has over 135 course offerings, including electives, college prep classes and Advanced Placement courses. This rich array of courses helps students discover their passions, challenges girls to reach their academic and personal potential, and prepares students to find success in higher education and beyond.
La Pietra offers a low 7-to-1 student-teacher ratio and small class sizes averaging 10-15 students. Girls thrive academically and socially in our uniquely sized school that offers personalized attention, supportive teachers who understand each girl’s individuality, and a school culture committed to how girls learn best. Along with individualized attention and nurturing support from teachers, La Pietra–Hawaii School for Girls is both a catalyst for learning and a welcoming school for young women.
La Pietra is a place where confidence soars for all girls! Learn more at La Pietra’s admissions open houses: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at 1 p.m. We also invite families to schedule personal campus tours and a School-In-Session “shadow day” visit for their daughters. Learn more and register at LaPietra.edu or call 808-922-2744. We look forward to meeting you!
2933 Poni Moi Road, Honolulu, HI 96815, (808) 922-2744, LaPietra.edu