Mission & Vision
St. Andrew’s Schools has developed courageous, compassionate leaders of tomorrow for more than 150 years. Our founder, the great Hawaiian leader Queen Emma Kaleleonālani 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 Hawaiʻi’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 Hawaiʻi, 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-8 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.
To educate students in a culture of care, respect, love, and service. Each child is known, challenged, understood, and empowered to Kūlia i ka Nuʻu – Strive for the Highest.
Honoring our founder, Queen Emma Kaleleonālani, 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 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.