ABC Stores Supports Music Education at St. Andrew’s Schools
ABC Stores has donated $20,000 to St. Andrew’s Schools in support of music education. The gift will be used to purchase new musical instruments and will increase student access to quality music programs at St. Andrew’s. A long-time supporter of the school, ABC Stores has also supported St. Andrew’s Schools’ visual and performing arts programs and campus beautification renovation projects.
“My family and I have a deep appreciation of education and music and we believe it’s fundamental to a well-rounded education,” said Susan Kosasa, ‘66 alumna. “Our graduating class just celebrated our 50th reunion at The Priory and I’m so pleased that this gift will encourage students to explore their passions in music and the arts.”
“We are so grateful to the Kosasa family and the ABC Stores for their generous support,” said Dr. Ruth R. Fletcher, Head of School. “Music education requires creativity, imagination, adaptability, intuition, expression, interpretation, persistence, and a willingness to learn new things – all essential skills for a child’s future.”
The school’s founder, Queen Emma Kaleleonālani, was well educated in music and today, music and the arts are embedded into student life, school culture and the curriculum for each grade level, from Pre-K to 12th grade.
St. Andrew’s Schools is located in Downtown Honolulu, adjacent to The Cathedral of St. Andrew, the Governor’s Mansion, and the State Capitol. The School was established in 1867 with the opening of The Priory, Oʻahu’s first all-girls school. As children’s educational needs have evolved over time, so too has the school. The family of schools is now made up of The Priory, The Prep, and Queen Emma Preschool.