Welcome to St. Andrew’s Schools, dedicated to excellence in education! This website is where you can learn more about our three-school community: The Priory, The Prep, and Queen Emma Preschool. To see our schools first-hand, please schedule a tour so you can meet our team and experience our campus.
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 Oʻahu. 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 Kaleleonālani, the Queen Emma Preschool nurtures a love of learning through joyful discovery and play for children ages 2 to 5. The beautiful Nuʻuanu 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.
We welcome your inquiries as we offer the best in educational opportunities to the girls and boys and young women of Hawaiʻi.
Ruth R. Fletcher, Ph.D.
Head of School