This year we are asking our community to come together in support of student scholarship. Our “Celebrating 185” fundraising initiative aims to raise $185,000 in honor of the Queen’s 185th birthday and her, “ceaseless quest for knowledge, her unbridled curiosity, her passion for reading and conversation, and her dedication to improving the opportunities for young women.”

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Celebrating Queen Emma's 185th

Welcome to our school’s celebration of Queen Emma’s 185th birthday. We are delighted that you are a part of the story of St. Andrew’s Schools – companions on our journey of educating children in a caring culture of excellence.  Together, we honor the legacy of Queen Emma by helping children to learn and grow in mind, body, and spirit so they can become the capable, resilient, and compassionate leaders of tomorrow.

Queen Emma Kalanikaumaka‘amano Kaleleonālani Na‘ea Rooke was an extraordinary leader and visionary of her time. She deeply cared about the health and well-being of the people of Hawai‘i and wanted them to survive and thrive for many generations. Her vision was global in nature and her actions set the stage for a healthy and sustainable society.    

Queen Emma invested in education by founding St. Andrew’s Priory School for Girls, health care by founding Queen’s Hospital, and spiritual and community well-being by bringing the Anglican Church to Hawai‘i. Queen Emma is a role model for us all. Her global thinking, dedication, persistence, and legacy of care reside in and guide our school each day.

In the tradition of Queen Emma’s timeless vision, St. Andrew’s Schools actively engage and educate students in a culture of care, love, and service. In this special place, every child is known, challenged, understood, and empowered to strive for the highest, or Kūlia I Ka Nu‘u.

Aloha,

Ruth R. Fletcher, PhD
Head of School

 

A Tribute to The Queen's Health Systems


St. Andrew's Schools honored The Queen's Health Systems for their commitment to its mission set forth by their founders King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma to provide in perpetuity, quality health care services to improve the well-being of Native Hawaiians and all the people of Hawai'i.

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Touched by the Queen's Legacy


Priory alumna Gabriel Beniga shares her reflections as a beneficiary of Queen Emma’s legacy. Gabby is the daughter of Juliet Beniga, RN, QET 4 Neuro ICU, so she is doubly a member of the Queen’s ‘ohana.

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This year we are asking our community to come together in support of student scholarships. Our “Celebrating 185” fundraising initiative aims to raise $185,000 in honor of her, “ceaseless quest for knowledge, her unbridled curiosity, her passion for reading and conversation, and her dedication to improving the opportunities for young women.”

Make Your Gift Today