A Pre-K through Grade 12 Coordinate School Located in Honolulu


Downtown Honolulu is the New Classroom

Priory in the City leverages St. Andrew's School's downtown location with personalized college and career coaching to align students' strengths and interests with the market landscape. The Priory is footsteps from the seat of government, businesses, nonprofit organizations, arts and cultural centers and healthcare systems. This signature program nurtures the next generation of women leaders through networking, mentoring and internships in the heart of the city.

Priory in the City follows students throughout their high school career beginning in sophomore year. It's designed to help them explore their interests and gain valuable experience before entering college. Through this program, students are given the time and guidance to develop their future goals with the help of a mentor and career coach in a safe, engaging environment. Priory in the City gives St. Andrew's students a head start in life, creating an opportunity for exposure to real work environments. A one-of-a-kind program, Priory in the City gives students a chance to discover what potential fields and majors they are interested in, and what they truly want out of a career through projects, field trips, and an internship in their senior year.

“Priory in the City is personalized learning in the heart of downtown Honolulu. This program helps students connect their college, career and life goals. We live in a rapidly changing world and encourage students to see opportunities and design solutions. We envision students using their gifts and talents to make the world a better place.” - Marcie Uehara Herring 


Develop Your Passion, Design Your Career Path, Deliver Your Brand

Priory in the City: Sophomores

How might you develop your interests, talents and passions to make a difference?

  1. Students identify their strengths using Gallup’s CliftonStrengths assessment.
  2. Students celebrate creativity, collaboration and community by organizing special events such as International Dot Day in September.
  3. Students design a mini passion project that utilizes their interests, talents or passion to contribute to the St. Andrew’s Schools community.

Priory in the City: Juniors

How might you network with community leaders to design a meaningful career path?

  1. Students identify their interests, work values, abilities and future plans using a career decision-making system.
  2. Students advocate for critical issues at the annual Children and Youth Summit held at the State Capitol in October.
  3. Students participate in the annual Girls’ Summit held at the YWCA Oahu in March.

Priory in the City: Seniors

How might you utilize your personal brand to make Hawaiʻi a wonderful place to live?

  1. Students identify their personality traits using The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
  2. Students secure an internship related to their career interests.
  3. Students participate in a leadership conference.

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