La Pietra Hawaii School For Girls

28 reviews
2933 Poni Moi Road
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 922-2744

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There are many positive aspects to this school. Sadly, a few ineffective teachers can really bring a school down.
Posted by a parent on 1/31/2020
Really amazing school! My daughter started there this year for 8th Grade and loves her teachers, classmates, administration and all the opportunities the school offers her. Her teachers make learning enjoyable and she is thriving in the small school environment. She has participated in after school sports, the school play, and is one of the class of 2020 officers. Based on her experience she has recruited her sister and 3 friends to join her next year. In addition the campus is pretty amazing place; its beautiful, safe and pretty inspiring place to learn!
Posted by a parent on 4/27/2016
My daughter has always been a strong student athlete. Her grades have always been stellar even when playing 2-3 sports. La Pietra has challenged her but helped her open her mind. She always understands the course content after each class. I attribute this to the small student to teacher ratio (6-1 is not uncommon). She walks out of difficult classes having the benefit of being able to ask questions and get answers and even more important , she can ask questions on opinion and not just rigid content. The teachers have better report with the kids than any school I've seen before. The excellent teaching and coaching has opened up my daughter to achieve her full potential. We have never doubted our choice and think La Pietra is best school for OUR daughter.
Posted by a parent on 4/21/2016
If I could describe this school in one word, it would be scam. Let's figure this out; this school has 192 students paying a tuition of $18,900, meaning that the school receives at LEAST $3,628,800 annually. If that isn't enough, the school uses the sob story to coax parents into "donating" even MORE money. Ok seriously, where does this money go? Does it actually go to as promised, or is the principal using it to renovate her own house? My daughter was not in ANY way challenged academically by this school, and the clubs the school offered only met once a month for twenty minutes. The sports are ok, it's too bad the jumping platforms for the swimming pool are placed on the wrong side, an architectural error that's NEVER been fixed. While an all-girls school with only 192 students may APPEAR to be drama-free, this school is anything but. This school is lacking in a counselor, so nothing is ever done about the drama. The bullying is the absolute worst here, so think twice before sending your daughter here.
Posted by a community member on 9/25/2015
My daughter continues to attend La Pietra and is now in 9th grade. From all she tells me and that I can see, she absolutely adores going to school here and has rich friendships with many of her classmates. I have watched her social skills blossom and expect that she is making friends she will keep for life.There are so many things I like about La Pietra. The low student/teacher ratio is amazingly powerful. Each teacher I speak with knows my daughter well. They can speak with me not only about her academic standing but how she gets along in class and what they like about her as an individual..not just as a student. You know you're in a good school when you ask "Who's your favorite Teacher this year and why?" and are still talking about it an hour later!La Pietra offers a rich variety of courses and is so prepared to encourage students to excel rather than to fall into the "one size fits all" mold that I have experienced in public schools. AP courses allow the students to rise to their individual level of excellence. One of my favorite aspects of la Pietra is the way they run courses thru the year. Instead of the same 7 or 8 40-minute classes a day for the year, La Pietra splits their coursework into quarters. In each quarter my daughter concentrates on 4 classes in a day and is in those classes for an extended period of time. In my opinion, this allows the teacher to build a learning environment that is much more effective.I have watched my daughter blossom into a young woman in her time at La Pietra. I have no doubt that she would be much different if she were at any other school. Highly recommended!
Posted by a parent on 9/10/2015

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Honolulu schools - La Pietra Hawaii School For Girls is located at 2933 Poni Moi Road, Honolulu HI 96815. La Pietra Hawaii School For Girls is a Private school that serves grade levels 6-12.

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