About La Pietra

Aloha! Thank you for visiting our website where we hope you get a glimpse into what makes La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls a wonderful place for our students, faculty and staff, alumnae and friends.

We prepare young women for a life of fulfillment. Established in 1964, we continue to be a school where girls in grades 6-12 flourish in a supportive community that values each girl’s individual journey to a life of passion, confidence, and success.

Mahina Eleneki Hugo
Mahina Eleneki Hugo, Head of School

At the heart of the La Pietra experience is our commitment to nurture qualities important for success in college and life. Through curricular and extracurricular activities, we pledge that a La Pietra graduate will exhibit: Confidence, Competence, Creativity, Curiosity, and Critical Thinking.

Housed in the historic Dillingham estate on the slopes of Diamond Head, La Pietra offers an unparalleled learning environment and program designed to address the ways girls learn best. As you explore our website, enjoy reading about our student-faculty ratio; unique block schedule; our partnership with the Online School for Girls; Hawaii’s only all-digital school library; and how each of these things enhances learning for our students.

While our website provides much information, there is nothing like being here on campus. We invite you to see La Pietra in person. Please contact us at (808) 922-2744 to schedule a visit.


Mahina Eleneki Hugo
Head of School

La Pietra At A Glance

  • La Pietra is an independent college preparatory school for girls grades 6 through 12, located on the slopes of Diamond Head.
  • Our learning environment features a 10 to 1 student-faculty ratio.

  • We are a member of the Online School for Girls, a consortium of schools dedicated to offering the best online courses for girls.

  • More than 70% of students participate in sports with opportunities in grades 6 through 12.

  • Students stay connected in Hawai'i's only all-digital school library.

  • Unique block schedule promotes depth of understanding and greater cross-curricular opportunities.

  • Guest Artist Program brings professional artists to campus to share their talents in hands-on sessions.Independent Project in the junior year encourages individual creativity, critical thinking and curiosity.

  • The 31 members of the Class of 2014 were offered more than $7.4 million in merit scholarships from more than 150 colleges and universities.