College Counseling

We believe that leading a life of fulfillment includes an enriching college experience. 

In addition to academic preparation, we prepare families and our students for college through a personal and tailored process that focuses on finding the right fit for both the student and her family. 

College counseling begins in the junior year with a combination of group and individual guidance. All juniors participate in Junior Seminar, which includes an exploration of the college application process, a narrowing of college choices, and preparation for college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT. Junior parents also meet with the Academic Dean and College Counselor to discuss the upcoming months of college preparation.

Early in the senior year, families meet individually with the Academic Dean and College Counselor to create a final list of colleges for application and deadlines for submission of necessary information. Most La Pietra students complete their applications in November and begin to receive acceptances and scholarship offers by the end of December. 

College Admission Visits

Tue Sep 02

College Admission Visit: Southern Methodist University

12:30 PM
Location: Conference Room

College Admission Visit: University of Nevada-Las Vegas

1:45 PM
Location: Conference Room
Wed Sep 03

College Admission Visit: UH Hilo

12:30 PM
Location: Conference room
Thu Sep 04

College Admission Visit: Chaminade University

12:30 PM
Location: Conference Room
Fri Sep 05

College Admission Visit: University of Washington

8:30 AM
Location: Conference Room

Contact Information

Leilani Arita-Takayama
Academic Dean and College Counselor

808-922-2744 ext. 104

Did You Know?

A majority of students at La Pietra are accepted into their first or second choice school and 100% of graduates attend college. Many receive merit-based scholarships. For example, recent La Pietra graduates received over $10 million in merit-based scholarships and another $3 million in private scholarships, some at the state and national levels.

College Acceptances 2009-2013  

College Visitations

Each year, more than 100 colleges and universities visit La Pietra's campus to share information and meet students. This is a tremendous opportunity for our students to learn about a variety of college choices. To see this year's schedule of visitations, click here