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

Sat Oct 25

ACT Testing

Tue Oct 28

College Admission Visit: UH Manoa

10:00 AM
Location: Conference Room
Wed Oct 29

College Admission Visit: Colgate University

12:15 PM
Location: Conference Room
Thu Oct 30

College Admission Visit: Barnard College

8:00 AM
Location: Conference Room

College Admission Visit: Loyola University-Chicago

2:00 PM
Location: Conference room
Fri Oct 31

College Admission Visit: John Cabot University

10:20 AM
Location: Conference Room

College Admission Visit: University of Southern California

12:00 PM
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. Over the last four years, 119 graduates were awarded more than $17.9 million in merit scholarships.

College Acceptances 2009 - 2014

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