Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: When do most students enter La Pietra?
- Q: What are your application deadlines?
- Q: How much weight will my daughter’s SSAT test score, academic record, or teacher recommendations carry in her application to the school?
- Q: Where do La Pietra students come from?
- Q: May we visit the campus during the admissions process?
- Q: What does a School-in-Session visit entail?
- Q: Do we have to submit a full application for our daughter before she can come in for a School-in-Session (SIS) visit?
- Q: Will applying for financial aid jeopardize our chances for admission?
A: We strongly recommend families meet the preferred January 30 deadline before the desired admission year. This year the deadline has been extended to February 10. La Pietra accepts applications throughout the year depending on the number of spaces available as part of our rolling admissions process. Rolling admissions allows us to accept students for Term 1 (August start), Term 2 (mid-October start), and Term 3 (January start) when spaces are available.
A: La Pietra is committed to the education of the whole girl and as such we consider all portions of the application equally (teacher recommendations, report cards/grades/comments, SSAT scores, and interview). There is no “magic” number that automatically qualifies or disqualifies any student for admission.
A: Absolutely. We welcome families to attend an Admissions Open House event, schedule a personalized campus tour, and especially to arrange a School-In-Session visit, during which prospective students in grades 5-11 may come for a half-day visit. Please click here to learn more.
A: SIS visits are completely independent of the admission process, so families are not required to submit an application to schedule a School-in-Session (SIS) visit for their daughters. We actually encourage families to set-up an SIS visit early in the admissions process to learn more about the school.
About Life At La Pietra
- Q: Does La Pietra have a religious affiliation?
- Q: Does La Pietra require that girls wear a uniform?
- Q: What is the faculty to student ratio and average class size?
- Q: Does La Pietra offer Advanced Placement Courses?
- Q: How does La Pietra prepare my daughter for college?
- Q: What is the block schedule?
- Q: Do the Middle School & Upper School share the same campus?
- Q: Does La Pietra provide boarding for international students?
- Q: Does La Pietra provide a bus service?
- Q: Does La Pietra offer a school lunch service?
A: Yes, we have partnered with Sodexo Food Services. Their lunches include an entree, starch, fruit, vegetables, and choice of milk or bottle water. You must pre-order lunch for a daily cost of $5.00, which is served daily in the courtyard kitchen. Sodexo does their best to accommodate any special dietary restrictions or allergies your daughter may have. Students may also purchase snack cards from the Main Office to be used to purchase snacks before and after school in the courtyard kitchen. Once a month, particularly on Fridays, parents prepare lunch for students, faculty and staff. Lunches alternate between pasta, baked potato, Asian chicken salad, loco mock, and the famous La Pietra taco salad. (note that there is a fee for this lunch) Girls may also bring a lunch from home. Microwaves and refrigeration is made available to students.
Notice of nondiscriminatory policy: La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.