La Pietra has a long tradition of service to others, Kahiau. We seek to cultivate the spirit of kahiau as a way of life in our school, and to share this spirit with the greater community. We believe kahiau to be an important theme for our school--celebrated with a special award presentation at the end of each school year.  


thoughtful generosity of spirit
no expectation of return or reward
...a way of life!

Why is this award so special?

Honoring a way of life, the Kahiau Award is given to one student by all students. The nomination process allows students the chance to consider those around them and recognize someone who makes La Pietra a better place!

Michael Powell, a well-known local artist has generously donated one of his original paintings as the award to the student chosen by her peers as the Kahiau Award recipient each year.