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The La Pietra Family Support Fund

La Pietra-Hawaii School for Girls and its extended ‘ohana have a long tradition of supporting one another, especially during challenging times. The spirit of Kahiau, giving generously of oneself without an expectation of return, combined with a genuine wish to help have long been defining characteristics of our cherished La Pietra community and the indelible La Pietra spirit.

Many members of our La Pietra ‘ohana are facing unexpected financial challenges because of the global coronavirus pandemic. Some La Pietra families have expressed uncertainty about their ability to afford tuition or to enroll for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. To assist our families who are experiencing economic hardship due to the current crisis, the school has launched the LP Family Support Fund.

Currently, approximately 50% of our students receive financial aid. During the 2019-2020 school year, La Pietra awarded more than $.5M in need-based financial assistance to our families. With the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the economy, employment and family finances, it is clear that more families will need greater tuition assistance for the upcoming school year.

La Pietra is committed to working with each family’s individual financial needs during these unprecedented times. The LP Family Support Fund is a robust program offering emergency, short term financial aid as well as facilitating payment plans and other options tailored to support each family’s unique situation during this challenging time.

Our goal is to keep our community together, and to support our new and current families with their desire to enroll for the 2020-2021 school year at La Pietra. We want every family and student to feel reassured that their La Pietra education will not be disrupted due to the current financial crisis if at all possible and to keep our community united.

To learn more about applying for financial aid or emergency financial assistance, please contact Megan Meyer, Director of Admission and Financial Aid, at mmeyer@lapietra.edu.

If the timing is right for you and your family is in the unique position to help, a gift to support La Pietra’s financial aid program will help our school continue to support those families who have been impacted the most. Click here to support our fundraiser for financial aid.