La Pietra announces innovative new approach to tuition
Sponsored by La Pietra – Hawaiʻi School for Girls
La Pietra – Hawaiʻi School for Girls is an independent college preparatory school for girls grades 6-12 founded in 1964. With a low 7:1 student teacher ratio and small class sizes averaging 10-15 students, girls thrive academically.
“It’s been important to us to provide a quality education for the girls of Oahu,” says Head of School Joshua Watson. “We’re very proud of our current financial aid program, which is already one of the best programs in the state.”
In any given year, a little over half of La Pietra’s students receive some form of financial aid to attend, and well over half a million dollars in aid was awarded in 2020. The school’s Retention Rewards program is a new element added to the financial aid program to help families access La Pietra’s Education for Purpose.
Consideration is automatic for all prospective new students for the upcoming year and also automatic for all families currently with La Pietra who re-enroll for next year.
This is in addition to the school’s pre-existing financial aid program to help students based on demonstrated financial need, and in addition to its pre-existing program of Merit Scholarships for students of exceptional talent and character. La Pietra has dedicated significant additional funds to these programs as well.
The program is based on a $3,000 tuition credit.
“One of the values that’s important to us is access. We want to make sure that every qualified student who should be with us has a chance to be with us. That applies to the students we currently have as well as those who are considering La Pietra for their education.” Watson says. “We wanted to make sure that we have removed any potential obstacles accessing that education.”
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