In one of the boldest moves in the educational landscape in recent history on the Hawaiian islands, St. Andrew's Priory shared a landmark announcement on Tuesday night in Honolulu. The St. Andrew's Priory School for Girls' board has approved plans to open an elementary school next fall tailored to the educational needs of young boys, the school announced tonight. The St. Andrew's Preparatory School for Boys will be the only elementary school for boys in the state, and will share the downtown Honolulu campus of the girls' school founded by Queen Emma in 1867. St. Andrew's Priory School has been an ISA client for the past 14 months. We recently completed a strategic plan setting forth bold initiatives.
"By launching St. Andrew's Prep, we are responding to families looking for a tailored education for their boys that will help them achieve," Sandra Theunick, head of school, said in a statement. "The research is clear that single-gender learning provides both girls and boys an enhanced learning environment specific to their learning styles."
The strategic plan also included bold initiatives in both the areas technology and using their highly accessible and strategic downtown Honolulu location as points of leverage. The school will launch iPriory and Priory in the City programs in 2014.
ISA strategic partner Robert Rytter of Jensen Design Studio handled all of the branding for the new initiative. A copy of the board approved strategic plan can be downloaded here in PDF file format.