St. Andrew’s Schools is offering half a million dollars in tuition assistance to incoming students of Hawaiian ancestry as part of an agreement with Kamehameha Schools called the “Ke Alii Collaboration.”
The tuition assistance is for new and enrolled Native Hawaiian students at The Priory, for girls in kindergarten through 12th grade, and The Prep, for boys in kindergarten through 5th grade who demonstrate financial need.
“Our schools share the belief that innovative, collaborative partnerships within our state build a network of students, faculty, administrators, and alumni who thrive at the intersection of education, culture, faith, and opportunity,” said Ruth Fletcher, head of schools for St. Andrew’s, in a news release. “We are grateful to our partners at Kamehameha Schools for their commitment to the perpetuation of Hawaiian culture-based education, curriculum we know encourages dynamic growth of our students while instilling enduring values and preparing them for college as critical and creative thinkers, confident learners and impactful servants of greater good.”
The Ke Alii Collaboration is a three-year commitment between the two schools with the intent to continue beyond the initial term, officials said.