Welcome to St. Anthony School

Principal’s Welcome Letter

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Aristotle

Aloha and Welcome,

Established in 1952, St. Anthony Parish School opened its doors to its first Kindergarten class and became the first private elementary school on the Windward side of O’ahu. Over the years, the school has grown to include classes in Preschool through Eighth Grade, allowing siblings to attend school together. Technology has evolved from audio-visual equipment to  a wireless campus with Mac computers, Promethean boards, media devices and  classroom iPads.

Education moved towards greater student engagement and the adoption of what we call the 5 Cs:  Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication and Catholicity. While embracing these methods, St. Anthony students also receive a traditional Catholic education.  We’ve also implemented the Safe and Caring Schools program to develop the emotional and social well-being of our students, boost morale, promote unity, and serve others. We are dedicated to helping children become lifelong learners and develop a personal relationship with God; to be examples of Christ through faith, inclusion, and service.

Located in central Kailua, steps away from beautiful Kailua Beach, and two miles from the Marine Corps Base, the school has a diverse student body, composed of students from all across the island, as well as military families.  Saint Anthony School has a close relationship with the military community, having been adopted by the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. We also value our “legacy families”, who have attended our school over several generations. Our diverse teaching staff is also composed of locals, alumni, military retirees and dependents, and those who have chosen Hawaii as their home.  We believe that our community and our faith make for a perfect learning environment that challenges and prepares our students academically and spiritually, and enriches them culturally.

It is our hope that your child will join the thousands of students who’ve attended St. Anthony School and be a part of our “Warrior” family.

May God Bless You,

Mrs. Bridget Olsen
St. Anthony School Principal