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St. Andrew's Schools welcomes first all-boys elementary school in Hawaii

St. Andrew's Schools welcomes first all-boys elementary school in Hawaii St. Andrew's Schools welcomes first all-boys elementary school in Hawaii
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By: Jacquelyn Tacotaco

The St. Andrew's Schools welcomed their newest students this fall 2014, the St. Andrew's Preparatory School for Boys. It's the only all-boys elementary school in Hawaii. The dedication took place on Thursday at St. Andrew's Priory School for Girls, Hawaii's oldest all-girls school.

Sandra Theunick, Head of the schools, was joined by four antsy boys by her side as she did her dedication. The boys she invited to the podium were students from the incoming kindergarten and first grade classes.

The prep school for boys is housed in a building that was formerly used for the St. Andrew's Priory School for Girls. Both schools will open as single-gender institutions on Monday, August 25.

The two-story boys' building was christened by Episcopal Diocese Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick as Jubinsky Hall, in honor of 35-year board member John Jubinsky, and his wife, Teresita.

“We do think that boys and girls learn differently in their early years,” said Jubinsky. “And I think we will successfully prove that by having two separate schools here.”

The priory was founded by Queen Emma in 1867 to give girls an equal chance at education in Hawaii. This is the first time that boys will be sharing the St. Andrew's downtown campus.

The Priory, the Prep and the Queen Emma PreSchool are all part of the St. Andrew's Schools.

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