La Pietra-Hawai’i School for Girls gets $50,000 grant for high-end Macs

La Pietra-Hawai’i School for Girls will open a “multisensory” computer lab thanks to a $50,000 matching grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation. Located on the slopes of Diamond Head, this outstanding college preparatory school offers girls in grades six through twelve unique opportunities for educational growth and personal development in a campus setting of historical elegance and a student-teacher ratio of ten to one, according to La Pietra’s website.

“The grant will finance high-end Macintosh computers for graphic design and animation, expanding the school’s computer science curriculum. The school will now be able to resume its GENES (Girls Education in Networking Engineering and Systems) program, which provided summer courses for girls on O’ahu seeking to improve their technology skills,” reports The Honolulu Advertiser here.


  1. i just got back home to hawaii yesterday, i overheard that 2000+ showed up for the apple store opening in ala moana, and this news for la pietra is awesome. apple is invading the aloha state!!!!

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