Saint Francis School offers a quality Catholic education in Manoa Valley. This 11 acre school was founded in 1924. The school admits students based on academic promise and does not discriminate based on ethnicity, religion or socio-economic status. Saint Francis is accredited by the Western Association and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools. It has a highly educated and caring faculty, a academically sound curriculum and a strong campus ministry program. I would recommend this school to parents that believe in academic excellence.
Montessori Community School serves children from age 2 to Grade 6. It ofers a comprehensive education in the world renowned early education program. Its age appropriate class materials, instructional approach, and specially trained teachers combine to provide a complete Montessori program that supports the natural development of children. I would recommend this school to parent that believe in a Montessori program.
Chaminade University focuses on the whole person - intellect, spirit and social. They provide a sense of community because their campus is small and personalized. Founded in 1955, Hawaii's only Catholic university offers bachelors degrees in 20 undergraduate majors, five graduate degree programs and several professional certificate programs at its Kaimuki campus. This is a wonderful campus for students and their forensic science program is one of the fastest growing majors.
Located in the heart of Wahiawa, this small independent school for K-12 students has recently opened its first high school campus. The school's strong academic record is complemented by its equally important focus on character education. It strives to empower young people to become responsible, cooperative and effective citizens. Hoala provides diverse enrichment activities from visual arts to hula to service-learning. This is a great school for parents in the Wahiawa community.
Island Pacific Academy serves the Kapolei community. It is West Oahu's first independent, non-sectarian college prep school fr students Pre-K to grade 7. It emphasizes academic excellence and enduring values to develop good citizens. Their curriculum integrates technology and encourages international connections. This is a wonderful school for residents of Kapolei.
Kula High and Intermediate prepares its students for college as well as for the world of work with a spirited curriculum of academic, artistic, social and athletic programs. It has a variety of electives such as art, computers, digital video, drama, karate, surfboard shaping, yoga and other creative programs. They are planning to open a permanent PreK-6 site in the future that will be adjacent to Kula High and Intermediate. I would recommend this school to parents that live in Kula.
Hawaii Preparatory Academy is a small, independent school for students on the Big Island. They integrate rich experiences on and off campus with its outstanding academic curriculum. Attracting applicants from across the globe, HPA enrolls day students and boarding students in grades 7 - 12 on two campuses. This campus has excellent facilities such as the student center, the Gates Performing Arts Center, the Rutgers Tennis Center, a competitive swimming pool and four sports fields. I would recommend this school for parents looking at private schools on the Big Island.
The University of Phoenix is unique among accredited colleges and universities in catering exclusively to working adults who have decided to make a change in their professional lives. Offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, education, criminal justice, human services, nursing/healthcare, and technology, University of Phoenix has attracted working men and women from a variety of companies. If you are looking to take that next step in your career, then this is the university for you.
Saint Louis School was founded in 1949. It is a Catholic School for young men. Saint Louis promotes a comprehensive education with an emphasis on faith. The school offers a high quality curriculum in academics, arts and athletics that appeals to a wide range of student interests. Saint Louis continues a legacy of escellence in academics, athletics and the arts. This is a great school for young men that believe in tradition, excellent values and excellence in academics.
The Priory promotes the development of the whole student in a secure, caring, Christian environment based on the traditions of the Episcopal Church. As the oldest girls's school in Hawaii, it takes pride in its diverse student body and accepts students from different backgrounds and religions. The all-girls K-12 school is inspired by Queen Emma's wisdom and foresight to provide a learning environment in which young women can learn, gain confidence, and embrace the opportunities to succeed in the modern world. I would recommend this school to parents that have a Christian background and believe in tradition.