Hongwanji Mission School

1728 Pali Highway,
Honolulu, HI, 96813-0968
Tel: (808)532-0522
With an emphasis on a challenging academic curriculum and a personalized learning environment, the Hongwanji Mission School (HMS) focuses on developing students into confident, compassionate and well-rounded citizens.
HMS, serves grades Preschool-8 with an educational pathway committed to a student-centered learning philosophy to ensure the development of the whole child through active and creative learning that incorporates Art, Drama, Music, Physical Education and Technology Literacy.
Offering an average class size of 15:1, the WASC/HAIS accredited school takes pride in stimulating, age-appropriate classes taught by dedicated and knowledgeable teachers. Working families appreciate HMS' full-day program at its convenient, centrally located campus in lower Nuuanu.
For its youngest students, preschool is an inclusive all-day educational program.
Parents of K-8 students also have available all-day educational programs to keep their children engaged and safe. Technology Literacy is integrated into classroom instruction as a tool integral to learning as well as to prepare students for the 21st century workplace.
Study tours culminate each grade level.
 Some are short overnight stays; Zoo, Aquarium, Bishop Museum and other are extended; Grade 4 (Big Island), Grade 5 (East Coast) and Grade 8 (Japan).
These study tours maximize learning and fun while they broaden students' horizons in history, culture and the natural environment.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Other
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1949

Student Body

Total Students 336 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 2%
State avg.: 59%
Students by Grade Hongwanji Mission School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 99%
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(attire must be appropriate for school)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,950
% on Financial Aid 10%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,000
Acceptance Rate 85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Teddi Yagi

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Ballet, Basketball, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBalletBasketball,
SwimmingTennis,
Volleyball

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Pacific Buddhist Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Soto Academy (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Lokahi Montessori School (1.1 miles away)
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