St. Philomena Early Learning Center

3300 Ala Laulani St
Honolulu, HI 96818-0968
     Tel: (808)833-8080
Grades: NS - K | 190 students
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Mahalo for considering St. Philomena Early Learning Center as the first educational stepping stone for your child.
St. Philomena Early Learning Center, a private preschool operated by the St. Philomena Church under the direction of the Catholic School Department of the Diocese of Honolulu, has been in operation since 1978.
The Center offers a well-rounded academic foundation in a caring and nurturing environment.
Children as young as 15 months up through kindergarten can enjoy learning through the Montessori based principles offered here.
You’ll find a low teacher/student ratio in the classrooms and enjoy the flexibility of our year-round schooling.
We encourage and foster parent involvement in the development of your child to build a strong sense of family and community. St. Philomena Early Learning Center offers large play areas, daily hot lunches and snacks, a convenient, secured location and excellent preparation for further private schooling.
Below you will find our School Application.  There is an $85 non-refundable registration fee.  We invite you to tour our school grounds and observe our classrooms.  Please call our office at 808-833-8080 to schedule your personal tour or to request more information.
Tours and classroom observations are scheduled from 8:30am -10:30am. St. Philomena Early Learning Center is always accepting applications for children to become a part of its family.
We look forward to having your child learn with us. 

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - Kindergarten
Year Founded 1978

Student Body

Total Students 190 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 88%
State avg.: 61%
Students by Grade St. Philomena Early Learning Center Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 38:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Average Class Size 18 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Pre-K and Kindergarted - SPELC t-shirt and khaki pants or shorts.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $885
Tuition Notes Toddler School Day $825 Toddler All Day $950 Pre-Primary School Day $810 Pre-primary All Day $930 Kindergarten School Day $860 Kindergarten All Day $970 School Day 7:30a - 2:30p All Day 7:00a - 6:00p Tuition includes breakfast, hot lunch, and afte
% on Financial Aid 20%
Acceptance Rate 100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Associate Shari Albano


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Keiki Kartwheels (additional monthly fees Pre-Primary and Kindergarten), TumbleBus (included in tuition Toddler) Keiki Kartwheels (additional monthly fees Pre-Primary and Kindergarten),
TumbleBus (included in tuition Toddler),

School Notes:

  • 6:30am - 6:00pm, Monday - Friday
  • 15 months - Kindergarten
  • Montessori based education

Profile last updated: 10/02/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Assets School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Navy Hale Keiki School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Navy Hale Keiki School (1 miles away)
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