Hongwanji Mission School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (808)532-0522
previous
next
  • 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 18:1, 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 most grade levels.  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. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)
Religious Affiliation Other
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1949

Student Body

Total Students 366 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 62%
Students by Grade Hongwanji Mission School Student 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 18 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(attire must be appropriate for school)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $10,700
% 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 9 sports
Sports Archery, Ballet, Basketball, Cross Country, Martial Arts, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballArcheryBallet,
BasketballCross Country,
Martial ArtsSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball
Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Honolulu
     Iolani School
    (Episcopal)
    Grades: K-12 | 1887 students
    2.8 miles
    563 Kamoku St
    Honolulu, HI 96826
    (808)949-5355
    2.8K-12
    1887
  • Honolulu
    Maryknoll Grade School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-12 | 1389 students
    1.7 miles
    1526 Alexander St.
    Honolulu, HI 96822
    (808)952-8400
    1.7PK-12
    1389
  • Honolulu
    Grades: KG-6 | 83 students
    0.2 miles
    1708 Nuuanu Ave Ste 1
    Honolulu, HI 96817
    (808)533-0452
    0.2KG-6
    83
  • Honolulu
    Grades: K-12 | 1094 students
    1 miles
    420 Wyllie Street
    Honolulu, HI 96817
    (808)595-5000
    1K-12
    1094
  • Honolulu
    Kawaiaha'o Church School
    Montessori School (Church of Christ)
    Grades: K-5 | 24 students
    1 miles
    872 Mission Ln
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    (808)585-0622
    1K-5
    24

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  2/26/2016
My three children attended HMS preschool and thrived. My middle child is back attending HMS middle school. He did not thrive under the DOE system. He is doing much better at HMS with the small class size and individual attention he is receiving. HMS has been instrumental in helping build he academic confidence and he has become a much happier child in general.
- Posted by
5  9/30/2014
My daughter is in upper elementary and has attended this school since Preschool. She is growing up to be a very confident, happy individual as HMS has provided her with a warm, caring environment where she is encouraged to develop all aspects of herself; academic, social, physical, emotional. She loves the resource classes the most -- Drama, Japanese Language, Music, PE, Art, as it provides a balanced school experience for her. Teacher:Student ratio is low, which allows individual attention. Very warm, caring staff.
- Posted by

Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
April 25, 2017
What are the attributes which make 21st century military schools so special? We find out in this article.
April 25, 2017
If you are looking for a college preparatory education with a military emphasis, then take a look at military schools.
April 25, 2017
School uniforms are largely found at religious, parochial and military schools. Dress codes have replaced uniforms at most schools.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Honolulu, HI is $7,115 for elementary schools and $16,456 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Honolulu, HI is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).