Waolani Judd Nazarene School

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  • In 1967, Waolani Judd Nazarene School (WJNS) opened its doors for the first time.
  • This small, non-profit Christian school nestled in Nu`uanu valley began as a ministry of Honolulu First Church of the Nazarene.
  • In its first year, WJNS began as a preschool nurturing just four students.
  • From these humble beginnings, today WJNS educates and cares for preschoolers from the age of three through eighth grade.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)
Religious AffiliationChurch of the Nazarene
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1967
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$1,300

Student Body

Total Students250 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Waolani Judd Nazarene School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(khaki pants and school uniform polo)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,200
Tuition NotesTuition rate is for our elementary program for the 2018-2019 school year. Please call the school office for preschool and middle school rates.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJen Ayala
Admissions AssociateArmaine Tomacder


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, VolleyballBasketballVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Little Medical School, Little Veterinary School

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Amazing Athletes

School Notes

  •  The mission statement of Waolani Judd Nazarene School (WJNS) is "where faith and learning reflect the character of Christ." The statement is not only the driving force of the school program, but also the glue that ties all aspects of the school together. Our philosophy is rooted in the Word of God with the belief that a child's academic, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs are best met though Christian training and sound educational principles. WJNS supports the belief that education is a cooperative venture among students, parents, and teachers; the more closely we work together, the more effective our efforts will be.
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