Academic Excellence

Academic excellence is the standard expectation at Ho`ala.

Ho`ala's educational methodology is designed to build as your child progresses through the grades.  Our students gain in their ability to learn as they progress through the grades.

A Military Parent who recently transferred to the mainland wrote:  "Mia's first progress report at her new school was amazing! Way to go Mia!  We are so proud of you!  Mia went to Ho`ala School from K - 4 and Ho`ala has exceeded our expectations not only academically, but socially as well! Their character development truly enriches the WHOLE child! Ho`ala's investment in each child's development and well-being has allowed Mia to soar at her new school! Thank you Ho`ala! Mia was definitely prepared and ahead of the curve for the middle school transition to include a HUGE military PCS to Oklamoma due to Ho`ala's emphasis on respect, responsibility, responsiveness, and resourcefulness.  We miss you everyday-you will always be in our hearts Ho`ala! Special shout out to Carolyn Brown and Dara Hanegraaf and Lori Fukuoka-your hard work and dedication truly shows in Mia! Keep up the good work-we love you all! Ho`ala children thrive!"

Post Secondary Opportunities (Ho`ala School no longer offers a high school program. The information below is for reference only.)

Ho`ala graduates received an outstanding education during their school life. 100% go on to colleges and universities here and on the mainland.   A graduate's parent recently wrote:  "We would like to express our gratitude for the excellent education our daughter received at Ho`ala School.  She attended Ho`ala School from sixth through twelveth grade.  The intimate size of the school helps to foster individual attention and creates a family atmosphere which is highly conducive to academic and personal growth.  She was a shy girl when entering Ho`ala, but with the help of dedicated and caring teachers, her confidence and self esteem grew tremendously.  She will be leaving soon to attend college on the east coast and majoring in Biology and has received the Dean's Scholarshop for Academic Excellence.  We are very proud of her and thankful to her teachers for their efforts in preparing her for college and for being her montors.  We will always be grateful for your time and friendship you so willingly shared with our daughter.  She will be leaving the world she knew as a member of the Ho`ala Ohana and will be venturing off to campus life on the East Coast, but she will take with her the many valuable lessons and values that she learned at Ho`ala School and we believe she will make a difference."

Ho`āla School graduates have been accepted to the following Colleges & Universities

Fordham University, NY
University of Hawaii - Architectural Doctorate Program, HI
American University, Washington D.C.
Gonzaga University, WA
University of Puget Sound, WA
University of Oregon, OR
University of Santa Clara, CA
University of the Arts, PA
University of Washington, WA
University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI
American Academy of Dramatic Arts, CA
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
University of Colorado in Boulder, CO
University of Illinois-Urbana, IL
Chaminade University, HI
Radford University, VA
Reed College, OR
Whitman College, WA
Pomona College, CA
Austin College, TX
University of Nevada, LV
Mesa College, CA
Seattle University, WA
Lewis & Clark University, OR
Evergreen St. College, WA
Hawaii Pacific University, HI
Boston University, MA
University of San Francisco, CA
Kansas City Art Institute, MO
Ithaca College, NY
Western Washington University, WA
University of Victoria, BC
University of Portland
Willamette University

Rutgers College, NY

University of New Hampshire, NH

Recent college graduates:
Casey Fern, Seattle University, Theater Arts, Magna Cum Laude
Mykah Norville, University of Colorado, Neuroscience and Psychology, Magna Cum Laude
Brian Nakagawa, Chaminade University, Forensic Science, Magna Cum Laude
Tiffany Huynh, Boston University, Operations & Technology Management, with Honors



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