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Published by Le Jardin Academy, 2018-10-24 20:09:26

Le Jardin Academy Brochure

Globally oriented with a strong sense of
community, Le Jardin Academy equips students
to achieve individual excellence, develop sound
character, and positively impact the world.


With nearly 800 students from Preschool to Grade 12, Le Jardin
Academy is a nurturing learning community. Students are supported in
learning to lead balanced, healthy lives, to appreciate the arts, and to
value the diverse perspectives of other people and cultures. We believe
that extraordinary teachers and learning experiences empower students’
unique talents, creating not only academic success, but also a rewarding
childhood. The goal is to develop knowledgeable, responsible, and caring
young people of character who help to create a more peaceful and
sustainable world through understanding, stewardship, and respect.


As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Le Jardin Academy
develops confident, knowledgeable, responsible, and caring young people who are
empowered to become impactful future leaders in the world. We believe in educating
the whole child academically, physically, socially, and emotionally through constructivist
approaches, self-directed inquiry, and individualized instruction. With a focus on the
learning of concepts and skills, students learn through inquiring into local and global
issues of today, which enhances student engagement and promotes lifelong learning.

LJA provides a continuum of education, consisting of three programs
(Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program & Diploma Program) that are united
by the International Baccalaureate (IB) philosophy and approaches to learning
and teaching. The programs encourage both personal and academic achievement,
challenging students to excel in their learning as well as their personal development.


The IB Primary Years Program (PYP) is a philosophy around best approaches to
teaching and learning practices. Spanning from Pre-Kindergarten (PK) to Grade 5,
teachers nurture the learner, guiding students as they construct their own learning
through inquiry and discovery, with an emphasis on conceptual understanding,
mastery of skills and social-emotional learning. Rather than learning content that
has been decided by the teacher, students uncover their own curiosity about local,
national, and global issues through six transdisciplinary units. Students engage
in a blend of structured and unstructured "passion learning" to ensure they have
mastered necessary concepts and skills while fostering a love of learning, curiosity,
and creativity. The Grade 5 PYP Exhibition is a culmination of students' learning
throughout their years at LJA. In this six-week long project, students write their own
curriculum around a current local or global issue of their choice and take action by
making an impact on the world around them.

MIDDLE YEARS beings who make a difference in the world.
PROGRAM (MYP) Building on the attitudes, concepts, knowledge,
skills, and action developed in the Primary Years
The IB Middle Years Program (MYP) is and Middle Years Programs, the Diploma Program
a five-year program designed for students in provides juniors and seniors with a depth and
Grades 6-10. The rigorous MYP program fosters breadth of courses that develop college level
creative, critical, and reflective thinkers who are abilities.
also action-oriented and internationally-minded Students select six IB Diploma courses in
leaders poised to work on international challenges addition to participating in the IB Diploma core.
of today and into the future. A bridge between Through the IB Diploma core, students reflect on
the IB Primary Years Program and the IB Diploma the nature of knowledge, complete independent
Program, the MYP curriculum is concept-driven research, and undertake a project that often
and emphasizes breadth of learning to engage involves community service. The core consists of:
students in much of what the world has to offer. Theory of Knowledge (TOK); Creativity, Activity,
Similar to the PYP and DP, the MYP is inquiry- and Service (CAS); and the Extended Essay, an
driven (with students driving this inquiry) and independent, self-directed piece of research,
encourages students to think, reflect, and take concluding with a 4,000-word paper. The two-
action on problems of global significance often year interdisciplinary Theory of Knowledge course
in the service of others. In the final year of the is designed to develop a coherent approach
MYP, students complete the Personal Project, an to learning that transcends and unifies the
independent year-long project of their choice. academic areas and encourages appreciation of
other cultural perspectives. Creativity, Activity,
DIPLOMA PROGRAM (DP) and Service involves students in a range of
experiential learning activities that take place
The culminating achievement of students alongside their academic studies. The Extended
graduating from LJA, the IB Diploma Program Essay provides students with an opportunity to
(DP) represents more than a rigorous academic engage in personal research on a topic of choice,
program; it is the pathway to students becoming under the guidance of a supervisor.
lifelong learners and caring, well-rounded human

Boys Water Polo
Athletics Philosophy Intermediate, Varsity I, and
Interscholastic athletics are an integral part of the educational process at LJA. We Varsity II
believe that broadening experience creates harmony between team, sound, soul, and Girls Volleyball
heart. Our aim is to develop a competitive athletic program without losing sight of values Intermediate II, Junior Varsity II
such as sportsmanship, health, and academic achievement. Guiding the team to achieve and Varsity II
maximum potential is our ultimate goal. Girls and Boys Cross Country
Intermediate, Junior Varsity and
Le Jardin Academy is a member of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) and the Varsity I
Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA). Girls and Boys Kayaking
Junior Varsity and Varsity I
LJA sponsors 53 intermediate, junior varsity, and varsity teams representing 10 different PAC-5 Football
ILH sports. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Pac-5 or combined school Intermediate
teams. Students in Grades 4-6 can participate in Christian Schools Athletic League CSAL Boys Basketball
(CSAL) volleyball and basketball.
53 4 state 37 ILH Boys Basketball
sports teams championships championships Intermediate II and Varsity II
Girls Basketball
Intermediate II and Varsity II
Boys Swimming
Intermediate, Junior Varsity and
Varsity I
Girls Swimming
Intermediate, Junior Varsity,
Varsity I
Boys Canoe Paddling
Junior Varsity I and II, Varsity I
Girls Canoe Paddling
Junior Varsity I and Varsity I
Mixed Canoe Paddling
Varsity I
Boys Tennis
Girls Tennis
Girls Soccer
Intermediate and Varsity I
Boys Soccer
Intermediate and Varsity II
CSAL Girls Volleyball
CSAL Boys Volleyball

Boys Volleyball
Intermediate and Varsity II
Girls Water Polo
Intermediate and Varsity II
Boys Golf
Intermediate and Varsity I
Girls Golf
Intermediate and Varsity I
Boys Tennis
Varsity II
Girls Tennis
Varsity II
Co-Ed Sailing
Varsity I
PAC-5 Baseball
PAC-5 Track & Field
CSAL Girls Basketball

LANGUAGE Kate Jeszenszky ’18
Kyla Korkowski ’22
Learning another language not only opens your eyes to an entire
new culture, but it also reveals new insights about you and your own
Students study a foreign language as follows:

PK to JK: French and Mandarin
K to Grade 1: Choice of French or Mandarin
Grade 2 to Grade 12: Choice of French, Spanish, Japanese, or


From Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12, students enjoy broad exposure
to visual and performing arts as an integral part of the curriculum.
PK to Grade 5 students experience Art and Music with specialists.
Middle and High School offerings also include Visual Arts, Chorus,
Drama, and Band.
Each year, students are honored with various art awards both locally
and nationally. Pictured at right are 2018 winners of the prestigious
Scholastic Art & Writing Award. National medalists represent less
than 1% of the 330,000 submissions.


We believe that school is much more than just a place of study At LJA, the fun and learning doesn't stop when the academic
- it’s also a community where students will develop self-image and school day ends! We offer more than 25 engaging and diverse
self-esteem, set goals, and cultivate talents. after-school activities from robotics and Tahitian dance to
tennis and rock climbing!
Because student interest drives clubs and activities, extracurricular
life at LJA is as rich and diverse as our student body. Whether
you want to explore a talent, serve the community, bolster your
academic profile, or just meet new friends, there is something for
everyone and everyone has something to offer.

We offer more than 40 different opportunities beyond the
classroom that allow students to explore specific interests and
give back to the community. From student ambassadors to outdoor
exploring with the Wild Kids Hawaii, there is an extracurricular
activity that appeals to everyone. If we do not offer a club or activity
that interests a student, we encourage that a new one be created.

Some of the club and extracurricular activities we offer at
LJA include: Student Council, Reading Club, LEGO Creations,
Geography Club, MUN Model United Nations, Girls on the Run,
Polynesian Club, Wild Kids Leadership Academy, Yearbook, and
much more!


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A place where you belong.

Main campus (K-12)
917 Kalanianaole Highway

Kailua, HI 96734
Ph: 808.261.0707
Junior School campus (PK-JK)
1004 Kailua Road

Kailua, HI 96734

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