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Published by Le Jardin Academy, 2016-09-07 19:06:01

2015 Annual Report

LE J ARDIN ACADE
I AILUA • HAWAI
MY
KANNUAL REPORT 2013-2015

LE JARDIN ACADEMY

TABLE OF 5
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CONTENTS 6
10
MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 12 - 26
OUR FOUNDATION: THE STORY OF LE JARDIN ACADEMY 28
HAROLD K.L. CASTLE FOUNDATION: 30
PROVIDING THE TOOLS FOR SUCCESS
BUILDING BLOCKS: A CELEBRATION OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS 33 - 39
ALUMNI VOICE 41-48
THE ANNUAL FUND: THE CORNERSTONE OF A SCHOOL
2013 - 2014 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS
2014 - 2015 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS

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This Annual Report recognizes the individuals and organizations who made a contribution to Le Jardin
during the 2013-­2015 fiscal years, July 1, 2013 – J­ une 30, 2015. We gratefully acknowledge the donors
whose generosity has helped Le Jardin progress into the dynamic institution and learning community it
is today. This publication celebrates their impact on transforming Le Jardin Academy from a humble
preschool in Kailua into Hawaii’s only PK through 12th Grade International Baccalaureate World School
with over 820 students, 210 employees, a bustling 24­acre campus, championship athletic teams, and one
of the best, most challenging academic programs in the state.

Le Jardin has made some incredible advances in merely 54 years due to the dedication, hard work, and
vision of our Board of Trustees, administration, faculty and staff, parents, students, grandparents, alumni,
supporting community, and the donors listed in this report. Each contribution has been a cornerstone, a
building block, the framework for developing Le Jardin into a school we can all be proud of, a school that
serves its students, families, and community now, and for years to come. We sincerely thank all of our
donors and supporters for your profound impact.

We strive to accurately publish our donor lists, however, please contact Le Jardin Academy’s
Development Office at [email protected] if we have misspelled or omitted any name.
Please email any feedback regarding the information in this report to [email protected]
To view this report online or for further information about ways to give, visit www.lejardinacademy.org/
giving. Le Jardin would like to further acknowledge all of the article contributors, our many editors, and
everyone who had any part in making this a publication representative of Le Jardin’s very special learning
environment and community.

Photo credit: The Kailua Historical Society, Lysandra Cook, Sue Ferandin,
Cynthia Manley, and Cindy Herndon.

4 LEADERSHIP:

BOARD OF TRUSTEES: David J. Condon
Head of School
Steven Ai
John Cannon Patrick Boyce
Matthew Chapman Chief Financial Officer
David Charles
Leroy E. Colombe Vicki McNeill
William Deuchar High School Principal
Joseph (Kepa) Dwight
Randy Grune Damian Rentoule
Shane Jackson Middle School Principal
Janet A. Liang
Nanette P. Hutton Majken Johansson
Paul Marx Lower School Principal
Jim Moonier
Jon Moyer Francoise Akina
Dan Schaberg Junior School &
Evan Scherman Summer School Principal
Connie Smales
Dean Spagnoli Jennifer Souza
PFA President Morgan LaRue Director of Admissions

Melissa Handy
Director of Educational Technology

David Kannewurf
Athletic Director

JD Adams
Director of Facilities

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Dear Le Jardin Academy community members,
Greetings! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to you and to express my sincere gratitude
and excitement about joining Le Jardin’s Ohana.
The 2015-16 school year marks my 32nd year in education. I began teaching in Taiwan in the early
1980’s, then spent ten years teaching primarily high school English, including IB English, at a public
school in Florida. Thereafter my wife Catherine and I took our three kids back overseas, working at
international schools in the Netherlands, Taiwan, Myanmar, Hong Kong, and Japan.
While I have now been on board at Le Jardin for only ten days, I have already been deeply impressed
by the care and commitment to Le Jardin that I have observed in everyone I have encountered. It has
been abundantly clear to me that the LJA school spirit is widespread and strongly compelling, and I feel
honored to have the opportunity to become part of that spirit.
Times of transition are naturally accompanied by a certain amount of uncertainty. Upon reflection, I am
reminded of an observation made by Michael Fullan, the author of Leading in a Culture of Change and
other notable books on educational change management. Fullan says that much of the apprehension that
accompanies change is due to a sense of loss and therefore he advises that in times of change, leaders
focus as much on what will remain the same as they do on what will change. I would like to assure
you, therefore, that my highest priority at Le Jardin Academy will be to maintain its strong tradition of
individual care and attention. I will strive to understand before being understood and to be guided by
Le Jardin’s Ohana before guiding it. At the same time, I will strive to promote the IB spirit of
international-mindedness, global engagement, academic excellence, and holistic, student-centered
education, as I am passionate about the benefits these attributes bring to students.
I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can in the weeks and months ahead. Working together,
we can ensure the highest quality educational experience for our Le Jardin Academy students.
All the best,
D.J. Condon

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OUR FOUNDATION:
THE STORY OF LE JARDIN ACADEMY

Headmaster James M. Taylor, 1975. French Choir led by Olga Gilliland, 1988.

Le Jardin Academy’s history began in 1961 when Madame Henriette D. Neal, a native of France, opened
Le Jardin d’Enfants (the Garden of Children) as a one-room preschool in Kailua with merely 12 students.
The following year, a Kindergarten class was added, and then a new grade nearly every year, so by 1968,
Le Jardin provided primary education to over 100 students from Pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade.
Madame Neal served as the school’s Director and Board President until her passing in 1973.

In 1975, James M. Taylor, the Headmaster for some 20 years at Hawaii Preparatory Academy on the
Big Island, became Le Jardin’s new Headmaster. “My children loved Mr. Taylor,” commented former
Kindergarten teacher and retired Director of Admissions, Susi Taylor. “He had a strong presence about
him, and was highly respected by the students.” “He believed in a strong foundation of the basics and
sound character development for every student,” continued 4th Grade Teacher Debbie Smith. “He
believed in modeling and teaching integrity. Every day, he spent time in a classroom reading one of the
classics out loud to the students.”

At the time of Mr. Taylor’s appointment, Le Jardin had grown in size to 195 students, which called for the
school to expand to leased facilities at three contiguous churches on Kailua Road: St. John’s Lutheran,
Kailua United Methodist, and Kailua Baptist. During the 1977-78 school year, Le Jardin added a 7th
grade which was followed by an 8th grade class the next year. Under Mr. Taylor’s leadership, the school’s
enrollment doubled, going from 195 students in 1975 to 399 in 1980.

“When I started at LJA in 1978,” recalled Debbie Smith, “the entire Administration consisted of James
Taylor, one secretary and a part-time bookkeeper. Larry Lewis was our one-man maintenance team.
He even built the furniture for the office and some of the classrooms. I still have one of his cabinets in
my room today.”

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Steven E. Switzer, a preeminent figure amongst became the foundation of our P.E. curriculum.
independent schools across the country, was Competence in swimming has always been a
appointed Headmaster of Le Jardin in July 1985. source of pride in our students.”
Switzer brought to Le Jardin skills and emphasis
in the areas of development, institutional In 1992, Le Jardin merged with The Windward
organization, public relations, communications, Preparatory School, and enrollment reached
and curriculum development. “I was hired in 462 students. During Mr. Switzer’s twelve year
1988 as the 4th Grade teacher,” noted Lizbeth tenure, Le Jardin’s Parent Faculty Association
Smith, current Registrar, “and was the flautist for (PFA) was established as well as an annual
the French Choir. After two years in 4th Grade, giving program.
I became the school’s first computer teacher. I
taught 1st Grade through 8th Grade in a tiny lab In the fall of 1998, Adrian G. Allan became
set up in the living room of Kelleway House, Le Jardin’s fifth permanent Headmaster.
and PK through Kindergarten in an office at St. Formerly a teacher of math and science,
John Lutheran Church. We started with only a a curriculum coordinator, International
few computers, and built our inventory through Baccalaureate Coordinator, and Secondary
the Safeway receipts program. I also set up Le School Principal, Mr. Allan brought a wide
Jardin’s first network using Apple-Talk.” range of experience to the position. In an effort
“We had little extra space or storage area” to unify Le Jardin’s three separate campuses,
remarked Kathy Erwin, former P.E. Teacher and the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation generously
Acting Athletic Director. “Music, Computer gifted a 24-acre parcel of land on Kapa’a Quarry
and Library were taught in various rooms in Road, the former site of the Kailua Drive-In, to
Kelleway House. I kept all of my P.E. supplies Le Jardin Academy. Development of the new
and equipment at home and brought what I location commenced in 1999, and included five
needed to school each day. P.E. was taught buildings housing Kindergarten through 8th
on the sloped asphalt church parking lot and grade, an Administration building, a resource
then later on the “Field of Dreams.” Lack of center, and specialty rooms.
space became a blessing in disguise, leading
to a partnership with the nearby YMCA where
we taught swimming to our students. This

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Stephen E. Switzer, LJA campus 1990’s, site Construction of the Middle
Headmaster 1985-1997 of old Kailua Drive In. School classrooms at the loop
George Sumner, Chair, Board by the tennis court, early 2000.
of Trustees 1992-1996.

“It was a crazy time. Construction was still Auditorium. Additional parking, a road around
going on when school opened that August. Some the back of the school, a soccer field, and a
of the roofs were not even on the buildings yet, new play structure for K-1 students were also
nothing was planted, and I remember there was completed. During this time, the school’s
a major issue with flies and the smell of manure,” enrollment reached 545 students, and for the first
chuckled Debbie Smith. “Nevertheless, we were time in its history, Le Jardin had waiting lists at
all so excited about our new campus! It was a all grade levels.
dream come true!”
Le Jardin added a third section of 1st grade in
“Times were different then,” explained Debbie, 2002, and every year for the next 4 years, added
“we didn’t have a Maintenance staff. Parents, a third section to each subsequent grade. Not
teachers, students, everyone pitched in and only was Le Jardin’s Lower School growing in
moved their own things and classrooms by car sections, its High School continued to add on
and U-Haul, load by load.” Le Jardin happily a grade level every year. By the 2005-2006
opened its new campus for the 1999 school school year, Le Jardin Academy’s student body
year. Other major improvements that occurred had increased to 750 students, and in June of that
throughout the year included the construction of year, Le Jardin proudly graduated its first
a basketball court, swimming pool, locker rooms, 47 students.
and playground, the installation of a computer
room, and landscaping the beautiful new campus. Le Jardin began work on the next phase of
its expansion in February 2007 thanks to
In 2000, Le Jardin’s Board of Trustees lead donations from the Harold K.L. Castle
unanimously voted to start a High School Foundation and Charles B. Wang Foundation.
and raised over $3,000,000 for this purpose.
In August of 2002, Le Jardin opened its Enhancements included the construction of 18
High School with 50 students in grade 9 and new classrooms, a Middle and High School
Headmaster Allan serving as Principal. The library, and a 500-seat gymnasium. Le Jardin
newly erected High School buildings consisted Academy inaugurated its new facilities in the fall
of 10 classrooms and science labs, where of 2009. During this time of incredible physical
the Middle School is today, and the Wang development, Le Jardin was also in the process

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Construction of the Groundbreaking. L-R David Ayers, Site of the gym before
Administration Building, Bennett Bolek, Adrian Allan, construction.
Barry Marr, and Mitch D’Olier.
early 2000.

of developing its program by adopting the Program in March 2011. Le Jardin Academy
International Baccalaureate methodology became the first school in the State of Hawaii,
of teaching and assessment. In December 2009, and one of only 12 schools in the United States,
Le Jardin was authorized in the Primary Years to be authorized for the entire International
Program, followed by the Middle Years Program Baccalaureate continuum, and to offer all three
in January 2010, and finally the Diploma programs to all students from PK to 12th grade.

In those days, Le Jardin was a lot “I started the drama program in 1990 as
smaller with less resources, so we did most an after school club. I asked the students
things for ourselves. There were no men how they would like to build the program,
and women in blue or a Kyle Nakayama to and they chose to write their own plays.
cater our events. I remember Adrian Allan, The first play we did was Scream and
Stan Lum, Susi Taylor and I spent several Lock the Door. We have written all of
weekends on our hands and knees planting our plays since. One year, every middle
grass around the buildings. No expertise school faculty member, including Vicki
needed, just good will! I also remember McNeill (current HS Principal), Lizbeth
the school’s first holiday party took place Smith (current Registrar), and Diane
in one of the large classrooms at the Smith (current MYP Coordinator), one
new campus. Lower School faculty member, the school
accountant, and the entire Middle School
Adrian, Susi and I mopped the floors and student body were cast in a play based on
decorated, even selected the menu and Homers Odyssey. We had a cast of 85. It
prepared the food. We also catered and was the largest play we’ve ever done, and
served the food for the monthly Trustee it was our last play in Holman Hall before
meetings in Holman Hall, Susi as Head moving to the new campus.”
Chef, and me as Sous Chef and waitress.”
Robert St. John
Francoise Akina Drama Teacher
Junior School and Summer
School Principal

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HAROLD K.L. CASTLE FOUNDATION:

PROVIDING THE TOOLS FOR SUCCESS

by Cynthia Manley

Community and collaboration are the tools but compelling opportunities to make a big
of success and the foundation of opportunity, difference in Hawaii’s future. The Foundation
especially on an island. And no one knows achieves this mission through grants, which they
community better then the Harold K.L. Castle see as investments, clearly making Hawaii a
Foundation. The Foundation’s strategy for the better place for its children, communities,
Windward side of Oahu is to build social, human, and environment.
and natural capital, from Kahuku to Waimanalo,
with a particular emphasis towards nurturing The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation saw the
future community leaders who have a sense burgeoning school in Kailua with the French
of hope, belonging, and service. Parallel to Le name as a seed that needed cultivating. Former
Jardin Academy’s ability to grow future leaders, Headmaster Adrian Allan said, “They were
the collaboration between the two organizations always willing to sponsor Le Jardin Academy.
enabled the vision to become a reality. The school and their vision for Kailua were
always in sync. Their ambition to put Kailua on
Harold K.L. Castle, owner of Kaneohe Ranch the map and make it the perfect little town fit so
and grandson of one of the early missionary well with LJA’s ambition to stop being the best
families to Hawaii, established his foundation kept secret on the Windward side and to become
in 1962 and provided a large portion of his the school that offered the best educational
Windward Oahu real estate assets to fund the program on the island. The school’s efforts
organization. Since its beginning, the mission to create students who are both proud of their
has remained the same: to close the achievement heritage but at the same time open-minded and
gap in public education so that all of Hawaii’s ready to become a part of the global community
children, regardless of their socioeconomic of the 21st century was seen by the foundation as
background, have access to and benefit from the right way forward for the Hawaiian islands.
high-quality education, from Pre-Kindergarten Mitch D’Olier always felt that the special
through grade 12, that prepares them for a qualities of the IB student would prepare him/her
successful future; to restore Hawaii’s nearshore to help lead Hawaii towards taking advantage of
marine life populations so that future generations their unique position in the
can benefit and learn from this rich natural Pacific Rim.”
resource; to build on the strengths of Windward
Oahu communities through investments that The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation believes
support the region’s rich cultural legacy, its that an investment in Le Jardin Academy is an
youth and families, and its natural resources; and investment in the future of Kailua and the wider
to support a limited number of other unforeseen

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Windward Oahu community. The presence Oahu, now that we have sold our remaining
of a large, academically strong, independent land assets to A&B. In 2014, the year after the
school in Kailua makes it more likely that future land sales transaction, the Foundation made 32
community leaders will choose to move to or grants benefiting the Windward side totaling $3.6
stay in Kailua town, with resulting benefits to million. We intend to continue to strengthen the
Kailua’s human and social capital. For these vibrancy of Windward Oahu communities from
reasons, Le Jardin Academy is the second largest Kahuku to Waimanalo for many years to come.
grant recipient in the 52-year history of The The land sale has had absolutely no impact on
Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, having received the nature of the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation’s
16 grants since 1976 totaling $11.1 million. philanthropic activities, except that it increased
the Foundation’s financial strength and allowed it
Terry George, President & CEO of Castle to contribute even more to the community. Thus
Foundation said, “We are thrilled that Le Jardin we are heavily invested in Le Jardin’s success.”
is now an IB school from top to bottom and
will remain as deeply engaged in Windward

Kailua and the Pali Highway, early 1950’s.

PHOTO COURTESY OF KAILUA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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BUILDING BLOCKS:
A CELEBRATION OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS
FOR JS, LS, MS AND HS.

Le Jardin Academy celebrated many for life-long learning through students’
accomplishments over the past year. Each wonderings and inquiry while also preparing
accomplishment is a building block that helps them for the world of reading, writing and
Le Jardin advance its mission and goals. mathematics.”

At the Junior School, we believe a child at play Francoise Akina
is a child at work and we pride ourselves in Junior School and Summer
creating rich and unique experiences for our School Principal
students to enjoy and learn. We set a foundation

PYP INQUIRY CYCLE From there, the students go further by
researching chosen animals and reporting to
by Sandy Bayliss and Summer Robello classmates on their new knowledge. The children
add their new knowledge to a student-made
When beginning a unit of inquiry, the teacher mural in the classroom. In addition, they plant
introduces a provocation for tuning in. One of seeds and test the conditions needed for growth.
the Pre-Kindergarten’s units for our 3-4 year olds Children accept daily responsibility by signing
is “The Earth is our Home”. The provocation in, watering their seeds and putting them
is a seed. As a group, we define what it is by in the sun to grow. Students make conclusions
drawing upon children’s prior knowledge. on their actions. Now that we have learned that
animals and plants make the Earth their home,
What is it? What do you know about it? Does it what can we do as people to show that we care
make the Earth their home? What else makes for our planet Earth? We end the unit by learning
the Earth as their home?

New knowledge is introduced by
finding out what other animals
and plants also make the
Earth their home. We sort
them into categories:
air, land, water and
underground.

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how we, as caring individuals, can take action Wall” allows for students to see words in print
to protect our home, the Earth. Little actions, that are used throughout the school day. These
such as picking up litter, recycling and turning words, contributed by students or teacher, are
off the faucet when washing hands can make a then written on sentences strips where children
big difference! can put them together to create sentences
of their own or used to label their pictures.
The Junior Kindergarten, (4-5 year olds) uses a Students learn monthly poems, printed on
wide variety of strategies to prepare students large chart paper, which allows for children to
for the world of reading. A phonetic approach “read” along and learn the fluency of reading,
to literacy is one of the many strategies used in recognize rhyming sounds, repetitive words
Le Jardin Academy’s reading learning experience. and punctuation. Journal writing supports
The goal for Junior Kindergarten is to provide the children’s risk-taking in their emerging
print awareness with recognition of symbols writing skills, by allowing for developmentally
and the 26 letters of the alphabet, an exposure appropriate stage of writing, i.e. beginning
to the beginning and ending sounds of words, sounds, phonetic spelling, sight words and
and the proper formation of the 26 lower environmental print. The Junior Kindergarten
case letters. This is accomplished gradually classrooms provide an environmentally rich print
throughout the school year, mainly through environment, through the labeling of materials,
learning games and teacher directed activities list making during group discussions, webs and
in small or large groups. The classroom “Word classroom Word Walls.

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LOWER SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS

The Lower School at Le Jardin continues to celebrate achievements
and lead quality improvement efforts:

Creating sustainable efforts

With hopes of harvesting fruit for snacks, the fruit trees will be a wonderful addition to our current gardens.
The fruit trees will be purchased with a grant from Whole Foods.

Foods

A greenhouse is being built in order to replace our broken aquaponics systems. The greenhouse will be
used for units of inquiry as well as for harvesting vegetables to add to the current lunch time salad bar.

Leading a vigorous learning community

In order to individualize education further, students are going to work with the teachers this year on goal
writing, which will be added to their online digital portfolio in ManageBac.
In previous years, students in grade 5 learned to play the recorder, but we will now start this in grade 3 to
promote brain plasticity.
Ten Chromebooks will be added to each class in grades 3 and 4 to support research learning. Twenty
Chromebooks will be added to each grade 5 class in order to promote inquiry learning and assist the
PYP Exhibition.
We will continue sending teachers to IB professional development in Asia, such as Indonesia and Japan, to
make connections with other IB educators and strengthen their implementation of concept based teaching.
Air conditioners are being installed in all the buildings in the Lower School in order to improve focus and
academic success during the sweltering months.

Promoting balanced lives

A large play structure on the upper playground will be built with slides, spinners, gymnastic bars and
climbing frames in order to fulfill our mission statement by promoting healthy living and balanced
lifestyles, as well as replace worn equipment.
New after school activities such as yoga, gamercise and an art club have all been added to strengthen
our after school choices. Girls on the Run will also continue this year as an after school club, as will choir.
4H will not only care for the animals on campus but will also be combined with green efforts in tending
the gardens and working with the greenhouse.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS

Major accomplishments by the Middle School for the school year
2014-2015 include the following:

Maintaining nearly full enrollment in all Middle School grade levels with most Grade 8 students continuing
to LJA’s High School.
Continuing to develop a strong base of community service activities with 5000 hours of community
service completed by the 180 Middle School students.

MS Awards for:
The Scott Kuehner Award for outstanding contributions to the community –
Kennedy-Anne Marx.
The Steve Switzer Award for an outstandingly balanced learner – Gianna Sbarbaro.
The James Monroe Taylor Award for an outstandingly principled learner – Ke’alohi Young.
Highest Academic Standing – Gianna Sbarobaro, Ke'alohi Young, Berkana McDowell,
and Riley Diersbock.

Continued development of Middle School reporting through Student Portfolio based Student
Led Conferences.
Increased focus on student goal setting in reading and mathematics based on Measure of Academic
Progress (MAP) standardized tests.
Continued development of the robotics program in the Middle School integrated in the curriculum as well
as in the after school activity program.
A successful transition to incorporate major programmatic changes in the International Baccalaureate’s
Middle Years Program.
Increased use of an online mathematics program across the middle school to assist independent skill
development.
Increased access and flexibility in technology usage following the introduction of the Bring Your Own
Device policy in the Middle School.
Representation at a number of regional and state competitions such as the Hawaii Geography Bee,
Spelling Bee, Science Fair and the Dr Martin Luther King Peace Poetry competition.
Completion of the Middle School garden with three garden plots, irrigation system, large chicken
enclosure and a new space for two pigs. School lunch leftovers successfully recycled throughout the year.
Introduction of Drama into the Middle School Arts program.
Addition of a MS counselor to the Middle School team.
Increased Middle School student participation in the LJA Athletics program.
Parental support in the form of career-based talks for our Grade 8 students during the year.

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HIGH SCHOOL

The DP Demystified

Parents often ask, “What is this thing called the DP?” and “Why are my kids always talking about the EE
or TOK or CAS?” “What’s the difference between the LJA Diploma and the IB Diploma and will my child
get both?” These are great questions that are important for the whole LJA community to understand. The
Diploma Programme (DP) is the capstone of the three IB programmes we have at Le Jardin Academy.

PYP Primary Years Program grades PK-5
MYP Middle Years Program grades 6-10
DP Diploma Program grades 11-12

The Diploma Program requires students to study the DP core and 6 subjects over the course of their junior
and senior years. These subjects include choices from the following subject groups:
1. Language and Literature (English)
2. Language Acquisition (Foreign Language)
3. Individuals and Societies (Humanities)
4. Science
5. Mathematics
6. The Arts

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Made up of the three required components, the the IB results were published. In total, students
DP core aims to broaden students’ educational received credits amounting to over $380,000 in
experience and challenge them to apply their savings toward their tuition. For instance, one of
knowledge and skills. our students who will be attending USC received
20 credits or $27,000 in savings. Students can
The three core elements are: also receive credits for individual subject scores
1. Theory of Knowledge or TOK, in which even if they don’t receive the full IB Diploma.
students reflect on the nature of knowledge and
on how we know what we claim to know. While we recognize the importance to parents
2. The Extended Essay or EE, which is an of potential financial savings from the DP
independent, self-directed piece of research, results, we feel the most important impact of
finishing with a 4,000-word paper. students participating in this program is the
3. Creativity, Action and Service or CAS, in broad preparation they receive for the work
which students complete a project related to they will be doing in college and for the college
those three concepts. experience in general. Participating in the
Diploma Program challenges students but it is
On May 30, 2015, Le Jardin Academy graduated not meant to be an honors program for a select
its largest class yet with 52 students receiving group of high achieving students. We have
their LJA diploma. Except for one student found that the main requirements for success in
who decided to take a gap year, all graduates this program are students being willing to work
went on to colleges and universities all over hard, ask questions, learn to manage their time,
the country and were offered over six million and to persevere when things get hard – all skills
dollars in scholarship funds. In July, we receive that they will need for success in college. We
the results for their two years of hard work in have seen the number of colleges who visit our
the Diploma Programme. These results are the campus to recruit students triple since we started
official marks determined by IB by combining the IB programs.
the scores of their final exams in May, with the
Internal Assessments that are marked by their DP We feel very fortunate to be a part of a program
teachers here at LJA and moderated by the IB. that is being taught in more than 4000 schools
Students who score a sufficient number of points across the world and to be a part of an educator
then receive the IB Diploma in addition to the network that is comprised of the combined
LJA diploma. These DP results are then sent to experience of over 70,000 educators. We
the colleges that our graduates will be attending. know our students benefit from this network
and graduate with the skills necessary to be
We were very excited for the class of 2015 successful in the college setting. Please feel free
which had 32 graduates receive the full IB to contact us if you have any questions about
Diploma along with their LJA diploma. These our IB programs or if you would like to visit the
students then became eligible for college credits school to see IB in action.
in addition to the scholarships awarded before

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ATHLETICS

Le Jardin Academy athletic programs are entering their 15th year of competition in the Hawaii High School
Athletic Association (HHSAA) and the Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH). We currently offer 10
sports for our students and our programs continue to climb the ladder to the top level of the ILH. Our athletes
participate at the Varsity, Junior Varsity, Intermediate and CSAL division. Le Jardin athletes also participate in
PAC-5. Interscholastic athletics are an integral part of the educational process at Le Jardin Academy. We are
proud of our athletes and their accomplishments in the following:

State Championships:
• Girls Track and Field – Individual State Champion – Discus 2012

Varsity Division I Championships:
• Boys Kayaking – ILH Champions 2009 & 2010
• Boys Kayaking – ILH Individual Distance Champion 2012
• Boys Kayaking – ILH Individual Sprint Champion 2012

Varsity Division II Championships:
• Boys Water Polo – ILH Champions 2011, 2012, 2013
• Girls Water Polo – ILH Champions 2012 & 2014

Junior Varsity Championships:
• Boys Kayaking – ILH Champions 2008, 2009, 2010
• Girls Kayaking – ILH Champions 2012
• Girls Kayaking – ILH Individual Champion 2013
• Girls Division II Volleyball – ILH Champions 2012 & 2014
• Girls Swimming – ILH Champions 2015

Intermediate Championships:
• Girls Division II Tennis – ILH Champions 2007 & 2008
• Boys Division III Basketball – ILH Champions 2010
• Boys Division II Volleyball – ILH Champions 2013
• Girls Division II Volleyball – ILH Champions 2013 & 2014
• Boys Division II Tennis – ILH Champions 2014
• Boys Division II Soccer – ILH Champions 2014

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ATHLETIC AWARDS

Le Jardin is proud to recognize our talented student athletes and their athletic
awards for the 2014-15 year:

• Boys Water Polo –Inaugural year for Boys Varsity I team
Fielded teams in Varsity I and II, and Intermediate
Jacob Eng – Named most Varsity II Most Valuable Player

• Girls Water Polo – Varsity II Coach of the Year – Rebecca Hannings
• Finished 2nd in the ILH Varsity II
• Cross Country – Continues to have a strong turn-out of athletes in its 3rd year of competition
• Kayaking - ILH All-Star Girls Sprint – Haley Coffman
• Girls Volleyball – ILH Division II Intermediate Volleyball Championship
• ILH Division II Jr. Varsity Volleyball Championship
• Girls Basketball Team – Varsity II First Team: Kacey Kuchenbecker
• Swimming – ILH Girls Jr. Varsity Swimming Championship
• 50 Meter Free Style – 2nd place at State Championship,
the highest finish ever by a Bulldog swimmer – Clancy Doyle
• Canoe Paddling – Boys Varsity I finished 3rd in the ILH and
competed at the HHSAA State Tournament
• Boys Tennis – ILH Division II Intermediate Tennis Championship
• Golf – Qualified for Varsity I Boys State Tournament – Chad Derosier
• Sailing – Competed on a combination team with University High School
• Varsity I First Team – Leah Ford

Tri-Sport Varsity Athletic Awards – We applaud these well rounded athletes who committed themselves
to sport participation during every (and often overlapping) season this year. In addition, they all carry
GPAs over 4.0: Maeve Geraghty, Sophia Spengler, Chad Derosier, and Tristan Watts.

Male Scholar Athlete of the Year Award – One of our stellar Seniors who competed in Water Polo,
Canoe Paddling and Golf. He will be attending University of Southern California: Chad Derosier.

Female Scholar Athlete of the Year – another Senior star plays Basketball and Water Polo and will
be attending the University of Washington: Kacey Kuchenbecke.

Separated by just a few tenths of a GPA point, Michelle Takenaka is a versatile and talented young
athlete who runs Cross Country and plays Basketball. She will be attending the University of British
Colombia in the fall.

Athlete of the Year – This award is given to the student athlete who has demonstrated the highest level of
excellence in athletics. In water polo, Clancy Doyle played non stop and won every single sprint. This year
that focus paid off for her in an ILH Swimming Championship in the 50 Free along with a second place at
State Championship, the highest finish ever by a Bulldog swimmer.

22 Playwriting was incorporated into subject area
classes in grades six, seven, eight, and ten
PERFORMING ARTS with teachers Dante Oliva, Marcia Huber, Luke
Thompson, and Alex Webb to introduce students
Our MYP Band students all specialize on a band to playwriting, collaborative writing, and
instrument, sometimes two. Classes focus on performance skills.
performance skills development, band rehearsals,
music theory and analysis, and at the MYP 4-­5 Twenty High School theater students participated
level, composition techniques. Students in MYP in the Hawaii State Thespian Festival at the
Band 2­3 perform in the Middle School Concert University of Hawaii, where the DP1 theater
Band which consists of over 45 members playing class performed an original short comic piece
a variety of styles including rock, fanfares, folk, based on Shakespeare’s tragedy, “King Lear.”
and classical music.
Six plays written by Le Jardin students were
The 45 students in MYP Band 4­5 make up the selected to be performed at the Play Builders
High School Concert Band. They rehearse 3 Festival at Leeward Community College. At the
times per cycle, dabbling in music from the festival, Mr. St. John received the first­ever Play
Romantic Period and movies to jazz and world Builders Educator of the Year Award as all of the
music. Sophomores Cassie Barina and Koa plays selected for the festival were written by
Tomich are both members of the Hawaii Youth Le Jardin students.
Symphony, Cassie as 1st bassoon chair, and Koa
as 2nd. In April, Le Jardin’s theater department will
stage “You’ve Been DCeived,” an original
Le Jardin Academy’s Jazz Ensemble has now musical political satire set in our nation’s
expanded to 15 members with a Jazz Quintet capital, featuring students from grades six
for more intimate settings and also vocal through twelve.
accompaniment by Sophomore Alyssa Manley.
They have performed at many functions The script and all of the songs in the production
including opening for the Hawaii Symphony have been written and composed by Le Jardin’s
Orchestra, Windward Mall, the Windward theater and music students. Our MYP and DP
Business Mixer, and the Windward Ho’olaule’a. Chorus students will perform in their culminating
They cover styles including swing, funk, rock concert at Paliku Theatre in May. This year’s
and reggae with improvised solos. program includes Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus,”
music from Aida, Queen’s “Somebody to Love,”
In August, High School theater teacher Robert and “September” by Earth Wind and Fire.
St. John traveled to Denver to receive a
national award in recognition of his theatre and
playwriting program from the American Alliance
for Theater and Education.

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ARTS AWARDS until March 28, 2016. This year we have three
semi-finalists from Le Jardin.
Shane Kilty, Jaden Ogomori, Charlie Fox, and
Sophia Stegman’s artwork was selected for the Below is a list of students who are in the
Hawaii Art Education Association’s Youth Art Youth Art Month show and Congressional
Month Exhibit at the State Capitol. Shane’s Semi Finalists:
artwork was selected “Best of Show.”
• Lili Maero, 12th grade
LJA had 3 art students who won the Scholastic (Congressional Art Semi Finalist)
Art Award. The Scholastic Art Award is an • Keiko Friar, 11th grade
opportunity for students to be recognized for • Sammi Larson, 11th grade
their creative talents. It is the highest award an • Tiana Tran, 10th grade
art student can achieve. Students can win gold (Congressional Art Semi Finalist)
or silver key awards. Our Le Jardin winners • Noah Tgatz, 10th grade
were recently honored at an awards ceremony on • Tatiana Kozenkova, 10th grade
February 21st at the Hawaii State Art Museum. • Andrew Levora, 10th grade
• Shion Goldstein, 9th grade
Nicole Tanaka, 12th Grade – Silver key (Congressional Art Semi Finalist)
for painting • Monica Nissel, 9th grade
Olivia Yoshida, 8th Grade – Silver key for • Riley Diersbock, 8th grade
mixed media • Lori Char, 8th grade
• Sofia Smahi, 3rd grade
We also have a total of 15 students from grades • Charlie Fox, 4th grade
3-12 whos artwork was chosen for Youth Art • Jaden Ogomori, 3rd grade
Month that was on display at the state capital • Shane Kilty, 3rd grade (Best in Show)
for the entire month of March. Congressional
art semi-finalist will go into another round of
judging and three winners’ artwork will be
chosen to be hung in the Capital in Washington
D.C. We will not know who those winners are

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LANGUAGE AWARDS

National and Chapter Award • Bella Mitchell, 6th Grade
Winners in French! National Honorable Mention
• Abigail Dietrich, 7th Grade
“Félicitations” to the following LJA Middle 9th place, National, Silver Medal
School French students for their impressive • Eva Ramm, 7th Grade
showing in the 2015 Grand Concours (National 10th place, National, Silver Medal
French Contest). This year, members of Mme. • India Spriggs, 8th Grade
Ito’s grade 6 French class and members of the National Honorable Mention and
Middle School French Club (7th and 8th Grade) 12th place, Hawaii Chapter
got national and state-wide recognition from • John Helman, 8th Grade
the AATF (American Association of Teachers 13th place, Hawaii Chapter
of French) for their strong abilities in French. • Charlie Robison, 8th Grade
The following students will receive special 14th place, Hawaii Chapter
recognition and awards:
Over 90,000 American Middle and High
• Fiona Bessinger, 6th Grade School students participated in Grand Concours
8th place, National, Silver Medal this year. Although LJA was generally well
• Riley Brunel, 6th Grade represented, we hope to increase our number
9th place, National, Bronze Medal of competitors with each passing year. Middle
• Anaise Brossier, 6th Grade School French students who are interested in
National Honorable Mention competing in the 2016 Grand Concours should
• Jacques Callahan, 6th Grade enroll in SEA block French Enrichment Club this
National Honorable Mention coming August. Congratulations, once again to
• Hosanna Lyman, 6th Grade all of this year’s winners and participants!
National Honorable Mention

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NEWS FROM ADMISSIONS

The admissions office is pleased to announce that over the summer and helps ease the transition to
enrollment has increased to 840 students this fall, a new school as well as our ohana. The program
as compared to 795 last year. kicks off with a welcome party called Bienvenue
Au Jardin on a Saturday morning just before
Over 315 applications have enrolled and there school starts.
are 145 new students for fall, an increase of 12%.
Even more important is that interest in IB is The student ambassador program, started two
strong and more families are choosing to stay at years ago, actively involves students in tours
LJA, especially in traditional apply out years. for prospective families. Whether visiting a
Kindergarten classroom or DP Biology, you will
Attrition is currently 10%, and has been reduced be greeted by a student ambassador. They will
by 1/2 in the past four years. describe what the class is currently working on.

A major milestone this year was to streamline The Board of Trustees and local foundations
the admission office. Parents can now submit such as Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Inc. and the
their application and enrollment contract online McInerny Foundation have shown strong support
through the school’s website. for our financial aid and scholarship program.
Funding for Kindergarten was new this year. This
LJA’s Parent Faculty Association partners with invaluable support allows us to fulfill our mission
admissions to provide an ambassador family for to enroll students from diverse backgrounds.
each new student. This family welcomes them

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CLASS OF 2014-COLLEGE OF CHOICE

University of Denver University of Colorado, Boulder
Chapman University United States Naval Academy
Marist College University of Oregon
Maryland Institute College of Art University of Colorado, Boulder
United States Coast Guard Academy United States Military Academy- West Point
Lewis and Clark College California Polytechnic State University,
Norwich University San Luis Obispo
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Emerson College
Sewanee: The University of the South University of Northern Colorado
Georgetown University Southern Oregon University
University of Heidelberg, Germany Goucher College
University of Colorado, Boulder Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Wagner College Chaminade University
Bryn Mawr College University of Colorado, Boulder
University of California, Davis University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Washington State University Universite de Paris Sorbonne
Texas Christian University San Diego State University
McDaniel College University of Hawaii at Manoa
Mercyhurst University University of the Pacific
University of Puget Sound

CLASS OF 2015-COLLEGE OF CHOICE

Point Loma Nazarene University University of Montana
University of Hawaii at Manoa University of California, Davis
Portland State University Marquette University
University of Southern California Western Washington University
Savannah College of Art and Design Stanford University
University of California, Los Angeles University of Oregon
University of Arizona California Polytechnic State University,
Hawaii Pacific University San Luis Obispo
California Polytechnic State University, University of Portland
San Luis Obispo University of Oregon
Washington State University University of Hawaii
University of Washington Seattle University
University of California, Berkeley Washington State University
University of La Verne University of British Columbia
Brigham Young University Tufts University
University of San Diego Point Loma Nazarene University
University of Texas at San Antonio Marist College (Florence, Italy Program)
University of Miami University of San Diego
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Whitman College
Saint Mary’s College of California University of Oregon
University of California, Merced University of California, Davis
University of Melbourne or RMIT University Washington State University
University of Colorado Boulder California Maritime Academy
Liberty University

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28 As I enter my Junior year at Seattle University,
I often call upon my previous knowledge to
ALUMNI VOICE aid me. Taking classes with names such as
Composition of Language and Thought and
I don’t think teachers ever fully realize the Socio-Cultural Transformations requires students
impact they leave on their students. I will always to see the underlying patterns of societies and
remember my MYP and DP years at Le Jardin look through the paradigms of the time period
with fondness and familiarity, but one class stood studied. These classes would have been much
out – Mr. Webb’s 10th grade U.S. History class. more difficult had it not been for my exposure to
I wasn’t known as the class history buff, and was this type of thinking.
not interested beyond dabbles of information that
I found useful for my own interests.That year Entering our Junior years at Seattle University
changed the way I saw history and influenced the and Le Jardin Academy, my younger sister Alyssa
paradigm I view the world in. and I have fostered an incredible passion for
learning, directly due to Le Jardin Academy’s
Le Jardin focuses on a holistic approach to culture and guidance. Neither of us could ever
learning and reflection. History classes, when imagine attending another school.”
taught with enthusiasm and engagement, are
just that. “Those who do not remember the past Alanna Manley
are condemned to repeat it.” This quote by NCAA Division I Women’s Varsity Rowing
George Santayana is on the wall of Mr. Webb’s Seattle University Class of 2017
classroom, not only telling us to remember Humanities for Leadership, with a
tragedies, but also to look at the bigger picture. specialization in pre-law and a
When we teach history and look at the effect minor in Mandarin
of certain events and the bigger picture that Le Jardin Academy Class of 2013
encompasses an event, we can anthropologically
view the people of that time period and place.
We can see and attempt to experience their
paradigm and learn the way certain groups of
people lived life and how that influenced our
lives now. There are two types of history classes:
one that teaches you the facts, and one that
teaches you how to think.

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An alma mater is not merely the name of a Or if Hutchison Sensei and and Yoshiko Sensei
school that one once attended, nor is it something hadn’t exposed me to Japanese language and
one leaves in the dust as they progress through culture? Having spent 4 years at LJA, I’ve made
life. When we leave home and venture off into lifelong friends, grown immensely, and learned
what many freshly-graduated high schoolers such more than one can imagine. That is why an alma
as myself call “the real world,” we don’t say mater, in my eyes, is much more than a name.
bye to mom and dad, thank them for everything It is a family that you can always turn to, and a
they’ve done for us, and forget about them. Some place that exists forever in your heart and mind.
may call home more frequently than others, Whether it’s golfing with Ryan Rimsinth, Scott
but each and every one of us knows that our Liedtke and Jimmy Charos on a sunny Saturday
parents will always have a very special spot in afternoon, recalling a lesson learned in the
our hearts. I think it’s safe to say that many of us classroom, or reminiscing of 6 a.m. mornings
wouldn’t be prepared for various aspects of life in the pool with the water polo team, Le Jardin
if it weren’t for our parents – where would I be if Academy has secured a spot in my identity. And
my dad hadn’t taught me how to ice skate, or if regardless of how often I call home, Le Jardin is
my mom didn’t read to me before I went to bed a family that I will never forget.”
every night? Many of the lessons I learned when
I was young have contributed to my growth Chad Derosier
and success, and just like my parents, Le Jardin University of Southern California
Academy has played a huge part in shaping the Class of 2019
person I am today. Where would I be if Donna Electrical Engineering
Isaacks and Lesley Ballew hadn’t taught me Le Jardin Academy Class of 2015
amazing matrices, derivatives and integrals?

Left - right, Mia Belluche (‘08), Nolan Endicott (‘ 13), Taylor Gray (‘10), Nate Sichter (‘15),
Chad Derosier (‘15), and Alanna Manley (‘13).

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THE ANNUAL FUND:

THE CORNERSTONE OF A SCHOOL

By Leah Freitas

Le Jardin Academy’s most important priority fundraising groups to join forces and help form
is providing its students with the best learning a strong leadership team for the new, refocused
opportunities to excel and make a difference in Annual Fund. As part of our redesigned Annual
the world. We strive to offer top-notch facilities, Fund, we instituted a Major Gifts Committee
cutting edge tools and resources, and a variety of consisting of five individuals focused on face
experiences for development and growth. to face solicitation of identified major prospects
capable of gifts greater than $5,000.
Tuition revenues alone do not cover the entire
cost of Le Jardin’s operations and programs. Gifts We also recruited Annual Fund co-chairs,
to our Annual Fund are critical to the livelihood Dean and Tara Spagnoli, and an Annual Fund
of the school, and provide the additional committee of parent volunteers charged with
enrichment opportunities that allow our students making direct and personal asks to individuals
to thrive. We rely on support from Board of capable of gifts $500-$5,000.
Trustees, faculty and staff, parents, alumni, and
our entire Le Jardin community to continue the With a more organized Annual Fund and
high standards expected of a Le Jardin education. volunteer muscle behind this pilot campaign, Le
Jardin amazingly raised over $313,000 last year,
Understanding the impact of fundraising on triple what has been raised in years past. Thanks
the school’s success and advancement, Le to the diligence and hard work of its community,
Jardin Academy evaluated and re-assessed its Le Jardin Academy is making an incredible
development program, specifically our Annual difference in the lives of its students.
Fund, to maximize our potential for fundraising.
In 2014, Le Jardin Academy launched a new, Now with our inaugural year complete, Le
strategically-designed, volunteer-led Annual Fund Jardin is gearing up for an even greater 2015-
with an increased focus on building awareness, 2016 Annual Fund. We are aiming to raise over
more powerful, centralized fundraising, and $450,000 with the leadership of our amazing
2015-2016 Annual Fund Chairs, Alec and Susan
personal asks. Christianson, and with the dynamic energy of our
Annual Fund committee. We profoundly thank
We curtailed the proliferation all of our 2014-2015 donors, and ask our entire
of fundraising events to bring community to once again support Annual Fund in
optimal focus and attention to the coming year.
the Annual Fund. We enlisted
the volunteer leadership of
our various separate,
often competing

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WHAT KINDS OF PROJECTS DOES THE
ANNUAL FUND HELP SUPPORT?

• A new Lower School playground
• A school-wide wireless upgrade
• Air conditioning in C Building
• Classroom upgrades at the Junior School
• Additional storage and classroom space for
the Middle and High School
• Additional technology tools and software
• IB professional development opportunities
for LJA faculty in China, Australia, and various
parts of the US
• Over $1 million in tuition assistance
• Uniforms and equipment for our student athletes

ENDURING BENEFITS OF THE ANNUAL FUND:
• Builds the habit of giving
• Identifies major prospects
• Builds volunteer capacity
• Identifies donor interests
• Brings in essential unrestricted
or budget-affecting income

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2013-2014 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS

ANNUAL FUND

The Annual Fund is Le Jardin Academy’s most important yearly fundraising drive. Like many other independent
schools, tuition alone does not cover the entire cost of our exceptional educational experience. Le Jardin relies
on various forms of giving, particularly gifts to our Annual Fund, to supplement program needs and provide the
margin of excellence for our students to excel. We are proud to honor our 2013-2014 Annual Fund donors at the
following giving levels.

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE FLEUR DE LIS CLUB BULLDOG CLUB
(ANNUAL GIFT OF $25,000+) (ANNUAL GIFT OF (ANNUAL GIFT OF $500-$999)
• The Cades Foundation $1,000-$4,999) • Mr. & Mrs. John Cannon
• Mr. Steven Ai • Mr. & Mrs.
PRINCIPAL’S CLUB • Aloha United Way Alexander Christensen
(ANNUAL GIFT OF • Dr. & Mrs. Glenn Bessinger • Mr. & Mrs. Scott Coffman
$5,000-$9,999) • Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Choy • Mr. Joseph Dwight
• HMSA • Mr. & Mrs. John Ferandin • Mr. Steven Fitz- Hinaga &
• Mr. Shane Jackson & • Mr. & Mrs. Ray Fujii
Mrs. Michelle Garcia • Mr. Dieter Giblin Ms. Judith Fitz-Hinaga
• Joseph and Vera Zilber • Mr. & Mrs. Kenn Green • Mr. Sean Gano &
• Honolulu Police Department Mrs. Mio Osaki
Family Foundation • Mr. Zachary Jones & • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Gibbons
• Jumelage Bruyeres - Honolulu Ms. Janet Liang • Mr. & Mrs. Randy Grune
• Mr. & Mrs. Steven Maero • Mr. Dan Ryan
• Mr. & Mrs. Philip Markowski • Mr. & Mrs. Gabby Kawelo
• Mr. & Mrs. Dean W.W. McGill • Mr. & Mrs. Paul Marx
• MEI Corporation • Ms. Suzan Mitchell
• Ms. Mollie Richardson • Dr. & Mrs. Cary Miyahara
• Mr. Skip Shuck & • Mr. James Moonier &
Mrs. Melissa Jackson Dr. Lisa Marten
• Mr. James Warren & • Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Schaberg
Mrs. Michele Warren • Mr. Scott Settle &
• Mr. & Dr. Paul Weisenfeld Mrs. Sasha Kent Settle
• The Wilson Family Foundation • Mrs. Connie Smales
• Dr. & Mrs. Robert Wong • Mr. & Mrs. Jack Wehrly
• Yamada Group, Ltd. • Mr. & Mrs. Bob White
• Mr. & Mrs. Zouhair Zairi • Ms. Sandra Zupan

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BLUE & WHITE CLUB (ANNUAL • Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Granadosin • Ms. Marilyn Larson
GIFT OF $100-$499) • Mr. & Mrs. Allan Greenberg • Mr. & Mrs. Roger Lau
• Mr. & Mrs. Armand Akina • Mr. Tad Grenert & • Mr. E. Mike Lawlor
• Ameriprise Financial Ms. Amy Tousman • Ms. Angelina Lee
• Ms. Brooke Bailey • Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Griswold • Dr. & Mrs. Stanley Luke
• Ms. Leslie Bingham • Mr. & Mrs. Glen Hale • Mr. & Mrs. Pono Lunn
• Mr. Dana Bowman • Mr. & Mrs. John Harris • Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Machida
• Dr. & Dr. Sean Callahan • Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Hastings • Mr. Clyde Matsuura
• Mr. & Mrs. Michael Chang • Mr. & Mrs. John Hawkins • Ms. Melody Maxwell
• Mr. & Mrs. Eric Clawson • Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Hayashi • Mr. & Mrs. Angus McBain
• Mr. Marc Cloney & • Dr. & Mrs. Donald Helman • Mr. & Mrs. Dave McDonald
Mrs. Hilda Montoya • Mr. David Hirokane & • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Moriyama
• Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Colombe Ms. Yoshiko Tsukamoto • Mr. & Mrs. Eric Nakagawa
• Mr. & Mrs. Sean Connors • Mr. Stanley Hughes • Mr. & Mrs. Richard Nakayama
• Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Cunha • Ms. Tricia Medeiros • Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Nishida
• Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Dela Cruz • Mr. & Mrs. Steven Inouye • Ms. Dana Nottage
• Mr. & Mrs. Marc Delay • Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Isgar • Mr. & Mrs. John O’Brien
• Mr. Michael Doyle • Mrs. Susan Isgar Kaho’omiki • Mr. & Mrs. Dante Oliva
• Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Ellis • Ms. Luana Kawelu • Mr. & Mrs. Rory Otto
• Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Fachan • Mr. & Mrs. Luther Kays • Mr. & Mrs. Ku’uhaku Park
• Dr. & Mrs. Jon Fairfax • Mr. & Mrs. Willie Patao
• Dr. Kenneth Fink & • Dr. & Dr. Brian Pierce
Ms. Robin Kobayashi • Mr. & Mrs. Eric Piper
• Mr. Geoffrey Galbraith
• Ms. Suzie Gamble
• Mr. & Mrs. Jim Gardner
• Mr. Ed Gingras

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• Mr. Mark Recktenwald & Mrs. Majken Johansson
Dr. Gailynn Williamson • Ms. Irene Wakatsuki • Mr. & Mrs. Steve Fletcher
• Mr. & Mrs. Norman Remigio • Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm Ward • Ms. Pamela Harper
• Mr. & Mrs. Richie Roose • Mr. & Mrs. Mark Wasielewski • Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Hicks
• Ms. Alyssa Rovner • Ms. Diana Wehrly • Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Kaheiki
• Mr. & Mrs. Joe Sailer • Mr. & Mrs. Alan White • Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Krohn
• Mr. & Mrs. Robert Shoemaker • Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Wilcox • Mr. & Mrs. Mike Kuo
• Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Shuman • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Williams • Mr. Wai Lee & Ms. Lisa Bail
• Mr. Lee Sichter & • Mr. & Mrs. Richard Yoon • Ms. Tillie Mansanas
Dr. Carol Nowak • Mr. & Mrs. Tom Young • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Matsumura
• Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Sniezek • Mr. Tom Zimmerman • Mr. & Mrs. Robin Medeiros
• Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Sodaro • Mr. Mark Mellick
• Dr. Emese Somogyi WINDWARD CLUB (ANNUAL • Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Moser
• Ms. Melissa Stark GIFT OF $50-$99) • Mr. & Mrs. Casey Pelkey
• CAPT & Dr. Marc Stegman • Mrs. Janet Ambrose • Mr. & Mrs. Damian Rentoule
• Mr. & Mrs. David Swirsky • Mrs. Whitney Benedict • Ms. Flo Saunders
• Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Tanaka Swoboda • Dr. & Ms. Doug Schwartzsmith
• Mr. & Mrs. Mark Tom • Mr. & Mrs. Randall Bennett • Mr. & Mrs. Christian Spies
• Mr. & Mrs. Jim Turner • Ms. Kelly Cazinha • Ms. Ann Webb
• Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Unebasami • Dr. & Mrs. Matthew Chang • Mr. & Mrs. Erich Wida
• Mr. & Mrs. Eric van Bergeijk • Dr. & Mrs. Bryan Cook • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Wisnom
• Mr. & Mrs. Michael Venezia • Mrs. Kathy Erwin • Mr. & Mrs. Scott Yamashiro
• Mr. Alvin Vierra • Mr. & Mrs. Neal Yokota
• Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Yoshida
• Mr. & Mrs. Edward Young

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LEARNING POWERED BY SOLAR CAMPAIGN DONORS

In 2012, Le Jardin Academy embarked on its Learning Powered by Solar Campaign to install a 300kwh solar photovoltaic
system on campus. Over $1.2M was raised for the project thanks to lead donations from The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation
and Joseph and Vera Zilber Foundation, as well as the generosity of the individuals listed below. Le Jardin is deeply grateful
for the vision, commitment, and support of our Learning Powered by Solar Campaign donors.

• Mr. Steven Ai • Mr. & Mrs. Morris Creel • Ms. Christina Hoe
• Mr. & Mrs. Robert Amport • Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Cunha • Mr. & Mrs. George Hutton
• Mr. & Mrs. John Andrews • Mr. & Mrs. Richard Dahl • Ms. Linda Ilae
• Mr. & Mrs. John Andrews • Ms. Aki de Leon • Ms. Patricia Anne Ishimaru
• Atherton Family Foundation • Mr. William Deuchar • The Joseph &
• Ms. Heather Barton • Mr. & Mrs. Bob Easter
• Ms. Sandra Bayliss • Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ehrhorn Vera Zilber Family Foundation
• CDR Michael Beckette & • Mr. & Mrs. Peter Erwin • Mr. & Dr. Phillip Kaha’i
Mrs. Jill Ward • Mr. & Mrs. Detlev Even • Mr. & Mrs. Norman Kass
• Mr. & Mrs. Tracy Beckette • Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Foster • Ms. Doris Kennedy
• Dr. & Mrs. Glenn Bessinger • Mr. & Mrs. Manuel Freitas • Ms. Diana King
• Mr. & Mrs. Martin Black • Dr. & Mrs. David Friar • Mr. & Mrs. Robert King-Andia
• Mr. & Ms. Erik Boerstler • Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Goshi • Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Koki
• Mr. & Mrs. Donald Botelho • Mr. & Mrs. Frank Green • Dr. & Mrs. Alan Kosansky
• Mr. Daniel Brown & • Mr. James Hallstrom • Mrs. Juniper Krog
Mrs. Diane Watjen • Ms. Joanne Ham Young • Mr. & Mrs. Stanford Kuroda
• Dr. Wiley Brunel & • Mr. & Mrs. James Harbour • Mr. Kelly LaPorte &
Mrs. Pamela McMillan • Mr. & Mrs. Sean Harding Mrs. Patricia de Salles LaPorte
• Dr. Stephen Buck & • Ms. Sally Harper • Mr. & Mrs. John Leary
Mrs. M. Janann Gallagher-Buck • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Harris • Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Lefforge
• Mr. Taeko Busk • Mr. Michael Hart • Dr. & Dr. Cheng Liang
• Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Bwy • Dr. Scott Hashimoto & • Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Liedtke
• Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey Chapman Dr. Kara Beth Yano • Dr. & Mrs. Mark Looper
• Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Chapman • Mr. Fred Hemmings • Mr. & Mrs. Larry Loose
• Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Christy • Mr. David Henkin • Dr. & Dr. Jeremy Lum
• The Clarence T.C. Ching • Mr. & Mrs. James Hershey • Mr. Hayden Macurda
Foundation • Mr. Ronald Hetzler & • Mr. & Mrs. Paul Marx
• Mr. William Craddick & Ms. Wendy Botelho • Mr. Marcus Mathews
Ms. Rebecca Postema • Ms. Jean Hickox • Mr. & Mrs. Mark Matsumura
• Mr. & Mrs. Rick Crago • Mr. & Mrs. Coley McClendon

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• Mr. & Mrs. Matthew • Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Piper • Mr. & Mrs. Paul Spriggs
McDermott • Dr. Richard Pyle & • Mr. & Mrs. Robert St. John
• Mr. & Mrs. George Medeiros Dr. Lisa Privitera • Strong Foundation
• Mr. & Mrs. Jayson Medeiros • Dr. Bo Qiu & • Mr. & Mrs. Kendrick Sue-Ako
• Mr. & Mrs. Lionel Medeiros Dr. Laurel Rhodes • Ms. Stephany Swoish
• Mr. & Mrs. John Memering • Mr. & Mrs. Martin Quilala • Mr. & Mrs. Willy Tallett
• Mr. & Mrs. Jim Meyer • Mr. & Mrs. Alberto Rodriguez • Mr. & Mrs. Shaen Tarter
• Mr. Matt Gilbertson • Mr. Jobriath Rohrer & • Mr. & Mrs. James Tom
• Mrs. Aiko Miyatake Mrs. Kapua Kawelo • Mr. & Mrs. Marc Trimmer
• Mr. & Mrs. John Miyatake • Mr. Daniel Sailer & • Maj & Mrs. Brent Vaino
• Mr. & Mrs. Paolo Moro Mrs. Ericka Ehrhorn-Sailer • Mr. & Mrs. James Ventura
• Mr. Brad Myers • Mr. & Mrs. Chris Sbarbaro • Dr. Robert Wahl
• Mr. Herbert Nakagawa • Mr. & Mrs. Carl Schwarm • Mr. & Mrs. Bob White
• Mr. & Mrs. James Nichols • Dr. & Ms. Doug Schwartzsmith • Mr. & Mrs. Ced Woodard
• Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Olayan • Ms. Chiyoko Shimazu • Mr. & Mrs. Mark Yoshida
• Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Onouye • Mrs. Deborah Smith • Mr. & Mrs. Louis Young
• Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Park • Mr. & Mrs. Louis Souza
• Mr. & Mrs. Scott Phillipson

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SCHOLARSHIP & FINANCIAL AID
Le Jardin is proud to have awarded over $760,000 in financial aid and scholarship to 183 students in the
2013-14 school year. We extend a profound thanks to our financial aid and scholarship donors below
for their dedication to providing more opportunities for educational excellence for more of Le Jardin’s
students.

• GN Wilcox Trust
• Jhamandas Watumull Fund
• McInerny Foundation

OTHER GIFTS
While gifts to the Capital Campaign support facility improvements and gifts to the Annual Fund augment
operational costs, Le Jardin often receives gifts for special projects and specific program needs. Le Jardin
Academy applauds the donors listed below for their abundant support in 2013-14.

• Chung Kun Ai Foundation
• Hawaii Community Foundation
• Mr. Zachary Jones & Ms. Janet Liang

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PASSPORT TO THE WORLD FUNDRAISING GALA
On April 25, 2014, Le Jardin Academy held its annual Passport to the World Fundraising Gala at Oahu Country Club.
The event was a great success with a riveting live auction, fabulous prizes, and student performances, raising over
$70,000 for Le Jardin’s facilities and programs. Le Jardin would like to acknowledge the many sponsors and donors
below who not only made the Gala a wonderful evening of fundraising, but also impacted our students in a profound way.

TABLE SPONSORS • MGA Architecture AUCTION &
• Alexander & Baldwin • Mr. James Moonier & PRIZE SPONSORS
Foundation Dr. Lisa Marten • Ala Moana Shopping Center
• Blue Hawaii Investments LLC • Schuler Family Foundation • Aulani
• Mr. & Mrs. John Cannon • Mr. & Mrs. Dean Spagnoli • Denver Broncos
• Central Pacific Bank • Mr. & Mrs. James Steiner • DFS Enterprise
• Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Chapman • UBS Financial Services Inc. • Hawaii Preferred Charters
• Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Choy • US Pacific, Inc. • Maui Divers Jewelry
• Chun Kerr Dodd Beaman • Mr. & Mrs. Louis Young • Monkeypod Kitchen
& Wong • Mr. & Mrs. Zouhair Zairi • Waikoloa Beach Marriott
• City Mill Company, Ltd. Resort & Spa
• CW Associates EVENT SPONSORS
• Mr. & Mrs. Richard Dahl • Fujioka’s Wine OTHER DONORS
• First Hawaiian Bank • Hawaii Stage & Lighting • Bishop Street Commercial LLC
Foundation • Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Lum • Ms. Lucille Boston
• Mr. & Mrs. Randy Grune • Pacific Party Rentals • Mr. & Mrs. David Charles
• Mr. & Mrs. George Hutton • Parent Faculty Association • Ms. Andrea Kia
• Mr. & Mrs. Brad Jeanneret • Suhana Safar • Mr. & Mrs. Paul Marx
• Kapaa III • Whole Foods Kailua • Ms. Jamie Reich
• Matson • Mr. Scott Settle &
Mrs. Sasha Kent Settle

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ALUMNI PARENT EMPLOYEE
$2,562.97 $2,446.50

ALUMNI PAST TRUSTEE
$5,723.00 $1,975.00

OTHER
$10,250.00

GRANDPARENT OUR ORGANIZATION,
$25,675.15 DONORS FOUNDATION,
COMPANY
CURRENT TRUSTEES 2014 - 2015
$71,704.12 $106,456.16

CURRENT PARENT
$96,880.18

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2014-2015 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS

ANNUAL FUND

Gifts to our Annual Fund provide critical budget-affecting support for Le Jardin Academy and the
additional enrichment opportunities that allow our students to succeed. We are greatly appreciative of our
2014 – 2015 Annual Fund donors and are proud to acknowledge them at the following giving levels.

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE FOUNDER’S CLUB PRINCIPAL’S CLUB
(ANNUAL GIFT OF $25,000+) (ANNUAL GIFT OF (ANNUAL GIFT OF $5,000-$9,999)
$10,000-$24,999)
• Parent Faculty Association • Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Chapman
• Mr. Zachary Jones &
• The Cades Foundation Ms. Janet Liang • Mr. & Mrs. John Ferandin

• Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Schaberg • Mr. Shane Jackson &
Mrs. Michelle Garcia

• Mr. & Mrs. Brad Jeanneret

2014 - 2015

FUNDS RAISED

$350,000.00
$300,000.00
$250,000.00
$200,000.00
$150,000.00
$100,000.00

$50,000.00
$0.00

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Thanks to our generous donors in 2014- 2015 Le Jardin significantly increased our funds.

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PRINCIPAL’S CLUB • Dr. & Dr. Shephard Kosut • Mrs. Aiko Miyatake
(ANNUAL GIFT OF $5,000-$9,999 • Mr. Medford Dyer & • Mr. & Mrs. Richard Nakayama
cont.) Ms. Masu Kusume Dyer • Mr. & Mrs. Reginald Norimoto
• Monkeypod Kitchen • Mr. E. Mike Lawlor • Mr. & Mrs. Rory Otto
• Ms. Mollie Richardson • Mr. & Mrs. Paul Marx • Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Paul
• Mr. & Mrs. Philip Robitaille • Mr. & Mrs. Dean W.W. McGill • Mr. Dustin Morris
• Mr. Skip Shuck & • Mr. James Moonier & • Mr. & Mrs. Brent Suezaki
Mrs. Melissa Jackson Dr. Lisa Marten • Maj & Mrs. Brent Vaino
• Mr. & Mrs. Dean Spagnoli • Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Park • Mr. Per Vig &
• Mr. & Mrs. William Terry • CDR & Mrs. Travis Petzoldt Mrs. Majken Johansson
Wayne T. Kennedy & • Mr. & Mrs. Evan Scherman • Mr. & Mrs. Jack Wehrly
• Lorelei F. Rockwell • Mr. Scott Settle & • Mr. & Mrs. Bob White
Family Foundation Mrs. Sasha Kent Settle • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Wisnom
• Mr. & Mrs. Zouhair Zairi • Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Shohet
• Mr Rachid Smahi & BLUE & WHITE CLUB
FLEUR DE LIS CLUB Ms. Heidi Norton (ANNUAL GIFT OF $100-$499)
(ANNUAL GIFT OF $1,000-$4,999) • Mr. & Mrs. Gaylord Town • Mr. Roye Abbott &
• Mr. Steven Ai • Mr. James Warren & Ms. Yenlyn Varner
• Alexander & Baldwin Mrs. Michele Warren • Mr. & Mrs. J. Kaleo Ahina
Foundation • Whole Kids Foundation • Mr. & Mrs. Hiram Akamine
• Aloha United Way • Dr. & Mrs. Mankwan Wong • Mr. & Mrs. Armand Akina
• Ameriprise Financial • Dr. & Mrs. Robert Wong • Mrs. Beverly Allen
• Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Baginski • Mr. & Mrs. James Zagorski • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Amport
• Dr. & Mrs. Glenn Bessinger • Mr. & Mrs. Larry Anderson
• Mr. & Mrs. John Cannon BULLDOG CLUB (ANNUAL GIFT • Dr. & Dr. Gerard Antoine
• Ms. Barbara Cargill OF $500-$999) • Mr. & Mrs. Jules Aronson
• Mr. & Mrs. David Charles • Ms. Brooke Bailey • Mr. Brian Barbata
• Mr. Steven Ai • CDR Michael Beckette & • Ms. Heather Barton
• Mr. & Mrs. Eric Clawson Mrs. Jill Ward • Mr. & Ms. Peter Basler
• Mr. Michael Doyle • Dr. & Dr. Donald Blair • Ms. Malia Batey
• Mr. Steven Fitz- Hinaga & • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cagnina • Mr. & Mrs. Tracy Beckette
Ms. Judith Fitz-Hinaga • Mr. & Mrs. • Mr. & Mrs. Chris Benjamin
• Harold K.L. Castle Foundation Alexander Christensen • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bergevin
• Hawaii Association of • Mr. & Mrs. Terry Christensen • Ms. Kathryn Bilkiss
Independent Schools • Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Colombe • Ms. Leslie Bingham
• Hensel Phelps Construction Co. • Mr. & Mrs. Burke Dunlap • Mr. & Mrs. Philip Binney
• Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Hickox • Mr. Joseph Dwight • Mr. & Mrs. Martin Black
• Honolulu Police Department • Mr. Fred Hemmings • Mr. & Ms. Erik Boerstler
• Ms. Marcy Jackson • Mr. & Mrs. James Hershey • Mr. & Mrs. Iam Bouret
• Jhamandas Watumull Fund • Mr. & Mrs. George Hutton • Mr. & Mrs. Al Boyer
• Joseph and Vera Zilber • Mr. Kelly LaPorte & • Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Brenner
Family Foundation Mrs. Patricia de Salles LaPorte
• Mr. & Mrs. John King • Mr & Mrs. Ron Mitchell

• Dr. Wiley Brunel & • Ms. Carole Divito 43
Mrs. Pamela McMillan • Ms. Cathy Dote
• Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Burks • Mr. & Mrs. Donald Dymond • LCDR & Mrs. Samuel Gray
• Dr. & Dr. Sean Callahan • Dr. & Mrs. Jeremy Edwards • Mr. & Mrs. Frank Green
• Mr. & Ms. Jairus Cannon • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Egbert • Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Griswold
• Dr. & Mrs. Matthew Chang • Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Ellis • Mr. & Mrs. Murray Grune
• Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey Chapman • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Erne • Mr. & Mrs. Randy Grune
• Mr. & Mrs. Michael Chong • Ms. Elaine Evans • Mr. & Mrs. Barron Guss
• Mr. & Mrs. Dan Clement • Mr. & Mrs. Detlev Even • Mr. & Mrs. Glen Hale
• Mr. Marc Cloney & • Mr. Robert Ewert • Mr. & Mrs. John Harris
Mrs. Hilda Montoya • Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Fachan • Dr. & Mrs. Donald Helman
• Mr. & Mrs. Paul Cobb-Adams • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Fagundes • Mr. & Mrs. Heath Hemmings
• Mr. Andrew Cole & • Mr. & Mrs. John Fernley • Mr. D. Charles Hill
Ms. Krista Hopkins-Cole • Ms. Morna Fitzgerald • Mr. Alan Hornstein
• Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Conway • Mr. & Mrs. Steve Fletcher • Mr. & Mrs. Fred Host
• Mr. William Craddick & • Dr. & Mrs. James Ford • Mr. E. D. Howard
Ms. Rebecca Postema • Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Foster • Mr. & Mrs. James Howe
• Mr. & Mrs. Rick Crago • Mr. & Mrs. David Fox • Mr. Charles Howland
• Dr. & Dr. Walter Creed • Mr. John Fox & • Mr. Stanley Hughes &
• Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Cunha Mrs. Laura Pike Ms. Tricia Medeiros
• Mr. David Curry • Mr. Geoffrey Galbraith • Mr. Robert Iden
• D. Otani Produce • Mr. & Mrs. Jim Gardner • Mr. & Mrs. Troy Inouye
• Mr. David DeLima • Mr. & Mrs. Tim Geary • Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Isgar
• Mr. & Mrs. Michael Desilets • Mr. & Mrs. Lee Goff • Mr. Tom Isgar
• Mr. & Mrs. Tom Diersbock • Ms. Patricia Anne Ishimaru
• Mr. & Mrs. James Jewell

44 • Mr. Mark Mellick • Mr. & Mrs. Alberto Rodriguez
• Ms. Kate Mendenhall • Ms. Terrill Rohr
• Mr. & Mrs. Yosuke Jo • Mr. David Millard • Lt & Mrs. Patrick Rollo
• Dr. & Mrs. David Kaminskas • Mrs. Donna Mills • Mr. Devin Ruebenstahl
• Mr. & Mrs. Jordan Kass • Ms. Suzan Mitchell • Ms. Cheryl Ryan-Dominguez
• Mr. & Mrs. Norman Kass • Mr. & Mrs. James Moore • Mr. & Mrs. Jamie Sadler
• Mr. & Mrs. Quentin • Mr. Zachary Moore • Mr. & Mrs. Nadir Safai
Kawananakoa Dr. Louis Moreau & • Mr. & Mrs. Joe Sailer
• Mr. & Mrs. Gabby Kawelo • Ms. Robbyn Leventhal • Dr. & Mrs. Michael Sakuda
• Mr. & Mrs. Brian Kilty • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Moriyama • Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Santo
• Mr. & Mrs. William Kominek • Mr. & Mrs. Paolo Moro • Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Scherman
• Ms. Erin Koshiba • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Morrison • Mr. & Mrs. Edward Schultz
• Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Kreye • A&B Properties • Mr. & Mrs. Carl Schwarm
• Mr. & Mrs. Mike Kuo • Mr. & Mrs. Rafiq Munir • Mr. & Mrs. Damian Sempio
• Mr. & Mrs. Shozo Kurokawa • Ms. Susan Murray • Dr. & Mrs. Robert Shin
• Mr. & Mrs. Barry Kurren • Mr. & Mrs. Eric Nakagawa • Mr. David Shores
• Ms. Catherine Lagareta • Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Ngo • Mrs. Janet Shores
• Ms. Marilyn Larson • Ms. Diana Nicholson • Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Shuman
• Law Office of • Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Nishida • Mr. Lee Sichter &
Howard K. K. Luke • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Nobriga Dr. Carol Nowak
• Mr. & Ms. Darrell Lee • Ms. Dana Nottage • Mrs Jeri Simons
• Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Lefforge • Mr. & Mrs. John O’Brien • Mr. & Mrs. Hudson Slay
• Dr. Stuart Lerner & • Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Ogimoto • CDR & Mrs. Jason Small
Rep. Corinne Ching • Mr. & Mrs. Dante Oliva • Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Sodaro
• Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Liedtke • Mr. Fumiaki Osaki • Mr. & Mrs. Ayao Sodetani
• Mr. & Mrs. Kaha’i Logan • Mr. & Mrs. Gary Pacarro • Mr. & Mrs. Mario Spagnoli
• Mr. & Mrs. Jason Lum • Mr. & Mrs. Ku’uhaku Park • Mr. & Mrs. Paul Spriggs
• Mr. & Mrs. Darryl Madden • CPT & Dr. Ken Peterson • Ms. Madeline St. John
• Mr. & Mrs. Dean Maeva • Mr. & Mrs. John Piper • Ms. Melissa Stark
• Mr. Patrick Magee • Mr. & Mrs. Fernando Pizarro • Mr. & Dr. Brian Stouffer
• Mr. Matthew Cox • Mr. & Mrs. John Popovich • Mr. & Mrs. Kendrick Sue-Ako
• Mr. Clyde Matsuura • Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Quoniou • Mr. & Mrs. Seth Sutherland
• Mr. & Mrs. Archie McCarrie • Mr. & Mrs. Kivalu Ramanlal • Mr. & Mrs. David Swirsky
• Mr. & Mrs. James McConnell • Mr. & Mrs. Ricardo Ravelo • Mr. & Mrs. James Swoish
• CMDR & Mrs. Neil McCown • Mr. Mark Recktenwald & • Mr & Mrs E. S. Takesono
• Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Dr. Gailynn Williamson • Mr. & Mrs. Shaen Tarter
McDermott • Mr. & Mrs. Norman Remigio • Mr. & Mrs. Greg Thielen
• Mr. & Mrs. Dave McDonald • Ms. Dianne Robinson • Mr. & Mrs. A. Kimbal
• Mr. & Mrs. Brian McKay • Ms. Adele Rodbell Thompson
• Mrs. Donna McLanahan
• Mr. & Mrs. Jayson Medeiros

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• Mr. & Mrs. Mark Togami WINDWARD CLUB • Mr. & Mrs. John Miller
• Mrs. Leila Tokita (ANNUAL GIFT OF $50-$99) • Ms. Mary Moore
• Mr. & Mrs. James Tom • Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Bauer • Mr. & Mrs. Ramsay Mori
• Mr. & Mrs. Mark Tom • Mr. & Mrs. David Brown • Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Moser
• Mr. Steven Trecker • Mr. & Mrs. Giorgio Caldarone • Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Okabe
• Mr. & Col Joseph Trevisani • Ms. Lindsey Carry • Mr. & Mrs. Frank Oliva
• Ms. Donna Tucker • Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Char • Mr. & Mrs. Brian Ooka
• Mr. & Mrs. Eric van Bergeijk • Mr. & Ms. John Chatterjee • Mr. & Ms. Norman Perry
• Dr. Robert Wahl • Mr. & Mrs. Greg Culver • Ms. Mary Pochereva
• Ms. Irene Wakatsuki • Dr. & Mrs. Chuck Dietrich • Ms. Leilani Pyle
• Mr. & Ms. Trent Ward • Dr. & Mrs. Jon Fairfax • Mr. & Mrs. Damian Rentoule
• Mr. & Mrs. Mark Wasielewski • Mr. & Mrs. Todd Grimsley • Ms. Judy Sakuda
• Ms. Diana Wehrly • Mr. Henry Hammer • Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Sasaki
• Mr. Van Whiteman & • Mr. & Mrs. Sean Harding • Ms. Claudia Schmidt
Ms. Susan Dorsey • Mr. & Ms. Scott Higashino • Mr. & Mrs. Neil Sheehan
• Mr. & Mrs. Michael Williams • Mr. & Ms. Gerry Akina • Mrs. Deborah Smith
• Ms. Elnora Winnik • Ms. Jan Kagihiro • Ms. Stephany Swoish
• Mr. & Mrs. Lee Woodward • Mr. & Mrs. Don Kessler • Col & Mrs. James Turse
• Mr. & Mrs. Scott Yamashiro • Ms. Diana King • Mr. & Mrs. Mike Washofsky
• Dr. & Mrs Errol Yim • Mr. & Mrs. Donald King • Mr. & Mrs. Lon White
• Mr. & Mrs. Richard Yoon • Mr. & Mrs. Robert King-Andia • Ms. Ulalia Woodside
• Mr. & Mrs. Louis Young • Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Krohn • Mr. & Mrs. Neal Yokota
• Ms. Sharon Young • Mr. & Mrs. Gary Lee
• Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Young • Mr. & Mrs. David Loretto
• Dr. Richard Zoraster & • Mrs. Andria Macdonald
Dr. Ina Van Hest • Ms. Tillie Mansanas
• Mr. & Mrs. George Manuel
• Mr. & Mrs. Robert Matsumura
• Mr. & Mrs. Rix Maurer
• Ms. Lois McConnell
• Mr. & LTC James McElwain
• Mr. & Mrs. Edward McKay

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SCHOLARSHIP & FINANCIAL AID
Le Jardin awarded over $800,000 in financial aid and scholarships to over 180 deserving students for the 2015-16 school
year due to the thoughtful contributions of those listed below. Thank you for valuing education and providing the gift of
learning to our students.

• GN Wilcox Trust
• Mr. & Mrs. Edward Godlewski
• McInerny Foundation
• The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

OTHER GIFTS
Le Jardin Academy often receives gifts for special projects and specific programs such as our energy efficiency project or
capacity building initiatives. We extend our sincere gratitude to these donors for their dedication to Le Jardin this past year.

• Harold K.L. Castle Foundation
• Hawaii Community Foundation
• Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Foundation

MOONLIGHT GALA
On April 11th, in the gardens of the beautiful Pacific Club, Le Jardin Academy held it’s annual Moonlight Gala, an
evening of fun, fellowship, and fundraising. The event featured exceptional food and drinks, silent and live auctions,
a wine wall, and student performances. Thanks to the generosity of our many supporters below, we raised over $70,000
for Le Jardin’s programs.

TABLE SPONSORS AUCTION WINNERS 47
• Alexander & Baldwin • Mr. & Mrs. Armand Akina
Foundation • Mr. & Mrs. Cameron Ashe • Mr. & Mrs. Marc Delay
• CDR Michael Beckette & • Mr. & Mrs. Russ Awakuni • Mr. & Mrs. Tom Diersbock
Mrs. Jill Ward • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bacon • Mr. Michael Doyle
• Mr. & Mrs. John Cannon • Ms. Brooke Bailey • Mr. Joseph Dwight
• Mr. & Mrs. Nicolas Chaize • Mr. & Mrs. Victor Bakke • Dr. & Mrs. Jeremy Edwards
• Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Chapman • CDR Michael Beckette & • Mr. Doug Ewalt &
• CW Associates Mrs. Jill Ward Mrs. Gina Mangieri
• First American Title • Mr. & Mrs. Randall Bennett • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Fagundes
• King Family • Dr. & Mrs. Glenn Bessinger • Mr. & Mrs. John Ferandin
• Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Lum • Ms. Whitney Birch • Mr. & Mrs. Kenny Flores
Matson • Mr. & Ms. Erik Boerstler • Mr. & Mrs. Dan Ford
• Mr. & Mrs. Evan Scherman • Mr. Karl Brutsch • Mr. John Fox & Mrs. Laura Pike
• Mr. & Mrs. Carl Schwarm • Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Burks • Dr. & Ms. Delwyn Gilmore
• Mr. Skip Shuck & Mrs. Melissa • Mr. Chris Caddell • LCDR & Mrs. Samuel Gray
Jackson • Mr. & Mrs. John Cannon • Dr. & Mrs. Donald Helman
• Mr Rachid Smahi & • Ms. Julianna Carvill • Mr. & Mrs. David Herndon
Ms. Heidi Norton • Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey Chapman • Mr. Glenn Honda
• UBS Financial Services Inc. • Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Chapman • Mr. Alan Hornstein
• Mr. James Warren & • Mr. & Mrs. David Charles • Ms. Elizabeth Hui
Mrs. Michele Warren • Mr. & Mrs. Alexander • Mr. & Mrs. John Huitt
• Dr. & Mrs. Mankwan Wong Christensen • Mr. & Mrs. Brad Jeanneret
• Mr. & Mrs. Sean Connors • Mr. & Ms. Warren Johnson
• Ms. Pam Davis • Dr. & Mrs. David Kaminskas
• Mr. Moody Keliihoomalu
• Ms. Kirstin Kerbox

48 • Mr. & Mrs. John O’Brien • Mr. & Dr. Brian Stouffer
• Mr. & Mrs. Henry Oviedo • Mr. & Mrs. Dan Tabori
• Mr. & Mrs. Miles Kim Han • Mr. & Mrs. Ku’uhaku Park • Mr. & Mrs. Leighton Taylor
• Mr. & Mrs. Paul King • Ms. Lynn Pease • Mr. & Mrs. William Terry
• Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Koki • CDR & Mrs. Travis Petzoldt • Mr. & Mrs. Greg Thielen
• Mr. & Mrs. William Kominek • Ms. Karen Piltz • Mr. & Mrs. Kimo Todd
• Ms. Kimberli Komo Lo • Mr. & Mrs. Fernando Pizarro • Mr. & Mrs. Gaylord Town
• Mrs. Juniper Krog • Ms. Sharon Powlison • Ms. Meredith Trockman
• Dr. Stuart Lerner & • Mr. & Mrs. Kivalu Ramanlal • Ms. Donna Tucker
Rep. Corinne Ching • Mr. & Mrs. David Reuter • Maj & Mrs. Brent Vaino
• Mr. Kenneth Lindell & • LCDR & Mrs. Kevin Rice • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Venezia
• Ms. Fay Molnar • Ms. Summer Robello • Mr. & Mrs. James Ventura
• Mr. & Mrs. Jason Lum • Mr. & Mrs. Eric Robison • Mr. Kelly Walker
• Ms. Dina Martinez • Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Santo • Mr. & Ms. Trent Ward
• Mr. & Mrs. Paul Marx • Mr. & Mrs. Evan Scherman • Mr. Van Whiteman &
• Ms. Erin Matsunaga • Mr. Scott Settle & Ms. Susan Dorsey
• Mrs. Meghan Maughan Mrs. Sasha Kent Settle • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Wisnom
• CMDR & Mrs. Neil McCown • Mr. Skip Shuck & • Ms. Lisa Wong
• Mr. & LTC James McElwain Mrs. Melissa Jackson • Dr. & Mrs. Robert Wong
• Mr. & Mrs. Brian McKay • Mr. Lee Sichter & • Mr. & Mrs. Louis Young
• Mr. & Mrs. Karl Meinhardt Dr. Carol Nowak • Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Young
• Mr. & Mrs. John Melchor • Mr. & Mrs. Hudson Slay • Mr. & Mrs. Zouhair Zairi
• Mr. Jeffrey Miller • Mr Rachid Smahi &
• Dr. Louis Moreau & Ms. Heidi Norton EVENT DONORS
Ms. Robbyn Leventhal • Mrs. Deborah Smith • John H. Connors Insurance
• Mr. & Mrs. Eric Morgan • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Smith • Kaneohe Ranch
• Mr. & Mrs. Paolo Moro • Mr. Jack Smyth • Mr. & Mrs. James Steiner
• Mr. Jon Moyer • Mr. Stephen Soares & • Mr. & Mrs. Louis Young
• Ms. Nani Naish Ms. Irma May Baptiste
• Mr. Kyle Nakayama • Mr. & Mrs. Jermaine Speed
• Mr. & Mrs. Robert Nobriga • Mr. & Mrs. Paul Spriggs
• Mr. & Mrs. Brook Nottage

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LE JARDIN ACADEMY

917 Kalanianaole Highway
Kailua, HI 96734

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