Le Jardin Academy

917 Kalanianaole Highway, Kailua, Hawaii 96734, (808) 261-0707, www.lejardinacademy.com

Growth is what best characterizes Le Jardin Academy, Windward Oahu’s premier independent, co-ed school for students in preschool through high school. The growth of students guides the school’s strong emphasis on academic excellence in a learning environment that encourages them to develop individual strengths, discover hidden talents, and form lasting relationships with peers and mentors. The growth of the school itself – with a new gymnasium and a multi-level high school building under construction for 2009 – reflects Le Jardin’s emergence as one of the top independent schools in Hawaii.

In recent years, Le Jardin has opened the doors on a new campus in 1999, expanded its curriculum, developed an outstanding Middle School, launched a new High School, initiated outdoor adventure excursions, established a comprehensive moral development program, and pioneered innovative international programs.

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Throughout our history and during our last decade of phenomenal growth, we have remained constant to our mission of preparing students for the unfolding journey of their lives by holding them to high expectations and high standards in academics and personal ethics, integrity and behavior,” says Headmaster Adrian Allan. “We strive to develop our students into independent learners, critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible community members.”


Raising the bar on its stellar academic program, the school is currently undergoing the rigorous authorization process for the prestigious International Baccalaureate Programme. Le Jardin will soon be one of only three island schools offering the world renowned academic program, widely recognized for its rigorous external assessment with published global standards that have become a coveted qualification welcomed by universities worldwide. Le Jardin will hold the distinction of being the only school in the state to offer qualifying Hawaii students the IB Programme from preschool through high school.

“The IB Programme’s emphasis on international mindedness in its students not only reflects our diverse student body, but complements our school’s focus on helping students make and take their places in the world,” adds Allan.

Adrian Allan

Growth that envisions a global perspective can also be seen in Le Jardin’s academic and extra-curricular programs. Chinese language was initiated in 2007 in kindergarten, with Japanese and Spanish also offered in the lower grades. Computer skills, performing arts and physical education add diversity to academics. High school students use laptop computers in class and at home and wireless modems provide complete in-school connectivity. Special programs, such as science and math fairs, speech/drama festivals, Junior Great Books and Model United Nations, enable students to develop individual interests and personal strengths.

As a member of ILH Pac 5, Le Jardin has grown into a competitive contender in swimming, volleyball, basketball and soccer and has won state championships. The Le Jardin Soccer Academy, headed by well known Hawaii soccer figure Paco Saavedra, attracts students seeking to train with his nationally recognized coaching staff.

“We work closely with families to challenge our students to develop their minds, their characters and their bodies to be lifelong learners, productive community members and global citizens of the world,” says Allan.