The Cole Academy
Downtown (Merchant Street): (808) 531-4500
West Oahu (Kunia): (808) 677-4488
East Oahu (Kaimuki): (808) 732-4200
Windward (Kailua-Kaneohe): (808) 254-4500
Photo: Karin Kovalsky
The Cole Academy child development centers provide academic and social preparation for kindergarten, for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years.
The academy’s focus is on whole-child development, getting ready for success in a high-expectations kindergarten environment.
Instruction and nurturing are provided by exceptional teachers. The Cole Academy features teacher-to-student ratios starting at only 1-to-2, and class sizes are small. Transitions are planned according to each child’s age and developmental level.
The curriculum is built around cognitive, social, emotional, language & literacy, motor-skill and artistic milestones. Curriculum is overseen across all campuses by Dr. Janelle Akuna, a specialist in curriculum and instruction. Quality-assurance and consistency between locations is overseen by Executive Director Emily Awaya Leong.
On-site enhancement activities include such features as foreign language, sign language, music, creative movement and cultural pro-grams. Field trips for the older students provide additional perspectives on the monthly academic focus.
Cole Academy facilities are recognized for their custom-designed surroundings and attention to detail, including spacious classrooms and private, secure playgrounds. Classrooms are supplied with the highest-quality materials and resources.
Extra attention is paid to health and sanitation, such as infrared automatic faucets. Safety and security is a top priority, including biometric fingerprint scanning at the entrance, and surround digital video monitoring of each premises.
The Cole Academy is a local, family-owned institution. The schools are open year-round to accommodate parents’ working hours. Convenient locations across Oahu include Downtown Honolulu, West Oahu in Kunia, East Oahu in Kaimuki and coming soon to Windward Oahu. Free online applications are available for year-round enrollment.