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Mauna Loa School

Private | PK-8


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Posted November 13, 2012

My daughter has grown so much at the preschool. She is now in the K-8 program and continues to do so well. They have loving teachers and committed parents.
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Posted August 31, 2010

We have two children in Mauna Loa School. What it lacks in modern facilities it makes up for in attitude, compassion and Spirit-led education. Children receive an extremely well-rounded curriculum and freely learn about the spiritual aspects of life too. We thank God for this opportunity for our kids.
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Posted November 20, 2009

Since my son has been enrolled in Mauna Loa School, his overall national exam scores have gone from 34 percentile to 86 percentile. His math score has gone from 25 percentile to 85 percentile. His science score this year was 98 percentile.
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Posted November 1, 2009

My children attend preschool and kindergarten at MLS. The teachers are caring and very supportive. They meet every morning to pray 'before' the children arrive. My children love going to school and they are excelling academically.
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Posted April 12, 2007

Ever since 5-8 grade teacher/ school principle Alan Lipps left for family reasons School just not the same. Rather sent child to public system.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 38% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 34%
Hispanic 19% 6%
White 8% 14%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 1%
Black 4% 2%
Two or more races 0% 8%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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172 Kapiolani Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 935-1545


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