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3253 Waialac Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816

(808) 734-5058
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September 25, 2014
This school is amazing. Might be the most wonderful school for girls in the world. They have a website with all the activities, information, homework that they updates several times everyday. The teachers emails me with information almost everyday. Each teacher must spend on average 1-2 hours a day updating and communicating with parents. I cannot believe how nice these teachers are. They really give 110% everyday. I go to the school everyday and hear conversation between the teachers and the parents and the student. All of them are warm, kind, and friendly. Everybody is having a great time at this school. I do not see one kids not getting along. There is no way any public school could compare with them. The kindergarten teachers are specially kinds and wonderful. I love the emphasis on math, science and technology. They really know what the children need to know to be successful in tomorrow s world. If you kids are not behind, they only give 1 hour and 40 minutes a day of homework. My daughter is a little behind so she spends 2-3 hours M, T, W, TH, and SU. There are so many wonderful cool girls with whom to make friends.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
SHA is a great school. The teachers are kind to each other and to their students, hence they teach students to be kind to each other. Elementary level education seems to be better than public school Ed: resources, before/ after school help, adv. technology use, smaller class size, aides in the class, parent help welcomed, excellent comm. between parent and teacher, homework, and friendships. I am glad there is a school like SHA for my 10 y.o.: it is teaching and supporting our beliefs towards academics, appreciation and responsibility.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2013
I think that Sacred Hearts is a wonderful school to go to, especially when the teachers are so nice and helpful. The teachers are always there by your side. Even though there's a few students that are slightly mean, its still a great school to go to. i recommend this school for your daughter.

- submitted by a community member
March 04, 2013
my kids went here.... this school seems to favor certain students - like alum's kids or whoever close to the school/teachers. the kids can sense that. lots of gift giving going on, too. if the teachrs treat everyone equally, it would become a better school.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2012
The new elementary art teacher did a wonderful job this year. On a visit to the school before their year ended I saw a number of creative pieces of art which impressed me. I am used to seeing art in elementary schools be "cookie cutter." I saw art where students expressed their individuality and creativity.

- submitted by a community member
February 17, 2012
as an alumna and a parent of an alumna of SHA, I would recommend SHA to parents who want their daughters to obtain an excellent education. Its been at least a decade since I visited the school, but I recently toured SHA with my daughter & granddaughter and was very happy to see how the school has evolved. My daughter excelled in her college classes due to her SHA education. She was an honors student her first two years of college. I see comments about a lot of homework, but lets face it you get out of it what you put into it. Should your daughter spend ALL weekend on homework? I mean that's 48 hours plus if you count Friday evening. But seriously, I can't see how she would even spend 16 hours on homework on a given weekend. I find that hard to believe that there is that much homework. Perhaps there is more to it - is she using her time well or does she need some help because she is struggling? I would find out why she is spending so much time on homework and how much time should be spent on homework. The ratio I was given for college level is 3 hours of homework for every 1 hour of class. My granddaughter will probably attend SHA in the fall she loved it.

- submitted by a community member
November 30, 2011
SHA has definitely brought my daughter out from her shell, but in a good way. She is more confident and has built her self-esteem to where she comfortable in participating in class. She has learned time management as she is involved with sports and clubs. The teachers are very concerned about the girls growing into young, respectable, and favorable adults.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2011
My daughter has been attending Sacred Hearts Academy for 7 years now. She is currently a Junior. I highly recommend this school not only for their academics but also for their performing arts. Yes at times there is an extreme amount of homework/projects due, but this is where time management comes in. This is a preview of what colleges expect from a student. Compared to what other private high schools are charging for tuition on Oahu, we feel that SHA has afforded an outstanding education and opportunities for our daughter.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2010
While this school has great teachers and makes a point of emphasizing math and science for girls, it has the reputation of assigning massive amounts of homework in the upper grades. This year, an 8th grader spends all weekend on homework. There is little time for family life or extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2010
It has help prepare my ward for her future aspirations and has challenged some of her perceptions about the world in which we live.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
SHA provides the opportunity for mental, spiritual, and educational growth.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
I graduated from Sacred Hearts and I feel so grateful for having done so. Yes there can be mean girls but no more than what I experienced in public school in Hawaii. In response to the review about mass, I am not sure what the problem is. Yes the high schoolers get to sit in the bleachers while the jr. high and lower school sit on the floor but thats how it is at every assembly. Also the high school kids that are giving communion are a part of the LIFE team which is basically student ministries. Also they have been confirmed which makes them eligible to give out the Eucharist. Honestly I feel like the education I got at SHA helped me so much and next year I am graduating college and starting medical school. So yes I recommend Sacred Hearts and would send my own daughters there.

- submitted by a student
April 15, 2010
I used to go to Sacred Hearts Academy and I have been attending since I was in 6th grade. While Sacred Hearts has good academics, sports, and extra curriculars. Sending your daughter there could be damaging to her mental health. Girls there are very cliche, and if a student is different they will be ostracized. Send your daughter here if you want to, but she will have to deal with bullying and drama.

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March 04, 2010
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January 06, 2010
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- submitted by a student
August 25, 2009
My daughter has attended Sacred Hearts Academy for 5 years now. She had made real friends here. I saw drastic change in her personality; she used to be cold and kept to herself. Now she is rarely ever unhappy and seems to always be smiling or laughing. The school is quite organized; they send newsletters and e-mails to both the parents and students to keep them updated. My daughter always says the teachers are funny. The new Perfomance Arts building has a very good learning environment for those who take music and art. I love volunteering to be a chaperone because my daughter's classmates are very polite and well-mannered. The teachers & high school assistants are very helpful and good role-models. My daughter learned compassion and sympathy for others. She shoots for top grades and tries her best. Sacred Hearts is definately a very good school for young ladies.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2009
Many people complain of teasing and i've lived with it for more than a decade and SHA, along with my previous school has taught the same: tell an adult and if the problem continues and it turns to harassment, get the police involved. I can say every school has this problem but with just my few weeks at SHA I haven't had any issues, I mean, there are mean girls but I try to associate myself with a good group of friends that have my back, and I have theirs. Academically, I say this school is great. In my freshmen year i've managed to get english and world history honors but it wasn't the same for math. I suffered during the first few weeks of summer school but my math teacher, when brought to the attention I needed help, was there for me. I recommend this school.

- submitted by a student
May 25, 2009
My daughter has been at SHA since Kindergarten (she's now in fifth grade). She has a medical condition which causes some physical differences and from day one the school and other students have been so supportive and wonderful. SHA promotes the girls' self esteem and encourages them to be their best! SHA subscribes to EDLINE and I find this to be extremely helpful with communication and organization. When reading some of the negative comments, I wonder if these families have not had the opportunity to be more involved and proactive with any situations arising. The teachers are always available for our concerns and reply to emails so quickly which makes our day to day lives so much easier! Unfortunately we are moving due to work but I believe SHA has taught my daughter the foundation she needs to succeed in anything she does in life. Thank you SHA!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2009
My daughter went to Sacred Hearts for a year and was not happy there. The teachers and administration have obvious favorites, and the school rewards students for no reason. There is a serious lack of parent-teacher communication and schoolwide events are disorganized. I have encountered most of the girls my daughter goes to school with by chaperoning a school field trip. There are certain girls being ostracized and it seemed like the teachers were looking the other way. This is definitely not a healthy environment for any parent to send their daughter.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2009
First of all, I want to say that my daughter just loves this school! That is the most important thing to me and my husband, because as long as she loves it there, she will continue to love to learn, which is exactly what she is doing everyday while attending Senior Kindergarten! I have probably had more experiences with the school as a parent than most of the other parents because I volunteer there every chance I get, help my daughter's teacher in all areas, hang out with other parents, spend time with my daughter and her friends on field trips, organize classroom parties,etc....so I know first hand how things are going at SHA as a first time parent, and they are going great! My daughter who is already an exceptional student, which is clearly noted on her report card and PT conferences, is exceling even more than we could hope!

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2009
I have two daughters attending SHA. They LOVE IT! They are in lower classes and the teachers seem to be very organized and on top of everything. I get notes & emails to stay current on what is going on. My kids learn so much and are very interested in learning. I hope to send them both there next year if finances permit.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 18, 2009
Overall sacred hearts is an 'ok' school. She really misses her previous school. The teachers could make learning more fun. I don't think I will be sending my daughter there next year though (she is in high school).

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2009
It saddens me to read some of the negative reviews of SHA. Not that I am challenging these children and parents experience but I am sorry that they have not seen the school I have seen. My daughter is in high school and is a rather quiet girl. The school has been an exceptional environment for her to excel both socially and academically. She is very happy at the school. We are a blended religion family so the Christian outlook was important and the more open Catholic stance is positive. The teachers have been inspirational women for my daughter. I must admit not every teacher has demonstrated a high level, organized classroom but the majority have offered her a challenging well-rounded education.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 06, 2009
It is my daughter's first year at Sacred Hearts Academy (she is in high school) and everyday she tells me how much she hates it. The school is very unorganized and they never tells the parents what is going on. At her previous school, they would send newsletters and phone calls. The teachers are not very good and they have old teaching methods that do not really make education exciting. My daughter's old school had wonderful teachers that would allow them to excel and also have fun. The school's mass is very strange, especially if you are a cradle-Catholic - just go to one of their monthly Friday masses, and you'll see for yourself. If your daughter is coming from an extraordinary school, then do not waste your money sending her to Sacred Hearts. My daughter will definatley not be going there next year, i can tell you that right now.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2008
My daughter has been going to Sacred Hearts Academy for a year now. She is constantly begging me to pull her out due to harsh comments from other students. Other students would like to hurt her emotionally and sometimes physically. I do not appreciate this whatsoever. I've complained to the principal about two months ago, and it seems to me like they're not doing anything about it. The girls here are also setting a horrible example for my daughter. My daughter has changed ever since I put her to this school. She has developed somewhat of an attitude. I can't put up with it any longer, I will soon pull my daughter out. I recommend that no parent should put their child to this school. I highly recommend Saint Francis, my oldest daughter graduated there just last year, and she is now attending a great college.

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2008
This is part 2 of my review. Pt2. ...When it comes to Communion, it is so disorganized with no reverence at all. All the students (K-8) sit on the floor (this is in the gym) except High School (9-12) and the teachers. So everyone starts getting up and its a disaster. Just picture like a party or something - people randomly everywhere and talking too. Some High Schoolers are allowed to be Eucharistic Ministers, which in my opinion, is bad, because they have no clue what they are doing. Also, SHA is obbsessed with themselves. They think they are the best school in the world and have your daughter sing a song about how they love SHA. Overall, I do not recommend your daughter to go to Sacred Hearts.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2008
If you want your daughter to be a success in school and life in general, then send her to Sacred Hearts. Without a doubt, this school is the number ONE school for girls. Sacred Hearts prepared my daughter to succeed at the U of Notre Dame and Columbia U and to have a successful career in medicine. Our best decision pertaining to our daughter was sending her to Sacred Hearts.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
July 20, 2007
Right now, this school is putting its greatest efforts in making changes to its facilities and planning for the arrival of the new performing arts building. This is fantastic because now my children will be exposed to a even greater learning community. The teachers are very knowledgable about the subject they teach and provide students with numerous opportunities to expand their horizons and pursue their interests.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2007
Currently, I have attended Sacred Hearts Academy for seven years. It has been terrific. I feel that our school definitely puts the students' best interest at heart. They support all the clubs and show great praise for hard work. Not to mention, opportunities are always available, this school does a remarkable job helping their students be open to the world around them and gives them chances to excel in all forms of education, sports, clubs, and many more. All the teachers are willing to help, it is the student who needs to be self motivated to do well. The Band program at this school is outstanding, it really exposes the students to the wonderful world of music, just as how the Visual Arts programs teaches students how to express themselves through various medias such as ceramics, wood, glass, digital photojournalism, and computer animation. I definitely applaud this school.

- submitted by a student
November 30, 2006
As a student I give credit to the school about air conditioning and teaching. But I must say that certain classes are either too hot or too warm. There are plenty of sports, but for Jr. High there aren't very many clubs avalible for them. The staff and school tend to favor high school over junior high and teaches play favorites. And there are no roses in the rose garden, probably for safety reasons but, still irnoic name for it. Most parents are invovled while some tend to slack and never help with much. Students get away with much more than teachers and staff know of, much more. This is probably the only student review here.

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November 30, 2006
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November 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2006
My daughter has been at SHA for the past 3 years. Currently in 7th grade and she loves this school. The teachers are absolutely wonderful & caring. The curriculum is excellent and the school has many extracurricular activites that your daughter can choose from. Their Thespian Troupe is amazing and they have wonderful plays throughout the year. We feel that the tuition is very reasonable for the quality education they provide. While the campus here is not huge like some other well known private schools in town, and they may lack such luxuries as a swimming pool, the character of the buildings shows a sense of pride and history. They have a wonderful 'rose' garden where students can eat. Soon all the classrooms will be air-conditioned. It's a wonderful school to consider.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2004
My daughter attends the nineth grade, and I feel that the teachers are doing their best to help the students'. A great schoolto send your daughters to. I'd like to rate this school as follows: #4 rating is what I think is fair.

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November 24, 2003
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August 26, 2003
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Sacred Hearts Academy
3253 Waialac Avenue, Honolulu, HI  96816
(808) 734-5058
Last modified Sacred Hearts Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Sacred Hearts Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top