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Mid-Pacific Institute

Private | PK-12


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Posted August 8, 2014

I think that mid pacific is a very great school for all ages. It has great education and very nice principals and deans. I recommend this school for many other students because it makes you cooperate with other people and work as a team.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 24, 2014

I would fire the middle school dean...she isn`t doing her job. There is no accountability. There are teachers that don't teach and hold the students accountable for the work. It's like going to a very expensive public school. It's sad when your child tells you she had better teachers in public school than at Mid Pack.
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Posted October 7, 2013

This is school is under rated in comparison to the one down the street. Our daughter attended this magnificent school for two years before moving to mainland the teaching is unparalleled. The caring teachers and the philosophy of the whole child approach through discovery learning is superb. This school is warm, friendly and helpful - no uppity parents here!! Tuition is up there with the rest of them...we chose MID PACIFIC over another prestigious school because of the atmosphere on campus. You have to decide what feels right and MPI was for our family! The Principal - Mrs. Hussey greets the kids in the mornings as they get dropped off in the circle. Go OWL!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 12, 2012

Great school! Wonderful teachers & staff with great parent involvement. My daughter loves it here. The students are introduced to technology, arts, character education and other outstanding opportunities. When I drop her off each morning, I feel assured that she will be looked after, taken care of by everyone and educated with patience, love and to the utmost of her abilities.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 8, 2012

My son is 7th grade. If your son does not understand English, MPI is not good for your son.
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Posted July 3, 2010

Outstanding school with incredible teacher involvement, learning opportunities and family focused education. Amazing in every way!
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Posted August 20, 2009

MPI is a gem of a school! The academic program is top notch, college prep. The school affords students the opportunity be involved in technology, arts, sports and other outstanding programs. It is the right size so one does not get lost in the shuffle. Hats off to Joe Rice, his administration and faculty for excellent leadership of this fine school!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 2, 2009

as a former student at mid pac, i would have to say that midpac was one of the best schools i have ever attended. i only went there for 2 years, but freshman, and sophomore years were truly memorable. the only reason i couldnt attend mid pac for the rest of my high school years was becasue we moved. some people when they think top schools in hawaii, they think punahoa, iolani, or kamehameha. MidPac is one of those schools, it is ranked right up there with the other schools. The teachers get to know the students, the homework load is very reasonable. whoever said that the teachers werent helpful? they need to take another look, because all of my teachers were amazing. if you need help in your classes, midpac offers a 8th period, were you can go and ask for help from your teachers. truly a great school.
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 29, 2009

This school is a gem and I agree with the statement that it is one of the BEST schools in the state. Students are allowed to blossom at Mid-Pac and Mid-Pac gives them the opportunity and tools to do so. Its student/teacher ratio is perfect. Thanks to the administration and teachers of Mid-Pac!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 9, 2009

Our child justed started in 7th grade. I have to say most of the faculty is very responsive. While Edline is available for parents to check progress, I think teachers should make a personal effort to reach out to the parents if the child is not performing well.
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Posted January 17, 2009

great school, 4 start is under rated
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Posted October 23, 2008

I love it! I was just there for a year!
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Posted October 10, 2008

My son has been active in the arts programs, which are terrific, and has grown academically as well as emotionally. Most of his teachers have been excellent. It's sometimes tough to get the administration to listen, but on the whole they try to do a good job. Surely Mid-Pac is one of the best schools in the state.
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Posted June 18, 2008

This was my first year at MPI an I loved it. The 6th grade program made me feel very welcomed and they helped me make many friends. The class sizes are very small so I got the individual attention I needed. The teachers make learning enjoyable. Mid-Pacific will guarantee a wonderful education and preparation for college.
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Posted May 22, 2008

Hi, I am a student attending MPI and I am responding to the comment about how our staff is not preparing us. I am in MPSA which is the arts program at MPI and we have phenomenal teachers. The arts teachers are the best in the state, for band we have both a highly regarded teachers that specialize in different types of Instruments. Our dance staff is amazing, although I don't take dance. All the kids I talk to love what they do and I believe thats it's spark by how much the teacher loves what he or she is teaching. So as I write this comment I find myself dissagreeing more and more about the comment im replying to. I'm not sure what you have experinced while your child had been a student at MPI but let me assure you that you might need to take another look.
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Posted May 2, 2008

Hands down the top school in the state. I can't say enough about the teachers, facilities, and curiculum. Amazing!

Posted March 8, 2008

The art s program has been praised immensely at Mid Pacific. Too bad the staff is horrible, the teachers don t know what they re doing, and the students will be pushed around in the real world because they are uninformed, extremely sheltered, and photocopies of each other.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 15, 2007

Amazing teachers, facilties...everything. Great size, not too big and a very nurturing environment.
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Posted March 26, 2007

MPI is now a pre-K through Grade 12 school. Phenominal staff and administration!
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Posted October 3, 2006

We moved here from the Mainland - looked at all HNL schools and were amazed and the breadth and depth of the Mid-Pacific education. The tech. facilities are ranked #7 in America - and the School of the Arts allows my children to either take a certificate program; take classes in; or do after school club work within the Arts. The campus is 40 acres of beauty, and the faculty have degrees from Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, Berkeley, Duke etc... From the moment we spoke with the Admissions Dean, we knew this was no ordinary school. My children (all 3) participate in sports, art and college-prep academics. For us there is no other school in Honolulu.
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Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 45% 34%
Two or more races 40% 8%
White 13% 14%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 2%
Hispanic 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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