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Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 340 students


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Posted January 29, 2014

My children have been in Christian Academy for over 6 years now. CA offers an outstanding education and an amazing spiritual support system. I know, without a doubt, all staff, to include the sponsoring church, are looking out for my children. They not only provide a top-notch education, but they also assist with the social and spiritual upbringing of my children. Students continuously interact with positive role models (from the maintenance staff to office staff/teachers/administrators to the church pastors/staff). Each member truly cares for my children and not simply that they are getting along ok in math. This school is based on family. If you want a quality education that will ensure your child is ready for college and the world -- CA is it!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 26, 2012

It gives me great satisfaction knowing the staff at this school is observant to the children's behaviors out of class. I am specifically talking about inappropriate relationships between opposite sexes. In today's day of electronic communication, boys and girls can end up getting intimately involved with each other much easier than before. Thanks to the concern of this faculty and their proactive participation, we were able to intercept problems before it was too late. Kudos to the principal, vice principal, and the other observant staff.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 21, 2010

Great school. I enrolled my son in a Pearl City public school kindergarten after he graduated from Christian Academy Preschool. That was the worst year of our lives. We re-enrolled him at CA and what a difference for us all. He has been at CA for 3 years now and with the staff, students and church we are so pleased. He is learning so much and most of all, he really enjoys going to school. We are often pleasantly surprised how much he is growing academically and spiritually. The environment really makes a huge difference. Thank God for Christian Academy. The best school in Hawaii!!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 16, 2010

Established in 1981 it is one of the best school in academics and discipline. The staff and teachers are really nice and genuinely friendly. I like the christian way of teaching 'a heart for God and a mind for truth'. It is also about 'steward, scholar, statesman, and a servant for God'. Join the ohana any new parent or student will not feel alienated.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 23, 2009

This is my daughters first year with CA and she loves this school. The staff and teachers are very nice and friendly, especially Mrs. Amisiu. Thank you for your excellent teaching and guidence with my daugher and class mates. We appreciate everything you do.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 17, 2009

I go to Christian Academy and I think Its great! There are a hundred things I like about this school from the schedule to the awsome teachers.
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 5, 2009

Christian Academy is the perfect school to send your child to if he/or she should grow up in a Christian environment. At CA, education and God are stressed most importantly. There also are weekly chapels that keep the students on the right track as well as christian faculty. There are new kids that often join this school throughout the year and they seem to feel comfortable and welcomed by christian students there. God is the way, the truth, and the light, and what could go wrong if He is the main focal point of this school.
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Posted October 9, 2008

My son attended CA from 2nd to 4th grade. The school is a somewhat strict, many times my son got in trouble for talking in the bathrooms. That's a small price to pay for quality education. As far as education, the school is the best. My son is exceeding beyond expectation in his new school. I am somewhat disappointed in the amount of homework my son is now getting compared to CA. He some times have homework maybe once a week in his new school. Is CA strick, yes, but quality of education, no questions, one of the best on the Island. If your child is disciplined CA would be a great school, if your child lacks discipline you may want to find another school.
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Posted January 28, 2008

I am in the Air Force. My son started in the public school on Hickam. I was shocked to see his 3rd grade material was the same as his his California 2nd grade material. To top it off, he was never given any outside assignments or homework. After the school year, I entered him into CA. What a change! He has been constantly challenged and is learning items his public counter-parts are not even touching. To top it off, he is learning great morals. On his sports team, they emphasis sportmanship. The coaches are passing great morals to him. My son is in the 4th grade and will be in this school till I have to leave. Also, the public schools seem to have too many days off.(too many with no assignments). CA has a traditinal schedule and a structured work load.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 26, 2007

My son has attended since he was 4 years old and is currently in 1st grade. My daughter is currently attending preschool. This school reinforces Christian beliefs and good behavior and has an excellent curriculum. I totally disagree with the 'they forget the real world' comment - I find they work with parents to build a foundation that will help children deal with the real and secular world. As parents we have a responsibility to provide our children with the best tools and environment possible for their growth and development. I am very pleased with our choice because I am seeing positive results...and so do others around us. For example, my son's SAT scores were 99.9% in the nation for his reading. This means he scored in top 1st percentile. And people always tell me how courteous and respectful he is. We highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 9, 2007

Honestly, this school used to be wonderful for having a great Christian foundation. But over the years, with all the changes, Christian Academy has gone downhill, both in education and knowledge. It is good to have a strict environment, however if too strict, you will only provoke children to go against you. The lack of teachers is also another problem. The students aren't able to learn full in core subjects, which handicaps them in a way that is not right. The emphasize too much on religion, that they forget the real world outside of the confines of their precious school and church. The kids need to learn the truth, hiding it from them with religion is absolutely ridiculous.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted November 28, 2006

Very strict without proper explaination of basic core subjects. Lack of accountability. Too much power in church involvement. Parents have little to no say on childrens curriculum. Very close minded school staff. Little access to extracurriclar activities.
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Posted April 7, 2005

This school is going through curriculum changes, but over all I felt my child has had a wonderful education this year. My child's teacher (5th) has pushed my child to write more, and I've seen a big improvement.
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 20%
Black 4% 2%
Asian 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 73%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% N/A
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3400 Moanalua Road
Honolulu, HI 96819
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