My son recently graduated from the Pacific Buddhist Academy. We can highly recommend the school. Our experience can be summed up as follows: Small class size better teacher/student interaction Creative and talented teachers Positive learning atmosphere Good value for tuition price. PBA is a college preparatory High School in central Honolulu that is Buddhist based, but open to all beliefs. The Buddhist based framework is not heavy or dogmatic, but creates a positive theme to the campus. We are not a religious family, but we still appreciated the spiritual side of the school, and the philosophy of peace and interconnectedness. The teachers at PBA seemed innovative and created a positive learning atmosphere that my son really responded to. He did very well. The good and bad (you decide) differences between PBA and other schools: Smaller class room sizes at PBA. General resources smaller than other private schools. Over-all Buddhist framework compared to Christian or nuetral. Lower tuition cost. PBA is only 10 years old, so lacks the history and distinguished list of graduates that other schools have. Very very high percentage of grads from PBA go onto college.
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