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The Children's House

Private | PK-6 | 300 students

We are best known for differentiating learning levels to each student's ability.
 
 

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $387,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,000.

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Posted July 12, 2012

God's love shines through in this school. Each and every staff member - teachers, office clerks, maintenance, administrators, security guard - knows each child by name. My son has attended for the past 6 years and my daughter for 3 years. They have thrived academically, socially, and spiritually because it is truly a family setting where love and compassion are evident in each staff member. The Administration provides strong and supportive leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2012

I have send my child at this school she Is at preschool. And the only thing I can say is I LOVE THIS school!!! The teachers are amazing, the school and staff are wonderful!!! We're moving this year I'm so sad to leave this school. My daughter love it. Please consider this school for your child. You will not regret it!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2010

I have sent both my children to TCH (preschool). I have been very pleased with the results that I see in my children; academically, socially, behaviorly, and morally. My older child was able to read and add to the thousands with carry over by the time he left. My second child is currently there and I hope to see big things from her as well by the end of the year. The whole staff at TCH are wonderful. Most of them know my daughter's name and still remember my son. I feel that this is the best preschool to prepare children for kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

TCH has a knowledgeable staff that communicates well with parents. My child is in preschool and loves going. Mr. Los Banos is an asset to the school as the principal and works hard on helping the children with their education and behavioral needs. The staff is friendly and my child begins each day with a hug and ends each day with a hug.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

I agree with lots of comments out there. I've had my daughter attend TCH since age 3 and is still currently enrolled. I am happy with the fact that she can read, write, sing and do other types of work (I am not familiar with some of their study acronyms). I was a little worried when she did have numerous teacher changes in the beginning. It was hard for her as a preschooler to adjust and to have teachers disappear for unknown reasons and this happened more than once! The shuffling of administration makes me wonder and I'm not sure if its worth $10000 for elementary school. Some children needs more structure than the more lenient Montossori method. My daughter needs to tackle a little more challenging subjects as she tends to go for the easy ones. I'm not sure how you can do that by just smiling and say 'try'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

I am extremely happy with my son''s education (preschool) and feel that I am getting more than my money's worth. As a teacher I see the strong foundation that is being set at this early age. At four, my son can read, and is working on place value to the thousands. At the same time he is able to fold clothes and do arts and crafts. There is a nice blend of academics, the arts, and practical life experiences. Perhaps more importantly my son is surrounded by loving teachers. He starts and ends the days with hugs and well wishes. The faculty (even the principal) greets him by name. I'm so glad that I chose this school for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

I am very happy with our experience with TCH thus far. My son has been with the school for approximately 4 months now and he can do exactly the same as the earlier post on November 16th. Communication with the staff has been excellent - as a matter of fact, I speak with the teacher every afternoon for about 5 - 10 minutes to discuss his day and areas he is showing progress or needs to work upon. My son is extremely happy to go to school each morning and is greeted with lots of hugs and smiles. I have to admit that the montessori method of learning is not everyone - so I suggest observing your child and see if they do better with free or structured learning. Only you as a parent will know what is best. But I truly feel I am getting my monies worth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2008

Children's House is a well-maintained and attractive school. The staff are pleasant and friendly. Really the nicest group of teachers you would like to meet. However, I am not sure I will be keeping my son there for very long. After parent-teacher conferencing my suspicions that he is not getting the education I am paying for was confirmed. There continues to be many staffing changes and classroom routine changes. I am concerned that there is little consistency. Moreover, there does not seem to be continuity between the grade levels. I seriously question the capability of the administration to properly manage the school. It is too top-heavy with a President, Vice President, Principal, and Vice Principal given that it is a small school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2008

Within one month, my 3 year old son has learned the following: Count and recognize numbers 1 - 10; Say the Pledge of Allegiance accurately; Sing God Bless America accurately; Knows his shapes including the pentagon, octagon, etc.; Pray the Lords Prayer, know how the sounds and recognize various letters. I am very pleased and cant wait to see what 6 months in TCH will do for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

Horrible communication between parent and teacher two years in a row. My daughter is not excelling, yet her mother keeps her in this school, for what reason, I have no idea.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

I was surprised that at the parent orientations, Mrs. Los Banos had emphasized her focus on the 'beautiful landscaping' and renovations of the bathrooms instead of the academics of our children. It is sad that this school's emphasis is more on religion and Hawaiian studies. My preschooler can recite more Hawaiian than english numbers. It is sad that the tuition continues to increase and there is nothing to show for it. The classrooms are not airconditioned, the books are old and the play ground is pitiful. I too will be taking my preschool child out quick!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2007

School's primary focus is preschool. Principal & VP seem to care less about upper grade levels. Every school year there seems to be shuffling of teachers w/ little or no notice to parents. Sometimes we find out about changes from our kids! No thought is given by admin. as to how changing teachers mid-year affects our kids. Teachers do their best to deal w/situation but also seem to have very little say about changes taking place. Fees & tuition keep rising but school unable to substantiate for increase. Grades 3,4,5 students have been at the school since preschool. Parents have invested all those years & money in school but our kids keep getting cheated the longer they stay @ school. If Principal & VP continue to run the school this way, they will lose their teachers along with their student body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2007

I am not sending my child back to The Children's House. I am paying alot of money to have private school education but I feel as if he is receiving public school education. He has always ranked very high on his SATS but I don't think that will be enough for me to send him back there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

This is an awesome school! My daughter has learned so much and has just been wonderful all around. The staff, teachers, and students respect eachother and all work well together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2004

The childrens house is an excellent school for my pre-k child. He has matured and is learning how to be kind to others as well as academics. The teachers show a great deal of patience and kindness toward the children and encourage growth of the child's mind and curiosity.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 56% 34%
White 22% 14%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 13% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Two or more races 0% 8%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 6:00 am
School end time
  • 6:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mary Los Baños
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • CSI
  • WASC
Fax number
  • (808) 455-2748

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Montessori
  • Multi-aged
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school does not have a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Financial aid offered
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1840 Komo Mai Drive
Pearl City, HI 96782
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Phone: (808) 455-4131

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