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St Michael School

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Posted November 28, 2010

Teachers are hot and cold, 4th grade teacher not up to snuff with other grades. hopefully will improve quickly. Curriculum is appropriate. More parents could assist in extracurricular activities.
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Posted May 14, 2010

St. Michael's School is a community of driven, compassionate, and dedicated educators. My child has thrived at this school. His teachers nurture him as an individual and challenge him to reach beyond his potential both in academics and in becoming a respectful, responsible, and giving world citizen. The provide a top-notch academic program; and their adherence to teaching Christian values and respecting the world and people around them only solidifies their experience and preparation for the future. I am so grateful for St. Michael's School.
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Posted November 12, 2008

The curriculum was good. However, my daughter had a really tough time socially with the local children. The class sizes were the biggest we've ever experienced. Academically, she did fine but the social issues were very painful for everyone involved.
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Posted October 29, 2008

I miss this school. It open a lot of doors not just in religious views, but being open in general. It offered more than I expected, now that I think about it.

Posted September 7, 2008

I have 2 children who have attended St. Michael's School. They both absolutely love SMS. The curiculum is intense and challenges students in all grades. The preschool program is top notch. My daughter went from only occasionally recognizing the ABC's to recognizing all letters, writing all letters, numbers up to 30, etc in 1 year. I disagree with the reviewer discussing learning disabilities. Not all private schools are equipped to handle special education, it depends upon the child, the extent of the learning disability, and type of disability. SMS has been very open to having my child with special needs. His teachers have been open to my suggestions of techniques that work best for him. We have not had any problems with the other students, teachers, or administrators in regards to him. SMS has extras that other schools in area do not: bus to Wahiawa/post, aftercare, field trips, & very affordable.
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Posted June 17, 2008

My child attended St Michaels preschool at 2 yrs of age, the cirriculum, I thought it was a bit extreme or too challenging for any 2,3,or 4 yr old. But I was truly amazed at how quickly she grasped everything. I am proud to say she finished Kindergarten at 5 with 1st honors. Koodos to St Michaels and staff for an exceptional learning experience for my daugther and I. We are sad to leave, but thats the life of a military family.
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Posted January 11, 2008

i think st. micahael's shouls be rated as a five because my child has enjoyed going to a catholic school and she learned how to stand up for herself when public schools make fun of her. she wants to now continue her catholic education. everyone here was her friend.
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Posted November 30, 2004

This school has a strong religious program, however, they are not as helpful with children who have learning disabilities.
—Submitted by a former student

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 56% 34%
White 30% 14%
Two or more races 7% 8%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 34%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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67-340 Haona Street
Waialua, HI 96791
Phone: (808) 637-7772


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