Kailua school offers hands-on learning and small class sizes
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See for yourself how Le Jardin Academy is engaging its students at an Open House on Saturday, November 16, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Teachers at Le Jardin Academy are proud of the education they provide students attending the Windward Oahu pre-K thru grade 12 school. So much so, that teachers Melissa Everest and Josh Masagatani have enrolled their children in the school.
“Le Jardin Academy teachers, the staff, as well as students are all inquiring spirits,” said Everest. “They take pride in their work and they like to challenge themselves. Classroom learning is geared towards a hands-on approach says Everest, who is in her 8th year as a teacher at the school.
Masagatani is a 4th grade teacher with two daughters enrolled at the school and says Kailua is the perfect spot for the private institution. But just because it’s a small school doesn’t mean students aren’t getting a world-class education. “We’re an international Baccalaureate school, which means that we have inquiry-based learning,” said Masagatani. “Our students have what we call voice, choice and ownership. They have a voice in terms of what they learn. They have a choice in terms of how they show that learning. And they have ownership. Having a voice and choice gives them a feeling of ownership to their school and the work that they are producing.”
Small class sizes are key to the hands-on learning approach. “Those allow for teachers and students to build really strong relationships,” said Masagatani. “The number one indicator for academic success for students is a healthy relationship with teachers. At Le Jardin we are able to develop that because of small class sizes and community and family feeling we have here. Our curriculum spirals. So what they are learning in the primary years program, preschool through 5th grade, that’s what they are going to use to in the middle school and in the high school.”
Le Jardin Academy Open House
Saturday, November 16
9 a.m.- noon
Grades Preschool through High School
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