Le Jardin Academy provides tuition assistance to approximately 20% of its student base with an average award in excess of $5,000. These awards generally range from 10% to 50% of total tuition expense and are offered from grades K-12. The amount of tuition assistance depends upon a family's income, assets, number of dependents, number of children attending an independent school, living expenses, taxes, medical expenses, personal indebtedness, and any extraordinary expenses. The assets and earning of both parents will be considered in determining award amounts. Tuition assistance grants are made on the basis of the availability of funds and are consistent with established guidelines.
Families can apply for tuition assistance online at: www.sssbynais.org. An analysis will be sent directly to Le Jardin. Our school code is 4576.
Copies of the following documents are required along with your online application.
For parents who are divorced, separated, or never married, information for both biological parents is required.
- A copy of signed current federal (1040) income taxes, with all filed schedules and attachments
- A copy of Wage and Tax Statement/s (Form W2)
- Bank Statement (most recent month end)
- Mortgage Statement
- Copy of Paycheck/Paystub
Documents can be uploaded through your online tuition assistance application.
Applications for Tuition Assistance are accepted starting in January.
Current and New Families: February 15, 2018
We will continue to process financial aid applications until all funds have been appropriated.
The Tuition Assistance Committee will review all applications and new families will be notified of their financial award with the mailing of decision letters. Current families will be notified by March 9.
Le Jardin Academy offers a number of merit based scholarships to rising 7th and 9th graders who are academically exceptional and well-rounded students. Awards are typically around 25% of tuition, renewed each year and additional need-based aid is available for students, up to 100% of tuition, for families who require further financial support. Families interested in receiving need-based financial assistance above and beyond the scholarship amount may apply for financial aid by February 15, 2018 online at www.sssbynais.org. Applications received after the deadline cannot be considered for need-based assistance in addition to the scholarship.
To qualify for this scholarship, rising 7th and 9th grade students must:
- demonstrate high academic promise and good character
- participate actively in extra-curricular activities in and outside of school
- exhibit outstanding leadership skills
The following items are due to the Director of Admission by February 15, 2018, to be considered for the scholarships:
- Completed scholarship application form and essay
- Teacher reference reports (Academic and extra-curricular)
- Report cards from current and prior year
- SSAT test score report (by March 15th)
- Tuition assistance application submitted through School and Student Services (SSS)
Pauahi Keiki Scholarship
The Pauahi Keiki Scholars (PKS) program is a need-based scholarship program for eligible applicants who are planning to attend approved, non-Kamehameha Schools preschools in Hawaii. Applications are accepted by Kamehameha schools from November 1, 2017 - February 17, 2018. To apply for this scholarship, visit: www.ksbe.edu/programs.
The Kipona Scholarship (KS) is a need-based scholarship for eligible keiki who are applying to a KS-eligible private school in Hawai'i. Applications are accepted by Kamehameha from August 15, 2017-September 30, 2018. Students of Hawaiian ancestry applying to K, 4, 7, and 9 may apply for the Kipona Scholarship. Families who are awarded the scholarship from Kamehameha will be awarded additional funds from LJA. To apply for this scholarship, visit: www.ksbe.edu/programs.
Child Care Aware Program
Military families may apply for the Child Care Aware of America Assistance program for early and after school care.
The “We Love LJA” Student Referral Program is designed to thank current families for their valued investment in the Le Jardin Academy community. We want to honor current LJA families who actively share about our amazing school. For the 2018-19 school year, the We Love LJA Student Referral Program will provide two rewards; one for referring families and one for new families enrolling in LJA’s Lower School (Kindergarten to Grade 5) for the 2018-19 school year.