Student Life


Learning Support

LJA is an inclusive learning environment that aims to increase access and engagement in learning for our students by identifying and removing barriers.
to learn more.

Cheryl Herndon
High School Learning Specialist
Ph: 808.261.0707 x4080


SAS stands for Service, Arts, and Study Hall and meetings are held for 40 minutes on opposite Advisory days.

The service option involves matching students with opportunities to share knowledge as a tutor, demonstrate great character as a mentor to younger students, and/or provide help to divisional Faculty/Staff (filing, prepping materials, project help, etc).
  • Hours may be used towards S&A or CAS projects with proper notification and approval by Advisors.
The art options are 4 different 1-credit elective courses. Year-long commitment and participation are expected to complete credit-earning requirements.
  • Courses: Concert Band, Concert Chorus, Independent Art, and Stage Craft.

The study hall option is comprised of specialized study sessions designed to assist students both academic coursework and additional school-related requirements (e.g. college applications, study/research skills, and TOK).

Student Counselor

The High School Student Counselor’s goal is to implement a comprehensive and proactive school counseling program that seeks to promote and enhance student learning and well-being.

The counselor is available to provide services to students, parents, school staff, and the community through a number of delivery methods including the implementation of a school guidance/advisory curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services, and system support.

By promoting and incorporating balanced ideas around leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the school counseling program will seek to promote equity and access to opportunities that best support students through the rigorous educational experience that is a part of attending Le Jardin Academy.

Please click here to schedule a meeting with High School Student Counselor, Sean Landau.

Dean of Students

The Dean of Students works collaboratively with students, parents, faculty, administration and staff to maintain a healthy and positive learning environment that enables students to achieve academic success and personal/social/moral growth.

Working closely with the Middle School and High School principals, the Dean of Students oversees the implementation of the school’s Grades 6-12 social and behavior programs, including Advisory, Counseling, Study Hall, and student discipline. The Dean of Students also coordinates student support systems so that each student receives the individual care and attention s/he needs to reach his or her fullest potential while at Le Jardin Academy.

Dean of Student also works with the Advancement and Admissions offices to promote student empowerment and support as part of our ohana brand that sets us apart from other schools.

Vicki McNeill
Dean of Students
Ph: 808.261.0707 x1020

SAT Prep Courses

In the 2017 - 2018 academic year, we are pleased to partner with Elite Prep Hawaii Educational Services to offer three SAT prep courses at Le Jardin Academy for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors:

1. the Winter SAT Crash Course for students planning to take the official SAT on Dec. 2, 2017. This course runs from Nov. 1 - Nov. 28, 2017 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm on the Le Jardin campus and is designed for athletes and other busy students who aren't able to commit to a the typical 8-week course.

3. the Spring SAT Course for students planning to take the official SAT on Mar. 10, 2018. This course runs from Jan. 13 - Mar. 8, 2018 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the Le Jardin campus.

Course Structure
Each course includes fourteen class sessions, a full-length SAT pre-test and post-test. The course offers instruction in reading comprehension, English grammar, mathematics and essay writing skills for the PSAT, SAT and ACT exams.

Course Materials
The SAT courses at Le Jardin, modeled after the Punahou SAT Program, utilize cutting-edge instant response technology that allow for immediate feedback and correction.

Course Fee
The discounted tuition fee is $450 (plus tax) and includes the following course text: The College Board's The Official SAT Study Guide, 2018 Edition (valued at $28.99).

Seleena M. Harkness-Lee, owner of Elite Prep Hawaii LLC, has been teaching SAT prep since 2000. Initially trained by The Princeton Review in Princeton, NJ, Ms. Lee was named The Princeton Review's SAT Teacher of the Year (2003) before serving as Site Director and GRE Teacher for The Princeton Review in the Northern NJ region.