Principal's Message

by Vicki McNeill, HS Principal

For a second year, Le Jardin Academy is proud to offer the Don Dymond Scholarship to one of the members of our junior class. This scholarship was established by the Dymond family to honor the memory of Mr. Don Dymond. Don was the founder of Kalapawai Market and its sister Cafe in Kailua town as well as a generous supporter, parent, and Trustee of Le Jardin Academy. Don employed many students at Kalapawai. He felt it was important for students to understand the concept of hard work and have the education to know how to work in a smart fashion. In honor of Don, his work ethic, and his commitment to mentor young people in the workplace, this $1,000 award is to acknowledge a Le Jardin student's actual good work, both in school and in the workplace. Information regarding the application for this scholarship will be sent out to junior parents and students in the following week.


Thank you!


Tenth Grade Diploma Programme Night was held this past Tuesday evening in the Wang Auditorium. This informational event was a time for parents and students to ask questions to different teachers and learn more about DP courses at LJA.


HS Academics Thoughts

by Alex Ramsvig, HS Dean of Academics

Aloha All,


Thank you to all parents, students, and faculty who came out on Tuesday night for our DP Information Night. While some of the presentations and discussions were, of course, around the technical aspects of the DP, I was delighted that conversations in which I was involved also focused on big questions like: "how will this course change my world view?" or "Which courses would be best to expose me to other cultures". I look forward to working with the Sophomore class and families as we transition into the DP.


I also wanted to let parents know that we will have a High School wide guest speaker, Pam Chambers, on February 7th who will give a talk covering presentation and academic skills. Pam is known to many people locally as an incredibly engaging and wise speaker so I am sure it will be a worthwhile experience.  This event will begin at 2:00pm in the Wang Auditorium.


Have a great week!


by Dr. Lisa Privitera


It's that time of year again when we are completing our human anatomy & physiology unit in DP2 Biology.

On Monday, January 28th, the DP 2 Biology students got the opportunity to visit the human anatomy lab at the UH Medical School in Kakaako.  Everyone had an interesting and very educational experience!







On Sunday January 27th, Tenth grader Brin Jaffe took home a first-place medal at the Oahu Band Directors Association competition.  This solo ensemble competition took place at the University of Hawaii's music department and was judged by band directors around Oahu as well as professional musicians from the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. Brin earned a first-place medal with a perfect score performing her solo, Carmen: Fantaisie Brillante by Francois Borne.


 We are proud of you, Brin!

 Click HERE to listen.




Sign up HERE for Yoga Session 2 and enjoy the amazing benefits of this practice.

ALL levels welcome!   


Session 2: February 7th to May 23rd

THURSDAYS 4:00-5:15pm in the Lower School Library
Grades 9 and up


Attention Tenth grade students and parents:

Mark your Calendars...The Sophomore Lock In is around the corner!

Thursday, February 21st from 5pm until Friday, February 22nd at 1:30pm.

Paperwork and payment are due Friday, February 8th to Mrs. Omori or Mrs. Broussard.
Click HERE for the forms.

Announcements & Reminders

Lunch Orders Due- February 1

Parents and student please make sure to put in your online orders for February Lunch. Click HERE


Jamba Juice Sales- February 1   

Jamba Juice smoothies will be available this Friday, February 1st  during Middle and High School Lunch. $5.00 per juice. All proceeds benefit the Class of 2019 Project Grad.


Open House- February 2

Invite friends, family, and prospective students to the LJA Open House on Saturday, February 2nd from 10 a.m. - noon for all grade levels.  Come and see what it is like to be a part of our community!  Click HERE for more information.


Shakespeare Competition-February 6

Students will choose a monologue from a list of the works of Shakespeare and perform it from memory.The Competition will be here at LJA next Wednesday, February 6th from 2:30-3:30pm in the Wang Auditorium.

The winner of the school competition proceeds to the state competition, which will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Luke Auditorium in the Punahou School's Wo Center.

This will be the fourth year that Le Jardin has participated.


HS Coffee with the Principal- February 8

The HS Coffee with the Principal will be held on Friday, February 8th from 8:15-9:15am


CPK Fundraiser Day-February 13

The PFA-hosted California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) Day is coming up on February 13th at the Kailua Town location. You can have 20% of your check donated to LJA's PFA. 


 PDD#4 -February 15

 No school for students


 President's Day- Holiday - February 18th

 No school in observance of President's Day


 High School Family Social- February 20th
 Come join us for the PFA HS Social on Wednesday,   February 20th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m in the Wang Auditorium


 Fun Run- February 24th

 This year's Fun Run will be held Sunday, February 24th from   8-11am.  Student Photographers are needed. See HS office     for more information


Attendance Hotline

261-0707 x7004

Vicki McNeill

HS Principal

261-0707 x1020 

Office #1 on the second floor of the HS Building

Lizbeth Smith

MS/HS Registrar

261-0707 x3070

Office #5/6 on the second floor of the Gym

Alex Ramsvig

HS Dean of Academics & DP Coordinator

261-0707 x2325

Room 407A on the second floor of the HS Building

Krista Quint

MS Dean of Academics & MYP Coordinator

261-0707 x2050

Room 310 in the MS Building

Leah Magana

Director of Learning

261-0707 x1070

Office in the Main Admin Building

Christina Hoe

Experiential Education Coordinator

261-0707 x2110

Loft office in the Gym

Scott Liedtke

Director of College Counseling

261-0707 x2220

Room 407A on the second floor of the HS Building

Alessandra Broussard

HS Admin Assistant

261-0707 x1120

Office 2 on the second floor of the HS Building


February - 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Junior School and Main Campuses
All day
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
March - 2019
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