Principal's Message

by Vicki McNeill, HS Principal 


There seems to be a collective countdown by teachers and students to the magical 3:20 end of day on Friday… ah Spring Break! All seem to be in need of some much deserved rest and relaxation, especially our sophomores and seniors. Congratulations to the 10th graders for completing their Personal Projects and to the seniors for meeting their first major DP assessment deadline!


Many thanks to our PP coordinator Kyle Quint for supporting both the students and the faculty through this important process. Also thanks to Dean of Academics and DP coordinator Alex Ramsvig for working individually with the seniors and their parents to ensure that they submitted their Extended Essay, TOK essay, and written assessments in English and Foreign Language.


I hope all of our students have a wonderful Spring Break and those families traveling off island, safe travels and enjoy your vacation!

MYP Assessment

by Krista Quint, MYP Coordinator & MS Dean of Academics


Dear Parents,
After the release of interim report cards last week, I received several questions regarding interim grades and wanted to make a few clarifications.  On Friday March 15th, you received your child's interim report card for Semester 2. This is aimed at giving you a snapshot of where your child's grade are in the criteria that have been assessed so far this semester.

Please do set aside some time to sit down with your child and let them explain what they're doing in their classes and what their grades mean. Teachers work hard to help students understand what they're learning and why, as well as the criteria and the expectations for each task they're given. Discussing these things at home will help to support what we're doing in our classes.

For more information on MYP assessment, here is a refresher:  
Assessment in the MYP

*To see the rubric descriptors for the different levels on ManageBac: Go to the 'progress' tab and go to the little 'i' next to his/her grades, you will see descriptions of the criteria at the different levels from 0-8. 
If you have questions about specific classes, please encourage your son/daughter to speak to teachers directly. The interim report is actually for just this purpose: to give students a 'snapshot' of where they currently are in each class, and to give them a chance to improve in difficulty areas before the final semester report in June.
Please let me know if you have further questions. I am more than happy to sit down and talk it over with you!
Have a wonderful Spring Break!

Common Ground Summit

Le Jardin Academy Wild Kids staged their 4th annual student-led conference, the Common Ground Summit on March 15th-March 17th. Fun discussions, new friendships, service learning opportunities and camping out were explored by our students last weekend.


We want to say mahalo to Christina Hoe, the three elders and three students from the Blackfeet Reservation tribe (in Christina's home state of Montana) that attended this year's summit and High School Assembly!


HS Academics Thoughts

by Alex Ramsvig, HS Dean of Academics


Aloha All,


Spring Break is almost here! This is always such a great time for familes to reconnect and for students to relax and to catch up on some sleep after a busy start to our second semester!

The academic research is pretty clear on the massive benefits taking time away from school and work has for general well being (and productivity on return). Here are a few tips:


1. Of course most HS students will want to be on their phones at points during the break- try scheduling activities throughout the week that are explicitly 'phone-free' (family hike, movie night, surfing- whatever!)

2. Encourage your child to be physically active every day- if anything this is a chance to do extra athletic activities.

3. Consider complimentary academic pursits: reading fiction, attending a live play, watching a documentary. Breaks are a chance for the brain to make unexpected connections across any curriculum with outside activities.


See you all in a week!




Saturday, April 13, 2019


Sheraton Waikiki

Honolulu, Kahuku and O`ahu Rooms

Paperwork and payment are due no later than

Monday, April 1st

to Mrs. Omori or to Mrs.Broussard in the HS office.

Student Progress Check Forms will be handed out soon! Due April 8th

Prom FAQs
Click HERE for the forms.

Electric Bus on Campus April 2nd


The artwork of seniors Kennedy-Anne Marx and Kailey Suezaki are displayed on the new electric busses that were unveiled a few weeks ago!


Three full-size buses were unveiled at a blessing ceremony at the Travel Plaza Transportation Bus Facility in central Honolulu, where they will be stored and powered utilizing a dedicated charging station installed for that purpose. The buses will initially operate routes provided by JTB in Waikiki and downtown Honolulu, with service beginning in April. Each bus can carry 77 passengers, reach a top speed of 65 miles per hour if needed, and can travel for 250 miles on a single charge.




 JUNE 17th-JULY 19TH 


Summer School is now offering a Middle School and High School Dance Class!


MS and HS dancers learn an overview of many styles and techniques including, modern, jazz, hip hop, dance-theatre, ballet basics, world dance, choreography, contemporary, improvisation, partnering, and musical theatre. Dancers have the chance to perform informally at the end of the summer session for the LJA community. Students will learn stretches and fun dance combinations across the floor, gain flexibility, strength, make new friends dancing and creating, learning choreography, and performing.

Classes taught by Kelly Wadlegger, MFA, BFA --Dance Director at Castle High School and the Ron Bright Performing Arts Center.

*Email:  (for more info on the classes)



Registration is also open for CREDIT COURSES: Integrated Algebra/Geometry and Research, Writing and Readiness


Students must register for courses for the grade they will be entering in the 2019-2020 School Year.


If you have any questions, please email



5th Annual College Night- Monday, April 22nd from 5:30-8:00pm


Join us for an evening of college knowledge as the College Counseling Department brings in College Admission representatives from around the country to discuss a variety of college related topics.


The evening is targeted for our 10th and 11th grade students and parents ONLY.

Invitations will follow soon and RSVP will be mandatory!


Senior Parent Night on Tuesday, April 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm


Cap & Gown, Tickets and other information will be discussed. Invites coming soon!



Order leis for friends, family and faculty.
You can pay online for easy and stress free
pick up on campus at the May Day program.

Noon, Tuesday, April 23rd


Look Before You Leap T-shirt Sale


    If you enjoyed our MS/HS Spring Play, "Look Before You Leap" with our amazing cast, crew, parent volunteers and director Mr. St John, you can sport theatre apparel that is now available in short sleeve ($17) and long sleeve (men's style only for $20).    Click HERE for order form


Orders are due on the Wednesday, April 3rd. The shirts will be red, with black and white ink.
  Please print out the order form and make checks payable to Le Jardin Academy.

Announcements & Reminders

MAP Testing Makeups-9th and 10th Grade Students

Individual Math and Language & Literature Classes

Last day is March 22nd with Mrs. Leah Magana


Spring Break-March 25-29th  

The High School Building will be closed.


Senior Art Exhibition

April 4th at 5pm-April 5th at 2pm

Come celebrate the amazing work collections of our DP Visual Arts Students in the Wang  Auditorium. The exhibit is open to all family, friends, students, faculty, and staff!


Jamba Juice Sale for $5- Project Grad Fundraiser

Friday, April 7th at MS/HS Lunch


Homecoming Flag Football Game

Friday, April 12th at 1:30pm


Junior/Senior Prom- Sheraton Waikiki

Saturday, April 13th 6:30-10pm

 April 1st is the deadline to submit forms and payment


Earth Day Service Activities (No Letter Day)

Monday, April 22nd 


5th Annual College Night for 10th/11th graders

Monday, April 22nd from 5:30-8pm


Senior Parent Night- Tuesday, April 23rd at 5:30-7:30pm

More details to come very soon!


Tenth Grade PP Exhibition

Thursday, April 25th from 5:30-8pm


LJA 2019 Gala- April 27th 5:30-10:00pm

The Pacific Club in Honolulu.

Ticket Deadline:  April 10th

 Purchase tickets online at 


May Day- Friday, May 1st from 8am-noon


Graduation 2019- Saturday, June 1st at 6pm

Admission by Ticket only














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


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