Le Jardin Academy
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Madame Henriette D. Neal, founded a preschool in 1961 at St John's Lutheran Church in Kailua. It was known as Le Jardin d'Enfants Madame Neal taught her students the French Language. French is still taught at the school today and the fleur-de-lis appears in Le Jardin's logo. Chinese, Japanese and Spanish language are offered to students.
After 1961 and for the next eight years, a new grade was added nearly every year. By 1975, the school's enrollment contained more than 100 students, all in sixth grade or lower. In 2006, the first HS graduation took place and currently LJA has close to 800 students.
Le Jardin was donated the land that was once the site of the Kailua drive-in and constructed upon it the new campus. On August 30, 1999 the school opened its new campus. In 2001, Le Jardin added a high school in the same manner it had expanded in the sixties, by adding a new grade each year. In 2009, a new high school building and gym was added to the upper campus.
Le Jardin Academy is an International Baccalaureate World School which provides students with a more global education preparing them for a highly competitive future.
The campus is located at 917 Kalanianaole Highway, Kailua, Hawaii 96734. 808-261-0707.
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