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Hongwanji Mission School
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  • Private, Other
  • HONOLULU, HI

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

HMS is open for in-person learning with safety measures in place including masks, distancing, cohorting, and daily screening.

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A

About

1728 PALI HIGHWAY
HONOLULU, HI 96813
About Hongwanji Mission School...

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$65
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$12,200
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
8%
Average Financial Aid
$1,000
From Hongwanji Mission School

Established in 1949, HMS is the first Buddhist school outside of Japan. Affiliated with the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, our mission and philosophy are rooted in Buddhist teachings and values. The aim is to make every HMS student an able, willing, and responsible learner. The hope is that every eighth grade graduate will be capable of enrolling and excelling in any private or public high school.

The student body is about 370 students from preschool through eighth grade. Students receive individualized attention with teacher ratios of less than 18:1. HMS is accredited by HAIS and WASC.

HMS facilities include a computer center, gymnasium, swimming pool, library, maker space, and cafeteria. We offer 30 different after school programs ranging from our Fort Gakuen Japanese Language School, to aikido, judo, clay, robotics, and swimming. HMS athletics program participates in the local interscholastic league for volleyball and basketball for boys and girls in grades 5 -8.

Upcoming Events

2021 First Lego League Robotics State Champions!

Our HMS team completed thirteen of the possible fifteen missions.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
370
Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
38
Part-Time Teachers
1

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Students

Students
370
Gender
  • Female
    51%
  • Male
    49%
Student Diversity
  • Asian
    52.7%
  • White
    21.6%
  • Pacific Islander
    20.3%
  • Hispanic
    3.2%
  • African American
    1.1%
  • Native American
    1.1%
  • Multiracial
    0%

Preschool

Annual Cost
No data available  
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
No data available  
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
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  • Offers Part Week
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  • Offers Full Day
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  • Offers Part Day
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Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade D minus
Median Household Income
$87,722
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,779
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$702,300
National
$229,800

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