Pacific Buddhist Academy
- Private, Other
- HONOLULU, HI
Pacific Buddhist Academy Reviews
Rating 4.63 out of 5 19 reviews
Pacific Buddhist Academy was able to open their doors to me when a previous school I applied for shut its doors before I could start my studies. Over the four years I was there I was introduced to a whole new world of learning and culture in the process. It also brought me out of my comfort zone and really introduced me to getting my hands dirty in the name of learning. By the end of my Four Years, I've learned so much and kept what was taught to help me later in life. I will never forget my time at the school and the friends I've made in the process.
Pacific Buddhist Academy is an amazing school which is very accommodating to everyone no matter your background. Class sizes are very small meaning you get the opportunity for one on one time with the teacher. The academics are challenging, but doable. There aren't any AP classes, but classes are on the more difficult side making up for the lack of AP classes. The teachers are very genuine and helpful people. You can tell they all want to be there and be teaching all the students.
Pacific Buddhist Academy is a small school that feels like a family. All of the teachers I've had at these schools not only furthered my education, they also built my confidence and social skills. This school has been my second home and opened my eyes to a wider world view, giving me experiences that taught me valuable lessons of compassion and respect to all.
Small class size. Teachers diversity in education and previous occupations. Teachers are interested in the students and go out of their way to help all students. The school enjoys a very good reputation.
My experience at Pacific Buddhist Academy has been excellent! Although enrollment has been low, we just built a new building, so we definitely have capacity for more students. I loved the school culture, which was so welcoming. That stemmed from our connection to Buddhism from sharing campuses (founded by) with the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii and our close-knit environment. Classes are small enough, so students really get to know one another, and we form personal relationships with our teachers as well! Almost all of us participate in sports, be it in our stand-alone team, with Pac-5, or joining another school. Our academic schedule is a bit hard to grasp, but it’s a cycle system where we only have two core classes at a time for two hours each, which change every 6 weeks. We can really delve into the subject matter this way. There’s so many opportunities to study abroad thanks to PBA and Hongwanji. Our various school events throughout the year brings us together.
I am pleased to have my children attend Pacific Buddhist Academy - one is a Senior and the other a Sophomore. With a caring faculty, conducive learning environment and small student-teacher ratio, both my children excel academically, thrive in extracurricular activities, and they enjoy going to school!
My experience at Pacific Buddhist Academy has been outstanding because of its individualized college preparation curriculum and its ability to welcome and nurture individuals from all countries and learning abilities. I have been able to learn calligraphy, study abroad in Japan for six weeks, play taiko, study Biology while hiking and snorkeling, start a club, and do sports because of its small school environment. There are kids from Korea, China, Mongolia, Italy, Germany, and add so much more to the experience at PBA. Teachers get to know you well and learning is fun and stimulating. Student's opinions are taken, not ignored; if the food is lacking, students taste test different caterers; if there are improvements to the curriculum, changes are made. The school is still growing, so facilities and academics are currently good, but will improve once the new building is built. Other than that, I think PBA has done well and I have turned out completely fine.
Pacific Buddhist Academy is a small school that provides progressive education. There are a lot of reading and writing assignments for students to prepare for college. There are fair amount of group projects so that students can learn how to cooperate with others. The faculties are very dedicated to students. They pay a lot of attentions to their students and provide academic growth and challenge. There are also many exchange programs in Japan to provide an opportunity to experience foreign culture. The students are very nice. They are very kind to new students. There isn't any bullying.
The teachers allow students to be unique and utilize their personal strengths and passions!
Since it's small school and teachers know students well and have very close relationship.
need more advertising. 99.99% students pursuing higher education such as colleges.
Teachers are willing to offer in many ways.
The school is building new classrooms and still growing.
It's clear and well informed.
Great team work with students, teachers, staff, parents and environment. There is no worry to these issues.
it's a very small school and teachers are very caring and have great guidance skills and ability.