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2013 Summer SCHOOL GUIDE SCHOOLS DIRECTORY ACADEMY OF THE PACIFIC

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AMERICAN FILM SCOTT ROGERS STUDIOS

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ASSETS SCHOOL

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BALLET HAWAII

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CITY & COUNTY’S SUMMER FUN PROGRAM

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DR. TAKAHASHI JUKU

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EPIC FOUNDATION

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HANAHAU‘OLI SUMMER SCHOOL

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HAWAII TECHNOLOGY

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HONGWANJI MISSION SCHOOL

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HONOLULU WALDORF

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INTELLEYOU LEARNING CENTER

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KAMA‘AINA KIDS

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KID POTENTIAL

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KUMON® MATH & READING CENTERS

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LA PIETRA SUMMER PROGRAM 2013

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LE JARDIN

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LEAHI SWIM SCHOOL

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LINFIELD COLLEGE

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MANOA JAPANESE SCHOOL

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MONTESSORI COMMUNITY SCHOOL

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OHANA ARTS

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PACIFIC BUDDHIST ACADEMY

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PAS DE DEUX

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PUNAHOU SCHOOL

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SACRED HEARTS

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ROY SAKUMA UKULELE STUDIOS

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SAINT LOUIS SCHOOL

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ST. ANDREW’S PRIORY SCHOOL

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ST. ANTHONY SCHOOL

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ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL

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UH CRDG SUMMER PROGRAMS 18 UH SUMMER SESSIONS

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VARIETY SCHOOL OF HAWAII

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YMCA OF HONOLULU

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ACADEMY OF THE PACIFIC

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ince 1961, Academy of the Pacific’s (AOP) mission is to provide “a nurturing, personalized educational experience that addresses each student’s unique needs and abilities unmet in conventional classrooms”. This “Village for Learning” is situation on a lush four-acre campus in Alewa Heights located just three miles above downtown Honolulu. It features bright cottage classrooms, sprawling open spaces and breathtaking views that provide the backdrop for discovery-based lessons. Whether it is through our fully integrated 1:1 IPad program, our small class sizes, our discovery learning emphasis, or simply by studying a growing garden, our mission is to provide a 21st century education within the context of a safe, nurturing and personal environment that addresses each student’s unique needs unmet in a conventional classroom. Our unique learning proposition includes: • Average class size of 8-10, in grades 6 -12, whose learning styles thrive in small classes • Recognition of individual ways of achieving personal and scholastic success; • 21st Century project-based approach to learning and teaching which involves collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking; • Performance Character Growth embedded into the curricula including perseverance, organizational skills, and problem-solving strategies into all disciplines;

Contact us at Call today for a personal tour (808)595-6359 and see why people call us a or admission@aop.net “Small School with a BIG Impact” www.aop.net

• Progressive and passionate faculty. Whether it is through our fully integrated 1:1 IPad program, a one of a kind Green Building course or simply by studying a growing garden, AOP’s progressive and passionate faculty teaches curriculum that opens windows to the world. We are a “Small School with a Big Impact.” AOP is accredited by WASC and HAIS and was selected by the Hawai‘i Community Foundation as one of its “Schools of the Future” and featured by Hawaii News Now as a “Cool School”. AOP graduates advance to higher education and careers including business, art, graphic design, teaching, architecture, and computer science. Applications are accepted year-round. Please call (808) 595-6359 or email admission@aop.net to schedule a personal tour.

AMERICAN FILM

SCOTT ROGERS STUDIOS ON-CAMERA ACTING CLASSES Kids (7-11 yrs.) Teens (12-18) Imagination Required

Our Students have appeared in: The Descendants, Hawaii Five-O, Indiana Jones & the Crystal Skull, LOST, 50 First Dates, ER, Pearl Harbor, Blue Crush, … & so much more! Classes use Improvisations, Imagination Games, Fun Exercises, Mock Auditions and more. HURRY

Last Summer sold out FAST!

“Scott Rogers has an uncanny ability to recognize an actors strengths and help them make the most of those strengths in their career.”

- Sheila Guthrie Vice President of Talent Paramount Studios

2013 SUMMER SESSION

Call Now! 596-8300 www.ScottRogersStudios.com

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Here, learning a lesson often means living it, so our students are encouraged to get their hands dirty.

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ocated between the Victoria Ward and Ala Moana Shopping Centers, Scott Rogers Studios will teach your child or teenager the On-Camera skills they need to work as actors, in film & TV. Students participate in fun exercises, including improvisations, imagination games, mock auditions and on-camera acting. SRS students can be seen in films like “The Descendants”, “50 First Dates”, “Indiana Jones & The Crystal Skull”, and in TV shows like “Hawaii Five-0”, LEARN TO SWIM! “ER”, “LOST” and more! Small Classes • Heated Pools Call 596-8300 or visit: www.leahiswimschool.com www. ScottRogersStudios.com. LEAHI SWIM SCHOOL Honolulu • 988-7146 Pearl City • 456-4506

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ASSETS SCHOOL

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o you have a bright, capable child who is underachieving in school? Assets School makes a difference in the lives of children who learn differently. The school provides an individualized, integrated learning environment for students who are gifted, dyslexic or just learn differently. With a student-to-teacher ratio of 8-to-1, Assets has designed classroom instruction around the individual learner, with both acceleration and/or remediation available. Teachers concentrate on knowing each child’s learning needs and creating a curriculum that delivers content and improves skills. A multi-sensory teaching approach is used to ensure that lessons have a maximum impact on learning. More than 90% of Assets graduates attend college each year. Assets School provides students with the knowledge, skills and capabilities to live rich and meaningful lives. Summer School for the high school begins on June 10th and the lower school begins on June 12th. Summer camp is also available for students in grades K-8 beginning on June 12th. Applications can be downloaded at www.assets-school.net or requested by calling 423-1356.

Bright kid…underachieving at school?

Assets could be the place for you.

Learning differently isn’t a problem. Just ask these famous people: Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Turner and Charles Schwab. All dyslexic and all successful. At Assets School, we give gifted learners, who happen to learn differently the tools they need to succeed in school and in life. Many kids learn differently, so at Assets we teach differently. But don’t ask us, ask our students. Ask their parents. Ask our teachers, administrators and staff. They’ll tell you about learning that transforms lives.

BALLET HAWAII

Enrolling now for Summer Session!

Call 423-1356 or visit www.assets-school.net One Ohana Nui Way, Honolulu, HI 96818

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his year Ballet Hawaii will offer a Summer Session on Saturdays from June 2nd to August 10th for dancer’s ages three and up. These classes allow students to experience the joys of dance in a safe, supportive environment. Ballet Hawaii’s Summer Intensive classes run from July 22nd to August 11th, Monday through Friday. These classes are for dancers seven and up and will conclude with performances of Septime Webre’s Cinderella at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. For more information on our summer program, please call 521-8600 or log on to www.ballethawaii.com Students who dance with Ballet Hawaii have the best performance opportunities offered of all the dance studios in Hawaii. Professional dancers from major ballet companies dance in our performances and share the stage with our students. Our acclaimed summer production is presented on the Blaisdell Concert Hall stage as is our Nutcracker. Previous summer productions have included Septime Webre’s Alice (IN WONDERLAND) and Peter Pan, Robert Weiss’ Romeo and Juliet, as well as mixed repertory productions featuring choreography by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Call to reserve your space for fun and dance at Ballet Hawaii’s summer session.

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2013 Summer SCHOOL GUIDE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION

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CITY & COUNTY’S SUMMER FUN PROGRAM

SUMMER T PROGRAM Program Period: June 12, 2013 - July 24, 2013 * Registration: DI and DII

May 11, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon and May 13 and 14, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Registration: DIII and DIV May 4, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon and May 6 and 7, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. * May vary by site

District I - 373-8013 District III - 675-7130 District II - 522-7070 District IV - 233-7300 Go to www.honoluluparks.com for further information. Paid by the taxpayers of the City & County of Honolulu

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he City and County’s Summer Fun Program offers a variety of quality activities at various sites, including crafts, music, sports, and exciting excursions. The program runs from June 12 through July 24, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Some sites offer before and after our Summer Fun programs. The program is open to children age five (before January 1, 2013), or completed Kindergarten up to thirteen years old, who have not entered the seventh grade. Teen program and volunteer opportunities are available for students seventh grade and up. Enrollment is limited. Registration will be in early May. There is a registration fee of $25.00 (waived for eligible children in foster care or families receiving aid. Written verification is required). In addition, there is an activity fee (no waivers) which vary by site. For more information, please visit our website at www.honoluluparks.com. All programs are subject to change without notice.

DEPT. of PARKS & RECREATION Toni P. Robinson, Director

DR. TAKAHASHI JUKU

Dr. Takahashi Juku Tutorial Institute 2304 S. King St. Second Floor - above Super Geeks (Next to Moiliili Ross) Tel: 949-3366 - FAX: 947-8866 - Email: info@juku-in-hawaii.com Website: www.juku-in-hawaii.com

“BEST TUTOR OF HONOLULU” by United States Commerce Association, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012

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#1 Iolani/Punahou Admissions Class (K-11th) #2 SAT, ACT, GRE Class (9th – College students) #3 Subject Enrichment (Math, English, Japanese, Chinese) Unit Price: 1-to-1 tutor ($76.40/hr) + tax

2013 Summer & Fall Coupon

Dr. Takahashi Juku Ltd.

20% off Valid until April 15th, 2013

*****Dr.Takahashi Juku is not affiliated with Iolani or Punahou School.*****

r. Takahashi Juku, Ltd. is a tutorial institute founded in 1977 by Dr. Toshiaki Takahashi (BA, MA Tokyo University of Education, ¯ noa). Juku’s Ph.D. in Psychology from UH Ma primary focus is prepping students for entry into ‘Iolani and Punahou, kindergarten, fourth grade, intermediate and high school, and for the SAT, ACT, and GRE exams. Because of its quality and outstanding success rate, Juku was awarded with “the Best Tutor of Honolulu” by the U.S. Commerce Association for the fourth consecutive year. In 2012 alone, Punahou accepted 57 of our students (51% of the Juku applicants) and Iolani accepted 32 (38% of the Juku applicants). Dr. Takahashi’s basic philosophy is one-on-one tutoring, which makes it possible for his students to accomplish one academic year’s worth of subject materials in 20 hours of personalized instruction. During the summer session (May 25th-August 25th), tutoring may be scheduled any day of the week, at any hour, between 8-6pm. Students registered by April 15th will receive 20% off. ¯ ‘ili‘ili Ross, above Super Geeks on King St. Please Dr. Takahashi Juku is located next to the Mo call 949-3366 or visit www.juku-in-hawaii.com for more information.

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EPIC FOUNDATION

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PIC Summer Journeys located at the EPIC Learning Center in Waipio offers an exhilarating mix of academics, enrichment and fitness for students K through 6th. Intensive instruction in reading, writing and mathematics skills are imbedded in novel and stimulating content. Enrichment classes including healthy cooking, art and Robotics and our new fitness activities round out our 6 week 8am to 2pm daily summer program. Limited to classes of not more than 8 students to a teacher, our small group format lends itself to hands on learning, development of positive social and group skills and encourages oral participation. At the EPIC Foundation, we believe education should be an exciting life long journey. We welcome your children to join us for our Summer Journeys 2013! Call us at 955-6100 for more information and to enroll.

Summer SCHOOL GUIDE 2013 A Program of EPIC Foundation Give your child an academic boost with a fun, effective program and a low student-teacher ratio

Who: Students K-6 Where: EPIC Summer Learning Center at Waipio

When: June 10 to July 19, 2013 Time: 8:00AM - 2:00PM Language Arts, Math, and Enrichment

Enrollment is limited

To Enroll Please Call 955-6100

LEARN TO SWIM! www.leahiswimschool.com Sensitive & Caring Instructors

LEAHI SWIM SCHOOL

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a ¯lau L¯ okahi K-12 ohana oriented school rooted deeply in the Hawaiian culture that provides 21st century learners. Students read, write, speak and calculate with clarity and precision, along with partici-

Honolulu • 988-7146 Pearl City • 456-4506

pating passionately and responsibly in the life of the community. As a result, the community and the surrounding environment are living learning laboratories where students and community work together to create a future that is pono. H¯ alau L¯ okahi excels as one of the many quality K-12 standards-based educational institutions specifically designed to meet the unique needs of Hawai‘i’s indigenous student population through a community based model of education grounded in Hawaiian principles and values.

A New Century Public Charter School Learning to be Self Responsibly Free

Established 2001

Grades K-12 • Emphasizing Self-Responsibility • Happy, Healthy, Ohana Values • In/Outdoor Learning Labs • Perpetuating Hawaiian Culture, Hula, ‘Olelo & Traditions • College & Real Life Prep • Challenging & Diverse Curriculum • Online Cyber Program

Applications Online www.halaulokahi.com or call (808) 832-3594

email: halaulokahiinfo@gmail.com

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HANAHAU‘OLI SUMMER SCHOOL

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earning by doing…Hanahau‘oli Summer School offers the opportunity to experience courses that reflect the integrated and thematic teaching central to the school’s year-long curriculum. These classes bring together skill development in language, math, science, social studies and the arts based on a theme that will be interesting and motivating to children. Many other courses in arts and special interest areas – which include technology, phonics, and woodworking – will also be offered in a six-week session. In addition to the morning program that runs from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., afternoon classes from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m., a BEFORE SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM, a MID-DAY CARE PROGRAM and an AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM are offered. Visit www.hanahauoli.org or call 949-6461.

Hanahau`oli School Where children experience “hands on learning”!

2012 SUMMER PROGRAM

Wednesday, June 12 – Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Offering classes in art, language arts, math, science, technology and more with a focus on integrated thematic learning by direct experience. Enrollment is open to the public for children entering Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 5.

For more information visit us at www.hanahauoli.org Hanahau`oli School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, creed or national origin.

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1922 Makiki St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

K–12 students thrive in our online school: - Individualized learning - Online lessons and hands-on materials - Student team: teachers, counselors, and you HAWAII

TECHNOLOGY

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Now Enrolling Visit: K12.com/HTA

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HONGWANJI MISSION SCHOOL

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elcome to Hongwanji Mission School. We are a coeducational school that has been serving our community since 1949. We are currently accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. The Hongwanji Mission School, which is accredited by WASC and HAIS, is a private, coeducational school for the students in preschool (age 3) through grade 8. Pacific Buddhist Academy, which shares the campus with HMS, offers students opportunity to continue into high school. Located in Nuuanu Valley, our facility provides a safe learning environment as well as a library, a computer center, music room, gym and swimming pool. Our mission is to “develop children academically, physically, socially, and spiritually through programs that are guided by Buddhist values.” Attending Hongwanji Mission School offers many benefits, including an average class size of fifteen students to one homeroom teacher. Special resource teachers enrich students learning in music, drama, art, Japanese language, physical education, computer literacy, library and taiko classes. Students develop leadership skills with help from a school counselor and a student services coordinator. Our students partner with their parents to support community service projects. Our unique values-based programs incorporate the latest technology to help students become excited, active participants in project-based learning that is connected to the real world. In addition to the regular school day, the school offers an after school program until 5:00 p.m. The after school classes include study hall, Japanese language, LEGO robotics, computer technology, art, music, aikido, karate, ukulele, sports, swimming, and tennis, to name just a few of the offerings. Morning care is offered to primary age students. HMS continues to strive toward its goal of educating the whole child with challenging programs and activities. For more information call 532-0522, or visit us at www.HongwanjiMissionSchool.org

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June 3 - July 12 All Day Six Week Program Morning Academics Afternoon Enrichment Open to Students Completing Grades K-7 An Education Guided by Buddhist Values 21st Century Education

Accepting Applications for Summer School 2013

Your child deserves the t best...

HMS, head and shoulders above the rest!

Hongwanji Mi Miss Missio Mission o on n School www.HongwanjiMissionSchool.org

HONOLULU WALDORF SCHOOL

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he Summer at Waldorf Program promises lots of funbased learning in a series of three, two-week sessions. For ages 6-13, Sessions 1 and 2 will feature CIRCUS ARTS to develop and challenge your child’s new skills in balance, coordination and team-work. Acrobatics, juggling, tight-rope and unicycle will provide hours of engaging fun, with a session closing performance. Session 3 is called LAND, SEA AND SKY and offers an interesting variety of artistic and craft activities exploring local ecology and wild-life. The younger group (ages 4&5) will work all summer with age-related, fun-filled arts and crafts… Snacks, field trips and after-care are also provided. Multi-child discounts are available. Summer at Waldorf is sure to be fun for each and every child! For more information, visit www.honoluluwaldorf.org or call 377-5471.

Accepting Applications for the 2013-14 School Year

ENGAGE, EDUCATE, EMPOWER

Registration Deadline June 1

Summer at Waldorf, A Collage of Fun

Three Sessions (8:30am-2:30pm) Aftercare is available

June 17-28 honoluluwaldorf.org July 8-19 July 22-August 2

Easy Childhood Program

ages 4-5, Children will participate in a variety of arts and crafts, music and movement activities

Lwr./Middle School Prog.

ages 6-9 & 10-13, SESSION THEMES: I&II-Circus Arts, III-Land, Sea, Sky (artistic ecology)

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2013 Summer SCHOOL GUIDE EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING Summer 2013 Begins June

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INTELLEYOU LEARNING CENTER

1019 UNIVERSITY AVE., SUITE 103, 1ST FLOOR

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ntelleyou Learning Center is offering students grades K-12 a fun and educational learning experience this summer. Students may choose study programs in math, reading, and writing. Intelleyou also provides preparation for school entrance exams such as the SSAT, SAT and ACT. Flexible class schedules allow students to choose their own study days and times. Summer session begins on June 1st; we are open 7 days per week, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students may start classes on any day from June 1st until August 31st. Classes are small and individualized, with no more than 5 students per class, so each student’s speciďŹ c needs are met. An initial evaluation and ďŹ nal test will determine each student’s progress made during the summer session. Intelleyou has 19 years of experience in successfully allowing students to reach their potential and academic goals. As a result, this builds self-conďŹ dence which will carry over into the regular school classroom in the fall. Enroll by May 4th to receive your $25 discount. For more information, please call Darin Miyamoto at 946-5500. Find us online at www.intelleyou.com.

(In Puck’s Alley behind Curry House)

KAMA‘AINA KIDS

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ecause of Camp, Kama‘aina Kids will have the opportunity to build friendships, learn new skills, and create experiences that will last a lifetime! Day Camp program includes: swimming, sailing, kayaking, overnighter at Camp Timberline, weekly excursions, Strange Science, singing, dancing and more! Kama‘aina Kids day camps are a safe and exciting adventure for children in grades K-8. We offer Specialty Camps as well to allow your child to broaden their experiences at Bishop Museum, Sea Life Park and Wet & Wild Hawai‘i! Register online at www.kamaainakids.com by April 23, 2013 to get our Early Bird rate for select day camp programs! Kama‘aina Kids Summer Programs include: • Day Camp programs throughout Oahu • Specialty Camps hosted at Bishop Museum, Sea Life Park and Wet & Wild Hawai‘i • Surf Camp hosted by Camp Timberline • After Summer School programs • Summer Plus programs

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KID POTENTIAL HAWAII

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id Potential Hawaii is one of 550 providers of two nationally researched programs called PACE (Processing and Cognitive Enhancement) and Master the Code. The goal of the programs is to build brain-based learning skills until the child (or adult) reaches or exceeds age appropriate levels. Children can increase reading levels up to four years in only 60 to 72 hours of individual instruction, says Kid Potential Hawaii owner and cognitive trainer Stacy Smith. “These are programs with proven results.” Students are able to learn easier and faster, and gain confidence, she says. Students typically gain between 10 and 30 IQ points over the course of the 12-week program. Kid Potential Hawaii serves students from age 6 to adult. Among the benefits of the program are higher IQ, increased reading and spelling levels, less time spent on homework, higher self esteem and higher SAT and other test scores. The comprehensive screening is free! Don’t pass up the opportunity to help your child improve his or her ability to learn. Call Stacy at 744-2867 or online at www.kidpotential.net.

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• Does your child require tutoring year after year?

Kid Potential Hawaii

• Has your child repeated a grade? • Is your child prepared for the next grade level?

We can help!

For FREE TESTING call Stacy Collins at 744-2867 *Ages 6 to Adult

High IQ but low grades, Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, Learning Disabilities www.kidpotential.net • email: kidpotential@hotmail.com

Keep knowledge growing all summer long. Give your children the knowledge and skills needed to take on the world by introducing them to the Kumon Math and Reading Program. Call your local Kumon Math & Reading Center today to schedule a FREE Placement Test! AIEA ........................677-3462 KAILUA ................... 262-9521 KAIMUKI .................739-6284 KANEOHET OWN....234-7323 KAPOLEI .................. 455-4751 KAPOLEI-WEST........389-9735 MAKAKILO.............. 487-1963 MAKIKI HEIGHTS ....533-7890 MANOA ................. 988-6284

MILILANI MAUKA ...677-4692 MILILANI UK A ......... 261-8636 MOANALUA .......... 295-2535 NUUANU ................ 621-6775 PEARLC ITY..............677-3462 WAHIAWA ................622-0111 WAIPAHU .............. 625-0908 WEST OAHU ........... 348-1597

© 2013 Kumon North America. All rights reserved.

umon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading academic enrichment program. More than four million children in 47 countries are gaining confidence and strong study habits through the Kumon Method of Learning. Kumon gives students of all ages and abilities the chance to build the skills necessary for a richer, more successful educational experience. We believe all children can maximize their potential by practicing the Kumon Method of Learning. Our personalized approach helps children learn math and reading concepts based on their ability rather than their age or grade. Since the curriculum is individualized for each child, it allows students to comprehend the new material fully before moving ahead. With our emphasis on self-learning, preschool through high school students become self-reliant and gain confidence to learn new materials at their own pace. Our enrichment program enables children to study high school-level material when they are ready, regardless of age, and prepares them to achieve success both inside and outside the classroom. In the United States, more than half of Kumon math students study material that is above their grade level, and 24 percent of those students are learning materials two to three years above their grade in school.

Increase reading levels up to 4 years in 60 hours!

Academic Enrichment Pre-K – 12th Grade 800.ABC.MATH | www.kumon.com

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LA PIETRA

Register by May 1st, 2013 for our Early Bird Rate!

Summer Programs 2013 Girls will be challenged to think outside the box, take risks, and discover their voices.

Leadership Courses Full Day, 8 AM – 3 PM Our Leadership Courses are designed to challenge girls to discover:      

Effective Communication Personal Values and Empowerment Valuing Risk and Fear Contribution, Service and Vision Building Authentic Relationships Choices, Decisions and Accountability

Grades 5–8 and 9–12 Graphic Design

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Grades 5 – 8 Leadership I

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Technology Courses Half Day, 8 AM – NOON Courses will be taught by the dynamic duo, Jon Borgonia and Kelli Ann Harada, of Goma Games.

Grades 5 – 8 and 9 – 12 Enrichment Block Add-On NOON – 3 PM Offered every week of Tech courses.

An Independent College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 6–12 Located on the slopes of Diamond Head 2933 Poni Moi Road, Honolulu, HI 96815 • (808) 922-2744 • www.LaPietra.edu

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oin La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girl’s Summer Program 2013. La Pietra offers girls entering grades 5-12 the opportunity to develop in three major areas outlined by the 21st Century Learning Framework - Learning and Innovation; Information, Media and Technology Skills; and Life and Career Skills. It’s becoming increasingly important for girls to develop skills equipping them to blaze their own trail in a rapidly changing world. At La Pietra, we know each girl can lead in her own way. Leadership I, Leadership II, and Upper School Leadership are designed to provide a challenging yet nurturing experience where students will discover what it takes to be an effective communicator, thoughtful decision maker and contributor while building confidence and critical thinking skills. What better way to draw out creativity and competency than to challenge girls in developing their information, media and technology skills! Graphic Design, Web Development, Illustration & Animation, and Game Development. To ensure a meaningful experience for participants Graphic Design, Web Development, Illustration & Animation, and Game Development will be taught by industry professionals. Girls will be encouraged to take risks and discover their voices. They will be challenged to think outside the box, learn new technical skills, and have a chance to develop their ideas. Seats are limited. For Special Early Bird Rates, register by May 1st at www.LaPietra. edu, call (808) 922-2744, or email info@ lapietra.edu.

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e Jardin is a nurturing and vigorous learning community accredited as an International Baccalaureate World School. The IB Programme is recognized worldwide as one of the best student preparations for college and the 21st century. Its core academic and extra-curricular programs strive to create curious, active learners who excel scholastically and develop healthy and moral character. Le Jardin offers both academic and recreational programs throughout the summer. Summer school engages students in learning new concepts that stretch their academic, creative, technological and physical limits. Over 80 classes present a variety of learning opportunities, from remedial language arts and math courses to challenging academic and enrichment courses. Courses are offered in literacy, science, math, and technology, sports, art, performing arts, band, cooking, sewing, and more. Summer Fun is a recreational program offered in a safe environment. Children play, discover, and establish new friendships. Students enjoy many activities including cooking, arts and crafts, gardening, and swimming. Children also participate in excursions including the Ice Palace, Kailua Beach, Bishop Museum, Honolulu Zoo, Bowling, and Kualoa Ranch. Summer Fun is open to students entering Junior Kindergarten through Grade 8. There are a variety of options starting at 6:45 a.m. and ending at either 2:30 p.m. or 5:45 p.m. For dates, additional information and registration for both programs go to www.lejardinacademy.org or call 261-0707.

A SUMMER OF FUN & LEARNING IN KAILUA Set the stage for your child’s future this summer at Le Jardin Academy, Windward Oahu’s premier independent co-ed school.

SUMMER SCHOOL 2013 Lower School (K-5) June 17 – July 19 Middle School (6-8) June 17 – July 19 High School (9-12) June 17 – July 26

LE JARDIN ACADEMY 917 KALANIANAOLE HWY. KAILUA, HI 96734 (808) 261-0707 EXT. 1150

LEJARDINACADEMY.ORG

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LEAHI Swim School

LINFIELD COLLEGE

www.leahiswimschool.com Honolulu Pearl City

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wim lessons are fun and provide life-saving skills. With more than four decades of teaching experience in all age groups (from babies to adults!), Leahi Swim School is the preferred choice for parents and kids. Parents know classes are convenient and affordable. Kids just know we’re fun! Every Leahi Swim School teacher is a certified lifeguard and has completed a comprehensive apprenticeship program to guarantee extensive experience in teaching children. Small classes offer low student-teacher ratios. Leahi Swim School specialize in small group programs featuring custom lessons designed for student ability and age-appropriate goals. Private and semi-private lessons are also available. The Honolulu location has two heated pools on the grounds of St. Francis School. Lessons in Pearl City are at the Momilani Community Center in the newly designed heated pool with a built in sitting ledge and three quarters of the pool now shallow. Lessons are offered year-round with Spring Break classes filling early! Visit leahiswimschool.com or call the Honolulu location at 988-7146 or the Pearl City location at 456-4506 for more details.

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utstanding collaborative learning opportunities, nationally ranked NCAA Division III athletics and extensive international study programs… just a few reasons Linfield College in Oregon has been recognized as a “hidden jewel” among the nation’s colleges and why over 90% of our graduates are employed or in graduate school within one year. Around here, you will get to know your professors, and they will get to know you. You will be challenged to find your true passion. That’s the power of a small college. That’s the power of Linfield. Learn more by requesting a viewbook at linfield.edu/explore or calling 1.800.640.2287.

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Visit LINFIELD.EDU/EXPLORE or call 1.800.640.2287 to request a viewbook and learn more about one of the top liberal arts schools in the Pacific Northwest (as ranked by The Princeton Review and US News & World Report).

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MANOA JAPANESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL

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anoa Japanese Language School located in beautiful Manoa at 2804 E. Manoa Road. Parking is on the backside of our school at the dead-end of Anuenue Street. We have been teaching the Japanese Language, Art and Culture for over 100 years. Also, you will learn reading and writing and of course songs. Summer Fun will be held June 10, 2013 to July 5, 2013. Though this is a short period you will enjoy and learn. Come and join us and make part of your summer a worth while experience. After your class is over, after-school care is provided till 5:30pm. For further information call 988-2602 or 343-0225.

Over 100 Years of Education

MANOA JAPANESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL Summer Fun (grades K-7) June 10th thru July 5th (weekday classes: 1pm -3pm)

(May drop off students anytime after 12:00pm and after school care from 3pm - 5:30pm)

KUMON available on campus

For information call 988-2602 2804 East Manoa Road

MONTESSORI COMMUNITY SCHOOL

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ontessori Community School offers fun-filled, full-day summer programs with our unique flexible schedules for children ages 3 to 11 years. The elementary program (incoming grades 1-5) runs from June 10 through August 15, and the preschool/kindergarten program runs from May 20 through August 15. Elementary students (incoming grades 1 to 5) will learn about the Hawaiian people, with hands-on classroom activities supplemented by weekly excursions and daily fitness. Preschool and kindergarten-aged children will learn about the animals that share our Hawaiian islands, both native as well as introduced species. Fun and educational classroom activities and projects will reinforce their newfound knowledge, supplemented by creative projects such as Monk Seal puppets and other recycled art projects. Exciting excursions and guest speakers round out their adventurous summer! Optional after-school enrichment programs include swimming, gymnastics, ballet, and language. For more information, call (808) 522-0244 or visit www.montessorihawaii.org. Applications for the fall are also being accepted.

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OHANA ARTS FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL

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hana Arts Festival and School – Ohana Arts Festival and School invites students completing grades 3-12 to join our popular programs in musical theatre and music & songwriting with world-class faculty and guest artists. This summer’s main stage musical production is “Footloose”! Students will also have ample opportunities for performance through weekly open mics, recitals, and through participating in the annual Summer Musical Showcase. Students learn in a supportive environment that not only fosters artistic and personal growth, but also inspires long-lasting friendships. Please visit ohanaarts.org or call 744-5501 for more info. Limited space. Deadlines fast approaching.

PACIFIC BUDDHIST ACADEMY

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acific Buddhist Academy is a college preparatory high school with a 13 to 1 student-teacher ratio that allows our staff to be attuned to each student and their individual needs. Our student-centered model of instruction provides teens of all faiths with the opportunity to learn, grow and be whomever they aspire to be in an environment that nurtures the whole student – academically, physically and personally. Our curriculum is not the one-size-fits-all model of education and it represents a unique learning experience that integrates Peace Education. We nurture young adults who are ready to meet life’s challenges with a compassionate heart. Pacific Buddhist Academy 1710 Pali Highway Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Phone: 808-532-2649 Email: info@pbahi.org www.pacificbuddhistacademy.org

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PAS DE DEUX

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as De Deux is pronounced - paw day duhr - and in French, means “step for two.” At Pas De Deux, teachers and staff are all about Love, Passion and Commitment to the arts, while helping students to achieve the highest level of skill in their desired genre of dance, voice or theatre. The “Summer Triple Threat Performing Arts Program” runs from June 17 to 28th, Monday to Friday. Students will learn various styles of Dance, Singing and Musical theatre. Instructors will include Pas De Deux owners Wendy Calio and Jeremy Gilbert. This is a two week intensive program only recommended for students who are serious about performing arts. No experience is required, and Pas De Deux is accepting students ages 7-8, 9-11, and 12+. “Balance Forward Contemporary Ballet Theatre’s” summer intensive program will be from July 29 to August 2nd, Monday to Friday. Ages are 7-8 and beginning 9, intermediate 9-11 and 12+ will learn ballet technique, staging, classroom etiquette, terminology, history and more. Instructors will include Balance Forward Director, Annri Opitz-Kostick and company members. Students attending should be dressed for dance class with appropriate attire and shoes. Visit our website for more info and register online at www.pasdedeuxhawaii.com.

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very school day, Punahou School’s verdant, 76-acre campus comes alive with the energy and curiosity of students fully engaged in learning. Your child can be among them as Punahou Summer School welcomes applicants from the Hawai‘i community and beyond to choose from its robust program of courses. From reading and robotics to judo and junior jazz band, students can experience a variety of enrichment and review courses designed to deepen their love of learning. Courses in academics, sports, music and dance are available, along with SAT Prep and Driver Education. Please visit www.punahou.edu/summerschool for the course catalogue and to register. For more information, call 808.944.5737.

K – Grade 8: June 17 - July 19 Grades 9 - 12: June 10 - July 19

Your Summer Starts Here! Go to www.punahou.edu/summerschool for course catalog and to register by April 26. For more information, call 808.944.5737.

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SACRED HEARTS ACADEMY

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acred Hearts Academy offers exciting Summer School courses for boys and girls in grades Pre-School (age three) to eight from June 11 to July 12. Self-contained classes are offered for students entering grades Pre-School to three. Students in grades four to eight take one period each of math and reading and two electives, such as ceramics, sewing, team sports, Lego robotics, musical theater and more. Intensive math and reading classes will also be offered. Courses run from 8 to 11:45 a.m.; an extended day program until 5 p.m. is also offered. For more information, go to www.sacredhearts.org. For questions, call 734-5058, ext. 256.

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oy Sakuma Ukulele Studios is recognized as Hawaii’s foremost ukulele school and authority on ukulele instruction. Since 1974, Roy and his wife Kathy have expanded the studios to four locations – Kaimuki, Aiea, Mililani, Kaneohe. Roy Sakuma’s unique system of instruction has brought the joy of music to thousands of students. The method is fast and most of all fun and about as close as you can get to becoming an instant ukulele player. Private and group lessons are available to children as young as 5 and adults of all ages. Roy Sakuma is the founder of the Ukulele Festival held annually since 1971 at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki. This free event brings together professional and amateur ukulele performers from around the world and an 800-piece ukulele band, mostly children. Website: www.roysakuma.net Email: lessons@roysakuma.net Phone: (808)732-3739.

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SAINT LOUIS SCHOOL

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Offering ďŹ nancial aid, military and sibling discounts and academic scholarships. For more information on enrollment or our summer school program, call us at 739-4832.

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ince 1846, Saint Louis School has consistently transformed young adolescents into articulate, thoughtful and compassionate leaders. Our graduates are entrepreneurs who are woven into our local, national, and global community. Today, 99% of our 2012 senior class has been accepted to the colleges/universities of their choice. As the only all-male Catholic Marianist institution in Hawaii, Saint Louis School provides a well-rounded academic curriculum supported by a strong athletic program proven to instill core values and ethical standards in boys. Our proactive approach to educate boys focuses on intellectual creativity, self-discipline and independence while teaching the value of brotherhood and what it means to be a Saint Louis Man. So why not discover what Saint Louis has to offer your young man – and be a CRUSADER for a day. Our Saint Louis student ambassadors will escort your son to classes, experience campus life, and ďŹ nish the day with lunch on us! Visits are now available from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday – Friday. For more information on enrollment, ďŹ nancial aid or to schedule a campus exploST. ANDREW’S PRIORY CO-ED ration, call us at 739-4832.

3142 Waialae Ave., Hon., HI 96816 | (808)739-4832 | www.saintlouishawaii.org

SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM 2013

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t. Andrew’s Priory School’s co-ed summer programs offer students a summer of learning and fun. Conveniently located downtown and scheduled for busy families, the summer programs allow exibility in choices of academic, enrichment, sports, and arts. Summer school for students in kindergarten through grade 12 begin June 10 and end July 19, 2013, with two three-week options from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Children in lower, middle and high school will enjoy a variety of classes. From college prep and credit courses to sports, swimming, music lessons, and even Game Design, students can choose classes that best ďŹ t their interests and needs. Among the most popular classes are Ceramics, Glee: Priory Edition, and Soup to Nuts. Register early as classes ďŹ ll quickly. Summer Adventure (July 22-August 16, 2013) is a 7:30 AM-5:30 PM program ďŹ lled with fun activities and excursions for boys and girls in kindergarten through grade 8. The all-day Adventure schedule includes a leadership component, arts, crafts, games, cooking, water play, and off-campus ďŹ eld trips. Lunch and snacks are included in the Adventure tuition. Visit priory.net or call 536-6102.

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Academic & Enrichment Grades K-12 June 10 – July 19 Morning and Afternoon Classes • College Prep Credit Classes • Many options for K-8 • NEW! Game Design, Ma-lama ‘AÄą-na, and more!

Adventure Program Grades K-8 July 22 – August 16 • • • •

Exciting Excursions Fun-filled Days Projects and Activities Middle School Leadership Challenge

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Catalog and Registration online at www.priory.net Call 536-6102 for more information 224 Queen Emma Square • Downtown Honolulu

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ST. ANTHONY SCHOOL

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id you know that 90% of students educated in Catholic schools grow up to obtain leadership positions as adults? At St. Anthony School in Kailua, our student’s educational learning foundation begins by combining a strong foundation of faith and the academics required for 21st Century learning. Classes are offered for Kindergarten through 8th grade, as well as Preschool and Prekindergarten. As a WCEA/WASC fully accredited school, the curriculum is well-rounded focusing on the development of the whole child that includes Music, Art, Drama, PE, and Spanish language. A school-wide technology program includes a wireless campus, Promethean boards, and iPads in the classrooms. Our Extended Day Program (6:30am-6:00pm) offers Morning and Afternoon Care with additional activities including organized athletics, Band, Scouts, Hula and more. As a member of the HCF/HAIS “Schools of the Future Initiative”, our goal is to prepare our students for success not only on their educational journey but as life-long global learners. A Summer School session will run from June 10-July 12 with an extended day program. Applications are being accepted for the 2013-2014 school year. Call 261-3331or visit us at www.saskailua.org

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aint Francis School, where every child is unique, focuses on quality educational programs to develop the whole person, mind, body and spirit. Announcing a great summer school opportunity for those entering 1st grade through 12th grade. Saint Francis School will be holding a unique 15 day summer school program during the month of June, which will still allow free summer time during July. There is an offering of High School classes for a variety of areas and interests, including College Math or Digital Extravaganza for the Middle School student interested in digital media. The Elementary school offers a selection of courses ranging from African Safari to Adventures in Math & Science. Visit our website www.stfrancis-oahu.org for more information and a full catalog of course offerings. Quality Catholic Education in a Spirit of Joy!

Saint Francis School

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For course and registration information please visit: www.stfrancis-oahu.org or contact us at 988-4111 ext. 711

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UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA

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he Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) Summer Programs at the University of Hawaii at Manoa continues its commitment of over forty years of summer enrichment learning and exploration. Students entering grades 3-12 discover what it takes to be scientists conducting research in the laboratory and field; engineers designing and building solutions to real world problems; conservationists working to protect the natural resources of the aina; and playwrights and actors writing, producing, and starring in an original production. For more information, please call 956-8176 or visit our Website at www.hawaii.edu/ crdg/sections/summer.

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA

SUMMER SESSIONS

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ake advantage of everything UHM Summer Sessions has to offer. Earn credits in 6 weeks or less from over 600 courses in 90 subjects. Many high-demand classes are offered on campus and online. Resident tuition rates for all undergraduates; over $700,000 in needbased and merit scholarships available. Opportunities for high school students include hands-on discovery with Science in Action and earning college credits through the Summer Scholar Program. The Early Start Program for incoming freshmen eases the transition to college. Plus performances, free films, noncredit courses for professionals and more.

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VARIETY SCHOOL OF HAWAII

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ariety School of Hawaii’s Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week program beginning June 10- through July 9. Our morning program (7:45a.m. – 12:15p.m.) focuses on reading, writing and math through fun weekly themes. The afternoon program (12:15p.m. – 5:30p.m.) is a fun activity based program. Students will enjoy art, games, social skills instruction and other fun activities. A full day program option is also available. Variety School of Hawaii educates children between the ages of 5-18 with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, and high functioning autism. For more information please call 732-2835.

MISSION STATEMENT: To educate children with learning disabilities, to assist in achieving their maximum potential through a multi-disciplinary approach.

Variety School of Hawaii Summer Session begins June 10th for children ages 5 through 18

Applications For Summer and Fall Now Being Accepted Variety School of Hawaii 710 Palekaua Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96816 For Application and Information

Call 732-2835 www.varietyschool.org

YMCA OF HONOLULU SUMMER PROGRAMS AND CAMP Day Camps: May 28 – July 26 YMCA Camp Erdman: June 2 – August 9

MAY 28 – JULY 26: DAY CAMPS JUNE 2 – AUGUST 9: CAMP ERDMAN

JUMP INTO SUMMER! Summer Programs & Camp for Everyone! Day and Specialty Camps After Summer School Programs  Camp Erdman Overnight Weekly Camps  Teen Programs  Family Camp Getaways  

FOR PROGRAM DETAILS OR TO REGISTER:

531-YMCA (9622)

ymcahonolulu.org 8 LOCATIONS ON OAHU:

CENTRAL, KAIMUKI-WAI‘ALAE, KALIHI, LEEWARD, MILILANI, NU‘UANU, WINDWARD AND YMCA CAMP H.R. ERDMAN.

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uild your ultimate summer adventure at the Y! Choose from daily or weekly day camps and after summer school programs featuring hands on learning, playoriented activities, field trips and more for kids ages 6 - 13. For teens, ages 13 – 17, the Y’s popular STRIVE program builds leadership, healthy living and confidence. Everyone loves camp! Add in a Camp Erdman weeklong overnight camp experience to your child’s ultimate summer adventure! Nestled between the Waianae Mountains and pristine beaches of Mokuleia, Camp Erdman is Hawaii’s favorite traditional summer camp for kids ages 6 – 16.

Kids can hike, surf, play sports, swim, ride horses, get creative with art and gain confidence on our high ropes course. Upgrade to a specialty surf or horsemanship camp! And Camp is not just for kids. Take a “staycation” with family and friends at one of Camp Erdman’s Family Camp Getaways. All meals, accommodations, and activities are included in one affordable price! Y Summer programs are offered at Central, Kaimuki-Waialae, Kalihi, Leeward, Mililani and Windward YMCA’s. Swim lessons at Central, Kaimuki-Waialae, Leeward, Mililani and Windward. Overnight weekly and Family Camps at YMCA Camp Erdman. Visit www.ymcahonolulu.org for a summer catalog or to register online or call 531-9622.

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MUSIC EDUCATION CAN HELP WITH SCHOOL SKILLS

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Ongoing research continues to support the theory that music education can help children on many levels. cal training. The authors concluded that, “because neural response to music is a widely distributed system within the brain, it would not be unreasonable to expect that some processing networks for music and language behaviors, namely reading, located in both hemispheres of the brain would overlap.” Music education is not just for the average student. Other research shows it may be beneficial to children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. A study completed at Stanford University showed that

mastering a musical instrument improves the ability to process parts of the spoken language. The researchers believe that additional research might develop a way to use the knowledge obtained in the study to increase language development for individuals with dyslexia or cognitive disorders. In many schools, music education is being drastically reduced or eliminated. Parents may want to look outside the classroom for music instruction or play more music at home.


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