Students, adminstrators and faculty of Le Jardin Academy were honored at the State Capitol on Mar. 28 for its 50 years of education and service to the community. The recognition took place during the Hawaii State House of Representives floor presentation.
Le Jardin Academy was founded in 1961 as a small preschool known as Le Jardin d'Enfants (The Garden of Children) at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kailua by Madame Henriette D. Neal, a native of France, and Nona Springel, who provided special instruction in the French language.
In addtion, Le Jardin Academy is now an authorized International Baccalaureate World School which offers the best in 21st Century education by emphasizing critical thinking, active learning and creative problem solving. The school will soon be the only institution in Hawaii offering International Baccalaureate programs from preschool through high school.