Hongwanji Mission School
Private Preparatory Day
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Hawaii Association of Independent Schools
Purple and White
First and one of the largest Buddhist institutions established outside of Japan.
1728 Pali Highway
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96813
Hongwanji Mission School (HMS) is a private co-educational preparatory school (grades pre-school through eighth) located in Nuuanu Valley and adjacent to Downtown Honolulu. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, HMS first opened its doors in 1949 and was the first Buddhist school established outside of Japan.
HMS has maintained small class sizes, with a maximum student-teacher ratio of 18:1. This allows their teachers an opportunity to provide as much guidance and instruction as possible.
Japanese-language classes are part of the curriculum at all grade levels. The campus offers facilities which include a gymnasium, swimming pool, library, and computer center. In addition, HMS offers extensive after school, holiday daycare, and summer-school programs.
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