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Cole Academy - 5 Reviews - 36 Merchant St, Honolulu, HI - Child Care Reviews - Phone (808) 531-4500

Cole Academy

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36 Merchant St (at Located in Downtown Honolulu, West Oahu and East Oahu)
Honolulu, HI 96813
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(808) 531-4500
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Cole Academy - Honolulu, HI
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Best

Pros:\r * Great teachers and staff, very friendly and professional\r * Good class size and teacher attentiveness\r * Clean, safe, video security, you name it\r * Academics are...

Worst

This is the most overrated preschool on the island. I enrolled my child there and had to pull him out. Why you ask? Because of the inconsistencies with their teachers. \r \r Wit...

Focused on learning 12/14/2011

Pros:\r * Great teachers and staff, very friendly and professional\r * Good class size and teacher attentiveness\r * Clean, safe, video security, you name it\r * Academics are a strong focus, well-planned school days\r \r Cons:\r * Costs more than other daycares, but you get what you pay for. We tried a different daycare before coming to Cole. We left the other school and came to Cole because there is such a bigger focus on quality and learning here. more

Very satisfied, high quality 12/13/2011

Our children have attended Cole Academy since they were infants, and we have been very, very pleased. The teachers we had are all well-educated with degrees in education. It was so nice to have such consistency, too -- the same teachers have been with the organization a long time so we've really gotten to know them, and they taught each of our kids as the younger siblings joined on. We've found the curriculum to be very learning-oriented -- our kids learned to read early, and when it came time for kindergarten tests and such, they were well above expectations for their age. The program is very consistent and the ratios are low in terms of not too many students-per-teacher. I also like that the facilities are kept neat and clean. Great preparation for kindergarten, too. more

Not what you think 12/6/2011

This is the most overrated preschool on the island. I enrolled my child there and had to pull him out. Why you ask? Because of the inconsistencies with their teachers. \r \r With observing their management choices, I give them an F! They have this lady (Nadine) in charge, and the communication between her and the staff is Horibble!! From my knowledge, she's not qualified to be a teacher, let alone an office manager/ director! I've seen how she talks to the teachers first hand! With poor disgrace!! Now can you imagine this lady with your children?\r \r While they have a tshirt uniform standard, I've seen some teachers dressed for the job, while others dress for a day at the beach: spaghetti straps and halter tops, tight yoga pants, ect.. I don't want that around my child!\r \r While it's nice that the owners created this preschool, they are NEVER involved, and hardly know the abc's on how their school is run. And on top of that, it's their own child who causes trouble!\r \r Do, what I did, take more

Working Mom's Dream! 11/2/2011

I had heard about Cole Academy, but I didn't know if it was for my child. I also thought that I had a lot of time to choose the best school for my son. But when I had to go back to work in a hurry, and needed to place my son in a program, I realized that finding the right daycare for a working professional was not that easy. Pros: null Cons: null more

Highly recommended 12/11/2010

This is a fantastic school. The one nearest my house opened after my oldest child had already finished preschool, but my other 2 have attended since being infants. The ratios are very low, the teachers are much more educated and experienced than what I'd seen at other preschools, and my children learned so much more in their early years than I saw my older son exposed to at a different school. more
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  • Call 808-531-4500 to schedule a tour, or click on our "location tour" link. You may also apply by downloading our application form; just click on "apply for enrollment." Features at The Cole Academy include: * Low student-to-teacher ratios and small class sizes * High-tech security, including biometric fingerprint access control and digital video surveillance * Exquisite surroundings with private outdoor playgrounds, art and music facilities, and large class areas in serene settings * Health and safety features include infrared automatic faucets throughout, in addition to brand-new facilities, materials and toys. The Cole Academy provides Hawaii's finest early childhood education and care for children 6 weeks through 5 years. We prepare your child for success in a high-expectations kindergarten environment. Located in Downtown Honolulu,West Oahu and East Oahu

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  • Hours:

    * Full-time enrollment: Monday through Friday, based on campus hours: -- Downtown, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. -- West Oahu, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. -- East Oahu, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. -- Windward Oahu, 6:45 a.m.-6 p.m. * Part-time enrollment: Monday-Friday, minimum 25 hours...
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