June 9, 2013
Dear Academy of the Pacific Ohana,
It is with a heavy heart that the Board of Trustees of the Academy of the Pacific announces that the School will indefinitely cease academic operations effective for the 2013-2014 school year.
Due to declining enrollment and increased financial pressures on families leading greater need for tuition assistance, the School can no longer Financially sustain itself nor continue to offer our students the very best in twenty first century education. As such, the Board of Trustees has decided that it is in everyone’s best interest that the School close while the Board explores a variety of future possibilities.
The Academy of the Pacific (formerly known as Honolulu Junior Academy or HJA) was established to work with students whose unique needs and abilities were unmet in conventional classroom settings. Since 1961 the School has fulfilled that purpose and we are proud of the role we have played in helping generations of students reach their potential.
We know that this is difficult news for everyone. The AOP administration and faculty are working diligently with the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools in order to help appropriately place our students and to suitably address constituent concerns such as document retention.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of those who have supported Academy of the Pacific over our rich 52 year history. As a proud alumnus myself, I hope you will join me in celebrating the lives that have been touched by this unique School.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Academy of the Pacific