My child has enjoyed Mary, Star of the Sea. The teachers here do a great job connecting with students; SOS feels like a small family. There is a wonderful art teacher on campus. This school also provides PE, Foreign Languages, Ukulele, Music, Band, Technology and after school activities. Because of the small class sizes, students receive much more attention than they would in public school or a big private school such as Punahou. This school is great for English learners and students with mild disabilities! The principal is friendly and available however I have noticed some favoritism towards some parents/families. This could be due to personal relationships as her children also attend the school. I think SOS has some growing to do. Very few teachers are actually certified, as I have checked on the Hawaii State Board site. Upon visiting my child's classroom and looking at his work brought home, the curriculum is nothing spectacular and the ways of teaching is nothing near innovative or great. This, for me is scary. One would choose a doctor with credentials and up to date training, right? Why would one pay to send their child to a school where all teachers are not teacher certified, highly qualified, and trained on current practices?