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Word of Life Academy shutting down after 17 years

Mari Flores Mari Flores

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's a bittersweet moment for students, parents, and teachers at the Word of Life Academy in Kakaako. It's not only the last day of the school year, but the last day for the school.

Students gathered together in class one last time sharing songs and prayers with their teachers. The school decided to close down after 17 years because of the downturn in the economy.

Parents who came to pick up their children one last time say they're pleased with what the school has provided.

"We're just thankful that the school did a good job helping us raise our kids, teaching them all the values being in a Christian atmosphere is really good it helps the kids" said parent Mari Flores.

School administrators say most of the parents who were left scrambling to find another school for their child were able to find a replacement.

Founded in 1993, the school has 15 teachers and about 250 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, down from about 400 several years ago.

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