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Kawaiaha'o Church School
School Name:
Kawaiaha'o Church School
Street Address:
872 Mission Lane
Honolulu, HI 96813
Interim Head of School:
Deanna Manabe
Founding Date:
Religious Affiliation:
Membership Status:
Associate Member
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
Grade Levels:
Early Childhood thru 6th
International Students Accepted:
Summer Programs Offered:
Kindergarten Cut Off Date:
Social Media:
Admissions Contact:
Mahi Gilding
Admissions Email:
11/22/2019 10:01 AM 06/30/2024 admissions@kawaiahaoschool.org School
Mission / Philosophy / Objectives:

Kawaiahao Church School is tucked away in the historic district of downtown Honolulu, and is described as a "haven for downtown working families."  The school first opened its doors in 1975 as a daycare facility, and has since grown leaps and bounds along with our keiki. 

Kawaiahao Church School is grounded in its Christian faith and provides a hands-on Montessori education.  The school also integrates Hawaiian culture and language into its curriculum, and takes pride in the welcoming, nurturing, loving environment.

In 2014, the school received a sizable grant which helped grow the dual language program and further develop the Montessori curriculum with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) principles.

In 2017, Kawaiahao Church School received the gold-star WASC accreditation and were praised for having a safe, clean environment, skilled teachers and staff, a welcoming and nurturing learning environment, and innovative curriculum.

Mahalo Ke Akua for entrusting the school and staff to be a place to invest in our keiki and our future leaders of Hawaii.

School Fast Facts:

Our program is characterized as:

  • A warm and nurturing environment rich in Christian and Hawaiian values
  • A clean, safe school with plenty of green space for children to play and explore nature
  • Hands-on learning activities that are dynamic, fun, and inspire a child's natural curiosity
  • Mixed age grouping that encourages cooperation, collaboration, and leadership skills in a peaceful, community setting
  • Experienced, skilled staff and teachers that provide consistency for the children
Summer Programs:
In 2020, we will be offering 2 summer sessions: 1 through the month of June, and one through the month of July.
Open House Dates:
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