Next Open House: February 8, 2019 from 9am – 12pm   

Ho`ala School welcomes prospective parents interested in learning more about our school for Kindergarten through 12th grade. For 32 years, Ho`ala has been a leader in social-emotional education through a philosophy that encourages children to reach their full potential in a respectful, nourishing, non-sectarian environment.  Small classes, enriched curriculum, hands on learning, service trips, and caring, experienced teachers are a few highlights of our program. Tour our campus and meet the Head of School and current parents. 

Come to our Open House and see why Ho`ala School is the right choice for your child in the central district! 

We look forward to meeting you on February 8.  No registration necessary. Please drop in anytime between 9am and 12noon. 

We also welcome individual tours of our campus. Please call (808)621-1898 or email for an appointment. 

View Our School Video: 

Since this video was created, we welcomed a new Head of School Phyllis Norton in August 2017.  Phyllis, a former Ho`ala teacher, brings the same passion and guiding principles that shaped Ho`ala. 

Russell   Conga Line   Seth  Miles and Allycia  K at PE  Alice at Computer  Sam and Noah with Uri  Mathieu with medals  Children waving with HPD

Highlights of our Program: 

Academic excellence is the standard expectation at Ho`ala.

Ho`ala's educational methodology is designed to build as your child progresses through the grades.  Our students gain in their ability to learn as they progress through the grades. 

A Military Parent who recently transferred to the mainland wrote:  "Mia's first progress report at her new school was amazing! Way to go Mia!  We are so proud of you!  Mia went to Ho`ala School from K - 4 and Ho`ala has exceeded our expectations not only academically, but socially as well! Their character development truly enriches the WHOLE child! Ho`ala's investment in each child's development and well-being has allowed Mia to soar at her new school! Thank you Ho`ala! Mia was definitely prepared and ahead of the curve for the middle school transition to include a HUGE military PCS to Oklahoma due to Ho`ala's emphasis on respect, responsibility, responsiveness, and resourcefulness.  We miss you every day-you will always be in our hearts Ho`ala! Special shout out to Carolyn Brown and Dara Hanegraaf and Lori Fukuoka-your hard work and dedication truly shows in Mia! Keep up the good work-we love you all! Ho`ala children thrive!"

Post-Secondary Opportunities

Ho`ala graduates received an outstanding education during their school life. Ho`ala students are prepared for and are accepted at colleges and universities of their choice here and on the mainland.  A graduate's parent recently wrote:  "We would like to express our gratitude for the excellent education our daughter received at Ho`ala School.  She attended Ho`ala School from sixth through twelfth grade.  The intimate size of the school helps to foster individual attention and creates a family atmosphere which is highly conducive to academic and personal growth.  She was a shy girl when entering Ho`ala, but with the help of dedicated and caring teachers, her confidence and self-esteem grew tremendously.  She will be leaving soon to attend college on the east coast and majoring in Biology and has received the Dean's Scholarship for Academic Excellence.  We are very proud of her and thankful to her teachers for their efforts in preparing her for college and for being her mentors.  We will always be grateful for your time and friendship you so willingly shared with our daughter.  She will be leaving the world she knew as a member of the Ho`ala Ohana and will be venturing off to campus life on the East Coast, but she will take with her the many valuable lessons and values that she learned at Ho`ala School and we believe she will make a difference."


WASC and HAIS Accredited (We recently received a 7yr accreditation term)

A National Schools of Character Finalist

Adaptive Learning

Academic Excellence

Nurturing, highly qualified teachers

College Prep Curriculum

AP and Honors Courses available

Service Learning Program including off-island service trips

Fine Arts Program



Ho`ala students are engaging, self-motivated, effective individuals who learn to truly take charge of their lives! As citizens of an increasingly global world, Ho`ala students learn to accommodate a wide variety of opinions and needs while making their own voices heard. 

The Four R’s

Our student learning expectations are based on the underlying foundation of our character education program, which is…


You lose your power when you blame, lie, make excuses, and justify
You gain power by “owning” the choices you make in attitude and behavior


Honor your decision-making boundaries and those of others
Respect others by not making decisions for them that are properly theirs;
Respect yourself by not allowing others to make decisions that are properly yours.


Act for the good of the whole; 
We are interdependent and interconnected
Win-win instead of win-lose


Effective action
Instead of complaining, focus on what works
Problem solve!

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