We envision a thoughtful, knowledgeable, and healthy community where the language, beliefs and practices of the indigenous people of Hawai'i have become instinctive.
Kawaikini's program promotes a multi-faceted learning environment. It immerses the students in the language, values and traditions of Hawaiian culture and fosters an increased level of hands-on experiential learning. This innovative approach of project-based learning is among the most effective types of linguistic programs available in the U.S. and is free to Kaua'i students.
The program also allows parents to take an active role in their child's education by participating in Hawaiian language classes, developing individualized family goals, as well as attending meetings and school events. This results in accelerated learning for each student due to increased parental involvement. In addition, Kawaikini's exceptional academic standards and accountability ensure that its students - our future leaders - are endowed with diverse wisdom and perspective.
Science, Social Studies, Fine & Performing Arts and Literature are the focus of this unique Kaua'i-based multidisciplinary curriculum.
Hawaiian concepts, traditions of Kaua'i, as well as the expertise of our Kaua'i community are the source of integrated learning opportunities in this portion of the curriculum. Traditional literature of Kaua'i is emphasized.
Samuel K. Ka'auwai
Malia 'Alohilani Rogers
Debra (Kepola) Gochros
Kawai'olu Torio - Kumu Kokua
Kanana Kuhaulua - Kumu Kokua
Kawaikini Immersion School
PO Box 662014
Lihu'e, HI 96766