Our Savior Lutheran School

98-1098 Moanalua Road, Aiea, Hawaii 96701, (808) 488-0000, www.olsa-hawaii.org

photograph by karin kovalsky

Tucked inside Aiea is this small Pre-K to Grade 8 school with a big cur-riculum devoted to the life-long learning of the whole child in a changing world. Guided by the Lutheran Church’s educational emphasis, Our Savior strives for academic quality and individual student achievement.

George Evensen

“We believe students must gain a basic knowledge to reach higher goals, as well as learn to be responsible and to practice integ-rity in their learning, actions, and attitudes,” says Principal George  Evensen. Care and support for each other comes naturally in Our Savior’s ohana-style environment for students, teachers and staff.

Its school-wide integrated Core Knowledge curriculum and the Spalding Phonics, Saxon Math, and Shurley Grammar in grades K-8 have helped students consistently place in the national SAT-10’s top quartile. Student interests develop through strong programs in  music, Japanese, Spanish, computer instruction, and the core  subjects.