2016 Private School Guide


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Ho‘āla School

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“Sarah was a shy girl entering your school, yet with dedicated and caring teachers, her confidence and self-esteem grew tremendously. Our daughter will be leaving the Ho’a-la Ohana and venturing off to campus life on the East Coast, but she will take with her the many valuable lessons and values she learned at Ho’a-la School.”


The Ho’a-la philosophy uses a coherent system of practices to develop citizens of personal integrity who act effectively for the greater good.  We partner with home to create environments where children develop habits of responsibility, respect, resourcefulness, and responsiveness through example and experience, and, as a result, flourish as successful, healthy and contributing human beings.  



1067A California Ave., Wahiawa, HI 96786, (808) 621-1898, info@hoalaschool.orgHoalaSchool.org 



Honolulu Christian Preschool

Photo: Honolulu Christian Preschool 

Honolulu christian preschool (HCPS), located in Manoa, is a small school working closely with parents to enhance the development of their child.  A low student-teacher ratio and an experienced nurturing staff provide opportunities for children to develop into well-rounded individuals. HCPS offers a well-balanced curriculum and allow students to discover personal interests through extra-curricular activities which may include hula, gymnastics, ballet and computer classes. The HCPS ministry hopes to instill the joy of learning, respect of oneself and others and develop character and biblical morals that will last a lifetime.



2207 Oahu Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, (808) 973-4340, hcps.HonoluluChristian.org



Kaimuki Christian School

Photo: Kaimuki Christian School 

Kaimuki Christian School seeks to develop its Pre 3 through high school students to their God-intended potential, producing spiritually growing, self-directed learners, who manifest responsibility, integrity and a desire to serve others. 


Nurturing teachers, caring ‘ohana and strong academic program are complemented by diverse enrichment classes. Secondary students learn Chinese and choose electives such as video production, life skills, band and chorus. KCS competes in volleyball, basketball and soccer in the Hawaii Sports Fellowship league. 


Small high school classes of 20 students per grade level provide students with a strong college prep education emphasizing community service, positive values and critical thinking skills. KCS graduates are prepared for a world of rapid change, information overload and complex problems. 


Interested families are invited to request an application packet and schedule a personalized tour of the campus.



Preschool to High School, 1117 Koko Head Ave., Hon, HI 96816, (808) 732-1781, kaimukichristianschool.org



Queen Emma Preschool

Photo: Queen Emma Preschool

Located in beautiful, convenient upper Nu‘uanu and offering a large, grassy outdoor play space, this safe and nurturing NAEYC-accredited preschool provides a solid foundation for learning for children 2 to 5 years old. Classes with low student-teacher ratios are taught by Early Childhood-degreed teachers in a team-teaching approach, children (and their parents) are assured of a caring, stable and supportive environment to learn at their pace. Additionally, Queen Emma encourages family involvement and offers many opportunities for parents to participate with their children.


“Finding the ‘right fit’ for their child is important. Our developmental curriculum uses play to make learning fun, with emphasis on experiential, exploration and inquiry-based activities that curious and active young children do naturally,” says Director Susan Okoga, one of five dedicated educators who have been with Queen Emma Preschool since it began three decades ago. 



3019 Pali Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817, (808) 595-4686, StAndrewsSchools.org


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