About Our School
Kawaiahaʻo 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.
Kawaiahaʻo 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, Kawaiahaʻo 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 Hawaiʻi.
Teachers are all so nice, warm, and patient. You feel like they are part of your family. They devote their time during class and even after class...Teachers take time to write down on the communication board and email us pictures to let the parents know what is happening at school, what your kids did, so you feel like you are there with them and not missing out on anything.
- Lulu C.
Two of my older children attended KCS and one more will be stargin soon and I just love it! Where else can you find a school with welcoming and loving people that cares for each and every child and their families that walk through the gates...
- Kapua E.
I love Kawaiahaʻo Church School and I can't say enough great things! The teachers are nurturing and loving-- when my girls get to school, the run to their teachers and give big hugs!
I also appreciate how they teach values and Hawaiian culture-- and integrate it through the activities and curriculum. I think this is a really special place and I couldn't wish for a better place for my children to learn and grow!