Kawaiahaʻo Church School

UPDATE: There are still spaces available in our Kindergarten and Elementary Summer Program (for ages 5 years old through 6th grade), but our Primary Summer Program (ages 3 and 4) is full.  We are however, still accepting names for our waiting list in case there are any changes/availabilities. We will post the application and enrollment link on this website on Tuesday, February 18th after our currently enrolled students have a chance to complete their registrations this week/weekend.

Kawaiahaʻo Church School is expanding its Summer Program! We will now offer programs for keiki from 3 years old through 6th grade! (Our 2-3 year old program is a year-round program).

This summer’s program will focus on Kaiaola (Hawaiian Ecosystems) based on curriculum from Kamehameha Publishing. Through hands-on S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities, Montessori project-based learning, and huakaʻi (excursion), keiki will learn more about Hawaiian habitats including coral reef, salt marshes, and the rainforest. They will also learn more about the living things endemic to each respective habitat, food chains, and life cycles.

Kawaiahaʻo Church School’s Summer Program is great way to continue to give keiki exposure to ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language), teach keiki about unique plants and wildlife native to Hawaiʻi, and to share Hawaiian culture and values. Keiki will be learning in an indoor-outdoor classroom environment, including one huakaʻi (excursion) per session to visit the habitats they are studying.

Summer Session Dates:

This year, we are offering two Summer Sessions. You may choose to enroll your keiki in either one or both sessions.   In order to qualify for the Elementary Summer School program, your keiki must be at least 5 years old prior to the start of the respective Summer School session.

Summer Session 1 for Primary-Aged Students (3 and 4 year olds): June 1-June 30, 2020

Summer Session 1 for Elementary(Kindergarten-6th grade): June 3- June 30, 2020

Summer Session 2 for both Primary and Elementary Students: July 1 through July 31, 2020


Snacks are also included in the Summer School tuition, but lunches are not included. The school provides a morning snack and afternoon snack for those enrolled in after school care. You may bring home lunches or order lunches through our catering service. If you are providing home lunch, please pack your child’s lunch in a small cooler or insulated lunch bag. Catering service is available per session through Keiki Lunchbox. Contact Cathy at 772-7482 or keikilunchbox@gmail.com. We encourage healthy eating habits and encourage proper nutrition from an early age. We do not allow candy or soda to be brought to school.

Summer School Supply List: (Please bring the following items on the first day of each session)

  • 1 roll of paper towels per session
  • 1 apron or large t-shirt
  • 1 complete change of clothes in a ziploc bag labeled with child’s name (to be kept in child’s cubby)
  • 1 sleeping mat
  • 1 fitted crib sheet for nap (taken home every Friday to be washed and returned on Monday)
  • Covered shoes for walks and excursions (optional for play structure)

A Kawaiahaʻo Church School t-shirt is included in the application fee. One huakaʻi (excursion) per session are included in the tuition fee.  Tuition will be the same as the monthly tuition during the regular school year. In short, tuition during the Summer is $950 month for our regular program hours of 745am-230pm.  Before School Care starting at 7am is available for $80 a month, and After School Care through 5pm is available at an additional $265 a month.