Hālau ‘O Kapikohānaiāmālama means the life source that feeds and nourishes and features a standards-based curricula that incorporates group and individual projects, challenging ‘āina experiences and an ‘Ōiwi STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics) direction. The vision is to provide a learning experience that empowers a native Hawaiian worldview and identity, increase academic ability, and nurture individual learner potential.
Current Kamehameha Schools students, and students attending the State of Hawaiʻi DOE, public charter schools and other private institutions who are entering grades 3-12 in the fall of 2018 are eligible to apply for Hālau ‘O Kapikohānaiāmālama.
Elementary and middle school programs are full-day experiences. High school students can elect morning, afternoon, or full-day courses. Class sizes are limited to ensure optimal teacher-to-student ratios.
Among the new offerings this summer, high school students can follow in the footsteps of their ancestors and learn the Polynesian art of wayfinding. The Papa Hoʻokele Waʻa program gives students a chance to learn how to navigate the tides using the science of the ocean and sky. Students will learn how to sail aboard Moʻokiha o Piʻilani, Mauiʻs double-hull voyaging canoe, and learn the traditions practiced aboard the Hōkūleʻa on her historic Worldwide Voyage.
Early college is also an opportunity for high school students to get ahead and build momentum for their future endeavors. Courses like Introduction to Auto Mechanics (Automotive Technology 20) and Sanitation and Safety (Culinary Arts 112) not only teach practical life skills, but give students a chance to earn two college credits through the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College program.
April 12, 2017
Nine KS Maui haumāna participated in the Papa Hoʻokele program, learning wayfinding and voyaging, culminating with a voyage to Molokaʻi for Kā Makahiki Molokaʻi.
January 10, 2018
Starting with the class of 2022, students across Kamehameha Schools campuses will have the same graduation requirements, founded on the achievement of the E Ola! Learner Outcomes.
October 10, 2017
Download “Mohala i ka wai...” the largest, most comprehensive study of Hawaiian culture-based education completed in Hawaiʻi! The KS study confirms that HCBE is positively associated with student socio-emotional outcomes, which in turn support educational and lifelong achievements!