School profile

Founded: 1918 

Multi-age Organization: K/1 (Kukunaokalā), 2/3 (Kulāiwi), 4/5 (Po‘e Ka‘ahele)

Stand-alone Classes: JK and 6th Grade

Facilities:  2.5-acre campus in Honolulu, at the corner of Makiki and Nehoa Streets, including single classrooms for JK and 6th Grade and multi-age classrooms with home group learning spaces for K/1, 2/3 and 4/5. Classrooms for each of 6 specialty areas and a Library containing 15,000 volumes. Gym, Communications Center, Collaborative Studio, Conference Room, Professional Development Center, Archives, Center Courtyard for school-wide gatherings and programs, Pavilion for weekly assemblies and lunch, Koi pond, playing field with Kompan play structures and outdoor basketball court.



Enrollment: 210

Student:Teacher Ratio:  JK 9:1, K/1 14:1, 2/3 and 4/5 18:1, and 6th Grade 14:1

Class Size: 26-27 per grade

Teachers: 16 classroom teachers plus 11 specialists - Library, Physical Education, Mandarin, Music, Art, Physical World Lab/Shop, Hawaiian Studies, Coordinator of Learning Resources, School Counselor, and 1 part-time Instrumental Teacher

Staff: 16 full time equivalent

Auxiliary Programs: After School Care, Enrichment Courses, Summer School

“At Hanahau‘oli, we build upon children’s natural curiosities. By observing and listening to the children, faculty design rich, experiential learning experiences that naturally engage and stimulate the quest for more learning.”
— Lia Woo '88, Head of School