"Hoomau Hanahauoli"

Perpetuating a legacy of lifelong, joyful learning

We want to thank all of our constituencies for joyfully celebrating, learning, and reconnecting with us during our School's Centennial year. We were successful in honoring our past and looking toward the future with respect for the relevance and strength of Hanahau‘oli's mission-based progressive education. 

Centennial Theme by: Gabby Holt '02 and Centennial Logo inspired by: members of the c/o 2018 - Nalani, Kate, and Zoe

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100 Years of Joyous Work

The Hanahau‘oli Centennial commemorative book, 100 Years of Joyous Work is a 170-page hardcover book penned by Hanahau‘oli’s long time head of School, Dr. Robert Peters. It provides a captivating picture of Hanahau‘oli as one of the nation’s first progressive schools, celebrates its rich history, and honors the legacy of the people and traditions that make Hanahau‘oli special. Photos, maps, and drawings, both historical and modern day, fill the pages, complementing the rich and intimate narrative. Also included are a 100-year historical timeline and class pictures dating back to 1922.

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Hanahau‘oli School, 100 Years of Progressive Education

Hanahau‘oli School, 100 Years of Progressive Education, by Dr. Robert Peters, Hanahau‘oli’s long time head of School, is an 86 page softcover book that delves deep into the progressive educational philosophy and curriculum exhibited at Hanahau‘oli School for the past 100 years. This book serves as a complement to Louisa Palmer’s Memories of Hanahau‘oli, with a greater focus on the more recent 50 years. It takes the reader on the school’s journey defining its progressive nature and remaining true to these roots despite changing times. It is a celebration of visionary leaders and dedicated faculty members and staff who gave so much to support the progressive approach, sustain the school’s central focus on the child, and contribute to Hanahau‘oli’s success.

Centennial progressive education symposium Photo Slideshow
april 6, 2019



Ho‘omau Hanahau‘oli: Perpetuating a legacy of lifelong, joyful learning.
Learn more about our 100 year history of progressive education in Hawaii on our History page.



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What are you up to? There are numerous ways to support Hanahau‘oli as alumni including volunteering, in-kind gifts, and more! 



Happy 100th Birthday, Hanahauoli!
Mahalo to everyone who celebrated with us near and far during each of our Centennial events during the 2018-2019 school year!

100th Birthday Bash Photo Slideshow
September 22, 2018


Hanahau'oli 2018 Centennial Song "Kōlea" by former Music Teacher, Micah Hirokawa with lyrics by current students and alumni.

View the unveiling of our Centennial Mosaic, “Joyful Embrace.”