E komo mai "welcome" and thank you for your interest in Hanahau‘oli School. We look forward to getting acquainted with your family throughout the admissions process. Finding a school that is the right fit for your child can be a fun and educational experience for families.

Hanahau‘oli, which translates as “joyous work,” is a place where students are able to grow socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically, creatively, and morally. At Hanahau‘oli, we believe that each community member thrives in an environment where all perspectives and worldviews are discussed and celebrated. Our goal is to cultivate and graduate lifelong learners, creative thinkers, passionate problem-solvers, and impactful citizens. 


Applications are now open!

You may now apply for the 2018-2019 school year. Please be sure to read all the application information below and submit your application by December 1st, 2017 at noon. Additionally, please have teacher recommendation forms for your child's respective grade level (Junior KindergartenGrades 1-6) submitted by January 31st, 2018. Mahalo for you interest in Hanahau‘oli School.


Information about applying for 2018-2019

Please be aware that our main entry point is Junior Kindergarten. We do not accept Kindergarten applications. Applications are due by noon Hawaii time on December 1, 2017. 

Junior Kindergarten applicants for the 2018-2019 school year must have been born within the following dates to be eligible to apply: 

  • Boys:  July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014
  • Girls:  September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014

Admission questions may be forwarded to bcrum@hanahauoli.org or call 949-6461 x638.


2018-2019 application Timeline

Oct 1

The online application is now available for new students entering Junior Kindergarten. Applications are also accepted for grades 1-6 on space available basis (please see eligibility dates). Hanahau‘oli School utilizes an online application process.

Oct 4 - Nov 15

On Wednesday mornings parents are invited to attend a docent tour of the school campus and meet with the admissions director. The tour takes about an hour. 

Applications and the $125 fee must be completed and submitted online by noon Hawaii time on December 1, 2017.

December 1

Teacher Reference forms are due back to Hanahau‘oli.  Please give a copy of the form with a stamped envelope addressed to Hanahau‘oli to your child's current teacher once you have submitted an application.

JAN 31, 2018

Interviews for Junior Kindergarten and Grades 1-6 are held on several Saturday mornings in January and February. The interview takes about an hour and a half and there is an informational meeting for parents during the child’s interview.


Financial Aid applications are due for applying students. Please see the Financial Aid FAQs for more information.

mar 17, 2018

If all documents and the application fee are received by the deadline a decision letter will be mailed in mid April. The common reply date for all HAIS schools is May 10th.

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