admissions at Hanahau‘oli school

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. We are dedicated to educational excellence by making learning exciting, challenging and enjoyable. At Hanahau‘oli, we believe that each community member thrives in an environment where all perspectives and world views are discussed and celebrated. Our goal is to cultivate and graduate lifelong learners, creative thinkers, passionate problem-solvers, and impactful citizens. 

Please scroll down the page to learn more about the 2020-2021 admissions timeline, Informational Form, Junior Kindergarten birthdate ranges for girls and boys, and financial aid FAQs.

If you have any further questions, please contact the
Director of Admissions, Bev Crum at or (808) 949-6461 x638.

Information about applying for the 2020-2021 school year

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be available online on October 1, 2019. Please scroll down to our 2020-2021 Application Timeline to learn more about our admissions process.

Please be aware that our main entry point is Junior Kindergarten or Grades 1 through 6 on a space available basis. We do not accept Kindergarten applications. Applications will be available on October 1, 2019 and will be due by noon Hawaii time on December 1, 2019. 

Junior Kindergarten applicants for the 2020-2021 school year must have been born within the following dates to be eligible to apply: 

  • Boys: July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016

  • Girls: September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016

2020-2021 application Timeline

Jan 1 - Sept 30, 2019

Please submit an Informational Form to be added to the e-mail list for notification of the opening of the online application process.

Oct 1, 2019

The online application becomes 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 - Nov, 2019

On Wednesday mornings in October and November of 2019, parents are invited to attend a docent tour of the school campus and meet with the admissions director. The tour takes about an hour and sign-ups will be made available online in early October. Please save the dates for these docent tours this fall: October 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13, 20, 2019.

Applications and $125 fee must be completed and submitted online by noon Hawaii time on December 1, 2019.

December 1, 2019

Teacher Reference forms are due back to Hanahau‘oli School. Please give a paper copy of the form with a stamped envelope addressed to Hanahau‘oli (1922 Makiki Street, Honolulu, HI 96822) to your child's current teacher(s) once you have submitted an application online.

JAN 31, 2020

Interviews for Junior Kindergarten and Grades 1-6 are held on several Saturday mornings in January and February, 2020. The interview takes about an hour and a half and there is an informational meeting for parents during your child’s interview.

JAN - FEB, 2020

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

mar 15, 2020

If all documents and the application fee are received by the deadline, a decision letter will be mailed in mid-April, 2020. The common reply date for all HAIS schools is May 10th.

APR 15, 2020