Characteristics of a
Hanahau‘oli Graduate

Hanahau‘oli School seeks to develop an individual who is independent, flexible, perseverant and collaborative. Our graduates show interest in continued learning, value play and challenge themselves. Hanahau‘oli creates an environment in which a child develops a sense of self and others that starts deep within and extends globally.


The Hanahau‘oli graduate should use learning as a vehicle to promote understanding of self, others and the world

  • reflects about experiences, evaluates progress and sets goals

  • strives for individual excellence

  • explores and expands learning beyond the required

  • respects the value of diversity and accepts others

  • communicates effectively with others

  • demonstrates flexibility and willingness to compromise when working toward a shared goal

  • begins to understand how the world works

  • develops a beginning understanding of the interdependence of humans and their environment and the role he/she plays in it

  • makes responsible decisions about self, others, community, world

The Hanahau‘oli graduate should appreciate the arts as well as value and use the creative process

  • explores media for self-expression

  • develops criteria to evaluate and make judgments

  • views mistakes as opportunities; is inventive

  • works effectively when faced with change/ambiguity



The Hanahau‘oli graduate should use creative and critical thinking to solve problems and make responsible decisions

  • develops criteria to evaluate information

  • considers alternative ways of approaching/solving problems

  • exercises good reasoning when making choices

The Hanahau‘oli graduate should master academic and technological skills appropriate to age

  • computes, reads, writes and speaks competently and confidently

  • matches problems, projects with appropriate tech tools for optimal success

  • accesses information efficiently and critically and uses it accurately and ethically

  • begins to recognize that communication is affected by message, media, sender and receiver


“Hanahau‘oli inspired me to be more creative. There are so many opportunities to express yourself in different ways.”
— Alumnus from the Class of 2019