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Pūnana Leo o Hilo

Hours of operation: 7:00am–4:30pm

imageFor over 25 years, Pūnana Leo o Hilo has provided Hawaiian medium education to over 600 children and their families. Located in Kea‘au on the island of Hawai‘i, Pūnana Leo o Hilo adjoins the Nāwahīokalani‘ōpu’u school campus.

Pūnana Leo o Hilo families enjoy:

  • An outdoor learning environment and integrated curriculum which includes concepts in environmental sustainability, composting, planting, harvesting, and preparing meals from the garden

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  • A five month bridge program in partnership with Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu to familiarize students with the kindergarten experience

  • Pūlama Mauli Ola: An annual hoʻolauleʻa held on the grounds of Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu

  • Annual participation in the Keaʻau Christmas Lights Parade

  • Annual participation in the Merrie Monarch Festival Parade


    Located at: 16-120 ‘Ōpūkaha‘ia Street
    Kea‘au, HI 96749

    Phone: (808) 982-8870
    Fax: (808) 982-8871