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List of Immersion and Hawaiian Medium Education Schools

Wherever there is a Pūnana Leo preschool, the ‘Aha Pūnana Leo has assured that sufficient resources be provided by the state of Hawai’i to provide a continuation of the Pūnana Leo program in the public school system. As Pūnana Leo graduates enter kindergarten, they are joined by more children wanting to receive their education through Hawaiian.

This system extends from kindergarten to high school. The first effort of the ‘Aha Pūnana Leo in K-12 education involved lobbying the state legislature to remove a near century long ban on the use of Hawaiian in the public schools. The organization then housed the first public Hawaiian language medium school in a Pūnana Leo building in Hilo. The term Kula Kaiapuni Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Surrounding Environment School) was coined at that school. Annually some 2,000 students are served from the Pūnana Leo level through to the twelfth grade in Hawaiian language medium education.

For information on enrollment into one of the 21 public Hawaiian Immersion schools in the state on Hawai‘i, contact the one nearest you.

Hawai‘i Island

Ka ‘Umeke Kā‘eo
222 Desha Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720-4815
Phone: (808) 933-1295
Fax: (808) 933-2644

Kula ‘o Nāwahīokalani‘ōpu‘u Nui
Kula ‘o Nāwahīokalani‘ōpu‘u Iki
16-120 ‘Ōpūkaha‘ia Street
Kea‘au, HI 96749-8143
Phone: (808) 982-4260
Fax: (808) 966-7821

Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunikaimalino
Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Konawaena
P O Box 9009
Kealakekua, HI 96750-9009
Phone: (808) 323-0021
Fax: (808) 323-7597

ʻAlo Kēhau o ka ʻĀina Mauna
64-756 Mamalahoa Hwy.
Kamuela, HI 96743-8429
Phone: (808) 885-7166
Fax: (808) 885-2704

Maui

Pā’ia Elementary School
Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Pā‘ia
955 Baldwin Avenue
Pā’ia, HI 96779-9605
Phone: (808) 579-2100
Fax: (808) 579-2103

Samuela Enoka Kalama Intermediate School
Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Kalama
120 Makani Road
Makawao, HI 96768-8916
Phone: (808) 573-8735
Fax: (808) 573-8748

Kekaulike High School
Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Kekaulike
121 Kula Highway
Pukalani, HI 96768-8256
Phone: (808) 573-8710
Fax: (808) 573-2231

Princess Nāhi’ena’ena Elementary School
Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Nāhi‘ena‘ena
816 Niheu Street
Lahaina, HI 96761-2153
Phone: (808) 662-4020
Fax: (808) 662-4023

Moloka‘i

Kualapu‘u Elementary School
Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Kualapu‘u
P O Box 260
Kualapu‘u, HI 96757-0260
Phone: (808) 567-6900
Fax: (808) 567-6906

Moloka‘i High & Intermediate School
Ke Kula ‘o Hina i ka Mālama
P O Box 158
Ho‘olehua, HI 96729-0158
Phone: (808) 567-6950
Fax: (808) 567-6960

O‘ahu

Hau‘ula Elementary School
Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Ko‘olauloa
54-046 Kamehameha Highway
Hau‘ula, HI 96717-9647
Phone: (808) 293-8925
Fax: (808) 293-8927

Kula ‘o Samuel M. Kamakau
45-037 Kāne‘ohe Bay Drive
Kāne‘ohe, HI 96744-2417
Phone: (808) 247-0997
Fax: (808) 247-0993

Pū‘ōhala Elementary School
Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Pū‘ōhala
45-233 Kulauli street
Kāne‘ohe, HI 96744-2811
Phone: (808) 233-5660
Fax: (808) 233-5663

Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Ānuenue
2528 10th Avenue A-10
Honolulu, HI 96816-3031
Phone: (808) 733-8465
Fax: (808) 733-8467

Waiau Elementary School
Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Waiau
98-450 Ho‘okanikē Street
Pearl City, HI 96782
Phone: (808) 453-6530
Fax: (808) 453-6541

Nānākuli Elementary School
Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Nānākuli
89-778 Haleakalā Avenue
Wai‘anae, HI 96792-2351
Phone: (808) 668-5813
Fax: (808) 668-5817

Kaua‘i

Kapa‘a Elementary School
Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Kapa‘a, Kula Ha‘aha‘a
4886 Kahaihau Road
Kapa‘a, HI 96746-1930
Phone: (808) 821-4424
Fax: (808) 821-4431

Kapa‘a Middle School
Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Kapa‘a, Kula Waena
4867 Olohena Road
Kapa‘a, HI 96746-1737
Phone: (808) 821-4460
Fax: (808) 821-6967

Kapa‘a High School
Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Kapa‘a, Kula Ki‘eki‘e
4695 Mailihuna Road
Kapa‘a, HI 96746-2051
Phone: (808) 821-4400 x226
Fax: (808) 821-4420

Kula Ni‘ihau ‘o Kekaha
P O Box 129
Kekaha, HI 96752-0129
Phone: (808) 337-0481
Fax: (808) 337-1289

Ni‘ihau

Kula Ni‘ihau
c/o Waimea High School
P O Box 339
Waimea, HI 96796-0339
Phone: (808) 338-6800
Fax: (808) 338-6807