Location: Puhi, on the Kaua’i Community College Campus
Curriculum: Hawaiian-focused with emphasis on language. Grades K-4 are Hawaiian language immersion, grades 5-12 are bilingual.
Support: the school recently was given buildings from Kamehameha Schools and the Office of Naval Research, and has been supported by KCC with a 25-year lease.
“There’s no way we could have done all of this in five years without community support,” said ‘Alohilani Rogers, Academic Director of Elementary Program.
Strategic Location: Hawaiian-language immersion Punana Leo Preschool is one side of Kawaikini, and KCC is on the other, the ideal setting for a life-long education on one campus, Rogers said.