kawaiaha'o is a christian school based on hawaiian values and a montessori curriculum. it offers the ideal mix of strong teachers and small class sizes, with a family atmosphere. my two daughters had no problem in transition from their former program/school to kawaiaha'o. it is worth all of the tuition.
I'm currently a parent at this school and I can't say enough about it. This is our first preschool experience and my son has the greatest teachers who are knowledgable about the Montessori education they provide. They also learn a lot about the Hawaiian culture and language which we love! My family's experience has been wonderful with the teachers, administration and also other parents from my classroom. I've been telling all my friends about it.