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K-8|Private
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We are for families who understand the value of exceptional early years education as a foundation for life-long success. Families who are a match for our school value an "ohana-based" program that is anchored in a strong home-school partnership, and do not want the assembly line, cookie-cutter style school setting for their daughter. Huakailani differentiates itself from more traditional larger, branded educational institutions by providing one of a kind personalized education and services only otherwise available in a homeschool or personal tutor setting. Our families understand that the greatest window of opportunity for core learning is in the early phases of a child's life. Amazing things happen at Huakailani School for Girls! We invite you to come and see us in action! Our long-term families support and value, the school's philosophy and programs and find the experience is priceless.
April 29, 2017

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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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Handles bullying effectively:
SCHOOL LEADER
Advisory lessons and classes are completely integrated into the school curriculum for all ages. We have found this to be the most effective way to deal with bullying in a proactive way. Establishing and maintaining healthy relationships is an important developmental skill to learn. For our girls ( ages 9 - 12). It is critical to lay the foundation now, so they make the right choices as teenagers. Our students are fortunate to be in an all-girl setting that will support them to explore, reflect, make mistakes, practice, learn and grow. Advisory lessons focus on relationship behaviors: verbal aggression and relational aggression. The girls learn to identify verbally aggressive behavior (put downs and spreading rumors) that are intended to hurt someone. They also learn about relational aggression behavior that is intended to hurt someone's relationship with others. Group activities help the girls explore and identify behaviors. Our girls learn how to identify these types of behaviors and explore the roles of aggressor, bystander or victim.
Posted April 29, 2017

Effective school leaders:
SCHOOL LEADER
A strong new Board of Directors is in place to provide extra support to the school director and teachers as Huakailani School for Girls begins its 10th year. Take a look at the recent school survey data posted on the school website to see how our current families rate the school.
Posted April 29, 2017


Develops character:
SCHOOL LEADER
For girls ages 4-14, lessons on character education and emotional wellness are just as important (if not more) than academic lessons. As the components of learning connect together, we want our students to become balanced, caring, communicators who are inquisitive, resilient, and knowledgeable. Huakailani girls are open-minded with a growth-mindset, principled, reflective and know how to think wisely. The road to embedding these values into our lives is not always easy, even as adults. That is why practicing these skills are valued at our school. It is no secret that students perform better academically when they have social-emotional competence. We teach self-awareness and social awareness, so our girls are more focused and better equipped to handle the day-to-day social and emotional obstacles that occur. Students with healthy friendships have higher self-esteem, a more positive body image, they get involved in more leadership roles, maker wiser decisions in future relationships, and perform better academically. This is the foundation and our ultimate goal for our students. Our families value and understand the importance of laying this strong core foundation now - academically, physically, emotionally, behaviorally, and physically. The time to develop and fine-tune these skills is now before the teenage years that has been further complicated by social media and technology. Girls now mature earlier than they did when we were kids. The world also has become quite a complicated place for our children with smartphones, e-mail, texting, social media and so much more; making it critical to lay that foundation now at home and school. These are the day to day attitudes we use and practice: appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect, and tolerance. These focus areas are woven into daily school life— the classroom, during lunch and at recess. When reinforced at home these attitudes become second nature for our children and provide them with life-long girl power skills. Navigating the social girl world is not easy, but Huakailani girls will make mistakes and learn from them, gain life lessons, skills & tools to better navigate their journeys, and possibly will even be able to help a peer in need.
Posted April 29, 2017

Teacher effectiveness:
SCHOOL LEADER
The school Board of Directors and leadership has identified "teacher recruitment and retention" an area that needed to be improved and has revised the teacher recruitment and vetting process. This new process supports the school to hire the most qualified teachers who support the all-girls and differentiation philosophy of the school for the 2017-2018 school year and beyond.
Posted April 29, 2017

Amount of homework:
SCHOOL LEADER
So what does it this mean @ Huakailani School for Girls? At Huakailani we have taken steps to stay current on homework research and studies and to focus on the most essential objectives of homework. We reflect the latest studies that show homework, in general, has been found to have little effect on a student's achievement, especially for elementary students. Therefore, homework at Huakailani focuses on giving students the opportunity to practice work skills and to learn and practice study skills. Homework assigned will reinforce learning in the classroom which serves a dual purpose of independent practice for your child and communication to you as a parent regarding what your child is learning at school. The type of homework and projects assigned will be based on your child's developmental and academic learning needs. We use the homework hour guidelines used by most schools which is 10 minutes per grade level. Being a small private school that tailors its program to meet the individual needs of its students, we can also offer the customization of taking the time to learn a family's homework expectations. Since homework is completed at home, it is a critical element that must be taken into consideration. This element is usually missing from most school homework policies. Add this unique last element to the mix, and you have Huakailani's Homework Policy which equals meaningful, harmonious homework time for your child and your family. After all, the main purpose of homework is for it to have a beneficial and positive effect on your child's overall learning experiences.
Posted April 29, 2017


Message to families
SCHOOL LEADER
We are for families who understand the value of exceptional early years education as a foundation for life-long success. Families who are a match for our school value an "ohana-based" program that is anchored in a strong home-school partnership, and do not want the assembly line, cookie-cutter style school setting for their daughter. Huakailani differentiates itself from more traditional larger, branded educational institutions by providing one of a kind personalized education and services only otherwise available in a homeschool or personal tutor setting. Our families understand that the greatest window of opportunity for core learning is in the early phases of a child's life. Amazing things happen at Huakailani School for Girls! We invite you to come and see us in action! Our long-term families support and value, the school's philosophy and programs and find the experience is priceless.
Posted April 29, 2017

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly disagree


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As recent as 2017, the teachers were young and unable to handle the active girls. The school doesn't have a playground and the space is small. The response to bullying "she didn't mean it" or "stop it".... not exactly effective.

Supports LD students: Strongly disagree


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My daughter was told to "stop asking questions" and to "just skip it" when she didn't understand something. Instead of learning multiplication the children were encouraged to use a multiplication chart to look up the answers. My daughter was a full year behind when we left Huakailani.


Effective school leaders: Strongly disagree


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There was very little accountability at the school when concerns were raised - such as a group of second graders not being able to read. The leadership had so many things going on there was no actual attention to the day to day running of the school.

Develops character: Disagree


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I really wanted to like Huakailani. The theory behind the school is amazing. The problem is the implementation. The character development program sounded good on paper - it was inconsistently offered and even more inconsistently applied. There was no uniform discipline policy.

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