Our Program

Alakaʻi O Kauaʻi Charter School opened in August 2018, and currently serves Kindergarten-6th grades, providing an additional learning choice among Kaua`i schools. We are a public school free of tuition for Kaua`i’s keiki. Our program incorporates three foundational cornerstones: Project-Based Learning (PBL), Social Emotional learning (SEL) and Individual Learning Plans. We are proud to partner with California-based iLEAD Schools Development, who have been successfully providing leading edge, alternative education for 10 years. Click here to learn more about the iLEAD model which we use.

Project-Based Learning
Project-Based Learning (PBL) allows children to learn curriculum through fun, meaningful, hands-on and collaborative experiences. Projects inspire the children to learn and apply the content standards in a real-world, relevant way. Through research, self-discovery, and teacher facilitation, learners inquire and seek out the information they need to accomplish the goals of the project. In addition to understanding, applying, and retaining the content, PBL helps develop vocational and leadership skills that will last a lifetime.

Social-Emotional Education
Academic achievement is only one component of a learner’s education at Alaka’i O Kaua’i. We also support the learner’s development of emotional intelligence, life skills and community engagement.

Individualized Learning Plans
Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) personalize goals and instruction for each child. We believe that learning should be interest-driven, peer-supported and focused on powerful outcomes.


Our beautiful campus is located at Mount Kahili in Koloa, Kaua’i. Our school community comes from many parts of Kaua’i, including East, South and West sides of the island.


Alakaʻi O Kauaʻi Charter School was unanimously approved by the Hawaii State Charter School Commission. Donations are tax-deductible.

Checks may be made out to Alaka’i O Kaua’i and mailed to PO Box 1122, Koloa, HI 96756 .

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