AINA HAINA SCHOOL

801 W. Hind Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii 96821

School Vision


Aina Haina Jaguars Explore and Excel Through Academics, Arts, and Athletics


School Mission


"Aina Haina strives to be the Heart of our Community where:
...Every child matters and has a gift to share
...Teachers and staff are dedicated, collaborative and caring
...Families and the community partnerships are supportive and involved so that the academic learning environment, enriched by the arts, athletics and altruism, enables each child to participate productively in our global society."


Who We Are


Aina Haina Elementary School is located in east Honolulu, serving the children of families residing from Waialae Iki to Kuliouou. Aina Haina Elementary School is an International Baccalaureate World School servicing over 460 students from Pre-K through Grade 5. The Social Emotional and Academic growth of each child drives our school focus on the whole child and their place in the world each and every day. We believe that every child has unique gifts of excellence to share and celebrate with self, their peers, our community, our country and the world. These gifts are enriched through inquiry and the exposure to a rigorous, balanced educational experience. Our students are empowered to make sense of and take action based on their learning and daily experiences. The school community works together to create positive, nurturing and challenging school environments that allow each student to rise to the occasion, experience success and learn from their mistakes. Additional information, including test scores, is located on the Department of Education School Status and Improvement Report site.

Our School Goals


All role groups of Aina Haina School will collectively and collaboratively strive:
• to provide a nurturing and safe learning environment;
• to develop literate, life-long learners;
• to provide a variety of active learning strategies to engage students in creative, open-ended, hands-on experiences;
• to ensure that new and emerging technologies are incorporated into school programs;
• to develop responsible, respectful, responsive, and resourceful learners who are contributing members of our global community;
• to promote an understanding of other people and cultures;
• to appreciate diversity;
• to assure collaborative efforts between home, school, and community.

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme


Aina Haina School is an International Baccalaureate World School, where students engage in inquiry and are encouraged to take action as a result of their learning. Our mission at Aina Haina School is to prepare students to be citizens of the world by exhibiting “international-mindedness and strong personal values”. Learning at Aina Haina School is reflective of six transdisciplinary themes. These themes transcend the curriculum and present issues in both local and global contexts. Utilizing emotional, social and academic skills, our students explore the world conceptually and reflect on their own thinking as well as the thinking of others.

Instructional Support Programs


• Special Education Program
• English for Second Language Learners (ELL) Program
• Na Hoku 'Ala (Academic Support Program)
• School Counseling
• Computer/Technology Program
• Japanese Language Program
• Hawaiian Studies Program
• Library: Reading Program and Learning about Research
• Enrichment in the Arts
• Effective Behavior Support Team

Co-Curricular Activities and Programs


• A+ Program
• YMCA Early Morning Care
• Honolulu District Speech Festival
• National Geographic Bee
• H.E.A.R.T, Gr. 5 (School-Community Service Group Sessions)
• Jaguar@8 (Student Video News Production Team)
• Junior Police Officers (JPO)
• Yearbook Publication
• Performing Arts (After School Program)
• LEGO Robotics (After School Program)