Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School is a newly authorized K-12 school on the island of Kaua'i. As a Hawaiian-medium and Hawaiian-values school, Kawaikini's Vision -- We envision a thoughtful, knowledgeable, and healthy community where the language, beliefs, and practices of the indigenous people of Hawai'i have become instinctive.
Our Mission -- Through the medium of the Hawaiian language, Kawaikini will create a supportive learning environment where indigenous cultural knowledge is valued, applied, and perpetuated.
We believe that we have a responsibility to cultivate and nurture the traditional language, culture, and values of Kaua'i.
We believe that the Hawaiian language should be a respected and normal part of daily life throughout Hawai'i.
We believe that bilingualism is cognitively advantageous.
We believe that good physical, spiritual, and emotional health is vital to learning.
We believe that being part of a caring community provides children with the inner strength to succeed throughout life.
We believe that a diverse and academically rich education is necessary to thrive in a dynamic, ever-changing world.
Foundations of Kawaikini: Hawaiian-culture focus; Immersion education; Community partnerships / Service learning; 'Ohana learning community; Student-centered; High standards for all; Research; Three unique curricular strands.