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‘A‘a i ka hula, waiho ka hilahila i ka hale

When one wants to dance the hula, bashfulness should be left at home.


Halau Ku Mana is structured differently than most DOE schools. Rather than a rigid grade system, each class spends the year in that class with a specific project and place focus:

The equivalent of elementary grades five and six.

Grade 5 is “Kihapai”

Grade six is “Ahupua’a”


The Middle School is “Kula Waena.”

Grade 7: Ko Kula Kai
Grade 8: Ke Kula Uka



High School = Kula Ki’ekie

Grade 9: Papa Wa’a
Grade 10: Papa Hana No’eāu
Grades 11&12: Papa Lo’i

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