Mai maka'u i ka hana, maka'u i ka moloā

Don’t fear work, fear laziness

MISSION

Ho’okumu

Build grounding and foundation.

To foster a sense of esteem, stewardship, and kuleana to the ‘āina, our communities and ourselves, through grounding in ancestral knowledge and practices of Hawai’i and the academic skills necessary to excel in the 21st century.

Ho’okele

Forge direction and connections.

To explore and inquire in ways that build upon our ancestral wisdom and bridge to other communities and cultures in a harmonious manner.

Ho’omāna

Provide sustenance and empowerment.

To provide sustenance and empowerment for ourselves and our communities by striving for high academic, cultural, social, environmental, and economic standards, thus nourishing all piko: cognitive, emotional, spiritual and physical.

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Papa Kū Māna

Aloha!

I maika‘i ke kalo i ka ‘ōhā.
"The goodness of the taro is judged by the young plant it produces."

The keiki who are fortunate enough to attend Hālau Kū Māna and graduate become part of something much greater than themselves. We are proud of the small part we play in creating agents of change for Hawai'iʻs future, and custodians of mai nā kūpuna mai.

We canʻt do this alone. Charter schools start the year with a fraction of the per-student funding that a traditional DOE institution does. There are a number of ways we compensate for this shortfall, but the single most important source of funding is you.

Click here to read Po'o Kumuʻs letter on this topic. More than ever we need the help of parents, neighbors, partners, and those who believe in this model.

You can donate using the button below or by viewing Poʻo Kumuʻs message.