Mai maka'u i ka hana, maka'u i ka moloāDon’t fear work, fear laziness
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.
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.
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.