First day of school for SY 2016-2017 is Tuesday, August 2nd for grades 1-12. PK and Kindergarten testing begins August 2nd.

Kamaile Academy

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Principal's Message

E komo mai! 

We are excited to start school year 2015-2016 as a Turnaround Arts School.  Turnaround Arts is a program led by the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, an advisory committee to the White House, which supports schools in using the arts as a key part of school reform efforts.  We are also in our second year of our 6-year full accreditation from WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges).  Kamaile Academy's vision is "Where learning leads to endless opportunities and infinite worth." By preparing our students to be college-ready, this will allow them to pursue their chosen careers, live meaningful lives, and improve their communities. 

Kamaile Academy is a PK-12 Hawaiian focused community-based public conversion charter school that seeks to support the "whole child."  Through our Student Support Services that includes our Navigators' Center, Counseling Department, English Language Learner Department, and Special Education Department, our students and families are provided meaningful activities and comprehensive support to make student success a reality.

I hope you will take the time to visit our campus. There are many volunteer opportunities in the garden, in classrooms and after school programs.  Support our students and teachers as they embark on their school year.

Please feel free to contact me or any of our Associate Principals with any concerns or ideas you would like to share. The three Associate Principals are:

  • Natalie Zisko: Grades PreK-3 
  • Paul Kepka: Grades 4th-6th
  • Eric Wyand: Grades 7th-12th 

I appreciate you taking the time to learn about Kamaile.  I look forward to seeing our returning students and families and welcoming our new `ohana. 

Mahalo nui loa,

Anna Winslow