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Hanalani Schools

Hanalani Schools
94-294 Anania Drive
Mililani, Hawaiʻi 96789

United States
Type Private Preparatory Day (Primary and Secondary)
Motto Love God. Love Others. Challenge Yourself
Established 1952
Head of school Mr. Mark Sugimoto
Staff 100 (approx. in total)
Faculty 70
Grades K3-12
Enrollment 750 (approx.)
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Purple and Gold          
Athletics conference Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH)
Affiliation Independent

Hanalani Schools is an independent, private Christian school located in Mililani, on the Island of Oahu, that offers classes for students in preschool through high school.

Hanalani is fully accredited by the American Association of Christian Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and has approximately 750 students in total.


  • History 1
    • School Of The Future (SOTF) 1.1
  • Lower School 2
    • Early Childhood (EC) 2.1
  • Sport 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Established in 1952 as King's School by the late Wallace Sugimoto, a small church nursery soon grew into an elementary school on Wilikina Drive in Wahiawā. In 1973, King's School changed its name to Hanalani Schools, meaning "Heaven's Work" and was officially incorporated as a non-profit organization by the State of Hawaii.

School Of The Future (SOTF)

"In January 2008, the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) began exploring the ramifications of the changing global economy on the education practices in Hawaii's schools. As a result of this discussion, the Schools of the Future (SOTF) Initiative was launched in 2009.

SOTF is a five-year, capacity building initiative designed to transform the learning environments and teaching strategies of independent schools to better prepare students for work and citizenship in the 21st century. A cohort of schools was selected in 2009 and although their approaches to this issue have varied greatly, they have largely focused on student-centered, project or inquiry-based learning that actively incorporates technology into the curriculum.

Each school in the Initiative has a SOTF Coordinator and SOTF Team made up primarily of teachers and administrators who are responsible for the implementation of their project. The SOTF Team is the vanguard of what we hope eventually will be a 21st Century transformation of the teaching and learning environments of the entire institution."[1]

Lower School

Early Childhood (EC)

The Early Childhood (EC) Program is broken down into three grade levels of K-3, K-4, and K-5. Each grade level corresponds with the child's age and ability.


Hanalani competes scholastically and athletically in various public and private school leagues on Oahu including the Interscholastic League of Honolulu.

Hanalani Schools took first place at the Iolani Invitational Chess Tournament on May 18, 2002.[2]

Hanalani Schools currently holds the title for International Botball Champions. The International Botball Tournament is hosted by the Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER). Hanalani won the 2010 and 2011 International Tournament.[3]


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  2. ^ "Academic awards", Honolulu Star-Bulletin, June 16, 2002
  3. ^ [1], Hawai'i Free Press, October 20, 2011

External links

  • Official site

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