Kula Mauli Ola (Hawaiian Medium Laboratory Schools)
Coordinator: Kauanoe Kamanā, Ph.D.
Office: Ke Kula O Nāwahīokalani'ōpuʻu & PB-12 Room 1
Tel: (808) 982-4260 or (808) 932-7731
- Betty-Joann Noelani Iokepa-Guerrero, Ph.D., Pre-school
- Kauanoe Kamanā, Ph.D., Grades K-8
- Hiapokeikikane Perreira, Ph.D., Grades 9–12
Legislation establishing Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language provides for laboratory school programs to include Ke Kula ʻO Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu (on Hawaiʻi Island), Ke Kula ʻO Samuel M. Kamakau (on Oʻahu), Ke Kula Niʻihau O Kekaha (on Kauaʻi), and other sites as appropriate. All laboratory programs reflect Ke Kumu Honua Mauli Ola Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiian educational philosophy that asserts Hawaiian cultural identity as the basis of education and participation in contemporary life. Hawaiian is the medium of instruction and communication among students, staff, and administration at the laboratory schools, which focus on college preparation, environmental and health studies, sustainable agriculture, and teacher training. A consortium between the College and the ʻAha Pūnana Leo facilitates the extension of the laboratory school program to other sites.