Ke Kula ‘o Pi’ilani: A One-of-a-Kind Hawaiian Immersion School
On the island of Maui, Hawaiʹi, there exists a school like no other: Ke Kula ‘o Pi’ilani, the only private, independent, and nonprofit Hawaiian language and culture immersion school in the world. It is surrounded by the rising, lush-green cliffs of the ‘Īao Valley, where Hawaiian kings are buried. Behind the school is a powerful river that flows through the entire island out to the sea. It is the perfect setting for a curriculum focused on the four themes of fresh water, heavens, land, and ocean.