Located on the verdant North Shore of Maui overlooking the ocean, Ha’iku Elementary School has for over 100 years served as a cornerstone of its vibrant and eclectic Upcountry community. The vision “We are Growing Together as Lifelong Learners” reflects the spirit of cooperation and collaboration for student success shared by students, parents, and staff.
Ha'iku School is part of the Kekaulike Complex and offers a comprehensive K-5 curriculum on a beautifully landscaped campus featuring plenty of open spaces for play. In addition, A Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO) Head Start preschool allows for three and four year old special education students to participate in an inclusion classroom.
With a focus on developing the “whole child”, Ha’iku is dedicated to integrating the arts, technology, and wellness in order to better prepare our students to grow, explore, and thrive in a multi-cultural and ever-changing world. At Ha'iku every student has access to a computer or iPad in their classroom to support student learning. Through effective coordination between administration, the Ha’iku School Foundation, Parent Teacher Association (PTA), and Parent Community Network Center (PCNC), students have the ability to learn in class from specialists and professionals in STEM, gardening, music, fine arts, creative movement, and physical education. The annual Ho’olaule’a and Flower Festival brings thousands to campus every Spring to celebrate community artisans, growers, chefs, and musicians and raise funds for these programs.
Of particular note is Mala O Ha’iku (The Garden of Ha’iku). Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this local and nationally recognized garden is filled with fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs all surrounded by flowers and river rocks to teach students the process of seed to table with love and respect for sustaining the ‘aina.
Ha’iku School is also proud to offer its students an in-depth Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program of study to teach character education. A daily Morning Broadcast, Second Step curriculum, Rider Reward store, Peace Patrol, and dedicated SEL teacher highlight the staff commitment to developing empathetic, tolerant, and accepting students who embody the caring supportive nature of the community.
The staff at Ha’iku collaborates regularly in curriculum, data teams, and Kid Talk meetings to ensure success and growth for all students. A strong Response to Intervention (RTI) program provides comprehensive and coordinated supports to meet every child at their individual levels so they can achieve to their fullest potential. Parent and community members are actively encouraged and support this effort by volunteering in classrooms, extra-curricular activities, holiday celebrations, field trips, and numerous after-school learning opportunities.