Ma ka hana ka 'ike
"Learning is in the doing"

Welcome to our Hakipuu Learning Center Site were we share and feature our program.  We are commit to our students and staff by supporting and teaching new knowledge and skills.  Hakipu’u Learning Center (HLC), rooted in traditional wisdom of Hawai`i, utilizes the best educational tools and technologies to support a community of life-long learners in achieving success now and into the future.

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Welcome to our Ohana
Established in 2001

Hakipu’u Learning Center (HLC) is a learning community dedicated to the development of a lifelong love of learning for each of its participants through rigorous, project-based curriculum inspired by the lessons of the unique environment and culture of Hawai’i. Each student's success depends on the collaboration between student, family and the school.

HLC works to insure a close connection with all environments to recognize and facilitate learning everywhere from the home, to the school, to the community. HLC provides a learning environment grounded in the project-based learning approach. Students learn through both teacher-driven curriculum projects as well as student-driven projects. Both of which strive to integrate the expertise and resources of community and family.

The namesake ahupua’a, Hakipu’u, was traditionally a learning center for the training and mentoring of kahuna. Kahuna held the kuleana to preserve and maintain knowledge for the good of the community and future generations. HLC students continue that tradition of learning and responsibility.

We are located under the Ko'olau Mountain Range view in Kaneohe on the front area of Windward Community College (WCC) campus in Cottage 1, 2 & 3, just behind the Kaneohe Court House.

Our collaborative relationship with the WCC administration, coupled with our unique project-based learning environment, has enabled us to offer our juniors and seniors opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school. The convenience of both location and flexible school schedule has proven to be a successful arrangement for our students.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1159, Kaneohe, Hawaii, 96744

Ph:  808-235-9155

We are located on the campus of
Windward Community College

Hakipuu Learning Center