“Education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society…We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”  Martin Luther King

“Nothing can be rightly known, if God be not known”. Richard Baxter

As a ministry of Lanakila Baptist Church, and in partnership with the family, our goal is to have students come to the realization of their need for the saving grace of Jesus Christ, mature in their faith, demonstrate Christian character, develop their God-given talents and be academically and intellectually prepared to engage the world and thereby impact generations for the glory of God.

Lanakila Baptist School will strive to provide a Christ-centered educational program focusing on spiritual growth and academic excellence which honors God in all respects.


Lanakila Baptist Schools (LBS) was founded in 1969 under the direction of Robert K. Knutson as a ministry of Lanakila Baptist Church.  It is our conviction that a Christian education is paramount in training children to flourish in this modern age.  Education that presents only humanism does a disservice to children.

Education has become a battleground.  Humanistic ideas and philosophy that permeate public schools is the root of the problem.  Education that excludes God, His Word and His Authority strips away absolute moral values and an honorable work ethic.  The Bible warns us, “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”

After 40 years of educating young people it continues to be our desire to provide an environment where young people can excel academically as well as grow in respect of God, His Word, and the community that they live in. As a Christian educator we recognize that we partner with parents to provide students with an excellent education with opportunities to succeed.

LBS has two campuses on the Island of Oahu.  The elementary campus is located at 94-1250 Waipahu Street in the town of Waipahu. The intermediate is located at 91-1219 Renton Road in the town of Ewa.

We are pleased to share that over 50 percent of our student body are members of the National Honor Society or National Junior Honor Society. We have a 100% graduation rate with ALL students accepted to at least two or three colleges with academic scholarships. What a blessing!

Lanakila Baptist Schools is licensed with the H.C.P.S. {Hawaii Council of Private Schools} and is a member of A.C.S.I. {Associated Christian Schools International}

For more information on the Intermediate/High School or the Elementary please call the Elementary campus at (808) 677-0731 or Intermediate/High School campus at  (808) 681-3146.