Hakipu'u Learning Center


Grades: 4-12

Geographic Area Served: Oahu
School Code: #546
Type of Charter: Start-up

Enrollment Count: 63

These figures represent each school’s August official enrollment count, which include all grades served from kindergarten through grade 12, but do not include preschool. Note: These counts are different from the October 15 enrollment counts, which are used to determine charter schools’ per-pupil allocations.


Hakipu’u Learning Center (HLC) - an innovative, community-based school rooted in the traditional wisdom of Hawai`i - utilizes a student-centered, place and project based approach to build an ‘ohana of life-long learners who apply critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving skills to achieve success now and into the future. 


Hakipu‘u Learning Center (HLC) is a multi-generational learning center infused with the Hawaiian core values. HLC works with and within the community to develop leaders and advocates; to expand knowledge, skills, aptitudes, and self-confidence; to level the playing field for success; to give families choices; and to host learning educational opportunities for students from early childhood through 12th grade, for families, and for the community at large. HLC learners exemplify: a) `Ike Maoli - Knows and practices the culture, values, and language; demonstrates deep knowledge and insight with Ko`olau as the piko extending/connecting to the broader global community; b) Mākaukau- Is prepared and ready for life; is equipped with foundational academic knowledge and life skills; applies these skills as a contributing member of a local, national, and global society; c) Mālama - Demonstrates/has kuleana for self/others; is a positive leader for ‘ohana and community (locally, nationally, and globally); practices mālama ‘āina; d) Ulu Mau - Is prepared for, demonstrates, and values life-long learning toward continuous growth; and e) Ha‘aheo - Demonstrates a sense of positive self-esteem, responsibility, and pride in the HLC community from a foundation of humility.

Reopening Plan SY 2020-21

Contact Information

Director:  Michael Nakasato

Governing Board Chair: Kau'i Pratt-Aquino

Mailing Address: 

Hakipu'u Learning Center

PO BOX 1159, Kaneohe, HI 96744 







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1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1100

Honolulu, HI 96813

Tel: 808-586-3775

Fax: 808-586-3776

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* The Commission gratefully acknowledges  former Commissioner, Dr. Peter Hanohano, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for the translation of the Commission’s name.

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