Kona Pacific Public Charter School


Grades Served: K-8
School Code: #566
Type of Charter: Start-up
Enrollment Count: 216

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.
Enrollment Available: Hawaii


The mission of KPPCS is to educate the whole child, in order to cultivate in young people the skills, knowledge, and values they need to reach their highest potential.



KPPCS’ vision is of a socially inclusive learning environment that enables students to achieve high standards, that engages the mind, fires the imagination, and nurtures compassion, inspiring and enabling students not only to successfully meet the future, but also to help shape it.


Kona Pacific Public Charter School offers a comprehensive education that weaves together three strands:


A holistic, hands-on, project based education inspired by Waldorf education, promoting student achievement in language arts, math, science, visual arts, foreign languages, musical training and movement. The curriculum is aligned with the child’s unfolding intellect and social abilities.


An educational program that embraces the values of Hawaiian culture, with particular focus on environmental education and community sustainability through understanding and respect for the people, land and sea of Hawai'i; and


A curriculum rich in the life-sustaining practices of farming and gardening that are a vital part of Hawai‘i Island life.Each student is inspired to a high level of academic excellence, enthusiasm for learning, a healthy self‐awareness, interest and concern for others, and respect for the natural world.

Contact information

Director:  Darryl (Phil) Centers

Governing Board Chair: Zachary Hosler



79-7595 Mamalahoa Highway

Kealakekua, HI 96750





Mailing Address:

Kona Pacific Public Charter School

P.O. Box 729

Kealakekua, HI 96750

Website: http://www.kppcs.org/


Current State Public Charter School Contract


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​State Public Charter School Commission


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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