Kua o ka Lā New Century Public Charter School


Grades Served: PK-12
School Code: #557
Type of Charter: Start-up
Enrollment Count: 200

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


To provide Ka Pae 'Aina o Hawai`i with the knowledge and skills, through Hawaiian values and place-based educational opportunities, that prepare receptive, responsive, and self-sustaining individuals that live "ke ala pono" (positive pilina 'aina, pilina kanaka, and pilina 'uhane).



Kua o ka Lā NCPCS will develop and provide an opportunity to create a sustainable livelihood for the individual learner through understanding of ones kuleana, `ohana and wahi; responsibility, family, place- in relationship to his or her community.

Reopening Plan SY2020-21

Contact Information

Head of School: Susan Osborne

Principal: Kapoula Thompson

Governing Board Chair: Kahu Kenneth Makuakane


Administrative Office Address:

1437 Kilauea Ave Suite 104

Hilo, HI 96720

School Address (Nani Mau Gardens):

521 Makalika 

Hilo, HI  96720







Current State Public Charter School Contract


Past State Public Charter School Contract



Academic Performance

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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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