Kula Aupuni Niihau A Kahelelani Aloha (KANAKA)

A New Century Public Charter School (PCS)


Grades Enrolled: K-12
School Code: #466
Type of Charter: Start-up
Enrollment Count: 49

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: Kauai


Our mission is to educate our youth so that they may lead the direction for their own future and that of the Niihau community. It is our mission to raise the level of literacy, education, and awareness of this native community by educating its youth and preparing them to function independently in a western dominated society. It is our mission to raise the level of student involvement in community related activities and issues, including economics and governmental affairs so they may be prepared to deliver appropriate and influential representation of this indigenous population in matters that affect their lives and the lives of generations to come. 



The vision of KANAKA includes: the preservation and promulgation of the Niihau dialect of Hawaiian, and Hawaiian culture and ideologies; for our students to live functional lives in a western dominated society with their culture and language as the foundation for learning; to provide authentic life lessons, and meaningful learning experiences. 

Reopening Plan SY 2020-21

Contact Information

Director: Hedy Sullivan

Governing Board Chair: Kuulei Kaaumoana



8315 Kekaha Road

Kekaha, HI 96752





Mailing Address: 

Kula Aupuni Niihau A Kahelelani Aloha (KANAKA) A New Century Public Charter School (PCS)

P.O. Box 610
Kekaha, HI 96752



Governing Board Agenda 7-18-2020


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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