Ka'ōhao School

(formerly Lanikai Elementary Public Charter School)


Grades Served: K-6
School Code: #320
Type of Charter: Conversion 
Enrollment Count: 327

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.
Island Served: Oahu


At Lanikai School our mission, through combined efforts of staff, parents, students and community, is:

To focus on the whole child by offering an integrated and challenging curriculum that reaches across the disciplines, which includes Physical Wellness, Technology and an emphasis on The Arts.


To empower students to meet academic challenges with enthusiasm and a willingness to solve real-world problems.


To create an atmosphere of cooperation, with respect for individual differences, the community and cultural values.


To develop children who are confident and creative builders of their future.



A path to Excellence in Learning and in Life.

School Reopening Plan SY 2020-21

Contact Information

Director: Dr. Winston Y. Sakurai

Governing Board Chair: Phil Whitesell


140 Alala Road

Kailua, HI 96734







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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