We have been a part of the HWS ohana since 2003 and found that Foodland’s "Give Aloha Program” is not only convenient but is the best way to maximize our donation to help support our school and our children’s education.
Our donation is stretched even further with Foodland’s matching offer and, on top of that, The George Mason Fund has pledged to match our gift as well!
Knowing that school tuition does not cover the entire cost of educating our children, we also hope our annual gift helps to show support for the school when applying for grants. Needless to say, we are grateful for the HWS experience our child is receiving and want to give something back.
Mother of Sophia
preparing global citizens for today and tomorrow
At Honolulu Waldorf School, we educate each child to find meaning, passion, and purpose in life
and to contribute to the creation of a better world for all. Through a curriculum based
on the developmental stages of the human being and on the integration of art and academics,
our children learn to meet the world
with clear and creative thinking,
compassion and moral strength,
and with the courage and freedom to act.
We strengthen in our children the qualities of imagination, curiosity, and love and respect for all life which will sustain them throughout their lives.
Waldorf education fosters students’ intellectual, social, and emotional growth as they pass through distinct stages of development.
Waldorf students begin playing a musical instrument beginning in 1st grade! These instruments build strong listening skills, help develop neural pathways, and reward perseverance, expression and teamwork.
Between the ages of seven and fourteen, students develop capacity for formal academic instruction. Imagination and creativity are nurtured through a lively and artistic approach to academic subjects.
High school students learn best from experts in their fields with whom they can exercise independent thinking and engage in challenging intellectual study. Students deepen their understanding of themselves and the world.
Hands-on experiences of learning use different pathways to memory, thus creating deeper understanding.
Love, mutual-respect, and compassion are at the heart of our curriculum.
Our students compete on a Waldorf team, a combined team with other ILH schools, or a Pac-5 team!
We offer a broad range of subjects that support the students’ intellectual, artistic, and practical education.
Waldorf emphasizes the Arts and Academics to create well-rounded, wholesome human beings.
Developing fine motor skills at a young age helps children's brain development.
We study Organic Chemistry, Physics, Evolutionary Biology, Geology, Thermodynamics, Oceanography, Mechanics, Atomic Theory, and much more...
1st-12th grade students learn about the Hawaiian culture, chanting, and hula with Kumu Wong!
Our students take both Spanish and Japanese—and they begin in the 1st grade!
Students learn how to innovate, think critically, and act collaboratively!
Our students enjoy yoga, wrestling, high intensity interval training, hula, paddling, archery, ballroom dancing, and much more.
HOW IS WALDORF DIFFERENT?
Learning at Honolulu Waldorf School:
- Is Experiential
- Aligns with Developmentally-Based milestones
- Is Holistic
- Provides Community and Aloha for students and families
WHY IS WALDORF DIFFERENT?
Honolulu Waldorf School is unlike any other school on Oahu.
As a student at HWS, your children will learn to know who they truly are. They will grow toward self-assurance, using their imaginative and critical thinking capacities to become creative problem solvers.
We are truly preparing global citizens for today and tomorrow.
Schedule a tour using the form below or by calling 808-377-5471 to see first-hand how our classrooms set the stage for the development of the whole being —mind, body, spirit.