HWS founding community members dedicating the Niu Valley Campus in September 1961. (Note the sparsely developed neighborhood in the background).
1961 - Breaking Ground
HWS founding member Zena Schuman, far left, addressing supporters at the 1961 groundbreaking of the Niu Valley campus
1961 - First Class
Founder Eric Wakefield (right) joins in a circle game near the campus's signature monkey pod trees with HWS's first kindergarten teachers and students.
1961 - First Students
Kindergarten teachers Eva Kudar, left, and Ruth Stepputtis with HWS’s first students.
1961 - Founder
Founder Zena Schuman addressing the gathering.
1961 - Betty C. Wilson
Founding member Betty C. Wilson, at HWS’s 25th anniversary celebration.
1961 - Founders
Left to right: Former HWS Board President and alumni parent, Steve Miller, with Laura Lucas Thompson, an unidentified guest, and Pinky Thompson (far right), in one of the four Early Childhood classrooms in the Lucas Learning Center.
1961 - Blessing the Campus
Former Board of Trustees President Ann Wills, former HWS Administrative Director Robert Witt, and HWS faculty and students at the blessing of the Niu Valley campus by the late Reverend Abraham Akaka.
1961 - Lending a Hand
Richard Schuman, at age 3, grandson of founder Zena Schuman, does his part at HWS groundbreaking.
1961 - Before the Move
Honolulu Waldorf School students at temporary quarters in Kilohana Methodist Church prior to completion of the first classrooms on Niu Valley campus.