In the Elementary School students have self-contained classrooms. This means that students have the same teacher most of the time. However, students who are more advanced may take classes with older students, and those having difficulty with particular subjects may be assigned tutors or otherwise receive additional help. Also, there are subject area specialists who teach art, drama, computer technology, Hawaiian Studies, music, and physical education.
The school year is divided into two main sections, called “semesters.” Each semester lasts 16 weeks. Semesters allow a better fit between school holidays and the school year.
Each day, the elementary school participates in Morning Circle together, where they share announcements with other classes and prepare for the day ahead of them. Each Morning Circle has a different theme, depending on the day! Monday is Mindful Monday, followed by Talented Tuesday, where one student is able to share a special talent with their peers. Wonderful Wednesday is lead by Principal Kate, followed by Thoughtful Thursday and Fun Dance Friday, where everyone can celebrate the weekend with a dance party!