Welcome to Kula Aupuni Niihau A Kahelelani Aloha (KANAKA)

Niihau School of Kekaha (NSK) has existed in its current form since May 1999.  The school originated in 1993 with parents from the Niihau community residing on Kauai. The school began as a home school program for students whose primary language was the Niihau dialect of Olelo Kanaka. These parents thought it to be very important for their children to become highly skilled bilingual speakers. 

KANAKA implements a bilingual education to improve the performance of our students by instructing them in the English language to raise their functional skills in the western dominated world. Niihau Cultural values and language are preserved using the language they live, called Olelo Kanaka.

Kula Aupuni Niihau A Kahelelani Aloha Public Charter School (KANAKA PCS) uses place-based and project-based learning to reinforce Hawaiian cultural values. Technology is blended with traditional learning techniques to increase English/Language arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies skills.

The school provides focus on learning through multidisciplinary community-based education with an emphasis on the acquisition of English (reading & writing skills) while sustaining the Olelo Kanaka and the Niihau culture.

Annual Notification of Privacy Rights

Know your privacy rights as they apply to:

1) student record information;
2) directory information;
3) surveys and other information collection; and
4) military recruitment information.
For more information on your privacy rights, the laws that protect them, and how to exercise your rights, contact your school administrator or visit http://ferpa.k12.hi.us