Applications for the 2023-2024 School Year Are Now Open
Kanu o ka `Āina is open to all students who choose to apply. Kanu is a free public education program and seeks enthusiastic and motivated haumāna without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, disability or other criteria protected by law, who wish to join its intergenerational Hawaiian model of education
Student admissions are open to all students in grades kindergarten through grade 9 during our
open enrollment period from January 1st to March 1st. Students interested in other grade levels
are considered on a space available basis. Kindergarteners must turn 5 by July 31st of the
application school year. Keiki attending our Mālamapōkiʻi Early Childhood Education Program
must submit a new application for Kanu kindergarten.
Admissions are determined on space available for any given grade. If interest exceeds space availability, a lottery will be held for that grade. Applications received after the admissions deadlines are considered on a space-available basis after the lottery process is completed and keiki/haumāna not selected in the lottery process have been placed. Students offered spaces will be notified in writing.
Kanu o ka `Āina is a public charter school of choice founded in 2000. Kanu’s admission policies and processes are governed by State and Federal laws. The School shall make all student recruitment, admissions, enrollment, and retention decisions in a nondiscriminatory manner and shall comply with admission policies and procedures as approved by the Commission.