Aloha Kakou - Welcome


“To truly know the world, look deeply within your own being; 

To truly know yourself, take real interest in the world.”
— Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Waldorf Education

HWS students are prepared to meet the world.

Welcome to Halekala Waldorf School!

Helping children grow stronger and smarter for over 40 years

The balanced, comprehensive education at Haleakala Waldorf School engages children's imagination and curiosity by integrating academic achievement with active, hands-on experience in an artistic environment. The teachers are dedicated to creating a genuine inner enthusiasm for learning that is essential for educational success. Humanities and sciences are blended with art, languages, music, movement, handwork and practical activities to meet the needs of the developing child and adolescent.  Children experience each lesson’s content through drawing, painting, song, recitation, drama and movement.  As a result, our students are academically, socially and spiritually prepared to thrive and create lives of meaning and purpose.

“If you’ve had the experience of binding a book, knitting a sock, playing a recorder, then you feel that you can build a rocket ship—or learn a software program you’ve never touched. It’s not bravado, just a quiet confidence. There is nothing you can’t do. Why couldn’t you? Why couldn’t anybody?”

— Peter Nitze, Waldorf & Harvard graduate, director of an aerospace company