New summer school accepting applications

Applications for Kamehameha Schools Maui’s new summer school program, Halau ‘o Kapikohanaiamalama, are now available at

The deadline to apply is Feb. 15.

Halau ‘o Kapikohanaiamalama opens in the summer, giving the KS Maui campus its first summer school program since 2008.

The program will run from June 14 to July 12, in two sessions, for middle school students going into grades 6-8.

Translated to mean “the life source that feeds and nourishes,” Halau ‘o Kapikohanaiamalama will empower learning experiences that are culturally connected, ‘aina-based and ‘oiwi STEAM-focused, according to a news release.

The full-day program, running from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., will offer courses that range from subject and interest areas such as soil ecology, horticulture and graphic design to video production, culinary arts, app design and entrepreneurship. There will also be courses that have an ‘olelo Hawaii intensive focus as a commitment to the learning of the Hawaiian language.

Halau ‘o Kapikohanaiamalama is a program for KS and non-KS students, which includes snacks, lunch and optional bus transportation.

For more information on this program, along with other Kamehameha Schools summer programs, visit