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Guiding Principles and Values

Our Hawaiian and Episcopal heritage is fundamental to our mission and vision. We celebrate and honor Queen Emma Kaleleonālani’s life of love, kindness, hope, faith, and service and follow her example to Kūlia i ka Nuʻu – Strive for The Highest – in all that we do. Our guiding core values are described below.

Be gracious, kind, loving and compassionate  

Promote goodness and do the right thing 

Take care of the mind, body and spirit and the natural world we live in

Recognize and embrace the​ ​responsibility we have to past, present and future generations

‘Imi Naʻauao
Foster joyful learning

Be patient, courageous and persevere   


  • Our students will develop strong, confident voices and a commitment to mastering, understanding and creating knowledge. 
  • Our students will develop the intellectual capacity and habits of mind to be successful and thrive in college, the workforce, and beyond.
  • Our students will lead a life of purpose and service with integrity, respect, compassion, advocacy, and kindness.
  • Our students will appreciate diversity, understand our connectedness to each other and to Earth, and have the ability to work individually and collaboratively in our global community.
  • Our students will develop lifetime habits of physical, intellectual, spiritual, and emotional wellness so they can reach their promise and help others do the same.