A Message from Head of School
Welcome to Holy Nativity School! Whether you are a prospective student or already a member of our school family, we hope that you are able to glimpse the enthusiasm and energy that define the HNS experience and that you see our motto “Character, Heart, and Excellence,” in action.
Holy Nativity School has a rich history of providing a personalized approach to learning in a small, intimate, setting for students starting school as 3 year olds and continuing on through the 8th grade. Small classes, nurturing teachers, challenging curriculum, and integrated technology create the foundation that has continually encouraged outstanding achievements as HNS students display the inherent pleasure of lifelong learning.
In the Episcopal tradition, we are called to create an open and supportive academic community of faith for all. Children grow, develop, and learn at different rates and stages. The growth and development of each child involves many dimensions: heart, mind, body, and soul. Our talented and committed teachers provide individualized attention to help each student achieve his or her academic and personal best. Our teachers enjoy the independence to develop programs and courses that reflect their creativity, keep their classrooms fresh, and most importantly engage their students.
We encourage you to explore the strength and variety of our programs on this website; however, there is simply no substitute for witnessing HNS in real action. Therefore, I am proud to invite you to come tour our campus and experience our school community firsthand. You’ll get to meet our remarkable students and teachers and observe how we are truly committed to fostering excellence in our students. Come see what makes Holy Nativity School so special!
Holy Nativity School is dedicated to excellence in education within a small and personalized environment. Built upon the qualities of respect and inclusion, as exemplified in the Episcopal tradition, Holy Nativity School values each child’s individuality as it develops principled citizens who recognize their role in a global community.
Our history is steeped in the Hawaiian values of ʻohana and aloha. In 1949, the founders of Holy Nativity School designed an intimate setting, where each child could reach their potential and be nurtured in a Christian environment. The one class per grade design was created to give every student the tools necessary to succeed both academically and spiritually. Some of the most influential leaders in Hawaii started their journey at Holy Nativity School. The “little school in the valley” of today reflects the vision and the mission of our founders.