KAHILI ADVENTIST PRESCHOOL (KAP)
The First Step to a Bright Future
KAP is a Christian-based program which gives children ages 3-5
the early enrichment they need for a successful school career.
Teacher: Melba Gapuz
Mailing Address: PO Box 480 Lawai, HI 96765
Street Address: 2-4035 Kaumuali’i Highway, Koloa, HI 96756
Telephone: 808-742-9294 Fax: 808-742-6628
Driving Directions to the Kahili Adventist School Campus
From Lihue:Take Highway50 toward Waimae. Just past the turn-off to Koloa (Tunnel of Trees), and mile marker #7, turn right on the next gravel road. Go approximately one mile toKahiliAdventistSchool. Walk through the breeze-way by the office and take a left. The preschool is straight ahead.
KAP Mission Statement
KAP’s mission is to provide a fun, wholesome, child-based learning environment that focuses on teaching children Christian relationship principles and the basics of academics through exploration and creative experiences. We believe preschoolers learn best in a small, home-like atmosphere surrounded by the quiet beauty of nature, with room to run, hike, and explore God’s creation.
Children must be 3-5 years of age, toilet-trained, and developmentally ready to enter a group learning experience.
KAP operates on the same academic school calendar asKahiliAdventistSchooland has the same vacations.
Hours of Operation
Student Session: 8am- 3:00pm
Office Hours: 7:30am – 3:30pm
Children bring their own lunch and snacks for morning and afternoon.
Monthly: Full-time fees $560
Part-time 3 days $423
Part-time 2 days $281
Part-time students can add Friday attendance for the monthly fee of $100
Payment Policy: Tuition payments are due the first of each month. Students will not be admitted to a new school year until previous tuition accounts are paid, or satisfactory arrangements have been made with the school board. Refund Policy: If a student withdraws partway through the month, a refund for the remainder of the month is given
- Fill out registration materials
- Pay Fees for Application, Registration, Deposit
- Pay tuition for first month (and bus fee for first month if applicable)
- Must have the following records on file before the first day of school:
1) Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance
2) A completed Student Health Record (Form 14) including a physical examination and all required immunizations or a signed statement or appointment card from your child’s doctor.
Parents’ Privileges and Responsibilities
Because children benefit from a close working relationship between teachers and parents…
- Parents are welcome to visit at any time.
- Parents are expected to attend Home and School Association meetings and be involved in Home and School functions, which may include fund raising.
- KAP will provide a parenting seminar each semester. Parents are expected to attend.
- Teachers look forward to parent’s opinions and comments. Parents are welcome to make an appointment at any time to discuss important issues. If necessary, teachers will make an appointment with parents to discuss children’s progress.
- Parents should check the school calendar
- for special occasions and holidays.
- Teachers will communicate via Friday
Kahili Khronicle and the website:
Parents are always welcome to enjoy field trips
with their children. Parents authorize field trips
when signing the Consent to Treatment form at the beginning of the school year. Certain trips may require additional permission forms to be signed by parents and must be turned in prior to the field trip date. Children will be transported either by official school vehicles or by parents.
Handicapped: We are unable to provide services for children with special medical needs.
Sick Policy: Students should not come to school if showing symptoms of illness, such as an elevated temperature, cold symptoms, stomach or head ache, or head lice.
In Case of Emergency: Parents and 911 will be called.
In Case of a Natural Disaster: Children will be at the School Library and will be taken care of until parents can arrive.
Every student is insured through Adventist Risk Management. When a student is hurt during school hours the parents receive from KAP an injury report and a claim form that needs to be taken to the attending physician at the time of service. The form must be returned to the school office for reimbursement. Student insurance is effective during the current school year. The policy may not cover all of the medical service costs.
Children’s Personal Belongings
KAP is not responsible for personal items children bring to school.
Children Need the Following Personal Supplies at Preschool
1) 1 set of change of clothes.
2) 1 pair of closed toe shoes for walking/hiking. Either they can wear this type of shoe each day or keep a pair at school.
Sample Daily Learning Experiences
(The exact schedule may vary depending on field trips and special learning activities.)
8:00-8:30: Learning Centers
8:30-9:00: Worship Activities: Spiritual-based stories, memory texts, and singing.
9:00-9:30: Calendar Math
9:30-10:30: Outside Play: Games and physical education
10:30-11:45: Language Arts
1:00-2:30: Nap Time
Extra Curricular Activities:
- Creative Art/Music Activities
- 4-H (Experience with animals)
Kahili Adventist Preschool is a part of the preschool through 12-grade
Kahili Adventist School operated by the
Hawaii Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
It is licensed by the state of Hawaii, Department of Human Services.