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

Email: mail@kahiliedu.org


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.


     Acceptance  Policy

 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



Other Fees

Application Fee: $50

Registration Fee: $125

Purchase Uniform: Green Kahili Shirts  $10 each

Bus Fee: $100 monthly;$1000 yearly.


















Admission Requirements

  • 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 must sign-in and sign-out children each day at the door (except  for those  children riding the bus). No child will be allowed to leave the school with an unauthorized person.                                 


  • Parents should check the school calendar
  • for special occasions and holidays.


  • Teachers will communicate via Friday

Kahili Khronicle and the website:



                      Field Trips

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.


                                           Medical Issues

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.







Student Insurance

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.

3)     Toothbrush



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


12:00-1:00:  Lunch


1:00-2:30:  Nap Time                                                            


Extra Curricular Activities:

  • Creative Art/Music Activities
  • Gardening
  • 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.