Dear Prospective Parent and/or Guardian,

Thank you for your interest in Hanalani Schools! We are an independent, world-class Christian school located in Mililani, Hawaii. Founded in 1952, we seek to educate Hawaii’s keiki to be life-long learners and to love God and others before oneself.

Applications are accepted for the upcoming school year beginning, September 1, and priority placement is given to applicants who apply by December 15. Our goal is to assist each prospective applicant and family throughout Hanalani School's Admissions process. Our Admissions Committee will seek your child’s potential and give your child's application the utmost consideration. We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.  It is important to note, that once a grade is filled, additional qualified applicants are placed into a wait pool. 

Priority Placement
Families who complete and submit their applications by December 15, will be given priority for scheduling their entrance test (Grades K4-12) and for scheduling their family interview.  A priority applicant will also be notified in advance for the grade level(s) they are applying for. 

Since the process of applying to independent schools can sometimes be a daunting and overwhelming experience, the following information is provided to assist you.

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  • Grades K3-6:

    • August 31st is the age cutoff date for Preschool (K3 and K4) and Kindergarten (K5). A child must be 3, 4, or 5 years old by this date to qualify for application.
    • The application process is divided into four steps - application, forms, testing, and interview. Please refer to the checklist for a detailed description of each of these steps.
    • Appointments for interview (K3) or assessment (Grades K4-6) will be scheduled upon receiving your completed application and fee ($75) and all supporting documents.
    • Applicants to grades 6 are required to take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). Please refer to for registration information and deadlines.
    • You will receive a phone call or confirmation letter regarding test/assessment dates and times.
  • Grades 7-12:

    • Applicants to Grades 7-12 are required to take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). Please refer to for registration information and deadlines.
    • Applicants to Grade 12 must submit copies of their scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.
    • Please follow the checklist which provides instructions and a list of required documents.
  • Campus Visit

    Contact our Admissions Office to schedule a Campus Tour. You may also view our Virtual Tour.

    If you have not already visited the campus, once we have received your child’s application, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule an on campus visit for both you and your child.
We wish you well in determining the right school for your child. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office by phone 808-625-0737 ext. 456 or by email We are open 7:30am - 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Michelle Kaneshiro

    Mrs. Michelle Kaneshiro 

    Director of Enrollment
  • Photo of Teona Cayabyab

    Mrs. Teona "Teona" Cayabyab 

    Enrollment Associate
  • Photo of Caity Pausa

    Mrs. Caity Pausa 

    Enrollment Associate

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