Welcome to holualoa elementary school, home of the hawks!

Holualoa Elementary school vision statement

Kūlia I Ka Nuʻu

Strive for the Summit

holualoa elementary school mission statement

Striving for excellence through:
      *Rigorous standards-based curriculum and instruction
      *Education of the whole child
      *Preparing global citizens who exemplify empathy, tenacity, and resilience
      *Inspiring a lifelong love of learning


A part of local history


Established in 1897, Holualoa School is one of the oldest schools in the state. Its first students were the children of immigrants who had originally arrived in the islands to work on plantations. The first teachers at Holualoa were either from the mainland U.S. or the Territorial Normal School in Honolulu.

Holualoa School has a long history of parent and community involvement, dating back to the early May Days when students would dance around a maypole on the school field.

Our school has a reputation for educational excellence, having been acknowledged as a Distinguished School, as well as a national Blue Ribbon School.

Art plays a strong role in the culture of our Holualoa community as well as at Holualoa School. Through a partnership with the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture and the Donkey Mill Art

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Glenn Gray



Dear Holualoa Elementary Ohana,

As I begin my fourth year at Holualoa, I am filled with gratitude and excitement for the future. Holualoa Elementary is part of a proud community with a rich history.  The school is a place where we come together to make a difference.

In the spirit of letting you know a little about me, let me share that I am beginning my 30th year in education in which I have been a classroom teacher, an instructional coach and finally an administrator for the past 17 years.  As you get to know me, I hope you will find me to be open, caring, and passionate about our school.

Each day I have the opportunity to work with a dedicated staff of teachers and support personnel who go above and beyond to ensure every child is ensured the brightest of futures.  We are committed to becoming a school of learners who will be able to meet the demands of a changing world while still embracing the shared values that make Holualoa a unique place in the world.

We are honored and privileged to work with the amazing students who attend our school.  The success of our school has always been based on a partnership between the staff, parents, students and the Holualoa community.  We would like to encourage you to partner with us however you are able as we strive to continue the legacy of excellence that is Holualoa Elementary.

We look forward to earning your trust and respect in everything we do.


Glenn Gray,

Principal, Holualoa Elementary School

“Never forget that life can only be noble, inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to face many a danger, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.”

Anne Heiser

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