Waimea Canyon Middle School


Waimea Canyon Middle School, located on the island of Kauai is a school with deep roots in Native Hawaiian culture and values. Through the R.E.A.C.H. Initiative, Waimea Canyon Middle School may offer the Aloha ʻĀina program, which seeks to immerse students of the West Kauai community in cultural and environmental perspectives. Aloha ʻĀina curriculum will include history (Moʿolelo), teaching students about Native Hawaiian ancestry and culture; work ethic (Laulima), where students will learn to work towards a common goal for a rewarding end result; knowledge (ʿIke Kupuna), in which students may develop understanding of; and values (Mālama ‘Āina), in which to care for the land and the embracing of ancestral knowledge are paramount. Furthermore, in an effort to reconnect students to the land, all learning will take place outdoors.