About Us

ROOTS is a community-based alternative to conventional education for students from Pre-School to eighth grade.

Teachers emphasize hands-on, project-based learning, and students work in collaborative groups to obtain a fully integrated understanding of the rigorous academic curriculum. Students remain with one teacher for several years, allowing the opportunity for a strong emotional bond, consistent attention to individual learning styles, and an understanding of optimal conditions for each child’s success.

A ROOTS education is holistic. Parents participate by accompanying students on field trips to tide pools and streams, hosting visits from guest speakers, and even teaching a class in their area of expertise–be it cooking, drumming, martial arts, or Mandarin. Parents also play a vital role in organizational administration and maintenance.

Arrange a visit to meet our teachers and learn more about our community.

ROOTS is a licensed private school through the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools.


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