Elementary School

The Elementary School begins with pre-kindergarten and runs through fifth grade. In the Elementary School students have self-contained classrooms. This means that students have the same teacher most of the time. However, students who are more advanced may take classes with older students, and those having difficulty with particular subjects may be assigned tutors or otherwise receive additional help. Also, there are subject area specialists who teach art, drama, computer technology, Hawaiian Studies, music, and physical education.

The school year is divided into three main sections, called “trimesters .” Each trimester lasts 12 weeks. Trimesters allow a better fit between school holidays and the school year.

See the Island School Curriculum Guide and Student/Parent Handbook for detailed descriptions of course offerings, policies and programs for grades pre-kindergarten through 5.

First Grade

News and Information

Dinosaurs Invade First Grade

A variety of prehistoric reptiles visited the first grade classroom in celebration of the annual Dinosaur Festival. Students made their dinos at home, using recycled materials. Here are a few:                                    

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4th Graders Love Science

Friday, May 26, was “4th grade Science Day.” Students in Ms. Rebecca’s class revolved through four different hands-on experiments. These included: “Make Your Own Ice Cream,” “Homemade Lava Lamps,” “Outrageous Ooze” and “Pop Rockets.”  Each experiment tied into their lessons on Matter. They talked about the three stages of matter, …

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Spelling Bee

Students in grades 2-5 will compete in class Spelling Bees on April 3 or 4. Three winners from each class will go on to the school Bee on April 17.

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Almost $3000 Raised at Jogathon 2017!

At left, Ms. Lei paints the thermometer all the way to the TOP! Mahalo elementary families for helping Island School raise money for PE and playground equipment!          Na Pua Keiki had their own Jogathon on campus, hosted by the 8th grade girls PE class.     McKenna Fitzgerald rounds the …

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"Fantastic Mr. Fox" This Weekend March 3-5

Coming to an I.S. Theatre Near You! March 3 & 4 at 7pm March 5 at 3pm Fun for the entire family! Tickets on sale NOW from cast members and in the Office! $5 in advance; $7 at the door. $16 Family Pass in advance, $20 at the door. Call …

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