Aloha! Welcome to Cindi’s Corner, a site you can visit regularly to learn more about the inspiring work taking place at Hanahau`oli School, and some of the innovative approaches taking place in the world of progressive education. Periodically, I will share some of my thoughts and ideas surrounding the development of young children and … Continue reading Aloha!

The Summer I Finally Reclaimed Childhood

In just a few days, Hanahau`oli campus will be flooded with sounds of children, returning to their classrooms after a memory-filled summer. Their sun-kissed faces will leave hints of beach getaways, swimming pools, family hikes, and other expeditions. These will be the memories that won’t be forgotten long after our children have raised their own … Continue reading The Summer I Finally Reclaimed Childhood


Hanahau’oli School celebrated ‘ohana this past weekend with the annual Children’s Fair event, drawing in families from the school community, local neighborhood, and island wide. Experiencing this Hui event in my second year provided me with an opportunity to closely examine what makes Hanahau’oli School so special: our children! It was refreshing to see our … Continue reading `Ohana