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Wai-Kahala Preschool (Kahala)

  • 1261 Pueo St. Honolulu, HI. 96816

    PH: (808) 732-1755 E:


    • Enrollment: 102
    • Preschool Manager: Tammy Bahn-Kries
    • Open year-round: 7am – 5pm
    • Ages: 2 (in diapers) – 5 years
    • Extended hours available: 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    • Nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

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    Wai-Kahala Preschool is located in Kahala near the Kahala Shopping Center.  The program serves keiki two years to five years and stimulates social and emotional development, emphasizing language skills. Recent improvements to their playground have made Wai-Kahala the perfect choice for your child. Enrichment programs include: Soccer Shots, Amazing Athletes, Japanese, Language Class and KinderMusik. The program stimulates social and emotional development, emphasizing language skills. All staff meet State licensing requirements.


    Wai-Kahala School, KCAA’s first new school after WWII was built in 1953. It was a model for its time with the entire school scaled to a three-year old’s eye level. Since its opening, the school has been a popular choice for early childhood education and care because of its convenient location across from Kahala Mall. In 1972, President Richard Nixon also found it convenient and arrived on the lawn outside the school in a helicopter accompanied by his wife and members of his cabinet!

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