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Principal's Message

Aloha e nā ʻohana o Kīpapa, 

My name is Dr. Jhameel Duarte and I am the proud principal of Kīpapa Elementary, home of the cougars, and nestled in the vibrant community of Mililani, Hawaii. At Kīpapa Elementary, we take pride in fostering a nurturing and inclusive learning environment where students are inspired to explore, discover, and excel. Our school is not just a place of education; it's a close-knit community that values collaboration, diversity, and the pursuit of academic excellence.

At Kīpapa Elementary, we take care of the “whole child” by addressing any social-emotional learning needs that our students may have. We want all of our students to be academically successful and to enjoy coming to school everyday.

I am thankful to be able to work with such a dedicated team of educators who are passionate about creating engaging and meaningful learning experiences and equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed for success in a rapidly evolving world is truly inspiring. Kīpapa Elementary is not just a school; it's a community where every child is valued, supported, and encouraged to reach their full potential.

Kīpapa has a rich history of educational excellence and we will continue to elevate and enhance the learning opportunities for all of our students. If you have any questions, call the school at (808) 305-4200. Thank you for your continuous support of Kīpapa Elementary School.

Me ke aloha pauʻole, 

Dr. Jhameel Duarte