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KG-Grade 5 Admissions Process

Each year, during our application period, Wai’alae School offers Informational Sessions so that parents/guardians can learn more about our school and see if we’re the right fit for their child and for their family.

Students enrolled in our Preschool program are not automatically enrolled/advanced to Kindergarten when they become eligible for Kindergarten.  Therefore, a new Student Application Form must be submitted.  As a reminder, if your child does not reside in our service area (i.e. district), then applications are due before in district students.

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Pre-k Enrollment

Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child in Wai’alae School’s Preschool Program!  Our Preschool program is authorized through Act 46 of the 2020 Hawai’i State Legislative Session and falls under the oversight of the Hawai’i State Public Charter School Commission. This is a tuition-free program, but there may be fees or costs associated with school meals and school activities.

For the Upcoming 2024-2025 School Year, Wai`alae Public Charter School is responsible for the enrollment process.

Pre-k Enrollment

The Pre-K enrollment documents are posted here for the 2024-2025 school year.


Submission of a fully completed Wai’alae School Preschool Student Application Packet, including required forms and documents (see Packet below).

Age Eligibility Criteria

For the 2024-2025 school year, our Preschool Program is open to students who are 3 years old or 4 years old on or before July 31, 2024:
For four-year-old children, their birthday must fall on or between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020.
For three-year-old children, their birthday must fall on or between August 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021.

Selection will be made by lottery by Wai`alae Public Charter School. Families of children who submit complete applications will have the initial opportunity to be selected.
Families who submit COMPLETED applications by Thursday, March 28, 2024 will be considered first.

Application process now closed for the SY 24-25. We are not accepting any more applications.