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Conscious Education & Aloha!

Providing Quality Education to Communities Since 1985

Our renowned program for 1st thru 5th grade learners seeks to enhance student achievement by providing specialized instruction in project-based academics, visual and performance arts, cultural studies, deep nature, and social emotional intelligence. We combine Montessori and Waldorf curriculum to cover math and language arts. To add to this we utilized the gifted and talented language arts program through Jacobs Ladder.  We utilize The Magical Garden science curriculum, Marshall Rosenbergs conscious communication techniques, Indigenous teachings from the Wisdom Weavers counsel, and a full spectrum movement program which includes foundation skills in classical ballet, lyrical, modern, hip hop, creative movement exercises, jazz, aerial silks, gymnastics, yoga, aero yoga, and music. Kauai Creative Academy School of Performing Arts and Academics has been providing holistic quality education with highly trained professional teachers since 1985.


The school is located on the beautiful North East shore of the garden island of Kauai. Kauai Creative Academy is on a lovely little campus not far from the ocean. Every day our students look forward to coming to school and often express their feelings of joyful inspiration because our offerings match their interests, which benefit all aspects of their academic experience including academic achievement and attitude!



To enhance and expand the innate genius in every child. To enable, encourage, and inspire each child to reach their full creative and academic potential by providing thought provoking, challenging, artistic, fun-filled, contemplative lessons with topics most interesting and applicable to their phase of development. 




  • Nurture- Nurturing environment creates confidence and self-esteem.                         

  • Trust- Mutual trust creates a strong connection to happiness, growth, and freedom to express                     

  • Health- Healthy diet and nutrition allow children to be more present and capable of learning.                       

  • Education- Starts the moment you are born it's a lifelong journey of self-discovery to self-actualization.                     

  • Creativity- Imagination enables innovation. Thoughts become things.

  • Perform Passionately- We provide opportunities for children to shine!

  • Foster Fun - Fun is one of the most important elements of our program. 

  • Social Responsibility- Children are the future caretakers of Earth. We teach them to recycle, reuse, compost, and grow food. We teach them to have gratitude and appreciation for all that Mother Earth provides.




Your child continues to develop in many ways, physically, creatively, socially, emotionally, in language, literacy, and thinking (cognitive) skills. KCA teachers support our students in all of these areas. We provide extensive enrichment activities every day, as we aim to sprout coordination, grow self-esteem, intelligence, strength, flexibility, and cultivate a lifelong love of learning. 



Ilima is of Hawaiian and Amer-Indian descent and raised in a tribe and surrounded by her elders. She is a renowned teacher of the children and has devoted her life to educating children through aloha, embodiment practices, circle teachings, creativity, and project based academics. She has a natural gift facilitating the development of alliances between old man academia and the new paradigm of creative wisdom seekers. She is a guardian of the culture of honoring a child's evolution through the exploration and expansion of their innate curriculum, their connection to higher consciousness and heart-centeredness.  She continues to create a transformational curriculum at the intersection of project-based academics, holistic movement, deep love of nature, art, reading, music, science and joyful wellbeing.

Ilima earned an M.F.A in dance and a B.A. in business administration. She received her teaching credentials from the state of Hawaii in 2008 and has taught at Kilauea elementary school, Chiefess Kamakahelei, and Kapaa High. Additionally, Ilima was hired by the state of Hawaii as the islands child advocate, and is passionate about working with children to create positive learning environments in which they may thrive.  

Full Academic and Performing Arts School
  • 1st Grade thru 5th grade

  • Monday - Friday  9:00 am to 2:00 pm 

  • Two 5- Month Semester Program 

After-School Programs
  • Ages 5 to 14 yrs. 

  • Based on skill level 

  • Mondays 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  (Advanced)

  • Wednesdays 3:00 to 5:00 pm (Intermediate)

  • Thursdays 2:30 to 4:30 pm (Beginning)

  • Performance Dance Team (TBA)

Dance for a Cause!

* "Wild Child" Performance Dance Team

* "Stars"  Performance Opportunities

Summer Camps!

We offer two full months of Summer Camps!

We provide trips to the ocean!

We create exciting adventure trips to outer islands!

Community Out Reach!

We perform at care homes for the elderly, other schools and 

community events!


First Semester:

August 2nd to December 20th

Second Semester:

January 3rd to May 25th

Open enrollment throughout the year based on availability. 
Mark your calendars and reserve your child's space now, as programs fill up fast!




We offer both full academics, after-school programs, and Summer Camps. Spaces fill up fast! Contact us today to reserve your child's spot.

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