KAUA'I CREATIVE ACADEMY
SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS & ACADEMICS
EXPANSION• DANCE • ART • GYMNASTICS • ACADEMICS
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 math, gifted and talented language arts, 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 Kula School International Campus in Kilauea on the North shore of the garden island of Kauai. Kula School International offers an Epic Jr. high program. Our students look forward to coming to school and often express their feelings of 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.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
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
Ages 6 to 12 yrs.
Based on skill level
Mondays 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (Level 2)
Wednesdays 2:30 to 4:30 pm (Level 1.5)
Dance for a Cause!
* "Wild Child" Dance Team
*"Rising Stars" Performance Troupe
*"The Minies" Performance Troupe
We offer a full month 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
August 2nd to December 20th
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!
INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
We offer both full academics, after-school programs, and Summer Camps. Spaces fill up fast! Contact us today to reserve your child's spot.