Village Campus

The Village Campus is home to our Lower and Middle Schools and comprises eight acres in the heart of downtown Waimea. The campus opened in 1976, with a core complex that originally served as the Waimea Village Inn. Since then, our facilities have expanded along with the enrichment of our K-8 programming. Lower and Middle School students and teachers also use Upper Campus facilities, including Castle Gymnasium, Rutgers Tennis Center, Dowsett swimming pool, the horse stable and fields, Gates Performing Arts Center, and the Energy Lab.

Many of our campus spaces and facilities are available for rental by local groups or visiting organizations. For information on rentals, contact our auxiliary services office at or 808-881-4088.

Village campus academic buildings

Academic Buildings
Our classroom buildings retain the intimate “village” feel of the inn they once served. Classrooms open onto lanais, porches, and walkways, giving the whole campus an open-air feeling.

Village campus classrooms

Our teaching spaces are cozy, inviting places customized by each classroom teacher and their students. Here, students grow in mind and spirit as they move through our cohesive, creative curriculum.

Village campus Lynn Taylor Library

Lynn Taylor Library
Our library staff collaborates with classroom teachers to foster a love of reading and to train ethical and efficient users of information. Students learn research strategies here, then apply these skills to their classroom projects. The library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday during the school year.

Village campus arts

The Lower and Middle Schools each have their own dedicated visual art studio; music has its own classroom as well. Our performing arts program mounts multiple productions each year at the Gates Performing Arts Center on the Upper Campus.

Village campus Hale ‘Īnana

Hale ‘Īnana
A flexible, multi-purpose facility built in 2018, Hale ‘Īnana hosts physical education classes, capstone showcases, student social events, afterschool enrichment, parent gatherings, and much, much more.

Village campus Ulumau Garden

Ulumau Garden
In our teaching garden, students explore the interdependence of living things and learn how to conserve and steward natural resources. The garden provides classroom teachers with an outdoor learning space to conduct project-based lessons and units.

Village campus Isaacs Art Center

Isaacs Art Center
The center is home to two centuries of Hawaiian art. Lower and Middle School teachers have access to the collection, and the center also runs a community arts program for area preschools and elementary schools, thanks to support from local foundations.

Village campus Playground and Fields

Playground and Fields
Our Village Campus offers plenty of open space for physical education, classroom activities, and school-wide events. Daily physical activity plays a prime role in our teaching of personal balance and life-long wellness.