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Konawaena Elementary is a Pre K-5 school in central Kona on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi with just under 600 students.   Established in 1899 on the site that is now the Kealakekua Library, KES moved in 1922 to the 12 acre campus that now houses the Middle and High Schools.  We moved into our current campus in 2000.  
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Turkey Trot 2023

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Turkey Trot 2023

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Unity Day 2023

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May Day 2023

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Our Vision

Konawaena Elementary School will be a fully inclusive community where students gain a minimum of one year’s academic growth in one year's time.

Our Mission

Konawaena Elementary School Wildcats are supported to ensure social and emotional wellbeing, a sense of belonging and voice, and rigorous learning through a guaranteed and viable curriculum. 

Latest News

Laiopua Registration

Register for La'i'opua (click here)

FREE La’i’opua after school enrichment program enrollment now open
Apply at: www.laiopua.org/enrollment

Program runs January 8 - April 26, 2024
- Days: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
- Hours: 2:30-5:00 pm

Focus: Interactive Curriculum
- Hawaiian Language & Culture
- Literacy

Enroll now!

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