All Lihikai students will be empowered to reach their fullest potential and possess college and career readiness skills that will enable them to become global, contributing citizens who are prepared to meet the challenges of the future.


Every Day, Every Moment and for Every Child, our mission at Lihikai School is to:

  • Provide a nurturing, safe and stimulating learning environment;

  • Form a partnership with our families and community in which we strive to promote positive decision makers and critical thinkers;

  • Develop 21st-century learners who will be college and career ready, and contributing member of the community.



  • Lihikai Elementary School is located in Kahului on the island of Maui.

  • Lihikai's name translates to, lihi = near and kai = sea

  • Our logo, designed by a former LES student, depicts a SURFER riding a pencil surfboard, through the waves/pages of a book. This design ties together our mascot, the surfer, with classic symbols of education, to create a seamless and beautiful image representing Lihikai.

  • The original school building was built in 1961 on Kaahumanu Avenue, next to the Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center and Maui Beach Hotel.

  • In 1965, Lihikai relocated to our current campus on South Papa Avenue and expanded to a K-8 school.

  • Today, Lihikai's magnificent staff and teachers proudly serve close to 900 awesome students and their terrific families in pre-school through grade 5.

  • We are a Title I school with well over 43% of our students qualifying for "free/reduced" meal pricing.


‘Neath the glory of the mountains,

Near the silvery sea,

Stands our noble Alma Mater,

Lihikai, we hail to thee.




Bound within thy walls of wisdom,

The knowledge and the truth,

To her loyal sons and daughters,

All this to the youth.




May this wisdom always guide us,

And when thy walls are seen,

We think of thee, Oh! Alma Mater,

So noble and serene.


Chorus 2x




Lihikai, Oh! Alma Mater,

Wondrous is thy name,

We will speak of thee forever,

And spread thy noble fame.


Lyrics by: Virginia Dagdag

© Copyright 2017 by Lihikai Elementary School

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Contact Us


Tel: 808-727-4500,  School Messenger: Text "Y" to 67587

Fax: 808-873-3570


335 South Papa Avenue

Kahului, Hawai'i, 96732