By Chris La Porte


Welcome to your new post, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, which is headquartered at Wheeler Army Airfield. You’ll be on the eastern side of the Waianae Mountains on Oahu. In the county of Honolulu, you’ll have plenty of Hawaii schools that will fit your family’s needs. One of the most anxiety-inducing parts about moving is the arrangements that need to be made for your school-aged children and their new educational ventures. We want this guide to be a place where you can plan your academic needs and find one of many Hawaii schools near USAG-HI that will work for your student. The schools on the island of Oahu provide a wide range of educational challenges and opportunities. This guide will list the best options and highest-rated Hawaii schools from day care to high school.

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Schools in U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii

There are no DoD schools in Hawaii, but there are two schools located on post that are a part of the Hawaii Department of Education. There are other options on post, too, in the form of a Child Development Center located nearby at Schofield Barracks. The School Liaison Office on base can help you look at your options.

1. Schofield Barracks Child Development Center (CDC)

2423 McMahon Road BLDG 9098 Schofield Barracks, HI 96857


: 1 (808) 655-7106 The Schofield Barracks Child Development Center is a facility on post that strives to reduce the stress on families that are also a part of the workforce. You have options here for full-time, part-time, and hourly childcare services. They accept children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age.

2. Wheeler Elementary School

1 Wheeler Army Airfield Wahiawa, HI 96786


: 1 (808) 305-9500 At Wheeler Elementary School, the staff has a mission of educating students, knowing that each child is unique. The school’s slogan is “One Team, One Mission,” which exemplifies the belief that academic responsibility is shared by both school and family. The school supports just over 700 students and has a student-to-teacher ratio of 14 to 1, which is average for Wahiawa Hawaii Schools.

3. Wheeler Middle School

2 Wheeler Army Airfield Wahiawa, HI 96786


: 1 (808) 622-6525 Located right next door to Wheeler Elementary School, even sharing a cafeteria, Wheeler Middle School is located right on post at the Wheeler Army Airfield. The staff provides a dedicated educational experience for students from 6th to 8th grade, proven by their six-year accredited status from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The school has about 780 students with a student-to-teacher ratio of 14 to 1.

Hawaii Schools Near Post

While stationed at U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, your school-aged children will attend the schools located within the Central Oahu School District or those managed by the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools. The Central Oahu School District is managed by the Hawaii State Board of Education. Below that in this guide, we list some of the best schools in Hawaii.

Hawaii State Board of Education

P.O. Box 2360 Honolulu, HI 96804


: 1 (808) 586-3334

Central Oahu School District

1337 Mahiole St. Honolulu, HI 96819


: 1 (808) 831-7878 U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Daycares

U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Daycares

1. Rainbow School - Wahiawa

108 California Ave. Wahiawa, HI 96786


: 1 (808) 621-3933 Rainbow School started out as a simple one-room school in Kahuku that ran childcare services as a non-profit. Now, they have expanded the daycare system to include a site at Wahiawa that opened in 1989. Your children will receive fantastic care under the supervision of staff that all meet state licensing requirements. Childcare is provided for children 2 to 5 years of age, and all children are placed in developmentally appropriate programs.

2. Joyful Montessori LLC

70 Kukui St. Unit F Wahiawa, HI 96786


: 1 (808) 772-2018 The goal at Joyful Montessori is to provide children with a deep understanding of academic and practical skills that will help them throughout the rest of their lives. This primary program is taught with a 1 to 10 teacher-to-child ratio for an intimate educational childcare experience. They provide services for 2 and a half to 6-year-olds.

3. Mililani Tech Park Preschool - Kamaʻāina Kids

345 Kahelu Ave. Mililani, HI 96789


: 1 (808) 623-1322 Mililani Tech Park is a preschool that has been nationally accredited by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) since 1998, so you can trust that your children will be in good care. Programs are provided for children 12 months to 5 years of age, and each age group has its own playground with highly qualified and trained staff. U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Elementary Schools

U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Elementary Schools

1. Kaʻala Elementary School

130 California Ave. Wahiawa, HI 96786


: 1 (808) 305-3900 Ka’ala Elementary School was founded in Wahiawa in 1958. The school has a mission to provide an environment with standards-based lessons that create a safe place with meaningful learning experiences. They also strive to give parents the tools to help their children meet the academic needs of the curriculum. The school has a student base of 440 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 13 to 1.

2. Wahiawā Elementary School

1402 Glen Ave. Wahiawa, HI 96786


: 1 (808) 622-6393 Wahiawa Elementary School is located just east of your posting at USAG-HI and is committed to providing an excellent place for your children’s educational journey. Their curriculum has just as much social-skill-building as it does academic ones, including an anti-bullying program. The school has just over 400 students and has a student-to-teacher ratio of 13 to 1.

3. Mililani Mauka Elementary School

95-1111 Makaikai St. Mililani, HI 96789


: 1 (808) 626-3350 At Mililani Mauka Elementary, the integration of technology to enhance the learning process is how the school was designed to be the “complete school of the future.” They take pride in their very supportive Parent Teacher Organization and have an active School Community Council. The school has a student body of 784, with a student-to-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Middle Schools

U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Middle Schools

1. Wahiawā Middle School

275 Rose St. Wahiawa, HI 96786


: 1 (808) 305-3300 At Wahiawa Middle School, the staff aspires to make the school a positive place to learn that fosters innovative thinking. They challenge their students to be the best version of themselves in an ever-changing world. The student population, made up of 6th to 8th graders, is 820, with a 14 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio.

2. Mililani Middle School

95-1140 Lehiwa Dr. Mililani, HI 96789


: 1 (808) 627-9000 The mission of Mililani Middle School is to see students respect themselves and others while they develop as lifelong learners. Each student is taught to value excellence and contribute positively to the world while seeing the greater community around them. The student population at this school is 1,875, with an 18 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio. High School

High School

1. Leilehua High School

1515 California Ave. Wahiawa, HI 96786


: 1 (808) 305-3000 At Leilehua High School, the faculty has a dedicated promise to see that students, teachers, and staff all exemplify their core values of leadership, humility, and service. The curriculum is designed to challenge students to prepare them for the next stage of their life. The student-to-teacher ratio here is 15 to 1 for their school population of 1,645.


We hope this guide of Hawaii schools has given you an insight into the options near U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii. You can be assured that these are some of the best schools in Hawaii and that they are dedicated to the education of your children. Whenever you’re ready to enroll your student in their new school, you can come back to this list of Wahiawa Hawaii schools and explore your options.




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