Our Philosophy
We believe that when you bring young people together at a formative age and expose them to a variety of perspectives, wisdom practices, and experiences, they come away with a heightened sense of self and their significance and responsibility within community.  When they are challenged in the outdoors, they also develop a greater awareness and confidence in their own capabilities. 


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The 9 values of the United World Colleges:
  • International and intercultural understanding
  • Celebration of difference
  • Personal responsibility and integrity
  • Mutual responsibility and respect
  • Compassion and service
  • Respect for the environment
  • A sense of idealism
  • Personal challenge
  • Action and personal example
Native Hawaiian values and concepts that have universal applications and will be built upon throughout the course, including:
  • Mālama 'Āina
    reciprocal relationship that exists when we care for the land and it for us


  • Mālama Honua
    similar reciprocity expanded to the totality of the whole earth


  • Kapu Aloha
    maintaining a sense of aloha (unconditional love) in all interactions and at the root of all planning


  • Lōkahi
    living with an intentionality for harmony and unity