Kauai Christian Academy

Kauai Christian Academy exists to provide an academically excellent, Christ-centered education for the families of Kauai.
Located on a beautiful 10 acre campus on the way to the scenic Kilauea Lighthouse, Kauai Christian Academy inspires the hearts and minds of pre-school through 12th grade young people with a balance of truth and love, in a safe, nurturing environment that produces outstanding students.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 235 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,700
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
235 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Kauai Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Average SAT score
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code
School shirt, blue or black or khaki shorts, pants, or skirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition prices vary due to payment plans and financial aid. Please visit the KCA website for full details.
Admissions Associate
Daniel Plunkett


Total Sports Offered
4 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Coding Club, Student Leadership Council

Arts and Music Programs:

Recreational Athletic Programs:
elementary sports

School Notes

School Wide Goals
  • KCA wishes to achieve the following goals in the life of each student who attends. These goals support our mission statement, and our success as a school will be determined by how well these goals are realized in the life of each student. KCA seeks to minister to the needs of the whole child and to encourage his spiritual and moral growth, academic and intellectual progress, and social and physical development.
  • Spiritual Goals
  • To give Jesus Christ the preeminence in all school matters (Colossians 1:17-18).To see each student who attends KCA accept Jesus Christ as personal Savior (2 Peter 3:9; Romans 10:14-15, 17). Evangelization will be carried out by teachers when the subject of the Gospel (the Good News of salvation from sins through the sacrificial death of Jesus) comes up in class, or on a one-to-one basis when appropriate.To be an extension of the Christian home and church, and thus provide continuity of training for Christian young people (Deuteronomy 6:5-9; Ephesians 6:4).To develop within each student a spiritual knowledge base founded on God`s Word, the Bible, for making wise decisions about life, and to teach accurate Bible doctrine (2 Timothy 3:14-17). See KCA`s Statement of Faith.To help students develop a love for God that extends to the entirety of their hearts, souls, and minds (Deuteronomy 6:5).To teach students the responsibility that every person has to God as Creator and Redeemer (2 Corinthians 5:10).To help students develop a strong sense of "right and wrong," to make each student aware of the spiritual blessing that comes from doing right, and to warn each student of the many wrongs that now characterize our culture and the negative consequences to be borne by those who choose those wrongs (Exodus 20:1-17; Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23).To develop a Christian worldview in the minds of all students. With this worldview in place, students should be able to discern between truth and error. Not only is it our goal to present truth but also to instruct our students how to apply the truth correctly in their own lives (Psalm 19:14; 2 Corinthians 10:4-6).To help students continue their walk with the Lord outside of school and for life through regular Bible reading and prayer (Proverbs 22:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:17).To encourage students to take an active part in the ministry of the local church, including the evangelization of the lost (Hebrews 10:24-25; Acts 1:8).
Academic Goals
  • To provide both curricular and instructional systems that will enable any student to achieve at levels that will prepare him to enter the next level of education chosen, whatever the academic rigor demanded.To instill in each student a strong sense of personal responsibility in the academic realm. This includes a willingness to accept correction, but also the confidence and self-worth to work hard and to pursue the highest possible levels of achievement (Proverbs 12:1; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 12:1).To enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners (Proverbs 4:13). To teach students to enjoy reading and to utilize oral and written English to communicate effectively.To help students understand fundamental math concepts and processes, as well as practical applications.To give students a broad understanding of history, geography, and the other social studies (Deuteronomy 6:12; Deuteronomy 8:2; Joshua 4).To teach students scientific knowledge about the physical universe God has created (Genesis 1-2; Psalm 19:1-4).To teach students the value of diligent study of the Bible (2 Timothy 3:14-17).To help students develop an appreciation of music and the arts (Psalm 150).To teach students basic usages of computer technology.To give students basic exposure to at least one foreign language (Acts 2:4, 6-8).To teach students about the human body and to teach them to maintain the good health of their bodies (1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 1 Timothy 4:8).
Social Goals
  • To teach each student to love his neighbor as himself (Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 19:19).To cultivate an environment of positive peer influence (Psalm 1:1; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; 2 Corinthians 6:14-15).To teach students to exhibit a strong work ethic (Proverbs 21:25; 24:30-34; Colossians 3:23; 1 Thessalonians 2:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:10).To develop in students decision-making, planning, and management skills needed for sound judgments and personal problem-solving (Proverbs 16:3; Matthew 25:14-30).To help students understand and accept their responsibilities as citizens of the United States of America, to encourage patriotism, and to encourage them to participate in responsible government (Romans 13:1-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-4).To emphasize Christian colleges and Christian careers to the students (1 Timothy 3:1).To encourage students to make choices beyond high school that will lead to the further development of their gifts, abilities, knowledge, and interests to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).To instill in each student a strong sense of personal responsibility for their behavior, including a willingness to admit fault and accept correction when necessary (Proverbs 12:1; Hebrews 12:11).To teach students to respond to others and to deal with conflict in a biblical manner (Proverbs 16:28; 21:23; Matthew 18:15-17; Ephesians 4:29).
Physical Goals
  • To teach students to develop habits of neatness, modesty of dress, and good hygiene (1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 1 Timothy 2:9-10; 1 Peter 3:3-4).To encourage students to engage in outdoor play and athletic activities for the betterment of their physical health, to inspire their imaginations, and for the purpose of furthering their social development (1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 1 Timothy 4:8).To teach students the value and nobility of whatever physical work is necessary to be clean, respectful, and industrious members of their community (Proverbs 21:25; 24:30-34; 1 Thessalonians 2:9).
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Kauai Christian Academy cost?
Kauai Christian Academy's tuition is approximately $7,700 for private students.
What schools are Kauai Christian Academy often compared to?
Kauai Christian Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Island School by visitors of our site.
What sports does Kauai Christian Academy offer?
Kauai Christian Academy offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Kauai Christian Academy?
The application deadline for Kauai Christian Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
Excellent school, staff, and community. Our son started 2nd grade at KCA after attending another on island private school in 1st grade. He was behind in reading when entering 2nd grade and the school staff assessed his reading level and have worked with him to quickly improve his reading skills. In addition to providing a solid Christian education the school has high academic standards. From speaking with parents with children who have transferred from other schools we have all been impressed with the academic curriculum. Classrooms are equipped with state of the art technology and provide hands on learning experiences. Students have been on multiple field trips and had on campus educational presentations throughout the school year. The school offers transportation from Kapaa to make it convenient for those not living near Kilauea As others have said, I cannot say enough great things about this school!
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I have multiple children in classrooms at Kaua'i Christian Academy. My family spans from the youngest of grades to the oldest. I LOVE this school! I know that my children are safe. They are with adults with love them and desire them to succeed. The students are taught kindness as the rule so my children do not feel that they are singled out for unkindness without an advocate. The academics are challenging, but help is offered when a concept is not easily grasped. There are fun extracurricular activities like physical education, art, creative writing, drama, and music. These are things that are often discussed with great enthusiasm around our dining room table each evening. The community environment that the school has established is welcoming and it is enjoyable to come to events put on by the school. I love this place so very much!
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I cannot say enough about the positive impact that attending Kauai Christian Academy had on our sons (ages 10 and 14). From the very first day, there was a warm welcoming family atmosphere to the school. The curriculum provided for a complete academic, spiritual, and physical development for them. The faculty and staff are top-notch and truly care about the individual growth of each student. Leaving KCA was one of the most difficult parts of our move off-island for work-related reasons.
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This school has been instrumental in helping to restore our son's self esteem in regard to his ability to learn and also his desire to strive toward what he is capable of, not just what is required.Our son, who is in 7th grade was previously in public school and came home almost everyday feeling defeated and unintelligent. I tried repeatedly to connect with his teachers regarding homework and class projects...mostly to no avail! He has a touch of ADD (as do most boys, I think) and although I knew he was smart, his report cards were usually C's D's and the occasional F. I was so sad for him and frustrated!We learned about KCC through a friend and enrolled him this school year 2020-21. It was tough at first due to the challenging curriculum but the principal and teachers worked with us to get him up to speed. It took a lot of work on all of our parts but after 5 months his grades went from C's and D's to A's, B's and the occasional C.The curriculum is fantastic! My son comes home learning about anatomy and physiology that is only slightly easier than what I had in college. In bible class they learn not only religious history but also about art, architecture and ancient civilizations whose impact can still be felt today.The community service teaches them the importance of contribution to others and the strength training has helped him to learn that when it comes to seeing the fruits of your labour, instant gratification is not to be expected but patience and diligence are rewarded with results.I wish that I had know how amazing this school is long ago but now that I do, I want others to have the benefit of watching their children realize not only their scholastic potential but also their spiritual potential...in other words, the realization that we are all connected and are in fact "our brother's keeper"
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I have been going to Kauai Christian Academy for four years and will be transitioning into my Junior year after summer. Ever since my first day of attendance, the classmates have been friendly; the teachers have been welcoming, and I have felt at home. Throughout my time here I have began to learn things that will not only help me in my further academic career but also in everyday life. This school incorporates Jesus Christ into almost all of the lessons, and I have gained a greater understanding and appreciation for God-to say the least. KCA offers personal one-on-one help that larger populated schools cannot provide. I truly feel that the teachers and principal care about us and our wellbeing. They go out of their ways to give us opportunity's and prepare us for what's to come. I am thankful for my time here and, even after I leave, will treasure it always:)
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I grew up on Kauai and attended public school. I had an overall good experience (though a lots changed in 20 years), nothing that ever made me not want to go back to school. Always expected by kids to take the same road. But I know others who had horrible experiences and/or choose to make poor decisions. Public school can be a gamble on shopping your Childs character. We started our daughter in Pre-school at KCA and have kept her into 2nd grade. It's been an amazing experience. The student body from Kindergarten into high school is so well behaved. KCA has created a solid God centered culture supported by great staff and teachers. We have only experienced the teachers up into 2nd grade but the staff just seems to get better and better. Our son is now in pre-school and we look forward to the coming years and the small classroom sizes.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 235 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,700
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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