Rainbow Schools is a non-profit group of early education centers which has been serving the families of Oahu with excellent programs since 1972.

Rainbow Schools

All of our sites are licensed by the State of Hawaii . In addition, our organization seeks national accreditation for all of its centers through the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) or the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA).

For specific information on operating hours, tuition, and site visits, please see the link for each location. Children are accepted by application at the selected site. If no openings are available, the child’s name will be placed on a waiting list.

All Rainbow School tuition fees include meals and snacks. Transportation to and from school is not provided. Upon enrollment, each family is given a handbook with detailed information regarding all school policies.

Upon enrolling, a Form 14 (health record) is required for every child. This card must show that a physical exam and tuberculin test have been completed within the past year, and that all required immunizations are current. In addition, the DHS 908 Supplemental Health Form will need to be completed by the child’s physician.

Rainbow Schools accept children of any race, religion, national or ethnic origin. Children with special needs are accepted whenever they can be appropriately accommodated by our program.


Our Honolulu site was opened in 1996 and is located on the 1st floor of the Prince Jonah Kuhio …


Kahuku was the site of the first Rainbow School and has been operating continuously since 1972…


Rainbow School Kaneohe has been in operation since 1991. Our school is located on the grounds…


Rainbow Mililani opened in 1987. We are located in the heart of Mililani Town on the grounds of the Christ Lutheran Church…


Our Wahiawa site opened in 1989. Our facility is located on the grounds of Olive Methodist Church…

Curriculum Info

Rainbow Schools’ curriculum is based on these developmentally appropriate practices. Rainbow School also chooses a “Learning Center” approach to the curriculum.

Rainbow School specifically provides a curriculum that is rich in discovery and exploration. We believe that learning takes place through child initiated, free choice activities or “experiential” learning. Though the program may appear informal and flexible, the curriculum and environment are a result of careful daily planning by staff. Teachers arrange the learning environment in to many interest areas: art, blocks, cooking, computer, home living, library, listening center, carpentry, music and movement, science, the outdoors, sand and water, work jobs, table games and manipulatives. These learning centers also provide exposure to letters and shapes as well as a foundation for numbers and math concepts.

Health Requirements
Form 14 (physical) obtained from your child’s Pediatrician. A current physical must be completed within the year of enrollment. Your child must complete the following immunizations: HEP B, DTP, IPV, Hib, MMR, Varicella. DHS 908 Early Childhood Pre-K Health Record Supplement form, completed by your child’s physician. A current TB clearance taken within the year of enrollment.
Enrollment Process
Children are accepted by application at the selected site. If no openings are available, the child’s name will be placed on a waiting list.
Tuition Subsidy Programs

Rainbow Schools accepts the following tuition assistance programs:

  • DHS Childcare Connection – Arbor
  • Preschool Open Doors
  • Kamehameha Schools Pauahi Keiki Scholars
  • Federal Subsidies
  • Keiki O Ka Aina
  • Other preschool subsidies
Food Service Program
Rainbow Schools serves a USDA approved breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack each day for children beginning at age 12 months. Menus feature child-friendly foods, emphasizing healthy eating choices and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Infant Food Program

Rainbow School provides Similac and cereal for infants (3-12 months). Baby food will be provided for infants. Parents may provide their own age appropriate fruits, vegetables and meats as suggested by their pediatrician. No food will be served that hasn’t already been tried at home.

Breast milk will be accepted in ready-to-feed or other sealed sanitary containers labeled with both the infant’s name and the date. Frozen breast milk can be kept at school for up to three months. Refrigerated milk must be used within 24 hours.

Parents of infants will provide teachers with a feeding schedule which will be followed.

Our open door policy is extended to parents who wish to come throughout the day for their child’s feedings.