Kilauea School

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Kilauea School
Kilauea School is located in Hawaii
Kilauea School
Location 2440 Kolo Rd., Kilauea, Hawaii
Coordinates 22°12′22″N 159°24′34″W / 22.2062°N 159.4094°W / 22.2062; -159.4094Coordinates: 22°12′22″N 159°24′34″W / 22.2062°N 159.4094°W / 22.2062; -159.4094
Area 6.5 acres (2.6 ha)
Built 1922
Architect John Waiamau, Tai King Leong
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 83000254[1]
Added to NRHP August 18, 1983

The Kilauea School, on Kolo Rd. in Kilauea, Hawaii, on Kauai, is a historic school that was founded in 1882 and known as an "English School". The current school complex, whose main building was built in 1922, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983; the listing included three contributing buildings on 6.5 acres (2.6 ha).[1][2]

It was located on the edge of the former Kilauea Plantation community. The three buildings are a U-shaped administration-classrooms building, a cafeteria, and a teacher's cottage. A big lawn in front of the three buildings is crossed by a circular driveway. The main building was designed by County Department of Public Works' architect John Waiamau, and the others were designed by Tai King Leong.[2]

The complex was deemed significant for NRHP listing "as a typical rural schoolhouse on the island of Kauai and for its associations with the development of public education in the town of Kilauea."[2]:3


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c Beryl Blaich and Don Hibbard (February 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Kilauea School". National Park Service.  and accompanying three photos from 1981