Believe in Me’s $5,000 Grant Fuels Klahanie School’s Mission of Inclusive Learning

Spotlight on Klahanie School: Transforming Lives with the 2024 Believe in Me Grant

At the heart of our commitment to supporting impactful initiatives, we are thrilled to turn the spotlight onto Klahanie School and its transformative program, the 2024 Montessori Antibias Multiage. As a Montessori Antibias year-round curriculum-focused private school, Klahanie School is dedicated to providing accessible, ongoing education support for the island’s youngest marginalized learners. With the aid of our grant, Klahanie School is on the journey towards accreditation by the American Montessori Society, with a focus on expanding educational community collaborations and opportunities. This blog invites you to explore the extraordinary Klahanie School and witness how the $5,000 Believe in Me grant propels their mission of inclusive learning and community empowerment

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Before delving into the incredible work of Klahanie School, it’s essential to reiterate our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We firmly believe in cultivating spaces that radiate warmth, inclusivity, and friendship at Believe in Me. We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities for all, regardless of background or circumstance. Our unwavering commitment extends to creating nurturing communities that celebrate individuality and foster environments for meaningful growth.

Klahanie School 2024 Believe in Me Grant Awardee

Klahanie School’s Mission and Impact

Klahanie School, a Montessori Antibias Year-round curriculum-focused private school, is a beacon of hope for marginalized students and their families. Currently supporting six families with significant scholarships due to financial hardship, Klahanie School utilizes funds from grants and donations to supplement reduced tuition fees, alleviating economic stresses on families with children aged birth to six.

One of the significant challenges Klahanie School addresses is the need for more affordable spaces for low-income families in private rural county sectors. The school serves as a refuge, allowing families to have their tuition covered by grants, relieving them from the added stresses of private school budgetary obligations.

Klahanie School: Where Community Thrives and Futures Soar

Klahanie School is not just a school but a community hub fostering collaboration and support. During the summer, the school opens its doors to island marginalized students, offering ongoing education support in exchange for their attendance. This innovative approach ensures that district preschool students receive accessible educational opportunities during summer.

The school is on a journey towards accreditation by the American Montessori Society, aiming to expand educational community collaborations and opportunities. Klahanie School’s commitment to social responsibility is further exemplified through its teen intern program, where interns earn community service school credit for mentoring and classroom support. Remarkably, four out of five interns hosted at Klahanie School have successfully graduated from universities specializing in education, with a focus on Early Education/preschool and administration.

Montessori Antibias Antiracism Pedagogies


Klahanie School stands out not only for its academic excellence but also for its commitment to Montessori Antibias Antiracism pedagogies. The school employs social-emotional practices sustainably for young learners, emphasizing early peace practices as paramount. The grant awarded by Believe in Me enables Klahanie School to maintain its mission of community care for marginalized students, fostering equity and inclusion through antibias and antiracism work for young learners, interns, and families.

Klahanie School

Klahanie School and Believe in Me: Empowering Futures Together


We are proud to support Klahanie School’s noble mission to provide quality education, reduce tuition fees for families in need, and create sustainable employment for teachers. As we continue our journey toward empowering all children, we are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with organizations like Klahanie School, which exemplify our shared values of diversity, inclusion, and community empowerment. Together, we can create a brighter future for all children, ensuring they have the support and resources to succeed.

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