Learn Hawaiian
language, traditions, and
values in the comfort of
your own home at your
own pace!

Aloha kākou and welcome to the Kamehameha Schools Distance Learning web site!

Whether you are new to online learning or are a savvy digital citizen, our programs are easy to access and take. We offer quality online classes in Hawaiian language, culture and history to a variety of audiences.

KSDL also offers a wealth of stand-alone resources, such as tutorials and virtual huaka‘i (field trips)—and you don’t even have to be registered for our classes to access and use these materials.

In addition, we offer technical and class support, for your quick reference.

At KSDL, we strive to provide quality education.

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We are excited to offer our new course for FREE!  Click here to register now!

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He wa‘a he moku, he moku he wa‘a. The canoe is an island, an island a canoe. This course traces the history and craft of Hawaiian ocean voyaging, from its origins and earliest traditions, to the contemporary, worldwide voyage of Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia. We also discuss the importance of caring for where we live. Like the seafarers of old, we need to practice sustainability, as well as respect for the ʻāina (land) and each other, in order to survive on our “island”—Earth. Family activities and social media challenges give learners the opportunity to aʻo aku, aʻo mai (to learn, to share) with their ‘ohana. 

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Extend your Hawaiian cultural learning by viewing the various resources available to you each time you visit our website.

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Nā ʻImi Loa

A‘o Makua

This culture course connects learners with Polynesian voyagers, past and present

Ka Naʻi Aupuni

A‘o Makua

This course focuses on the life of Kamehameha I, the first ruler of all Hawai‘i

E Ola Ka ʻOhana

A‘o Makua

This introductory-level language course explores the core of all Hawaiians: the family


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Dec 10, 2014

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