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Established: 1955

Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Authorization: International Baccalaureate MYP World School

Principal/Head of School: Laura Ahn

Vice Principals: Marlyn Hutton, M.Ed.; Shannon Oide; and Andrew Szkotak

Enrollment: Approximately 800

Grades: 6-8

Mascot: Lancers

Colors: Red and Yellow

Located in a quiet residential area in Honolulu, Hawaii, Niu Valley Middle School serves the East Honolulu communities of Kalama Valley, Hawaii Kai, Kuliouou, Niu Valley, Aina Haina, Wailupe Valley, and Waialae Iki. Students on geographic exceptions are welcomed from other school districts on Oahu.

Niu Valley Middle School is in the Kaiser-Kalani-Farrington Complex of the Hawaii State Department of Education – the only statewide public education system in the United States.

Niu Valley Middle School was the first middle school in Hawaii to be authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School. The School applies the national Middle School philosophy.

Curricula are aligned with the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards and Common Core Standards.


The vision of Niu Valley Middle School is: We envision a generation of young adults with the compassion, competence, and character to succeed in a global community to make a better world.


Niu Valley Middle School’s mission is: We provide a rigorous, relevant, holistic education where all students learn to become a positive change in the world.

Kaiser Complex Vision Video