Principal's Message

Welcome to Kailua Intermediate School … the Home of the Mighty Junior Surfriders!

Here at KIS, we strive to help our students define themselves and explore the question … what makes you authentic? We recognize that these years in adolescence are critical to the growth and the development of our students, not only academically, but socially and emotionally as well. We seek to ignite the passions in our students and empower them to set and achieve goals.Therefore we provide a multitude of courses and activities for our students to not only explore, but to accomplish and excel! Please click on our “Awards” tab on our website to see all of our Jr. Surfrider award winners.

In addition, a new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Academy is up and running in our current shop classes, which will be transformed to provide the optimal learning setting for these courses. Construction is estimated to be completed within 2 years.

We have an array of learning opportunities available. Our current Action Period options are: Marine Biology, Team Sports, Library, Digital Media, Sewing, Engineering, Art, Gardening, Study Hall, Crafts, and Best Buddies.

Our current Electives are: Peer Education, Body Conditioning, Team Sports, Computers, Family and Consumer Science, Crafts, Piano, Polynesian Dance, AVID, Keyboarding, Band, Art, Yearbook, Engineering, Spanish, and MakerSpace.

Please encourage your students to take advantage of these enriching learning opportunities.

At Kailua Intermediate, we also realize that for our students to be able to take risks and reach their full potential, they need to feel safe, physically, emotionally, and intellectually. To cultivate this we have tiered positive behavior supports and programs, such as our team of counselors, our solution center, and the Best Buddies program, which fosters empathy and compassion for others. Kailua Intermediate School takes pride in the fact we have a minimal amount of negative behaviors and referrals each year and continue to expect positive behaviors and build strong character in our students.

Parents, please play an active role in your child’s years here at KIS: Join PTSA and volunteer, follow our facebook page and website for updates on the exciting things happening at our school, and follow your child’s grades and assignments on Jupiter grades. If you ever have questions or concerns, please reach out to teachers and counselors so we ensure your child’s success.

I am humbled and honored to serve as Principal at the Intermediate of which I attended. Here at Team KIS, together as one, we will do amazing things for our keiki.

Let’s go Junior Surfriders!

Jill LaBoy

Proud Principal of Kailua Intermediate School