About This Ministry

There are many activities during Foundation School.  On Fridays, Family Time is the highlight of the week for many of our children and families. We work on creating an environment for families to spend quality time together and learn new tools that can make their family bond unbreakable!
This is such a time of joy, fun, laughter, singing, dancing, worship, games,lesson and some valuable new techniques you can use within your family.

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The Foundation School is unlike any school your children have attended. Our school is a small scale Discipleship Training School (DTS) for ages 4-17. Here at the Foundation school we are committed to seeing children and families grow, learn, and disciple others.

Our mini-DTS has some of the same courses as the adult’s program but scaled to a child’s understanding. 

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What does a DTS for kids look like?

The children will learn how to hear God’s voice, understand Jesus as a role model and God as our father. Plus, your children will have the privilege of guest speakers from around the world coming to the classroom to teach. This school will definitely give the children the Truth in tangible ways they may have never heard before.

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Ministry Stories

Video from September quarter 2016

Video from September quarter 2016  ⋅  12/12/16

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Video from September quarter 2016

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Family time at Foundation School

Family time at Foundation School  ⋅  23/06/16

[caption id="attachment_8648" align="alignnone" width="300"] Teaching how families are protected by staying together. What happens if we choose to step away from the protection that God intended the family to be.[/caption]  
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Family time at Foundation School

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Staff Opportunities




Foundation School info


Room and board (food and living cost) for children in the Foundation School is as follows:


Age 4 -5      $900.00

Age 6-11     $1,800.00

Age 12-17   $2,700.00


For staff children and children from the community, the cost is $400 per child.




Wai'aha International Family School

The Learning Center

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Some time ago, the Lord challenged us through Isaiah 8:18, “Behold I and the children whom the Lord has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel for the Lord of Hosts…” We gained from this a deeper understanding of the call of God for families in mission work. It is our desire to develop the family as a missionary team. During the time spent in classes and living here on campus, parents and children grow spiritually and families are strengthened and encouraged to bond as a unit that can effectively minister to one another. From this strong base they are then able to minister to others within their sphere of influence.


It is necessary to complete the enclosed application form (and 2 reference forms for children 12 years and older). Please be certain to meet all requirements exactly. Your child must have a Tuberculosis (TB) clearance completed within one year of anticipated enrollment. This is a requirement of the State of Hawaii. We suggest you bring an international immunization card or record of your child’s immunizations properly verified with signature, date, etc. in addition to the completed Health Form. This card may prove useful on outreaches and other international travel.

Preschool/Kindergarten children need to be 4 years old by the beginning of the quarter you are planning to attend. Children who are not toilet/potty-trained will not be admitted.

GRADES 1 – 12 (7 – 17 years old)

We present a blend of discipleship training materials and academics. We do not continue with the regular school subjects from the point at which each student left off prior to coming here. We have developed and use our own curriculum for English, Science, History and Geography. You may bring your own Math books or use the ones we provide. We recommend that teens bring their own Math curriculum with them.

Pray as a family and if you feel that this is God’s will at this time, be willing to lay down your children’s “regular” academic program for 3 to 5 months, just as you are laying down your own responsibilities for a season. (Please believe that as the child(ren), “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, all these things [including academic knowledge], will be added unto them.”

If you have questions, feel free to contact us at (808) 326-4400, ext: 4189 or email us at: foundation@uofnkona.edu.