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Principal's Message

Dear Ke‘elikolani School Community,

It is my honor to welcome you to Ke‘elikolani Middle School, home of the Bulldogs!  My name is Joseph Passantino and I am excited to serve this community as Principal of Ke‘elikolani Middle School. 


Ke‘elikolani Middle School has a very caring staff who is determined to ensure your students’ highest education possible. We believe in developing a coherent and systematic approach to teaching and learning. Our collaborative teams provide enriching experiences that will prepare students for high school, college and life.  Our ultimate goal is to prepare our students so that they are successful in life regardless of what path they choose.

The Bulldog way focuses on creating a safe and positive environment that will be conducive to students’ academic, social and emotional well-being. Ke‘elikolani Middle School is committed to being a school community where mutual respect and collaboration is the norm. Our school culture places heavy emphasis on creating relationships as they lay the foundation to the work that we must do to engage all in our school community. We also use restorative practices that are genuine and effective to foster a healthy socio-emotional campus and we are focused on being solution oriented and solving all problems and challenges.  

Our Bulldog Ohana is committed to preparing our students to be faithful, resilient, and trustworthy as we work toward the vision of Princess Ruth Ke'elikolani. Our students will be successful academically, socially and emotionally so they are ready to be successful citizens in the 21st century. 



Joseph Passantino


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