Variety School of Hawaii offers children ages 5 through 13 a wide variety of programs and experiences in a warm, nurturing environment. We educate children with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, and/or high-functioning autism.
Variety School of Hawaii offers students a small intimate setting that focuses on the individual academic and social needs of each child. We help them achieve their maximum potential through a multidisciplinary approach.
Variety School's Mission:
Our mission at Variety School is to educate children with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, and autism through the use of a multidisciplinary approach, so that they may achieve their maximum potential.
Variety School of Hawaii first opened in 1961 as the Honolulu Day School to educate children with neurological dysfunctions. In 1967, the Variety Club Tent #50 adopted the School and, with state support, developed the present campus. The School became the Variety Club School for Learning Disabilities. In 1988, the name was changed to Variety School of Hawaii to reflect the wide base of community support it received.
Currently, Variety School of Hawaii receives funds from The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, the Jack and Marie Lord Fund, the Aloha United Way, various trusts and foundations, and contributions from companies, individuals, and private donors.
Our School staff consists of highly trained teachers, all of whom have significant experience and/or degrees in special education. Each classroom has a teaching assistant, as well as the services of support staff. The support staff consists of a Speech and Language Pathologist, an Occupational Therapist, and an Adaptive Physical Education Teacher, all of whom are an integral part of our educational team.