Kaimuki Christian School to dedicate new $4m facility

Honolulu Star Advertiser

Kaimuki Christian School will host a blessing ceremony and dedication at 10 a.m. Friday for its new $4.2 million educational center.

The new Clarence T.C. Ching Educational Center completes the first segment of the second phase of Kaimuki Christian Church and School’s master plan to accommodate a larger student body and create more affordable private school options in Honolulu, from preschool to 12th grade.

The new education center features rooms wired for technology, with computer stations and mobile tablet access for every child. In addition, the center will include administrative offices, teacher work space and a tutorial room. There will also be a music center and areas for studies ranging from art to Mandarin.

“There is a great need for quality, values-based education in which students are prepared for college and a highly competitive world,” said Kaimuki Christian School Prinicpal Mark Gallagher in the release. “This center will enable access for more students to obtain a quality education in urban Honolulu.”

The educational center is part of Kaimuki Christian School's master plan, which has involved the acquisition of seven nearby properties over the past 18 years, the release said. The Clarence T. C. Ching Foundation contributed $1.5 million toward the education center. Other contributors include First Hawaiian Bank, which contributed $25,000, and the Atherton Foundation (through Hawaii Community Foundation), which provided $50,000.

Construction of the next phase of the master plan, with six additional classrooms, is scheduled to begin within the next two years.

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The foundation has made grants to the following organizations
  • AccesSurf
  • After-School All-Stars Hawaii
  • Aloha Harvest
  • Aloha Medical Mission
  • American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Armed Services YMCA of Honolulu
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii
  • Blood Bank of Hawaii
  • Catholic Charities Hawaii
  • Ceeds of Peace
  • Chaminade University
  • Child & Family Service
  • Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii
  • Damien Memorial School
  • Diamond Head Theatre
  • Domestic Violence Action Center
  • EPIC ‘Ohana, Inc.
  • Girl Scouts of Hawaii
  • Habitat for Humanity West
  • Hale Kipa
  • Hanahau‘oli School
  • Hawaii Autism Foundation
  • Hawaii Food Bank
  • Hawaii High School Athletic Association
  • Hawaii Island Adult Care, Inc.
  • Hawaii Literacy
  • Hilo Medical Center Foundation
  • Hoa ʻĀina O Mākaha
  • Holy Family Catholic Academy
  • Holy Nativity School
  • Honolulu Advertiser Christmas Fund
  • Honolulu Habitat for Humanity
  • Honolulu Museum of Art
  • Honolulu Theatre for Youth
  • Hospice Hawaii
  • Hospice Maui
  • Kaimuki Christian Church and School
  • KAMP Hawaii
  • Kauai North Shore Food Pantry
  • KUPU
  • Le Jardin Academy
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Malama Pono Health Services
  • Mary, Star of the Sea Early Learning Center
  • Maryknoll School
  • Medical-Legal Partnership for Children of HI
  • Mental Health America of Hawaii
  • Mid-Pacific Institute
  • Na Loio
  • Newman Center at UH
  • ‘Ohana Komputer
  • Pacific Survivor Center
  • Palolo Chinese Home
  • Parker School
  • PBS Hawaii
  • Project Vision Hawaii
  • Punahou School
  • Re-use Hawaii
  • Rehab Hospital of the Pacific
  • Sacred Hearts Academy
  • Saint Francis Healthcare System
  • Saint Francis School
  • Saint John the Baptist Catholic School
  • Saint Louis School
  • Salvation Army (KROC Center Hawaii)
  • Special Education Center of Hawaii
  • St. Joseph School (Hilo, Hawaii)
  • St. Theresa Church (Maui)
  • Star of the Sea Parish
  • Straub Foundation
  • The Arc in Hawaii
  • The Children’s Alliance of Hawai‘i
  • The Institute for Human Services, Inc.
  • The Nature Conservancy Hawaii
  • The Windward Spouse Abuse Shelter
  • U of H Foundation
  • Variety School of Hawaii
  • YMCA of Honolulu