Our Vision

Empower, Explore, Excel Together!


Aloha Students, Parents, and Community Members,

Ewa Makai is an amazing Middle School with much to offer our students in the community. Our vision of Empower, Explore, Excel Together is seen throughout the school campus. Our school has a strong academic core program, thriving arts program, developing STEAM programs, and a progressive athletics program.

Our school implements standards-based instruction in all content areas focusing on literacy and numeracy to excel student achievement. School initiatives include AVID, Visible Learning, Coveys 7 Habits, Google Classroom, Grade Level Teaming, Project Lead The Way and Naviance.

Students are challenged with rigorous courses of study and social skills that prepare them for high school and college/career readiness. Co-curricular programs include robotics, sports, science fair, History Day, math counts, media production, student leadership, theatre, design thinking team, culinary, artist competitions, and AVID Ambassadors. EMMS creates a student-centered culture with an importance on student voice and choice.

We welcome all of our stakeholders to get involved and join our Ohana. Please see opportunities to volunteer through our PTO, Band Boosters, and other events on campus that are highlighted on this website. We encourage you to be our partners in educating your child or children. I am looking forward to seeing you at our next event.



Kim Sanders, Principal

School Mission

  • To cultivate a safe, nurturing, and rich environment in our school.

  • To engage in a dynamic and a responsive curriculum to produce life-long learners.

  • To foster a sense of pride in our students by building relationships with the people and businesses in our community.

  • To employ technological advancements in our school to help our students to be productive and successful citizens in the future.