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Keakealani Campus Development

Our New Campus is Taking Shape!

After many years of community input, planning and fundraising, Volcano School of Arts & Science is excited to announce that we will soon break ground on our new campus!

The Volcano School of Arts & Sciences (VSAS) is building a much-needed new campus on the 3.35 acre Keakealani site on Haunani Road, where our middle school is currently housed. The Keakealani Site Plan was designed by Boone Morrison Architects, Inc. and adopted by the Friends of VSAS and the VSAS Governing Board on October 6, 2016.


Design Concept

We are excited about the campus design which reflects our learning village surrounding a center piko courtyard for gathering, outdoor learning, and play. Included in this plan are 16 classrooms including arts and culture classrooms, 2 STEAM labs, indoor and outdoor "breakout" spaces for small group learning activities, garden areas, covered walkways, a multi-purpose center large enough for all school assemblies and community events, a commercial kitchen, and an administrative building. 


Reflecting our commitment to environmental responsibility and stewardship, the master plan incorporates solar electricity, solar hot water, radiant floor heating, effective use of natural light and air flow, and the employment of local and renewable resources. This campus design provides adequate teaching space, maximizes open play space, and preserves the existing 2-story Keakealani school house. 


Timeline & Milestones

  • Special Use Permit approved on December 6, 2018.

  • $12 million Capital Improvement Project (CIP) awarded from State legislature through support from Representative Richard Onishi, June 2019.

  • General Contractor for initial phase (primarily grubbing and grading of driveway) selected on November 21, 2019.

  • Final Plan Approval from Hawaii County Planning Department granted on December 5, 2019.

  • Phase II completed with initial infrastructure, portable classroom, and mobile kitchen on August 26, 2022. 

Phase III will include the Elementary Classroom building. General Contractor will be selected for completion of master plan. Information regarding General Contractor application and selection will be posted in October 2022. For more information, contact

Construction Photo Journals

Volcano Community News Article, Nov. 2023

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) 

Friends of VSAS invites the submittal of a Statement of Qualifications (“SOQ”) from firms interested in providing design-build services/construction for development of the Keakealani Campus. 

Deadline February 2, 2024

View Full RFQ

Get Involved

We invite you to come be a part of this exciting project and join the Friends of VSAS, the non-profit board tasked with overseeing and managing development of the new campus.


To inquire about joining the Friends of VSAS board or for more information on the Keakealani project, contact  

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