Keakealani Campus Development
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.
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.
Our next steps are to finalize the schematic designs, seek funding for construction, and complete Phase I. Phase I includes site preparation and construction of a commercial kitchen and a preschool building. Thanks to two grant-in-aids from the state, we already have sufficient funding to complete planning, site preparation, and construction of the commercial kitchen. We will be constructing the campus in phases as we acquire funding, and project 3-5 years for construction of the entire campus to be completed.
We will be holding another Community Forum to present the site plan and design schematics to interested community members in January (date TBD). 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. The board has open seats and is recruiting both directors and members. To inquire about joining the Friends of VSAS board or for more information on the Keakealani project, visit or contact the Friends of VSAS Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Forum - Site Plan & Design Schematics presentation, Date TBD
2016 Community Meeting at the Keakealani Campus
Thursday June 23, 2016 5:30-7:00 PM