We provide a structured, safe, consistent and nurturing environment for our youngest students to grow and achieve.

Welcome to St. Theresa Early Learning Academy (S.T.E.L.A)

St. Theresa Catholic School and it's Early Learning Academy believes that an excellent academic and moral education is a gateway to fulfilling a bright future for our students. We provide an atmosphere for growth as Catholic Christians throughout our school and daily student life. St. Theresa School believes that a partnership is necessary in satisfying the responsibility of forming a child. We work with parents, our parish, and community to lead each child to his/her greatest potential. We recognize and respect each child as an individual as they become involved in and a part of our Christian community of learners. We strive to create opportunities in the environment that will challenge the children to problem-solve independently and socially as they gain understanding of the world around them. Play and the development of social competencies is the foundation for academic learning. It is through play and guided learning experiences in a Christian environment which encourages exploration, inquiry, discovery, creativity, and the use of technology, that children will build the skills necessary for future academic and life successes.


We provide a structured, safe, consistent, and nurturing environment for our youngest of students to grow and achieve. By identifying and embracing each child's learning style, we are able to implement developmental, individual, and culturally relevant preschool experiences. The classroom spaces are sectioned into various learning centers that promote independence and cooperative learning opportunities in all subject areas.

Age Requirements


S.T.E.L.A. accepts children who are 2 years 8 months. Must be 3 year old by Dec 31st. All children are required to be potty trained before entering our preschool program.


Our students are fortunate to have technology resources available to them in our 3 and 4 year old classrooms. We were blessed to receive technology resources that have changed the way we learn together with the use of Web 2.0 tools. The S.T.E.L.A. preschool program uses a variety of interactive media to engage our students and enhance our everyday curriculum. It is with regard to our commitment to providing hands-on and authentic experiences that we reference the National Association for the Education of Young Children's postion on Technology and Interactive Media.


Our interactive whiteboard creates an engaging and interactive learning experience with the ability to focus attention and keep curious minds interested in your lesson content. In addition it fosters a collaborative and supprotive learning environment for students.

Hours of Operation

7:30am to 2:30pm  Monday through Friday

Extended daycare program offered. 2:30pm to 4:30pm $100 per month

Contact Us:


Find us: 

8311 Kaumualii Highway

Kekaha, HI 96752

Mailing Address:

PO Box 277

Kekaha, HI 96752

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