Hawaii Kai is home to a number of very good public schools. Elementary schools include Koko Head Elementary, Kamiloiki Elementary and Hahaione Elementary. The Middle School is Niu Valley and the High School is Kaiser. Hahaione, Niu Valley and Kaiser offer a full K-12 International Baccalaureate program. Nearby Aina Haina Elementary also feeds into Niu Valley Middle School.
On Saturday, June 17 two lanes of Kalanianaole were shut down Eastbound by Kalani High School due to a water main break. As of this morning, all lanes have been reopened.