School Design

Liholiho prominently and systematically implements the “3 Be’s: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible” and the 16 Habits of Mind (Intelligent Behaviors, Costa 1981), in addition to the Department of Education’s General Learner Outcomes (GLOs). Collectively these are the core values and mindset of the school’s design and reflective of the school’s vision and mission. The attributes of the 3 Be’s, 16 Habits of Mind (HoM), and the GLOs support and build the mental disciplines for learners to be successful both in school and in life. Liholiho, as a certified Institute for Habits of Mind, continually strives to provide a nurturing, positive learning environment for all students built around a culture of thinking, which has resulted in the recognition of being a high-achieving school.

3 Be's

Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful

Copy of 3 Bes Across Campus Settings

Habits of Mind

The Institute for Habits of Mind 

"This framework for thinking is as essential now as when it was first introduced over 30 years ago. When we commit to growing the habits both individually and as a community, we become more thoughtful, responsive, and innovative. Over the years during many social, political, scientific, and economic changes, the 16 Habits of Mind still stand and the application in practice has grown our thinking"