Ohana Institute

The Ohana Institute is a fully accredited, independent, private, exploratory and innovative school serving students in grades 2–12 in the Florida Panhandle. The school operates on a flexible calendar that emphasizes project-based learning and combines both theoretical and real-world experiences for students through an engaging and broad array of subjects. Our Mission is to respect the individual needs of all students, foster a caring and creative environment and use innovative technology to deliver an experiential, student-centered blended education model. Our Vision is to provide a personalized learning path that truly transforms education by discovering individual talents in an environment where students want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passion.

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Ohana Institute Foundation is a non-profit organization that is committed to providing support funding for Ohana Institute. The OIF has launched a Capital Campaign to fund the buildout of Ohana’s new school at 30Avenue, set to open in August 2018.

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Community Services

Our school nurtures caring relationships, connections, and a sense of belonging to the local and global communities.

Cultural Trips

Our students learn by “Experiencing the Different.” Each year every student has the option of participating in our cultural trips.

Learning Models

Students are engaged through stimulating, rigorous, relevant and inspiring educational experiences that ignite a lifelong passion for learning.

What People Are Saying

"Because of Ohana's vision and mission, on which they have built a strong foundation, students will walk out into the world as global citizens, possessing the traits of character we most admire and hope for in regard to building the future of America and our educational system."

Dr. William Bennett Former U.S. Secretary of Education

"I just wanted to let you know that [my daughter] is truly LOVING school!! Thought I would never see her do her homework independently! She always wanted me to help her along in the past. I still help with her studying, but as for the homework, she wants to try and do on her own! She even talks about what was discussed in school and what she is learning about. This has never happened before! The school is doing wonders for her!! We have you and your staff to thank!!"

Ohana Parent