Waimalu School is one of five elementary schools which provide learning opportunities for students in Kindergarten through sixth grade in the Aiea community. Waimalu is bordered by Moanalua Road and Kamehameha Highway. The school campus sits approximately 2/3 of a mile from the East Loch of Pearl Harbor.
Waimalu is one of several schools in the Aiea Complex that operates on a modified calendar. Students begin the new school year in August and finish in June with three intersessions in October, December, and March. Intersession courses are rotated among the Aiea Complex schools to accommodate the needs of the entire community of learners and to pool resources available at all the campuses. The students enjoy a six week summer vacation in June and July before starting their next grade level.
For the past three years, Waimalu students have participated in intramural competitions between Complex school sixth graders in volleyball and basketball. Students from the fifth and sixth grade also demonstrate their math skills in the Aiea Math Bowl.
Other extra curricular activities include a library club, a Junior Police Officer program,a Student Council, a school chorus, and a camcorder crew which tapes and edits weekly news broadcasts for Waimalu students.
Currently, the majority of classrooms are connected to the Internet through the school's LAN (local area network). There are at least two computers in every class which has Internet access as well as a lab for group instruction. A set of Alpha Smart® keyboards are available for teachers to reinforce typing skills and to transcribe files which can be downloaded onto classroom computers and edited or printed at a later date.