Ernest Bowen de SilvaElementary School

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Principal's Message

     Welcome to E.B. deSilva Elementary School (grades K – 6th) located at 278 Ainako Ave. in Hilo. Our little school has been most fortunate in recent years to receive several awards for the academic accomplishments of our students. To be sure, we are proud of these accomplishments. However, we also know that academics alone do not define the whole child. We are most proud of the solid and consistent citizenship our students display each and every day. Our school places a heavy emphasis on helping our students become self-directed learners, community contributors, complex thinkers, quality producers, effective communicators, and know how to use technology effectively and ethically. We encourage our parents to get involved with your school by supporting your child’s teacher, perhaps joining our outstanding PTA, or joining our School Community Council (SCC). We are here to serve your student and family. Please contact the school at any time we can be of service to you. Our school phone no. is (808) 974-4855. You may also contact me at or at my residence no. (808) 935-2610.


Warmest Regards,


Dennis R. O’Brien - Principal