The Legacy of a princess

Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

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16-716 Volcano Road
Kea‘au, HI 96749
(808) 982-0000

The 300-acre Kamehameha Schools Hawai'i campus is located in Kea'au, eight miles south of Hilo in a remote, heavily forested and beautiful area. Founded in 1996, the school currently enrolls 1,156 K-12 students. The curriculum is directed towards preparing students for success in post-high school endeavors and a rewarding and productive life.

The overall program is college preparatory with significant enhancements in career and vocational opportunities. Junior and senior students participate in a career academy program which offers skill development and career orientation in the following fields: Arts and Communication; Business and Leadership; Engineering and Design; Health and Wellness; and Science and Natural Resources.


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16-716 Volcano Road
Kea‘au, HI 96749
(808) 982-0000


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Kamehameha Schools alumni will share their passion for hula, Hawaiian language and culture at the festival’s hula competition held from Thursday, April 5 through Saturday, April 7. See story »


KS Hawaiʻi’s Merrie Monarch 2018 video “Ka Hoʻoilina o Kaʻahumanu” shares significant moments in the aliʻiʻs life, including her marriage to Kamehameha and the ending of the ʻaikapu.
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Standing in solidarity with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and educational institutions across the country, KS students and staffers took part in the student-led walkouts supporting gun violence prevention. See story »


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