Note: The application system is new this year. Watch this video for a tutorial on how to use it.
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2021
The journey to a Kamehameha Schools education starts here. Select one of the applications below to begin the admissions process to one of our 29 preschools, three K-12 campuses or other community education and campus-specific programs.
Today more than ever, we remain committed to the health and safety of our keiki, ‘ohana and community. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and continue to adhere to recommendations from leading health organizations and guidance from state and county officials, based on current conditions in our communities. We will make the necessary adjustments to the admissions process at the appropriate time and communicate that to all of our applicants and their ‘ohana.
Kamehameha Schools aims to develop ‘ōiwi leaders for tomorrow who contribute to their communities, both locally and globally. An education with Kamehameha Schools means being part of an engaging community which embraces the best practices of innovative learning, helping keiki become the best ʻōiwi leader they can be for the lāhui and beyond.
Princess Bernice Pauahi was a devout Christian ali‘i wahine (noble woman). Her deep faith in Ke Akua moved her to create a school for young Hawaiians, giving them the knowledge and skills to thrive in an ever-changing world. Along with that gift, she sought to share with our haumāna a foundation of Christian values to shape their character and guide their actions.
We are Protestant in tradition, non-denominational in practice, and loving in all things. We believe that Kamehameha Schools, as a Christian institution, has a responsibility to practice and perpetuate the Christian faith as exemplified by Ke Ali‘i Pauahi.
Kamehameha Schools admits children who show potential and who are able, in a timely and satisfactory manner, to meet all academic, physical and religious activities requirements which together comprise the fundamental nature of a Kamehameha education. Kamehameha admits children on the premise that they have the intent and ability to graduate from Kamehameha.
Kamehameha’s policy on admissions is to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.
|Kindergarten-5th Grade||Hawai‘i and Maui||$4,898|
|6th Grade||Hawai‘i and Maui||$5,042|
NOTE: Tuition costs are subject to change for the 2022-2023 school year.
Absolutely! There is so much more to Kamehameha Schools than our three campuses! Kamehameha actually offers many innovative educational programs. Offerings include a variety of summer programs; distance learning; community-based family education; mentoring programs and more. KS also operates 29 preschools statewide, has formed partnerships with public charter schools, and offers post-high school financial aid for students.
Of particular interest to the parents of Pre-K-12 children is the Pauahi Keiki Scholars program, which offers need-based financial assistance to help children attend other qualifying non-KS preschools, and the Kīpona Scholarship program which offers need-based financial assistance to help children attending private K-12 schools other than Kamehameha.
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