The Legacy of a princess

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

Pauahi Legacy
Submit your application by September 30 for consideration of enrollment in the 2020-2021 school year.
Now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. The deadline to complete and turn in your application is September 30, 2019. 

The application grade levels for the Hawaiʻi campus are grades K, 6, and 9. We are humbled for your consideration of Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi as a destination for your child's educational journey. 

Shaped by Hawai‘i’s place, people and legacy, KS Hawai‘i carries the educational vision of founder Bernice Pauahi Bishop with a unique overlay of cultural grounding, adaptive thinking and building visionary leaders for the next generation, leaders who have an ‘Ōiwi Edge – conscience, adaptive, leading. With state of the art equipment in the arts, sciences and IT, KSH prepares students with 21st century learning skills for the global world of today, alongside the educational innovative thinking and design for tomorrow.

K-12 STEAM learning areas, a 1:1 laptop program and a focus on personalized learning balances the national and international accolades received by students via the performing arts platform, academic clubs and athletic competition at the local, state and national level.

ʻŌiwi Edge is our campus identity unique to Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi, which is inspired by Ke Aliʻi Pauahi's lineage to Hawaiʻi, our kūpuna, and generations of heros and innovators who shaped our communities. ʻŌiwi Edge requires a strong ancestral foundation, worldview, and mindset to actively shape a rapidly changing world with vision, courage, and aloha. 

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