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
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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. Imbued with the mana of this special place, of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi’s lineage to this ʻāina, of the many generations of heroes and innovators who shaped our Hawaiʻi Island communities, and of our own kupuna. ʻŌiwi Edge empowers us with a strong ancestral foundation, worldview and mindsets to actively shape a rapidly changing world with vision, courage, and aloha. ʻŌiwi Edge embodies our shared kuleana to grow ʻōiwi Hawaiʻi learners and leaders who pursue excellence, engage generationally and globally, and ignite their unique passions and talents to serve and uplift their ‘ohana, lāhui and world.

Resources for parents and ‘ohana

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

News and announcements

Hi‘ikua Helpline



Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Lunalilo Hale
Join us this Sunday for a special worship service with our ʻohana from KS Kapālama… Add to your calendar


Friday, August 23, 2019
Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi campus - Kula Haʻahaʻa
Elementary school ʻohana are invited to join our kumu and alakaʻi for a night of… Add to your calendar


Saturday, August 24, 2019
Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi campus
Kula kiʻekiʻe ʻohana are invited to special workshops to help prepare for their child's academic… Add to your calendar


Monday, September 2, 2019
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No School - Enjoy your holiday! Add to your calendar


Friday, September 20, 2019
Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi
No school for students, as nā hoa kumu participate in their annual ʻŌiwi Edge summit. Add to your calendar

Applying to KS Hawai‘i
Need help? Contact
our admissions office
or call (808) 982-0100
Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
All campus students are eligible to apply for need-based financial aid.
Once your ancestry is verified, you will be considered for preference when you apply.
Please visit or contact our Hilo and Kona offices.