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

Ka Papa Meaʻai (Lunch Menu)


October 17, 2019

BBQ Chicken
Cut Corn
Steamed Rice
Cole Slaw/Cornbread
Vegetable Stir-Fry

Mea ‘ai māmā kakahiaka

Fried Rice

Find us on:

Hi‘ikua Helpline



Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi
Our fall spirit week will honor our beloved princess. Add to your calendar


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
William Charles Lunalilo Center
Free community screening of the documentary to start conversations around anxiety. Open to the public. Add to your calendar


Thursday, October 24, 2019
Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi
Hoʻomaikaʻi kula haʻahaʻa and kula waena on a great 1st trimester. Add to your calendar


Friday, October 25, 2019
Kula Haʻahaʻa and Kula Waena student have a day off. Add to your calendar


Monday, November 11, 2019
Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi
No school for students, faculty, and staff in remembrance of our veterans. 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.