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 toward 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.

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.

News and announcements

Hi‘ikua Helpline



Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi
Registration for Hālau Kupukupu and Hālau Mauli Ola summer courses now open through Feb. 15. Add to your calendar




Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 9:00am - 3:30pm
Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi Kula Waena
KSH Kula Waena Papa ʻEono will host their very own Comic Book Convention on Sunday,… Add to your calendar


Monday, March 11, 2019 at 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Paiʻea Stadium, Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi
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