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‘Ōiwi Edge

At Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i, our ‘Ōiwi Edge identity is a strong ancestral foundation that shapes the agency, adaptability, and well-being of our haumāna.


Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i

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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 – a strong ancestral foundation that shapes the agency, adaptability, and well-being of haumāna, giving them a competitive advantage to fulfill their unique purpose and kuleana. KSH prepares students with critical learning skills for the global world of today, alongside the educational innovative thinking and design for tomorrow.

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 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.

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.


Elementary school - Ke Kula Ha‘aha‘a

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Middle school - Ke Kula Waena

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High school - Ke Kula Ki‘eki‘e

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Kauwela 2021

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Evolving our approach to learning

Modern tools and methods help us continue providing world-class educational experiences, anytime and anywhere. The KS Digital platform is an online hub for learning, whether it’s in the classroom for in-person instruction, at home for distance learning or a hybrid of the two.

Hawaiian culture-based education resources for the lāhui.

News and announcements

Ka Papa Mea‘ai (Lunch Menu)

November 29, 2021

Loco Moco with eggs and gravy
(V - Garden Salad)
Steamed Rice
Field Greens w/ dressing

Mea ‘ai māmā kakahiaka

Cold Cereal
Blueberry Crumb Cake
Sweet Melon

Alumni news

Get news about births, weddings and other personal and professional alumni achievement.

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.

Hi‘ikua Helpline

Find us on:

Kawaiaha‘o Plaza

567 South King St
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 523-6200

KS Hawai‘i

16-716 Volcano Rd
Kea‘au, HI 96749
(808) 982-0000

KS Kapālama

1887 Makuakāne St
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 842-8211

KS Maui

275 ‘A‘apueo Pkwy
Pukalani, HI 96768
(808) 572-3100