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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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)

Today and Next Monday

November 8, 2019

Crunchy Tacos
Refried Beans
Spanish Rice

Mea ‘ai māmā kakahiaka

Country Hash
Scrambled Eggs

November 11, 2019

Veteran's Day


Mea ‘ai māmā kakahiaka

Veteran's Day


Find us on:

Hi‘ikua Helpline



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


Thursday, November 14, 2019
Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi Kula Haʻahaʻa
Gr. K-5 Student Led Conferences Add to your calendar


Thursday, November 28, 2019
No school for the Thanksgiving holiday Add to your calendar


Thursday, December 19, 2019
High School 1st semester ends Add to your calendar


Thursday, December 19, 2019
Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi
Celebrate the life and legacy of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi 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.