Plan now for summer. See courses available in 2024

Dec. 27, 2023

We hope that you and your ʻohana are enjoying a well-deserved Winter Break and have a safe and fun holiday!

It's also a time to think about your plans for summer. You can preview the course offerings now on our website. This summer, we enter an exciting new era as our summer school program evolves to the Kauluhala Summer Academy.

Kauluhala weaves together the essence of Kauwela, our warmest time of year and the cool breezes found in the hala groves of Puna. The name Kauluhala centers the cultural significance of the Pūhala to the ʻāina of Puna, which is famous for its hala groves — Puna paia ʻala i ka hala, Puna, with its fragrant walls of pandanus blossoms. Kauwela, our warmest time of year, lifts the weight of the school year and creates a space for refreshing, joyous learning, an atmosphere of agentic, fun discovery for both haumāna and kumu. The name, a play on “ulu” for growth and exploration signifies the Pūhala grove, a place where keiki grow connected to ʻāina, to Puna, to lāhui, and to our kula, Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi.

Grounded by its past and inspired by our future, Kauluhala, formally known as Kula Kauwela, continues a promise to inspire passion for learning, excellence, and generational and global responsibility. Our team of dynamic educators, near and far, have designed NEW experiences that uncover the magic and hidden possibilities of summer learning for our haumāna in grades K-12. During the summer, these experiences will continue to compliment and challenge our reality, grow interests, ground us with kuleana, and prepare us for the now and into the future.

Leading this year's program will be two highly respected Kamehameha Hawaiʻi educators, both of who have been highly involved in past summer school programs -  

  • Mr. Alan Kinoshita - Kauluhala Program Administrator, Grades K-8
  • Mr. Keali‘i Akina - Kauluhala Program Administrator, Grades 9-12

Please join us in celebrating and welcoming them to this new role as our summer administrators, Read the full letter about this change by our Director of Enrollment Experience and Summer Programs, Mrs. Lisanne Kekuewa, on the website.  


General Program: Thursday, June 13 - Thursday,  July 11

  • Elementary School - 4 weeks - June 13 - July 11
  • Middle School - Four 1 week sessions 
    • Session 1 - June 13 - June 19
    • Session 2 - June 20 - June 26
    • Session 3 - June 27 - July 3
    • Session 4 - July 5 - July 11
  • High School - Two 2 week sessions or One 4 week session 
    • Session 1 - June 13 - June 26
    • Session 2 - June 27 - July 11
  • All High School Digital Courses - June 17 - Aug. 2

Current Kamehameha Hawaiʻi students will utilize their Infinite Campus portal to register for summer school courses. High school uses a staggered registration based on grade level so please see the catalog for information on when students register for high school courses.  

Registration goes live at 8:00 am on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 for KS students entering grades 1-8 and community students entering grades K-12. Rolling registration for current students entering grades 9-12 begins on Monday, January 8, 2024.  For more information see below.

Preview and see which courses your keiki may be interested in, and remember to sign-up when your registration window opens for the best chance at getting the course you want.  

Students who do not attend KS will follow the normal application process, which will begin on January 2, 2024 via

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Kauluhala office at (808) 982-0033 or

Weave together an exiciting summer of experiences through the Kauluhala Summer Academy.

Preview the course catalog to see the offerings this summer.