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I ulu nō ka lālā i ke kumu.

The branches grow because of the trunk.

Without our ancestors, we would not be here.

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Ho‘oulu Verification Services

Educational opportunities await you and your ʻohana


Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s vision was to help Hawaiians become good and industrious men and women through education.  In keeping with Pauahi’s wishes, Kamehameha Schools (KS) gives preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

To be considered for this preference, you must verify your Hawaiian ancestry by registering with the Kamehameha Schools Ho‘oulu Verification Services.

Once your ancestry is verified, you will be considered for preference when applying for Kamehameha Schools programs without ever having to verify your ancestry again.*

KS programs awaiting you include:

  • Preschool programs and scholarships
  • Kindergarten through 12th grade
  • Summer school
  • Enrichment exploration series
  • Post–high school scholarships

Help Princess Pauahi’s vision become a reality by embracing these educational opportunities for you and your ‘ohana—verify your Hawaiian ancestry today!

*The Ho‘oulu Verification Services reserves the right to review ancestry status at any time if new information becomes available

Need kōkua?

Ho‘oulu Verification Services phone:
(808) 523–6228 or toll-free (1-800)-842-IMUA Press 2

Schedule help:


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