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Apply to Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i

Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i is a one-week program for students that will be entering the 6th grade. The program engages students in hands-on learning activities focused on cultural values and practices to develop Hawaiian identity and leadership.

  • Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, boarding will NOT be provided for the summer 2022 Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i program. Instead, our program will operate as a week-long day program with in person, community based learning days.
  • Programs will run on the islands of Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Moloka‘i, Maui, and Hawai‘i island. Students will be assigned to in-person, community-based learning, on the island in which they reside. Students living outside of these five islands will be asked in the application which island program they plan to attend and are responsible for providing their own air transportation and boarding for the program or have the option of participating in this program entirely via digital learning (no in-person learning). Note: We do feel that the in person program will provide valuable learning for your keiki and cannot be replicated in a digital learning format. Please select the full digital version only if you are truly unable to travel due to the current circumstances.
  • Bus transportation will be provided for in-person, community-based learning days. Please note, there will be no bus transportation to or from Hana.


How to apply

Apply online

The application for summer 2022 is closed.

Ancestry verification

Kamehameha Schools’ admissions policy is to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law. If you would like your child to be considered under that policy, your child’s Hawaiian ancestry must be verified by Kamehameha’s Ho‘oulu Verification Services.

Need kōkua?


(808) 534-8080 or 1-800-842-IMUA and press 3 (Neighbor Island/Continental U.S.)


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