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ʻŌiwi Edge

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


Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i

The window to apply for grades K, 6, 9 and 10 for the 2024-2025 school year is August 15 - September 30.

Our community is blessed to be a center of Hawaiian education, which means you have many choices. We are humbled and grateful every time an ʻohana chooses Kamehameha Hawaiʻi for their keiki’s educational journey. Our students distinguish themselves through a very rigorous process and the collection of these many talents and moʻokūʻauhau enriches our school significantly. At Kamehameha Hawaiʻi, haumāna co-create a vision for their future. Our graduates go on to top tier universities both here locally in Hawai’i and across the continent. We are here to support each student’s pathway in finding their unique purpose and kuleana in service to our lāhui.


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 through issues-based learning in today's global world, alongside the 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.


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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News and announcements

2023 Beginning of the Year Convocation

Celebrate the 2023-2024 Kamehameha Schools Spiritual Theme - “Aloha Mua Mai Ke Akua, E Aloha Aku Kākou” God First Loved, So We Shall Love.

Student voices: traveling with Kamehameha Schools - a journey of discovery and friendship

For KS Hawaiʻi high school seniors Amy Gushiken and Kalena Launiu, the unique travel opportunity to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands has transformed their lives and perspectives in profound ways.

Apply Now for Campus Financial Aid for the 2024-2025 School Year 

Early Completion Incentive: Complete your application before November 30, and have your application fee waived.


Ka Papa Mea‘ai (Dining Menu)

Our campus dining program is managed by Flik Independent School Dining.

Select your grade level and see what's for breakfast or lunch »

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.


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