At Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi, our ʻŌiwi Edge identity is a strong ancestral foundation that shapes the agency, adaptability, and well-being of our haumāna.
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 with critical learning skills for the global world of today, alongside the educational 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.
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.
16-716 Volcano Road
Kea‘au, HI 96749
May 30, 2023
Watch the Hoʻoulu 2023 Transition Ceremony for the Class of 2030
Our papa ʻelima have their Hoʻoulu as they transition from kula haʻahaʻa to kula waena.
May 26, 2023
Weekly devotional: The unexpected gift
Despite enduring a series of unforeseen and unfortunate events, KS Maui senior Shyla-Te’hara Moore remains resilient and finds strength through faith. With a strong belief in Ke Akua’s preparation and her own potential, she aims to give back to her community and Kamehameha Schools while embracing personal growth and spirituality.
May 23, 2023
Graduation Weekend for the Class of 2023
Get links to live streams and download the program for the Commencement ceremony for Hiʻiakaikawaiola.
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