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Kamehameha Schools K-12 and Kipona Application Period Opens

August 15, 2016, 4:07 PM HST
* Updated August 18, 4:41 PM
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Kamehameha Schools K-12/Kipona Recruitment

Kamehameha Schools K-12/Kipona Recruitment

Applications for Kamehameha Schools’ K-12 program, and for the Kipona K-12 Scholarship program for the 2017-18 school year, are now available online at The deadline to apply is Sept. 30, 2016.

This year, there will be one application for both the KS K-12 program and the Kipona Scholarship program, with the option to apply for either program, or to both, simultaneously. The application process for both programs will be the same, including the assessment process.

Kipona is a need-based scholarship for eligible keiki who attend or are applying to a KS-eligible private school in Hawai‘i. Along with the application window and process changes, Kipona will also expand its admission points this year, giving parents more opportunities to apply for the scholarship at various points throughout their child’s academic journey. Kipona admission points will mirror the admission points of the KS campus that services their island/community with one notable difference – KS will also accept kindergarten applications for the Kipona Scholarship from keiki living on the island of Kauaʻi.

For O‘ahu residents, the primary admission points at the Kapālama campus are kindergarten, grades 4, 7 and 9.  West Hawai‘i, Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i, Kaua‘i, Ni‘ihau and Hāna district residents’ primary admission points are grades 7 and 9.  For the Hawai‘i and Maui campuses, the primary admission points are kindergarten, grades 6 and 9.  For a complete chart listing all K-12 offerings specific to region, please visit

Eligible applicants (male and female) for kindergarten at the KS campuses must be born between Aug. 1, 2011, and July 31, 2012. Kipona kindergarten applicants must be born between Aug. 1, 2011, and December 31, 2012.


Applications for grades 10, 11 and 12 for all campuses are accepted, but spaces are limited, based on availability.


For more information, call:

– KS Kapālama Admissions: (808) 842-8800
– KS Hawai‘i Admissions: (808) 982-0100
– KS Maui Admissions: (808) 572-3133
– Toll-free: 1(800) 842-4682, ext. 28800

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