KS Preschool & Need-Based Scholarship Apps Online

November 4, 2016, 10:00 AM HST
* Updated November 4, 8:35 AM
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Image courtesy Kamehameha Schools.

Image courtesy Kamehameha Schools.

The Kamehameha Schools preschool and Pauahi Keiki Scholars scholarship applications for the 2017-18 school year are now available online.

Kamehameha Schools has 30 preschools statewide offering classes for 3- and 4-year olds. Each classroom has a qualified teacher and teaching assistant with adult-to-child ratios ranging from 9:1 for 3-year-olds and 10:1 for 4-year-olds.

Go online for a complete listing of preschools. KS preschool applications are due on Jan. 31, 2017.

Kamehameha Schools preschools serve over 1,600 keiki every year.

Pauahi Keiki Scholars is a need-based scholarship for eligible keiki attending approved, non-Kamehameha Schools preschools in Hawaiʻi. Children are eligible for up to 3 years of funds, but must reapply each year.


Visit for a complete list of all 151 approved PKS preschools. The application deadline for Pauahi Keiki Scholars is Feb. 17, 2017.


In the 2016-17 school year, Pauahi Keiki Scholars offered over $18 million in scholarship money to over 2,300 preschool-aged keiki.

For information on these two programs, and all Kamehameha Schools educational programs, go to

Kamehameha Schools is a private, educational, charitable trust founded and endowed by the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Kamehameha Schools operates a statewide educational system enrolling over 6,900 students of Native Hawaiian ancestry at K-12 campuses on O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i Island and 30 preschools statewide.


Over 47,000 additional learners and caregivers are served each year through a range of other Kamehameha Schools outreach programs, community collaborations and financial aid opportunities in Hawai‘i and across the continental United States. Income generated from its endowment portfolio of Hawai‘i real estate and other investments funds the Schools’ educational mission.

More information can be found at

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