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Kula Kamaliʻi o Hiʻikeakaikamālama Preschool

Kula Kamaliʻi o Hiʻikeakaikamālama Preschool is a comprehensive Hawaiian cultural-based, educational preschool program that believes in the holistic approach to education:

“In a learning community that is steadfastly rooted in the culture, everyone has something to learn and something to teach. Students, parents and community are partners in the educational process and achievements of all.”

Kula Kamaliʻi o Hiʻikeakaikamālama acknowledges the family as the foundation upon which a child is reared, fosters positive values and morals, and strengthens ties within the community.  Children between three years of age and the age of compulsory school attendance are welcome to enroll and participate in Kula Kamaliʻi o Hiʻikeakaikamālama. Students must be able to care for their own toileting needs.


Kula Kamaliʻi o Hiʻikeakaikamālama Preschool is open year round, Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Monthly tuition is $450.00.  A nonrefundable registration fee of $125.00 is due with the first month’s tuition.

Pauahi Keiki Scholars

Kula Kamaliʻi o Hiʻikeakaikamālama is a Pauahi Keiki Scholars School Collaborator for the 2018-2019 school year.  This means our school will be able to accept Pauahi Keiki Scholarship recipients.  Pauahi Keiki Scholars is a need-based scholarship issued by Kamehameha Schools for eligible keiki attending, non-Kamehameha School preschools in Hawaiʻi.  The application window is now open and will close January 31, 2018.  For more information visit the KS Programs and Scholarships website.


Applications are accepted throughout the year, stop by or call (808) 961-5242 for more information. You may also download the 2018-2019 Application Packet. For more information you can read the Hiʻikeakaikamālama Brochure or contact our office directly.

1500 Kalanianaʻole Ave
Hilo HI 96720-4914

Phone (808) 961-5242
Fax (808) 961-4789