Kapolei has a seamless continuum of learning from pre-school through post secondary education, both public and private.

Kapolei also has a small but growing contingent of private schools, including college prep Island Pacific Academy in the City of Kapolei, The American Renaissance Academy of Kapolei, and Seagull Schools for pre-school and K-2. Two public school complexes serve the Kapolei region - the Kapolei Complex for Kapolei and Makakilo, and the Campbell Complex for Ewa Beach communities.

Upper division schools provide a continuum of post-secondary education at Leeward Community College, University of Hawaii West Oahu, and The University of Phoenix.

Public Schools

The Kapolei region is served by Campbell-Kapolei complex area schools in the Department of Education’s Leeward district.

Hawaii State Department of Education


Education Island Pacific Academy

Private Schools

Private schools offer educational alternatives to families in Kapolei.

Island Pacific Academy

American Renaissance Academy

Seagull Schools – Kapolei


UH West Oahu

Post Secondary Schools

Both public and private upper level institutions provide post-secondary education choices, including two-year associate degrees to full four-year baccalaureate degrees. Of particular note is the brand new University of Hawaii West O’ahu campus, which opened in 2012 in East Kapolei.

Hawaii Tokai International College

Leeward Community College

UH West Oahu

University of Phoenix – Kapolei – Hawaii Learning Center