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WHEA is a tuition-free and admissions are determined on space availability. If interest exceeds available slots for a school year, admission is on a scheduled lottery basis.

For any admissions-related questions, please email

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Do you enjoy outdoor and hands-on learning? Are you challenged by "real world" problems and inspired to address them through inquiry-based and project-based learning?

West Hawaii Explorations Academy complies with admission policies for Hawaii public schools and with all applicable federal, state and local nondiscrimination statutes and regulations.



Preferred applications for returning students, siblings of returning students, and children of bona fide employees.


Regular applications are released via the school website.


The first lottery drawing occurs on the first working day of March.

April - July

Lottery drawings on the first working day in the months for resulting pool.


Waitlist based on the lottery draws expires on the last working day in the first quarter.

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