The Legacy of a princess

Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

Pauahi Legacy
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Kamehameha Schools Kapālama


1887 Makuakāne St.
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 842-8211

The 600-acre hillside campus, on the island of O‘ahu, provides an environment conducive to learning. The spacious campus has more than 70 buildings, an Olympic-size swimming pool, tennis courts, and a new athletic complex with a football/soccer field, track and seating for 3,000. This campus offers a boarding program, designed to help students attain high academic performance, positive self-esteem, and personal and community responsibility. The Kapālama campus is currently home to 3,192 students, grades K-12.


The senior class swept through the singing awards at the 98th annual Kamehameha Schools song contest Friday night at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

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Standing in solidarity with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and educational institutions across the country, KS students and staffers took part in the student-led walkouts supporting gun violence prevention. See story »


The KS Song Contest – which connects our KS Kapālama High School haumāna to their culture through mele – will be broadcast on KGMB and our Song Contest website starting with a pre-show at 6:30 p.m. See story »


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