The Legacy of a princess

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

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February 21, 2018

KS Hawaiʻi senior wins scholarship to UH Hilo

KSH senior Kahiau Kiyuna’s science fair project earned him the UH Hilo Chancellor’s Award, which includes a one-year tuition scholarship to UH Hilo

February 21, 2018

KS and Lili‘uokalani Trust help build leadership capacity at Native Hawaiian organizations

Lili‘uokalani Trust and Kamehameha Schools recently teamed up to bring facilitative skills training to a diverse group of leaders who serve the Native Hawaiian community.

February 20, 2018

Keauhou Lane earns top LEED certification for energy and water efficiency

Keauhou Lane – a multi-family affordable residential project on KS land in Our Kaka‘ako – recently received a platinum designation by LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

February 20, 2018

Hoʻolauleʻa at KS Hawaiʻi and Kapālama this Saturday

Annual Hoʻolauleʻa activities at both KS Kapālama and KS Hawaiʻi will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24. Donʻt miss the fun, great entertainment and ʻono food!

February 20, 2018

KS Hawaiʻi wins boys soccer state title

KSHʻs boys soccer team won their first state title with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Kapaʻa on Saturday night.

February 16, 2018

State proclamation declares ’Ke Au Hawai‘i – The Year of the Hawaiian’

Leaders of KS and other Native Hawaiian-serving organizations gathered at Washington Place to celebrate the proclamation which honors Hawaiian culture, traditions, and the perpetuation of ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i.

February 16, 2018

Innovation, creativity win KSK students a national gingerbread contest

KS Kapālama Robotics team won Flik’s national gingerbread house contest with their Interactive Clock Tower.

February 16, 2018

Hawai‘i annexation revisited in living history re-enactments

“Mai Poina: The Annexation Debate,” a vivid re-enactment of the discussions and actions that led to Hawai‘i becoming a territory of the United States, will be staged from Feb. 22 through March 4 at Ali'iōlani Hale.

February 15, 2018

KS and Kāhala Resort partner to provide educational opportunities and cultural connections

The collaboration will include a summer internship program for students and alumni, providing cultural guidance, and a sustainable food initiative involving KS farmers.

February 15, 2018

Musical tells story of Christianity’s introduction to Hawai‘i

“Glory in His Soul,” a musical drama about the life of Henry Opukaha‘ia, depicts how Christianity was introduced to Hawai‘i through missionaries via the eyes of a young Hawaiian boy with a desire to dream big.

February 14, 2018

KS staffers share first two Hawaiian-focused Lent devotionals

KS Kapālama Interim Kahu Sherman Thompson shares how Lent can not only be a time for abstinence, but redemption as well. And KS Hawai‘i Christian Education Instructor Kensy Apaka gives his mana‘o on how to avoid falling into the “If only” trap.

February 14, 2018

KS teams bolster early learning efforts on Kaua‘i

With the mantra of “Healthy children learn better” as a rallying force, the Kamehameha Schools Kaua‘i Region team partnered with KS preschools to sponsor and volunteer at the inaugural West Kaua‘i Early Learning Health & Education Fair.

February 13, 2018

Students honored for National Merit academic achievements

Nine KS students earned commended student or semifinalist designations by the National Merit Scholarship Program this year.

February 12, 2018

New grade levels, new courses this summer at KS Maui

Hālau ‘O Kapikohānaiāmālama has expanded options for summer including dual-credit and wayfinding courses for high schoolers. Register by Feb. 15.

February 12, 2018

KS opens community gathering place in Punalu‘u

Hale ‘O Māmalu - named after the nearby bay and means to shade or protect and bring together - will serve as a gathering place as KS works with partners in the community to address key issues affecting the lāhui in the ahupua‘a of Punalu‘u.

February 9, 2018

KSK keiki celebrate the birth of Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Elementary School haumāna rose bright and early this morning to celebrate Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani, born today in 1826.

February 9, 2018

Hele mai to Pearl Harbor Saturday to greet Hōkūle‘a

Kamehameha Schools’ ‘Ewa Region team will help welcome Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a to Pu‘uloa – the first time in the wa‘a’s 42-year history that it will sail into the waters of Pearl Harbor.

February 8, 2018

Soccer legend Ching returns to kick it with KS Kapālama athletes

Retired soccer legend Brian Ching recently returned to his alma mater to share some words of inspiration with the campus’ high school soccer players.

February 7, 2018

POW! WOW! Hawaiʻi returns, celebrating art and culture in Our Kakaʻako

Honolulu Night Market and Our Kaka‘ako are kicking off this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaiʻi on Saturday, Feb. 10 with a block party! Bring the whole family and celebrate a night of culture and art with live music, pop-up shops, a fashion show, and food trucks.

February 6, 2018

KS tops the state in national board-certified teachers

Nine KS educators recently achieved certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, bringing the number of certified teachers at KS to 73 – more than any other private school system or public school region in the state!

February 5, 2018

KS Hawaiʻi girls basketball wins DII state championship

After runner-up finishes in 2016 and 2017, the KS Hawaiʻi team upset a previously unbeaten Saint Francis team to earn the programʻs fifth title.

February 2, 2018

Alumni engage with KS Ko‘olau Region team

In an effort to provide a forum connecting Kamehameha Schools alumni, leaders and community partners, the popular Warrior Networking series made its first stop in Ko‘olaupoko this week.

February 1, 2018

Register for Hālau Kupukupu summer courses by Feb. 15

Unleash your ʻōiwi genius into the world with KS Hawaiʻiʻs summer innovations academy. Seats available for students in grades K-12.

February 1, 2018

KS honored by Boys & Girls Club of Hawai‘i

KS was recognized for cultivating a positive relationship with the organization, its monetary support and its crucial collaboration in the ongoing effort to uplift Native Hawaiian keiki in the Wai‘anae community.

February 1, 2018

New kupuna community breaks ground on KS land in Kāne‘ohe

The Plaza at Kāneʻohe will be built on KS land across from Windward Mall and is slated for completion by summer, 2019. The facility will feature 117 apartments that can accommodate up to 145 residents.

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