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

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July 26, 2016

Native Hawaiian orgs unify to up voter turnout

KS has joined other Hawaiian organizations in supporting Vote to Rise, a voter registration campaign aimed at raising the impact of the Hawaiian community on local elections.

July 22, 2016

Mānoa Academy provides dual-credit opportunity for KS Kapālama students

KS Kapālama partners with the UH Mānoa College of Social Sciences to offer a dual-credit summer program allowing students to earn college credits in English and political science.

July 21, 2016

Beaudet is named director of ʻĀina Engagement

Beaudet leads KS’ ʻāina-based education operations which include linking land, water, technology, and sustainability to educational efforts in the community.

July 20, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: Making connections in Salem

The legendary voyaging canoe continues its East Coast voyage in a new state en route to Maine.

July 18, 2016

National competition sparks history appreciation in students

Communications Group intern Kamaile Patton, a soon-to-be KSK senior, shares the value of history in making critical decisions for the future.

July 14, 2016

De Sa named KS Hawaiʻi hope poʻo kula

Middle School Principal Scott De Sa has been tapped to serve as associate head of school for the Hawaiʻi campus. Former KSK Vice Principal Renee Martin will serve as interim poʻo kumu.

July 13, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: Hōkūleʻa reaches Boston

The legendary voyaging canoe continues its New England leg with a four-day stop in Boston.

July 11, 2016

Harman is named director of asset management for HI island

Harman will work with KS divisions to implement a collective vision for KS' agricultural, conservation and commercial lands.

July 7, 2016

Kipona and Pauahi Keiki Scholars hold orientation for collaborators

Representatives from 73 O‘ahu private schools attended the event to learn about need-based KS scholarship programs for keiki who plan to attend select non-Kamehameha schools.

July 7, 2016

KS Hawai‘i welcomes new po‘o kumu

The KS Hawai‘i ‘ohana welcomes accomplished educator Dr. Kathleen Werner as the campus’ new elementary school principal.

July 6, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: From Mystic Seaport to Martha’s Vineyard

The Hōkūleʻa Worldwide Voyage continues up the East Coast of the United States making connections with the first peoples in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

June 30, 2016

KS Hawai‘i adds a fourth kula

KS Hawai‘i redesigned its campus outreach program, Hālau Kupukupu, to be a new school for the campus with expanded capacity and kuleana to better deliver upon Kūhanauna (SP2020).

June 30, 2016

Mahiʻai Match-Up selects farming finalists

Two finalists have been selected in the 2016 Mahiʻai Match-Up agricultural business plan contest dedicated to supporting Hawaiʻi’s sustainable food movement. Tickets and sponsorships for the July 30 Mahiʻai Match-Up Fundraiser Gala are available at

June 30, 2016

Motta promoted to Hālau Kupukupu poʻokumu

Joy “Hauʻoli” Motta is the first poʻokumu (principal) for KS Hawaiʻi’s fourth kula, Hālau Kupukupu Innovations Academy.

June 29, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: The Promise of Mālama Honua in New York City

KS executive strategy consultant Dr. Shawn Kanaʻiaupuni reflects on her experiences in New York City and the larger Promise to Children behind the voyage.

June 29, 2016

Pauahi Foundation to join KS as a cornerstone for advancement

The changeover lays the groundwork for establishing an Advancement Office which will enhance and broaden how KS identifies and attracts new resources – beyond its endowment – to advance Native Hawaiian learning.

June 28, 2016

D.C.-based fellowship program seeks emerging leaders

KS has partnered with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to launch the Native Hawaiian Federal Service Fellowship which gives fellows the opportunity to work at a U.S. Congressional office on issues affecting Native Hawaiians.

June 26, 2016

Mō‘ili‘ili Summer Fest to feature food, shopping, bon dancing

Honolulu’s biggest bon dance is happening at the Mō‘ili‘ili Summer Fest, on Saturday, July 2! The fest will also feature ʻono food, retail pop-ups, entertainment and keiki activities.

June 23, 2016

New Community Investing Office streamlines collaboration process

The office has implemented a new online process to make it easier for community organizations to apply for collaborations, grants and sponsorships.

June 22, 2016

Partnership will offer another high quality preschool option in Hāna

A new agreement between KS and ʻAha Pūnana Leo will give Hāna families more choice in selecting a preschool program for their keiki.

June 22, 2016

Kanu o Ka ʻĀina Public Charter School seniors graduate with community college certificates

Three seniors at the Hawaiian-focused charter school graduated high school with academic certificates from Hawai‘i Community College thanks to a dual-degree program supported by KS and other community collaborators.

June 22, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: Hōkūleʻa continuing north on East Coast voyage

The voyaging canoe makes its way further north with stops in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine scheduled.

June 21, 2016

Green is named director of Enterprise Finance

Adam Green's kuleana includes analyzing KS’ endowment resources and developing financial strategies to support the success of Native Hawaiian learners.

June 20, 2016

KS, community partners build summer bridge program for at-risk youth

The Hawai‘i Youth Challenge Academy prepares participants for entry-level jobs to decrease the socioeconomic implications of high school dropout on students, their families and the community.

June 17, 2016

KSK Alumni Week celebrates the unique bond among nā pua a Pauahi

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