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
Event calendar


Paʻakai Marketplace presented by SALT at Our Kakaʻako
Paʻakai Marketplace presented by SALT at Our Kakaʻako
Friday, July 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm
SALT at Our Kakaʻako - 691 Auahi Street

SALT at Our Kaka‘ako is breathing new life into one of Hawai‘i’s time honored traditions with Pa‘akai Marketplace, a premier monthly series celebrating the culture and spirit of the islands in Our Kakaʻako, an innovative and urban community. This novel approach coordinated by PA'I Foundation brings MAMo Artists, Crafters, and Cultural Practitioners to the retail complex, and will be held every third Friday and Saturday of the month. Join us on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 starting at 5p.m.

In traditional times, in the area now known as SALT at Our Kaka‘ako—community members would gather to make pa‘akai, or sea salt, while farmers and fishermen would trade and share other valuable resources. In keeping with these customs, and to pay homage to the history behind this thriving community, SALT at Our Kaka‘ako continues this distinction as the gathering place of the Honolulu area with the Pa‘akai Marketplace.

In addition to great shopping, live music and performances will be held throughout the evening. Parking is located at the SALT at Our Kakaʻako parking garage.



Charles Reed Bishop Founderʻs Day
Charles Reed Bishop Founderʻs Day
Friday, January 25, 2019 at 12:00 am
Various observances throughout Hawaiʻi

Each year, KS Elementary and Middle Schools at each of our three campuses gather to recognize Charles Reed Bishop and the important role he played in the creation of the Kamehameha Schools. He was born on January 25, 1822 in Glens Falls, New York.

Husband of Kamehameha Schools founder Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Bishop was considered one of Hawai‘i's greatest benefactors, and has been credited with assisting in the creation and support of Kamehameha Schools, Punahou School, Mid-Pacific Institute and The St. Andrew’s Schools. His trust also benefits the Bishop Museum, Lunalilo Home, Central Union Church, Kawaiahaʻo Church and Kaumakapili Church.

To learn more about the man and his contributions, visit