The Legacy of a princess

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

Event calendar


Tri-Campus Senior Gathering
Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 12:00 am
Mauna ʻAla, Kapālama and Kawaiahaʻo Church

Seniors from Maui, Kapālama and Hawaiʻi campuses come together on this special day to pay tribute to Ke Aliʻi Pauahi and celebrate the bond they all share as they prepare to take the next step in their journey.

700 seniors share and exchange mele and hula with one another and come together for a tri-campus worship service at Kawaiahaʻo Church.


KS Hawai‘i Baccalaureate service - Class of 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm
William Charles Lunalilo Center

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i class of 2017 Baccalaureate services to come together with Ke Akua before moving forward on this important next step in their lives.


KS Maui Graduation
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10:00 am
Kaʻulaheanuiokamoku Gymnasium

The Kamehameha Schools Maui Class of 2017 will participate in its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 27, at 10 a.m., at Kaʻulaheanuiokamoku Gymnasium.


KS Hawaiʻi Graduation - Class of 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm
Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i campus - Koaiʻa Gymnasium

Kauluwena, Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi Class of 2017, celebrates their commencement and graduation from their roles as students at KS, ready to advance into the world on their journey of becoming good and industrious men and women. I Mua Kamehameha!


KS Kapālama Graduation
Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Neil Blaisdell Center

The Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Class of 2017 will participate in its commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 28, at 6 p.m., at the Neal Blaisdell Center.


Kūkulu Kaiaulu 2017: KS EdTech Conference
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 12:00 am
Neil Blaisdell Center

The 9th Annual Kamehameha Education Technology Conference is scheduled to take place June 5-7, 2017 at the Neil Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall, with an Un-Conference taking place on June 5. Kūkulu Kaiaulu 2017: Building Global Communities is a chance for educators to come together and learn from presenters and each other about technology in the classroom, organized around a central theme.

This year's theme is "Explore the Impossible". Additionally there are five strands of focus:

  • Culture-Based Education & Technology
  • Innovation
  • Student-Centered Learning
  • Virtual Learning

More infromation and how to register is available at


Ku'i Kalo Workshop for 'Ohana
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Community Learning Center at Ma'ili (87-790 Kulauku Street)

In partnership with Keiki O Ka 'Aina, the Community Learning Center at Ma'ili offers monthly ku'i kalo nights for 'ohana. Come pound some fresh kalo! Bring your board and stone (if you have), two plastic containers, a healthy snack and payment for kalo ($3.00 per pound). To be added to the registration list, please contact Desiree Adams ( and request to be added to the Ma'ili Poi Pounding e-mail for future sessions.


World Youth Congress
Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 12:00 am
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Hundreds of young leaders from around the globe will gather at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa for the World Youth Congress June 17–June 25, 2017. The delegates will address many of the issues discussed at the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress. The 2017 congress is being hosted by the Student Sustainability Coalition of Hawaiʻi, a UH student organization, and Peace Child International Hawaiʻi.

Kamehameha Schools was a part of the MOU signing with Peace Child International Hawaiʻi and is actively involved in the planning for this event. Read more about the event here:

The WYC will bring together 350 local and international youth leaders (ages 15 – 25) to discuss and identify actions to support the achievements of the Worldwide Voyage and the United Nations Sustainability Goals. Participants will grapple with the Congress theme, Reconnecting to Our Ancestral Roots to Build Sustainable Communities. The week will be filled with inspiring youth-led workshops, world-renowned keynote speeches, statewide action projects embedded in our local communities, and an array of innovative cultural events including a closing international cultural festival in Waikīkī. Throughout these activities, participants will focus on developing an action toolkit that will accompany the United Nations Proclamation to support efforts of young people around the world.

For students interested in serving as Hawaiʻi youth ambassadors, fill out this application.

For more details on the event visit


Hōkūleʻa Arrival Ceremony & Celebration
Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8:30 am
Magic Island, Ala Moana Park

On Saturday, June 17, Polynesian Voyaging Society and its crewmembers will conclude the three-year sail around the globe and make an historic arrival at O‘ahu’s Magic Island after sailing nearly 40,000 nautical miles since departing Hawaiian waters on May 30, 2014. The homecoming celebration is themed Lei Kaʻapuni Honua, meaning “A Lei Around The World.”

Schedule of events:

8:30 a.m. Arrival
10:00 a.m. Arrival Ceremony & Program
1-5:00 p.m. Hoʻolauleʻa

A number of events in the week following this event are being planned to celebrate the Mālama Honua message and develop plans for how we can further build upon this work to fulfill our promises to children and pae ʻāina.

Find more details about the event and subsquent activities at


Mālama Honua Fair & Summit
Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 10:00 am
Hawaiʻi Convention Center

The Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) along with Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage partners will be hosting a Mālama Honua Fair & Summit as part of the Hōkūleʻa Homecoming festivities. The summit will take place from June 18-20 at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center.

The summit is an opportunity for local and global partners working to advance the mission of Mālama Honua to gather for a three-day summit to discuss actions inspired by the Voyage and the development of the next sail plans for Hawaiʻi’s communities. The event will include an inspirational speaker series, a community fair with educational exhibits and activities, canoe tours, and a youth summit track.

As the education sponsor of the worldwide voyage, Kamehameha Schools is coordinating the education pavilion at the event. This will include educational exhibits and demonstrations from the University of Hawaiʻi College of Education, Hawaiʻi Department of Education and various Hawaiʻi independent schools.

The general public is invited to walk through exhibits, participate in hands-on activities, and learn from our local and global partners who are taking action to mālama honua.

Hōkūleʻa canoe tours will be offered every day, and capacity will be limited according to safety standards. If you would like to guarantee a visit to Hōkūleʻa, we encourage you to sign up for a scheduled time slot.

An Inspirational Speaker Series will be presented on Monday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will feature local and global courageous and inspiring people who are navigating change for our Island Earth. You must register to attend this portion of the summit.

For more information on the summit, visit


Mō‘ili‘ili Summer Fest 2017
Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Varsity Building Parking lot; 1100 University Avenue

Join the community and get your bon dance on! Honolulu’s largest bon dance is happening at the Mō‘ili‘ili Summer Fest, on Saturday, July 1, from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the old Varsity Theatre parking lot, located on KS land. The annual festival will also feature taiko drum demonstrations, ʻono local food, retail pop-ups, cultural entertainment and activities for the keiki.

Kamehameha Schools has collaborated with the Mō‘ili‘ili Hongwanji Mission, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi, Mō‘ili‘ili Community Center, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Mō‘ili‘ili businesses and community groups to host the free event aimed at showcasing the neighborhood's history, culture, and vibrancy.

Mō‘ili‘ili is among the major urban redevelopment areas in KS’ commercial properties portfolio. The Summer Fest site sits on Kamehameha Schools land. Free parking at the UH parking structure. Mention Mō‘ili‘ili Summer Fest at the guard booth. Shuttles will run continuously from the UH Law School from 4:45 – 10:45 p.m.

For more Mō‘ili‘ili Summer Fest information, visit or get updates via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.