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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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May 25, 2017

KS ‘lifers’ reunite for epic graduation photo

Thirteen years ago, five KS Kapālama kindergartners were featured in “Aloha is Love,” a book illustrating KS’ Hawaiian values. The five recently reunited and shared how they incorporate those values and their native culture into their lives.

May 11, 2017

Celebrate the spirit of lei day with a kanikapila sing-along on May 15

Bring your voices and instruments for an enjoyable evening of music-making at Nā Mele Lei: A Kanikapila Sing-Along on May 15 at Ka‘iwakīloumoku. Donʻt forget to wear a lei!

May 2, 2017

Alumni trio’s debut album ‘Keauhou’ tops Hōkū nominations list

Keauhou – a trio comprised of KS Kapālama graduates Zachary Lum, Jonah Solatorio, and Nicholas Lum – leads the field with 12 Na Hōkū Hanohano Award nominations in nine categories.

April 26, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Reunited in Tahiti

As Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia both arrive in Tahiti to celebrations, a youth delegation of 15 Kamehameha Schools Kapālama haumāna travel to represent Hawaiʻi.

April 11, 2017

Exhibitors needed for Mālama Honua Summit

Teachers or students interested in hosting an educational exhibit are invited to participate in a summit hosted as part of the Hōkūleʻa homecoming celebration.

March 17, 2017

Freshmen class earns awards at the 97th annual song contest

The freshmen class of 2020 became the first 9th grade class since 2006 to win both the combined class competition and the outstanding musical performance at the 97th Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest Friday night at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

March 15, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Students experience Rapa Nui and Tahiti

Nāhiku, a group of students from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama and Samuel M. Kamakau Public Charter School come together to represent Hawaiʻi as Hōkūleʻa arrives in Rapa Nui.

March 13, 2017

Song Contest connects haumāna to culture through mele

For 97 years, the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest has brought the Kapālama campus together in a night to celebrate mele and connect its haumāna to a shared Hawaiian heritage and culture. Watch it live on Friday, March 17!

March 3, 2017

KS alumnus Douglas Chang is building a legacy of Hawaiian values in the visitor industry

The general manager of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach leads his team with authenticity and aloha, encouraging them to embrace Hawaiian culture and values.

February 14, 2017

Lāhui Rising provides a safe learning space for important issues

A new pilot, Lāhui Rising, is offered as part of the Kaʻiwakīloumoku Cultural Event Series and starts Thursday, Feb. 16 with a discussion around Hawaiian governance.

February 9, 2017

KS graduates join Naviance Road Trip Nation for STEAM education

Two recent KS alums take opportunity to learn from Hawaiʻi STEAM leaders through Naviance Road Trip Nation.

January 24, 2017

Student helpline expanded tri-campus and to preschools

After a pilot with KS Maui, Hiʻikua Student Helpline is now available for all Kamehameha preschool and K-12 campus students.

January 9, 2017

Dr. Taran Chun is new poʻo kula for KS Kapālama

The new head of school is a 1995 Kamehameha Schools graduate, who most recently served as principal of Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah.

December 16, 2016

Advent Week 4: “E hoʻohaʻahaʻa i ka hele ʻana me ke Akua.” Walk humbly with God.

KS Hawai‘i Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard shares how fishing with his father as a child taught him a lesson in humility, and reflects on how God sent the humble baby Jesus to demonstrate what true servant leadership really looks like.

December 9, 2016

Advent Week 3:  Huikala a Ho‘oku‘u:  Forgiveness is Extending Grace

KS Kapālama Kahu Kordell Kekoa shares how forgiveness of ourselves and others can lead to inner peace.

December 7, 2016

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Living History Day event uncovers amazing KS connections to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and a new exhibit at Midkiff depicts the impacts of World War II on KS.

December 7, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday – Journey along the U.S. East Coast complete

While Hōkūleʻa reaches Miami and heads for warmer waters on her journey back to Hawaiʻi, she still builds important relationships abroad and at home.

December 2, 2016

Advent Week 2:  The journey to God’s promise can be a test of patience and faith

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Athletics Relations Associate and Head Football Coach Abu Ma‘afala shares how patience – while oftentimes painful – has its rewards.

November 25, 2016

Advent Week 1:  Preparing our hearts and minds for this Holy season

KS envisions its learners to be grounded in Christian and Hawaiian values. Nā kahu o Kamehameha created Hawaiian-focused Advent devotionals for haumāna and others to celebrate the coming of Christmas.

October 12, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: Kumu find new ways to connect their classrooms with the voyage

Waʻa to Papa connections have been around since the voyage launch, but a new strategy is hoping to connect learners on a deeper level.

September 23, 2016

KS kumu earn M.Ed. degrees as part of UH’s inaugural Aloha ʻĀina cohort

Seven KS Kapālama elementary teachers earn Master of Education degrees in curriculum studies as part of the two-year program.

September 5, 2016

All programs and offices open as usual Tuesday

This message is to confirm that all Kamehameha Schools campuses, preschools, community education programs and business offices will be open as usual on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

August 15, 2016

KS K-12 and Kipona applications for 2017-18 available

Applications for KS’ K-12 program, and for the Kipona K-12 Scholarship program for the 2017-18 school year, are now available online at www.ksbe.edu/admissions. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2016.

August 1, 2016

KSK alum Christenson set to lead U.S. Olympic volleyball team

When the Rio Olympics begin this week, 2011 KS Kapālama graduate Micah Christenson will represent the United States on the men's volleyball team, fulfilling a life-long dream for the former Warriors two-sport star.

July 26, 2016

KS and UH launch four-year scholarship program for Native Hawaiian students

Makalapua Naʻauao is a unique four-year pilot scholarship program that aims to increase the four-year graduation rate of Native Hawaiian students.

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