The Legacy of a princess

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

Category: Community Education

May 18, 2017

New era of storytelling blends technology, culture

Kanaeokana – the kula Hawai‘i network of ʻōlelo Hawai‘i, Hawaiian culture and ʻāina-based schools from the preschool to university level aimed at strengthening Hawaiian education – is offering the culture-based video game production workshops entitled “He Au Hou,” – the new era.

February 21, 2017

One for the Lāhui

Kamehameha’s Kalani Peʻa dedicates his Grammy award to the students and families that KS serves every day

January 23, 2017

Hawaiian culture, art shine through via innovative mural project

KS and Urban 808 artist Prime Hina partner with the Queen's Medical Center to strengthen the cultural identity of troubled youth and reroute them toward good and industrious behaviors.

December 8, 2016

Pe‘a honors nā pua a Pauahi with Grammy-nominated album, ‘E Walea’

Hawaiian Resource Coordinator and singer-songwriter Kalani Pe‘a dedicates his debut album to the children of Pauahi and the families KS serves every day.

December 6, 2016

Kāpili ‘Oihana seeks more internship sites

KS is seeking businesses, non-profits and other organizations willing to give college students real-life work experience through its Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program.

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 21, 2016

Barcarse named West Hawaiʻi regional director

Former interim KS Culture-Based Education director Kaimana Barcarse will support KS' West HI region from the Kohala end of Laupāhoehoe to the East Kaʻū.

November 17, 2016

KS and BOE partnership paves way for Native Hawaiian success

Approximately 47,000 of Hawai‘i’s public school students are of Hawaiian ancestry. This MOU enables KS to work with the DOE to cultivate a strong Native Hawaiian identity in its students, preparing them for post-secondary success.

October 27, 2016

KS builds a playground at Schools of the Future Conference

Partnering with HAIS, Hiki Nō and ʻŌlelo, members of Ho‘olaukoa, along with students and staff from KS Hawaiʻi, created a “Digital Media Playground” at the Schools of the Future (SOTF) Conference.

October 17, 2016

Kealaiki named ʻEwa Regional Director

Nālani Blane Kealaiki oversees O‘ahu’s ‘Ewa region spanning from the Kahauiki ahupua‘a (bordering the ‘ewa end of Kalihi) through the Honouliuli ahupua‘a (bordering Nānākuli).

October 13, 2016

H. Ka‘umealani K. Walk named KS Native Hawaiian Community Educator of the Year

Hawaiian language immersion school kumu H. Ka‘umealani K. Walk was awarded the KS Native Hawaiian Community Educator of the Year Award for building educational pathways for generations of Native Hawaiian learners.

August 30, 2016

Dollars for Scholars paves the path to college for Wai‘anae coast haumāna

KS is part of a new collaboration to help Wai‘anae coast students navigate the college financial aid application process.

August 29, 2016

Miller named regional director, North Shore/Windward Oʻahu

Miller works with collaborators in Waialua, Koʻolauloa and Koʻolaupoko to develop region-focused educational programming.

August 22, 2016

Farden named regional director for Kona Oʻahu

Former KS Kapālama Vice Principal Hailama Farden continues his service to Ke Ali‘i Pauahi’s legacy as regional director for Kona Oʻahu (Honolulu).

August 18, 2016

KS and Assets School partner on educational pilot project

Eight kindergartners will receive full K-3 tuition scholarships giving them access to culturally grounded educational opportunities combined with Assets’ highly specialized learning environment.

July 28, 2016

Changes coming for Pauahi Keiki Scholars, Kipona and post-high scholarships

KS Financial Aid and Scholarship Services program changes will include pushing up application windows for Kamehameha's preschool, K-12 and post-high scholarships.

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.

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 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 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 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 8, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: The third waʻa in the worldwide voyage

We know about Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia, but do you know the third waʻa in the worldwide voyage?

June 1, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: New App lets keiki connect to the educational messages of Mālama Honua

A non-profit collaboration creates worldwide voyage app for children ages 5-8

May 10, 2016

Scholar speaker event to highlight preserving the Wai‘anae mountain range

The May 17 Huliko‘a Kaiāulu Scholar Speaker event will feature Conservationist and Waiʻanae native David Hoppe-Cruz as its keynote speaker and a reflection by Nānākuli High School alum and agroecology scholar Charnel Colin.

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