The Legacy of a princess

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

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October 19, 2017

Early learning access for Hāna keiki at heart of KS collaboration

Early learning providers in Hāna have gathered twice this year to map out strategies to benefit the educational needs of Hāna keiki. This first-time collaboration is seizing on opportunities while working to overcome challenges.

October 16, 2017

KS and ASU Virtual Huakaʻi Project concludes pilot phase with West Hawaiʻi schools

The integration of math, science, architecture, engineering and other academic principles into the cultural website enables students to see the real-world relevance of their classroom curriculum.

October 13, 2017

Kelling named Native Hawaiian Community Educator of the Year

Ke Kula ʻo Samuel M. Kamakau Laboratory Public Charter School Director Dr. Meahilahila Kelling received the KS Native Hawaiian Community Educator of the Year award for two decades of advancing Native Hawaiian education.

September 20, 2017

Kaho‘olawe huaka‘i deeply impacts KS M.Ed. candidates

The journey focused on aloha ʻāina as a foundation for relationships, education, leadership, well-being and research as part of UH's Aloha ʻĀina Master of Education in Curriculum Studies program.

September 15, 2017

Innovative video game workshop powered by teamwork

Participants in the collaborative workshop brought to life beloved mo‘olelo ranging from the tale of Hi‘iakaikapoliopele to the legend of Kamapua‘a.

August 17, 2017

KS, UH and Chaminade to celebrate new collaborative learning space in Mōʻiliʻili

Hālau ʻĪnana programs will focus on Native Hawaiian leadership development, social entrepreneurship, and innovation to support students as they transition from high school to college and onto careers.

August 7, 2017

Waiʻanae Coast juniors earn college credits in free summer program

This summer, 62 Wai‘anae Coast high school juniors earned college credits at the University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu campus with help from the new Early College Summer Scholars program.

July 28, 2017

Nationally recognized Kamehameha Scholars program showcased at WIPCE

KS counselors share how the culturally infused educational program can impact indigenous students, with attendees of the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education.

July 10, 2017

National distinction bestowed upon Kamehameha Scholars program

Kamehameha Scholars – a KS community education program that helps public and private high schoolers reach their higher education goals – was the first community education program ever to be recognized by the American School Counselor Association.

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.

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