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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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 9, 2017

Elevating the conversation on next-generation kanaka leaders

Using the hashtag #kanakaleader, KS teamed up with Hawaii Business magazine, OHA, ‘Ōiwi TV, and Kanaeokana to spur a social media conversation by posting the Facebook question: “Who are our next-generation kanaka leaders?”

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 28, 2017

Lā Ho‘iho‘i Ea celebrates the return of sovereignty to the Hawaiian Kingdom

Did you know that the Hawaiian Kingdom had its own national holidays that were celebrated with as much zeal and pride as the Fourth of July is by Americans?

July 25, 2017

Kaluhiwa named senior director of Statewide Operations

The former first deputy of the DLNR replaces Sydney Keliʻipuleʻole, who retires this week after 30 years of service to KS.

July 14, 2017

Pauahi Foundation awards over $700,000 in post-high scholarships

The Pauahi Foundation awarded over $700,000 in college scholarships to more than 200 students in fiscal year 2016, a 20 percent increase in total dollars awarded from the previous year.

July 12, 2017

Art brings Wai‘anae coast community together

The July 15 Waiʻanae ‘Ohana Summer Fest will celebrate the vibrant murals at KS’ Community Learning Center at Māʻili, which tell the story of the Waiʻanae coast and provided learning and leadership opportunities for area haumāna.

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.

June 23, 2017

Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest to return with food, entertainment and shopping

Honolulu’s largest bon dance is happening on Saturday, July 1, from 5-10 p.m. at the former Varsity Theatre parking lot. The free family event will showcase the cultural diversity, history, and businesses of Mōʻiliʻili.

June 13, 2017

Wa‘a Wednesday: Homecoming

This Saturday, the Polynesian Voyaging Society and its partners will celebrate the completion of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.

June 9, 2017

Our Kakaʻako to celebrate SALT dedication with Hōkūleʻa homecoming and Night + Market

The mega block party slated for Saturday, June 17 from 5-10 PM will include ‘ono food, entertainment, Mālama Honua video highlights, and a special screening of Disney’s “Moana.”

June 7, 2017

Wa‘a Wednesday: Preparing for Hōkūle‘a’s return

Nearing Hawaiian waters, Hōkūle‘a is now just days away from returning home to Hawai‘i, with a homecoming celebration planned for June 17.

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.

May 17, 2017

Pa‘akai Marketplace at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako to feature MAMo Artists

Get your shop on while supporting Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs at Pa‘akai Marketplace, slated for May 19 and 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Kamehameha Schools retail complex SALT at Our Kaka‘ako.

May 10, 2017

Wa‘a Wednesday: Seeing system change close-up

Dr. Shawn Kana‘iaupuni reflects on how the Mālama Honua voyage has helped to transform education in Hawai‘i--e hoʻomau kākou, e mālama honua kākou!

May 9, 2017

Tickets available for Keiki to Kūpuna event at Koloa Landing Resort

The KS-sponsored community event on the evening of May 19 will feature ‘ono food, awesome entertainment and will honor three cherished KS alumni.

May 8, 2017

Blessing held to mark start of removal of Keauhou Beach Hotel

KS held a blessing recently to mark the start of the process to remove the old Keauhou Beach Hotel at Kahalu‘u Ma Kai. The blessing ceremony signaled the beginning of interior alteration construction or “soft demolition” of the interior.

April 17, 2017

Watershed on KS ‘āina at forefront of partnership

A public-private partnership will replenish and protect O‘ahu’s Waiawa watershed including 1,000 acres of KS ‘Ewa Region lands, helping to supply the majority of the island’s drinking water.

April 7, 2017

Faith in God during dark times helped these KS staffers thrive

KS Cultural Specialist Hau‘oli Akaka and Kealapono Kumu Chloe Keane share how their faith in God helped them triumph over cancer and a crumbling marriage, in their Lent and Good Friday devotionals.

March 22, 2017

KS-Castle Foundation partnership expands early college credit program

KS has partnered with the Castle Foundation to grant $2.1 million to Windward Community College to expand its successful Early College High School program which helps Windward Oʻahu students earn college credits while attending high school.

February 23, 2017

Board & stone class comes to Punalu‘u Ahupua‘a Farms

Kamehameha Schools, in collaboration with Hawaiian culture-based community education program Keiki O Ka ʻĀina, is hosting Punaluʻu Ahupuaʻa Farms’ first-ever Board & Stone Class.

February 23, 2017

Chaminade scholarship supports students seeking STEM careers

Applications for the second cohort of Hoʻoulu STEM Scholars are being accepted now.

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

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