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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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January 17, 2017

The truth behind the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom

Today marks the 124th anniversary of the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Learn the truth about the events leading up to the overthrow and read Queen Lili‘uokalani’s words of protest against the injustice.

January 12, 2017

KS Maui students provide ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi labels at Pukalani Superette

KS Maui students from the Ola Nā Iwi club provided labels in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi that are being used at Pukalani Superette.

January 10, 2017

Lights! Camera! Action!

KS Kapālama haumāna recently enjoyed an outdoor learning experience at a once-in-a-lifetime huakaʻi to Waimea Valley where they witnessed the filming of the motion picture, “Jumanji.”

January 09, 2017

Cultural principles and education framework cultivate strong Hawaiian identity in KS learners

KS has reimagined the approach to education at its three K-12 campuses, 30 preschools, and community education programs statewide.

January 03, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Preparing for a historic canal crossing

Hōkūleʻa reached Panama this week, preparing for a historic crossing which will bring the waʻa into the Pacific Ocean for the first time in two years.

December 19, 2016

Signature KS aloha wear for staffers to debut in the new year

Enlightenment, education, growth, development and hope are woven into the design of signature aloha attire for Kamehameha Schools employees, scheduled to debut in early 2017.

December 19, 2016

Founder’s Day celebrates the foresight and generosity of Princess Pauahi

KS is dedicated to the cultural principle of hoʻōla lāhui – revitalizing the Hawaiian people. Today, the KS ‘ohana celebrates the foresight and generosity of the Schools’ beloved founder Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop, and reaffirms the importance of moving her legacy forward.

December 08, 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 08, 2016

KSM a huge success at Nā Mele o Maui

Winning three divisions and the overall award, Kamehameha Schools Maui cleaned up at the 2016 Nā Mele o Maui competition at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater.

November 30, 2016

ʻAha Makahiki tradition welcomes the season of Lono

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi’s annual student-led ʻAha Makahiki continues to celebrate and build a strong Hawaiian cultural foundation.

November 28, 2016

Before Thanksgiving, there was Hawaiian Independence Day

November 28 celebrates Lā Kūʻokoʻa or Hawaiian Independence Day, after the kingdom was formally recognized by Britain and France.

November 23, 2016

KSM’s Nobriga is Miss Hula O Nā Keiki 2016

To cultivate a strong Native Hawaiian identity to instill confidence and resiliency in our learners, Kamehameha Schools promotes participation in cultural practices, like hula.

October 31, 2016

KSH students to be featured on national radio broadcast

NPR’s nationally syndicated show, From the Top, returns to Keaʻau in November and this time will feature students performing selections from Hāʻupu.

October 31, 2016

Princess Pauahi’s will shows foresight and strength of character

On October 31, 1883, Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop signed her last will and testament establishing within the thirteenth codicil the charitable trust, Kamehameha Schools.

October 26, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday – Dry docked and on display in Virginia

Hōkūleʻa is currently at Virginia's Mariner's Museum as crew conducts vital maintenance work in preparation for the journey home.

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.

October 05, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: KS Maui alum talks about Leg 24

KS Maui graduate Kaipo Kīʻaha blogs about the start to the newest leg of the Worldwide Voyage and the experience seeing Hōkūleʻa for the first time after two years apart.