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 09, 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.

November 14, 2016

Specialists provide safety guidance when engaging in ʻāina activities

Education safety specialists provide students and staff with training and guidance on proper ways to handle tools when working on the ʻāina.

October 27, 2016

Newest Nā Kula Kamaliʻi site is blessed and open to students

Kapālama Preschool serves families from Pearl City to Hawaiʻi Kai. The complex recently opened its doors to 80 keiki and 12 kumu and teaching assistants.

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 20, 2016

The journey forward: KS’ Tri-Campus Education Tactical Plan revealed

Dr. Holoua Stender presents Nā Kula ‘o Kamehameha with a Tri-Campus Education Tactical Plan to journey KS campuses forward.

September 07, 2016

CE&R secures mana for the work ahead

Guided by cultural principles and practices KS Community Engagement and Resources leaders gathered for the summer solstice to secure mana for their work ahead.

July 14, 2016

De Sa named KS Hawaiʻi hope poʻo kula

Middle School Principal Scott De Sa has been tapped to serve as associate head of school for the Hawaiʻi campus. Former KSK Vice Principal Renee Martin will serve as interim poʻo kumu.

June 30, 2016

Motta promoted to Hālau Kupukupu poʻokumu

Joy “Hauʻoli” Motta is the first poʻokumu (principal) for KS Hawaiʻi’s fourth kula, Hālau Kupukupu Innovations Academy.

April 27, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: Shaping behaviors by carving canoe

A KS collaboration with Castle High School, Poʻokela Academy, will soon complete a historical project initiated last year.

March 31, 2016

Educators learn to integrate energy education into the classroom

Workshop participants receive a free classroom energy kit valued at $300 and reimbursement for substitute teacher costs. Sign-up for April 12 workshop on Oʻahu.

March 01, 2016

Family is the foundation of Lemoe Tua’s success

Meet KS Maui PE teacher and athletic coach Lemoe Tua who triumphed over adversity to land the career of his dreams! His story is one of many being shared as part of “I Mua Kamehameha.”

February 09, 2016

Workshops to focus on energy education in the classroom

Attention Maui and Hawaiʻi island teachers! The free workshops will focus on integrating energy education into your curriculum and include a classroom kit valued at over $300.

January 08, 2016

Me ka mahalo nui loa e Dr. Chamberlain

The KS ‘ohana bids a fond “Ā hui hou” to Head of Schools Dr. Rod Chamberlain who has served Pauahi’s legacy since 2001, when he joined KS as founding headmaster of KS Maui.

April 17, 2015

Lauren Nahme named VP of Strategy and Innovation

Lauren Nahme brings seasoned expertise, deep passion for the children Kamehameha serves and a clear understanding of KS’ visioning and strategic planning processes to the executive team.

February 23, 2015

KSH kumu is a finalist for national science award

KS Hawai‘i science academy teacher Layne Richards is one of ten Hawai‘i finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

December 08, 2014

KS Kapālama HS leadership structure creates smaller learning communities

A four-vice-principal structure cultivates close relationships between students and administrators at the largest high school in the country.

August 19, 2014

KS Kapālama HS Principal Ako to retire at end of school year

Longtime KS Kapālama campus administrator and high school principal Julian K. Ako will retire at the end of this school year after 35 years of service. He has held his current position since 2005.

July 31, 2014

KS staffers are among first to earn EdD at UH

Seven KS staffers were among the first cohort to graduate from UH’s new Doctorate of Education Professional Education Practice program. UH grants several kinds of PhD degrees in education, but this is the first time it has granted EdD degrees.

June 02, 2014

First Thriving Lands Trivia Contest winners are chosen

Congratulations to Misty Albarado and RoseAnn Calabrese who will each take home a bag of Buddha’s Cup Kona coffee grown on KS agricultural land in Hualālai!

May 26, 2014

Score Kona coffee and more in Thriving Lands Trivia Contest

Learn about land and put a prize in your hand! KS is sponsoring a trivia contest to raise awareness of its Strategic Agricultural Plan.

March 13, 2014

Ka Pua hosts open house breakfast at KP

Learn about KS' commitment to changing the culture of education on the Wai‘anae Coast at a Ka Pua Initiative open house on Wednesday, March 19 in the KP Kaiona Room.

November 04, 2013

Wong named VP for legal services and general counsel

Livingston “Jack” Wong has been named the vice president for legal services and general counsel for Kamehameha Schools. He replaces Colleen Wong, who retired from Kamehameha Schools on Oct. 18.

October 31, 2013

KS breaks ground on new Wai‘anae Coast learning center

On the 130th anniversary of the signing of Pauahi's will, Kamehameha Schools broke ground on Phase I of a new community learning center in Mā‘ili.

July 30, 2013

CBECE honors its service awardees

KS’ Community-Based Early Childhood Education ʻohana gathered to honor Princess Pauahi and their division’s 58 dedicated service awardees.

June 13, 2013

Tacon hired as KS Kapālama head basketball coach

Former Moanalua Boys Varsity basketball coach Greg Tacon has been hired as the head boys basketball coach at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama.

May 13, 2013

KS Education Technology Conference set for June 4 & 5

The 2013 Kamehameha Schools Educational Technology Conference for Educators is coming up, on June 4 and 5, with the registration deadline nearing on May 22. To register, go to: Registration is limited to the first 400 registrants.

May 01, 2013

Growing community through ‘āina-based learning

KS’ ‘Āina-Based Education Department held its ‘Āina Ulu ‘aha, gathering ‘āina-based collaborators on KS land in He‘eia. [Video]

October 05, 2012

Ka‘iwakīloumoku culminates its 20-year journey

Over 500 guests, including renown Hawaiian leaders, cultural practitioners and Polynesian royalty attended the opening of the Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center.

September 17, 2012

Aloha Festivals contingent will celebrate our island home

The KS float in Saturday’s Aloha Festivals Parade will feature cascading waterfalls, fields of kalo and the lovely hula hands of staffers...

August 30, 2012

Kelly calls her new CBECE director role “a dream come true”

Terry Kelly was recently appointed director of KS’ Community-Based Early Childhood Education (CBECE) Division.

August 27, 2012

Keawe Liu Named Executive Director of Ke Ali’i Pauahi Foundation

Keawe Liu has been selected as the new executive director for Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation.

August 23, 2012

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i names new kahu

Reverend Ruth Farrell has been named as the new kahu (chaplain) for the Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i campus, po‘o kula Dr. Holoua Stender announced today.