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

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April 06, 2017

Truesdell earns national award for Hawaiian culture-based approach

KS Hawaiʻi chemistry teacher Joel Truesdell was recognized with the National Science Teacher Association Shell Science Teaching award.

March 17, 2017

Freshmen class earns awards at the 97th annual song contest

The freshmen class of 2020 became the first 9th grade class since 2006 to win both the combined class competition and the outstanding musical performance at the 97th Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest Friday night at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

March 13, 2017

Song Contest connects haumāna to culture through mele

For 97 years, the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest has brought the Kapālama campus together in a night to celebrate mele and connect its haumāna to a shared Hawaiian heritage and culture. Watch it live on Friday, March 17!

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.

April 01, 2016

Student-produced video for Merrie Monarch shares the story of Poliʻahu and Kūkahauʻula

KS Hawaiʻi students and kumu produce a featured video for the annual Hilo festival that connects them to their ancestors and their island.

March 16, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: Nā Kula Kamaliʻi ʻo Kamehameha Wayfinders

A Nā Kula Kamaliʻi group takes a closer look at the linkage between navigation and culture-based education.

January 11, 2016

Charter Schools work to develop a culturally relevant assessment

Hawaiian-focused charter schools initiate a three-year assessment project to help tell a richer story of student and school success.

January 07, 2016

Lunar Conference centers on revitalizing traditional lunar practices

The first-ever ‘Aimalama Lunar Conference incorporates ʻāina-based learning to share the wisdom of cultural practices informed by the lunar cycle.

January 04, 2016

Ho‘olauna Maui helps students build valuable skills

The one-week summer program delivers more than just a memorable experience for students. Through project-based learning, students develop valuable speaking and listening skills they can apply in their future.

September 28, 2015

Community shows strong support for KS’ West Hawaiʻi educational complex

Nearly 100 education and culture advocates from across Hawaiʻi island packed into a recent Leeward Planning Commission (LPC) public hearing to show their support for Kahaluʻu Ma Kai – a West Hawaiʻi learning complex planned by Kamehameha Schools (KS).

May 29, 2015

Native Hawaiian Education Summit slated for July 20-21

Register now to join KS and other stakeholders for focused discussions around the future of educating Native Hawaiian students.

January 06, 2014

KS summer program applications available now

Applications for KS' Explorations Series and Kula Kauwela/Summer School programs are now available. There are several changes to this year's summer programs including an earlier application deadline.

August 01, 2013

Teaching Chemistry Through Culture

KS Hawai‘i instructor Joel Truesdell is using Hawaiian cultural activities to make learning relevant to his students.