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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June 26, 2017

‘Hānau ka Ua: Hawaiian Rain Names’ wins Book of the Year

Kamehameha Publishing’s “Hānau ka Ua: Hawaiian Rain Names” was honored with the Samuel M. Kamakau Award for Hawaiʻi Book of the Year, presented by the Hawaiʻi Book Publishers Association.

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 07, 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 25, 2017

KS ‘lifers’ reunite for epic graduation photo

Thirteen years ago, five KS Kapālama kindergartners were featured in “Aloha is Love,” a book illustrating KS’ Hawaiian values. The five recently reunited and shared how they incorporate those values and their native culture into their lives.

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!

April 21, 2017

Hawaiian Opera coming to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center

A one-time-only performance of KS Hawaiʻi’s “Hāʻupu” will take place in Castle Theater on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.

April 18, 2017

A new viewing experience for KS Hawaiʻi’s Merrie Monarch video

The annual student-driven production decides to tackle the challenge of creating a 360-degree video for the hula festival’s website.

April 17, 2017

Ka ‘Iu O Hoku brings the stories of Leleiōhoku and Ka‘iulani to the stage

KS Hawaiʻi’s annual Hōʻike features two plays by Clarence Waipa, sharing stories of two nineteenth century aliʻi bound by a common fate.

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

Hae Hawai‘i on display in Kawaiaha‘o Plaza lobby

The mural-like Hae Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Flag) will remain on display through the end of the week. The piece was created by 180 students from 14 Hawaiian-focused schools across the state.

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!

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 10, 2017

Pili Project takes learning outdoors for KSM freshmen

Kamehameha Schools gives haumāna new and innovative learning opportunities, while connecting them to their culture and to the ʻāina through projects like The Pili Project, helping to cultivate a strong Native Hawaiian identity.

February 09, 2017

Education innovation, collaboration, and Hawaiian culture come together on KS’ commercial property

Through a team partnership with staffers from various departments, Kamehameha Schools finalized the naming of a new collaborative learning facility in Mōʻiliʻili called Hālau ʻĪnana ma Kapaʻakea.

February 02, 2017

Network of Native Hawaiian Schools highlighted at Pū Paʻakai

Dr. Kēhaunani Abad raises awareness of Kanaeokana – the kula Hawai‘i network – and how it connects to Goal 1 of SP2020.

January 13, 2017

Hawaiian opera on airwaves across the nation

KS Hawaiʻi’s NPR From the Top performance of selections from Hāʻupu hits airwaves this week, streaming now and on-air this Saturday on KANO 91.1 FM.

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 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.

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

KS Maui launches new brand of summer school program for 2017

Kamehameha Schools Maui will open Hālau ʻO Kapikohānaiāmalama, a new 2017 summer school program giving the campus and the community a new way to engage in academic rigor while connecting to cultural experiences, practices and values.

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.

December 06, 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 01, 2016

Workshops set to help college-bound Native Hawaiians

KS Resource Centers statewide offer help with college scholarships and federal aid applications. Special workshops are slated for Saturdays, Dec. 3 and January 14 at KS' Community Learning Center at Nānākuli.

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

KS Hawai‘i alum’s commitment to service earns her a “Best Day Ever”

KSH 2009 graduate Kanoe Ho is the inaugural recipient of the Ryan Higa Foundation award recognizing individuals who work hard to make a difference.

November 08, 2016

KS Maui spreads throughout the island for Pōʻalima ʻUlaʻula

The KS Maui ʻohana recently gathered for its its bi-annual tradition of Pōʻalima ʻUlaʻula (Red Friday). Haumāna strengthened their Native Hawaiian identity by participating in numerous activities across the island.

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 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.