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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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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

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 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 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 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.

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 27, 2016

KS builds a playground at Schools of the Future Conference

Partnering with HAIS, Hiki Nō and ʻŌlelo, members of Ho‘olaukoa, along with students and staff from KS Hawaiʻi, created a “Digital Media Playground” at the Schools of the Future (SOTF) Conference.

October 13, 2016

Early education advocate Jan Dill honored with Order of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Award

The Pauahi Foundation and Kamehameha Schools honor Dill for his exemplary service to Hawaiian keiki and families as co-founder of Partners in Development Foundation.

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.

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.

May 27, 2016

KSH students to perform ‘Hāʻupu’ on their road to Scotland

Preview the traveling version of the Hawaiian language opera “Hāʻupu” on June 4 at the UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center and June 7 at the Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium.

May 24, 2016

Kamehameha seniors talk about their plans following graduation

Where are they going? What are they majoring in? Where do they see themselves in 10 years? A tri-campus collection of seniors share their plans for the future.

May 20, 2016

Ensemble hits the big time

Tony Award-winning vocalist Idina Menzel invites KS Maui Hawaiian Ensemble students onstage during performances at The Best of IBM employee recognition event in Wailea.

May 18, 2016

Paddlers compete at World Sprints in Australia

Several students paddled in the 2016 IVF Vaʻa World Elite and Club Sprints Championships in Queensland, Australia. Ashley-Anne “Kahaiā” Morishita, Shayna Tamanaha, Kylie Pastor, Abby Kaina, Hailey Kalama and Tiyanni Mahi were among the students from Kamehameha to go.

May 18, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: Cross-cultural exchanges in Washington D.C.

Hōkūleʻa collects another historic moment as it reaches Washington D.C. and is joined by a tri-campus delegation from KS.

May 18, 2016

KS Hawaiʻi seniors prepare for their next step

Where are they going? What are they majoring in? Where do they see themselves in 10 years? Six KS Hawaiʻi seniors share their plans for the future.

May 18, 2016

KS Kapālama seniors share their plans after graduation

Where are they going? What are they majoring in? Where do they see themselves in 10 years? Five KS Kapālama seniors share their plans for the future.

May 18, 2016

KS Maui seniors share their post-graduation plans

Where are they going? What are they majoring in? Where do they see themselves in 10 years? Five KS Maui seniors share their plans for the future.

May 13, 2016

Kapi‘olani Nui dorm gets portrait of namesake

In what started as a way to decorate plain wall space within its interior, the girls of the Kapi‘olani Nui dormitory, on the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama campus, got a focal point and way of honoring its dorms’ namesake.

May 02, 2016

KS Maui seniors sweep the awards at ‘Aha Mele

KS Maui seniors swept all of the awards at the campus’ annual ‘Aha Mele, winning the song contest’s overall award – Ka Maka o ka Ihe – for the second year in a row.

April 25, 2016

Championship Saturday delivers excitement for KS Hawaiʻi

KS Hawaiʻi celebrates three BIIF championships earned in an 85-minute span on Saturday, including its first golf team title and individual honors in judo.

April 18, 2016

An academic dynasty – KS Hawaiʻi wins fifth consecutive state title

Students will compete in the national Academic Decathlon competition next week in Anchorage, Alaska.

March 20, 2016

Dual credit courses aim to improve student post-secondary success rates

Highlighting a decade-long partnership between KS Maui and the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College in celebration of Early College Week (March 20-26).

March 17, 2016

'Voices of Kamehameha' connect campus traditions to culture

Kamehameha Schools students share their manaʻo on how campus traditions like Song Contest, Hōʻike and ʻAha Mele allow them to embrace their Native Hawaiian identity.

March 10, 2016

‘HAWAIʻI Magazine’ editors credit KSK for grounding them in their native culture

KS Kapālama alumni Christine Hitt and Matthew Dekneef instill an appreciation for Hawaiian culture, history and tradition into the stories of the travel magazine.

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.”

January 28, 2016

KS alum delivers Harry Potter-inspired commencement address at UHWO

KS Kapālama 2005 graduate Marissa Pagud encourages her classmates to “always find the light” on their path to happiness.

January 15, 2016

Speaker series will highlight family planning

Huliko‘a Kaiāulu on January 19 will present research and findings around pregnancy intention and contraceptive decision-making among Native Hawaiians.

January 08, 2016

KS Hawai‘i Interact Club helps fight hunger

High school haumāna practice the values of generosity and community service by raising funds, canned goods and public awareness to benefit the Hawai‘i Food Basket.

December 21, 2015

Senior legacy projects help students prepare for college and career success

A new KS Hawai‘i tradition, the Senior Expo, allows students to showcase their work and perseverance.

December 15, 2015

KS Maui cleans up at 2015 Nā Mele O Maui competition

KS Maui high school haumāna win nine awards taking top honors at the county-wide music and art competition dedicated to the preservation of Hawaiian culture.

December 14, 2015

KS Children's Chorus' CD now available

“He Koa Mau A Mau - Forever a Warrior,” the latest CD from the highly acclaimed KS Kapālama keiki chorus, is now available for sale and digital download. A dollar from every CD sold will benefit breast cancer research. The chorus, directed by KS Kapālama Elementary School music kumu Lynell Bright, has performed at local, national and international events.

December 11, 2015

KSK alumni share experiences as collegiate student-athletes

KS Kapālama Middle School students were treated to a panel discussion with KS alumni who are current student-athletes at UH and HPU.

December 11, 2015

Mr. Kraning, Haney donate ‘Ke Ānuenue’

Book collectors Kraning and Haney gift a rare book to KS Maui in remembrance of Poʻo Kula Lee Ann DeLima who passed away in November.

November 25, 2015

Giving thanks: KS Hawai‘i ‘ohana honors philanthropist Dr. Charman Akina

Students and staff host a mahalo lunch and blessing for Akina and the collection of Hawaiian artifacts he’s donated to the campus’ library over the past 11 years.

November 18, 2015

KS Kapālama and Hālau Kū Māna students welcome Hōkūleʻa to South Africa

The haumāna greeted the crew of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage in Cape Town with ‘oli, mele and hula. The students’ two-week visit includes opportunities for cultural-educational exchange and community service.

November 13, 2015

KS Hawaiʻi elementary students create their schoolwide rules and expectations

Student delegates convene and come up with four principles for all to follow.

October 15, 2015

KS Kapālama sophomore Auli‘i Cravalho cast as Disney’s "Moana"

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama sophomore Auli‘i Cravalho has been cast in the Walt Disney Animation Studios movie, “Moana,” to be the voice of the title character.

August 31, 2015

KS Maui kicks off 20th anniversary celebration

Celebrating the campus’ 20th anniversary, Kamehameha Schools Maui staff and students planned activities on, or around, the 20th of every month during the 2015-16 school year.

June 15, 2015

KS Kapālama valedictorian earns top academic honors

This story and ʻŌiwi TV video capture the intelligence, perseverance and humility of Kawena Hirayama who was recently recognized as one of the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors by being named a 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar.

June 05, 2015

KS Hawai‘i’s Kūpa‘a Thomas strives against challenges to win prestigious scholarship

Thomas, a recent KSH graduate and salutatorian of the class of 2015, overcame autism and won a Gates Millennium Scholarship this year.

May 11, 2015

KS Maui’s Maile Sur both writes and makes the headlines

Award-winning student journalist and future collegiate soccer player Maile Sur extends her strive for excellence to everything she touches.

May 04, 2015

KS Kapālama senior Sierra Hirayama named U.S. Presidential Scholar

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama senior Sierra Hirayama is one of two Hawai‘i students to be named a United States Presidential Scholar, one of the nation's top honors for high school seniors.

April 24, 2015

KSM and KSK newspapers earn top state journalism awards

KS Maui’s “Ka Leo o Nā Koa” and KS Kapālama’s “Ka Mōʻī” took home a combined 28 awards at the 2015 Hawaiʻi High School Journalism Awards competition.

April 20, 2015

KSH academic decathletes place second in national competition

For the second year in a row, the KS Hawai‘i Academic Decathlon team placed second in the U.S. Academic Decathlon competition, beating teams from across the nation.