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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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June 18, 2018

KSK social studies teacher selected for prestigious summer residency

KS Kapālama kumu Dr. Kehau Glassco was selected as the 2018 National Museum of the American Indianʻs Teacher-in-Residence.

June 15, 2018

Thousands of alumni converge at KSK for annual Alumni Week

More than 3,500 Kamehameha Schools alumni took part in events, activities and pā‘ina during KS Kapālama’s recent Alumni Week. This year’s mass reunion welcomed alumni belonging to class years ending in three and eight.

June 15, 2018

Two KSK seniors finish in the Top 10 at National History Day competition

Seniors Philip Amona and Evan Gates finish in the top 10 in their categories at the 2018 National History Day competition held at the University of Maryland.

June 08, 2018

KSK students head to National History Day competition in D.C.

Nine students from KS Kapālama qualified for the 2018 National History Day competition in Washington D.C.

June 07, 2018

Staffer, alumnus Gavon Wong aligns passion with purpose to give back

KS Instructional Designer Gavon Wong created an online interactive fishing action game that teaches Japanese adjectives, blending his prowess for Japanese with his passion for digital game design.

June 04, 2018

‘HI Now’ highlights Keala‘ulu, KS' professional development program for its kumu

Learn about KS' Keala‘ulu Innovations Institute program that provides professional development and hands-on research to kumu across our three campuses.

May 22, 2018

KS Kapālama haumāna help pay tribute to Senator Akaka

KS Kapālama performing arts students participate in the memorial for beloved alumnus, the late Senator Daniel Akaka.

May 15, 2018

New Electronic Health Records system implemented to complete Medical Clearance forms

Kamehameha Schools parents will have a new portal and process to complete their student’s medical clearance forms.

April 12, 2018

KS Kapālama students recognized in national art competition

Three KS Kapālama seniors earned national recognition in the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Competition.

February 26, 2018

Kapālama senior earns top spot at district science fair and trip to national competition

KSK senior Tojo Abella won first place at the HAIS district fair and will compete at the Intel Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh.

February 20, 2018

Hoʻolauleʻa at KS Hawaiʻi and Kapālama this Saturday

Annual Hoʻolauleʻa activities at both KS Kapālama and KS Hawaiʻi will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24. Donʻt miss the fun, great entertainment and ʻono food!

February 16, 2018

Innovation, creativity win KSK students a national gingerbread contest

KS Kapālama Robotics team won Flik’s national gingerbread house contest with their Interactive Clock Tower.

February 08, 2018

Soccer legend Ching returns to kick it with KS Kapālama athletes

Retired soccer legend Brian Ching recently returned to his alma mater to share some words of inspiration with the campus’ high school soccer players.

January 24, 2018

‘Ikuwā is named KS Kapālama director of Hawaiian Culture-Based Education

‘Ikuwā will help ensure that the campus’ haumāna are grounded in Hawaiian values by working closely with campus leaders, kumu and support divisions.

January 10, 2018

New grad requirements show commitment to Hawaiian identity and consistent educational experience

Starting with the class of 2022, students across Kamehameha Schools campuses will have the same graduation requirements, founded on the achievement of the E Ola! Learner Outcomes.

December 06, 2017

KS Kapālama girls’ volleyball team honored by Mayor Caldwell, Honolulu City Council

The KSK Warrior wāhine were honored on Dec. 6 after claiming the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division I title earlier in the fall.

August 25, 2017

Kapālama convocation brings whole campus together

The annual tradition introduces the spiritual theme for 2017-2018 and celebrates the start of the school year through song, dance and inspiring words.

August 23, 2017

KS alum earns scholarship through hard work, perseverance

KSK ʻ15 alum Kaulana Apelu is awarded a full football scholarship in a surprise presentation at Oregon football practice.

August 22, 2017

KSK Class of 2018 looks to give back with Senior Service Day

KS Kapālama seniors are soliciting service providers interested in receiving help. If you know of an organization with a service project that needs manpower contact information is provided.

August 01, 2017

KS Kapālama receives maximum seven-year WASC/HAIS accreditation

The seven-year Western Association of Schools and Colleges/Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools accreditation is the highest achievement attainable for member schools.

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 09, 2017

KS alumni honor their most inspirational teachers

In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Day, the Kamehameha Schools news team asked a handful of KS alumni: “Who was your most inspirational kumu?”

January 24, 2017

Student helpline expanded tri-campus and to preschools

After a pilot with KS Maui, Hiʻikua Student Helpline is now available for all Kamehameha preschool and K-12 campus students.

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.

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 02, 2016

Storm update: Weekend activities slowly returning to normal

Kamehameha Schools’ leaders remain in regular contact with the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) and are monitoring the progress of the storm. Based on the best information we have at this time, the following operational decisions have been made.

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 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.

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.