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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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February 23, 2017

Chaminade scholarship supports students seeking STEM careers

Applications for the second cohort of Hoʻoulu STEM Scholars are being accepted now.

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.

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 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.

July 22, 2016

Mānoa Academy provides dual-credit opportunity for KS Kapālama students

KS Kapālama partners with the UH Mānoa College of Social Sciences to offer a dual-credit summer program allowing students to earn college credits in English and political science.

May 20, 2016

Lā Pilina is an opportunity to deepen relationships

KS Hawaiʻi senior Kaluhikaua Kaʻapana’s legacy project connects Native Hawaiian schools in a day full of learning and growing together.

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.

April 15, 2016

KS Zero Waste program opens donation station at Kakaʻako

Free gently used KS furniture and supplies are available at the station for Kamehameha departments and educational collaborators, in an effort to reduce KS’ ecological footprint.

April 13, 2016

Staffers get the 411 on Strategy & Innovation

Say “strategy and innovation,” and most people envision something new and groundbreaking. What do these words mean at KS, and why were they selected as the name of one of the organization’s newest groups?

March 22, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: Hōkūleʻa Arrives in Cuba

KS Executive Strategy Consultant and Hōkūleʻa crew member Dr. Shawn Kanaʻiaupuni shares her story of arriving in Havana, Cuba as part of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.

February 18, 2016

Volunteer kōkua needed for 2016 Keiki Spring Fest

Staff volunteers are needed for the upcoming Wai‘anae Coast Keiki Spring Fest slated for Friday, April 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wai‘anae District Park.

February 17, 2016

New name for KS preschools aligns with overall school system

KS preschools were renamed Nā Kula Kamaliʻi ʻo Kamehameha to reflect the current ʻōlelo Hawai‘i naming conventions of Kamehameha campuses and educational programs, and to ensure alignment with the overall Education System structure.

February 03, 2016

Brown Bag presentation to highlight KS/UH cultural resource collaboration

A Kamehameha Schools ‘āina-based collaboration is teaching college students to be wise stewards of Hawaiʻi’s precious cultural resources.

January 29, 2016

KS cultivates a cultural space at Keauhou Bay

KS has transformed its former commercial property at Keauhou Bay, damaged by the 2011 tsunami, into a natural space filled with lush native Hawaiian foliage.

January 19, 2016

Pū Pa‘akai presentation will focus on sustainability

Sustainability Manager Amy Brinker will share information on KS' eco-conscious efforts around energy, water, waste, carbon and ʻāina at the Feb. 9 lunch presentation.

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.

December 16, 2015

Nahale-a is named senior director of regional strategies for Hawaiʻi island

Former Laupahoehoe Public Charter School Director Alapaki Nahale-a will ensure that KS resources are maximized.

December 03, 2015

Pani ka Puka: One day; one wall; 1,000 people

KS community partner Paepae o He‘eia invites you to be part of Pani ka Puka (Close the Gap), a monumental community effort to restore the 800-year-old He‘eia Fishpond back to productivity.

December 03, 2015

Waipā Kalo Festival offers cultural experiences on KS lands

Eō e nā ‘ohana Kaua‘i! Tell your family and friends to stop by the Waipā Kalo Festival slated for this Sunday, December 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fundraiser benefits the Waipā Foundation, a Kamehameha Schools community collaborator dedicated to restoring the ahupuaʻa of Waipā on Kauaʻi’s north shore.

December 02, 2015

Cobb-Adams is named senior director of regional strategies

Former Kaua‘i County Housing Director Kamuela Cobb-Adams will ensure that KS resources are maximized within its O‘ahu regions.

December 01, 2015

Sign up for koa tree planting and receive a rich cultural experience

Sign-ups for KS’ koa tree-planting program on Hawaiʻi island start on Dec. 4. The hands-on experience is open to full-time staff members. All travel, food, and lodging accommodations are provided by KS.

November 24, 2015

Hawaiʻi island still ‘buzzing’ from the 45th annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

KS is a strong supporter of the 10-day festival because nearly 70 percent of Hawaiʻi’s coffee is grown on Kamehameha land.

November 09, 2015

Staffers engage in Pū Pa‘akai with CE&R Group

Over 100 KS staffers packed the KP Kaiona Room for the first Pū Pa‘akai lunch presentation about the Community Engagement & Resources Group.

November 05, 2015

Kahaluʻu Ma Kai project achieves another milestone, moves forward

KS received approval for a permit to begin the removal of the former Keauhou Beach Hotel and begin construction on a new education facility.

October 29, 2015

KS’ Wahi Kūpuna Internship Program: Studying the ‘Umialiloa birthplace corridor

Student interns in the program earn three college credits in Hawaiian studies or anthropology and valuable hands-on experience in cultural resource management.

October 23, 2015

Taste of the Hawaiian Range promotes a sustainable food future

KS West Hawaiʻi staffers and agricultural lessees nourish foodies with ‘ono eats and agricultural info.

October 12, 2015

Historic Anahulu Valley sites link past to present

KS has developed a management plan for the North Shore's Anahulu Valley to provide strategic guidance for the siting and development of educational programs, stewardship activities, and traditional and commercial agriculture in this unique landscape.

October 06, 2015

Community Engagement and Resources Group sharpening its focus

A new KS group will serve as a nexus of education services and ʻāina stewardship within the communities KS seeks to support and elevate throughout the state.

September 03, 2015

KSK student filmmakers produce Punaluʻu farm video

A valuable partnership grew when KS Land Assets Manager Joey Char asked KS Kapālama kumu Leah Kihara’s video production class to film a short documentary about mahiʻai (farmers) located within KS’ Punaluʻu Ahupuaʻa Farms.

August 31, 2015

KS’ planned educational hub for West Hawaiʻi faces its next hurdle

A September 17 public hearing will gather testimony on KS’ special management area use permit for the innovative cultural learning complex.

August 20, 2015

KS cultivates land stewardship collaborations at conservation conference

The Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference focused on local land stewardship including the protection of endangered native species.

June 10, 2015

Scott Topping named Executive VP of Finance

Kamehameha Schools CEO Jack Wong has named Scott Topping as Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 10, 2015.

April 20, 2015

New KS website dedicated to SP2020 news and information

Wondering what the latest news is regarding SP2020 planning efforts? Interested in reading the Action Plans created for each of the five goals of the strategic plan? Or maybe you’re interested in perusing the four Regional Plans that have been created so far?

April 01, 2015

Mahalo for your steadiness as we prepare for change

As we prepare for a new fiscal year and the official launch of SP2020, I wanted to take a moment to mahalo all of you for your steadiness and contributions as we prepare for change.

August 27, 2014

SPI/EMS merge combines planning and execution functions

The Strategic Planning and Implementation and Enterprise Management Services divisions have merged in an effort to focus resources toward the goals and objectives of the KS Strategic Plan 2020.