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 26, 2018

Register now for the KS EdTech Conference, DISRUPT 2018

Calling all kumu to sign up for the 10th annual KS Ed Tech Conference on June 5-6 at the Neil S. Blaisdell Center.

February 22, 2018

KS Hawaiʻi Hōʻike shares story of 1874 election through rock opera

The annual Hōʻike, presented on March 15 and 16, highlights a pivotal moment in Hawaiʻi’s history when the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi was left without a successor to the throne.

February 21, 2018

Lāhui Rising heading to KS Maui

"Welo Ana E Ka Hae Hawaiʻi: Songs of Aloha ʻĀina" invites one and all on the Valley Isle to learn more about the history of the Hawaiian flag and learn mele aloha ʻāina.

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!

January 09, 2018

Shop fresh, shop local at the weekly Our Kakaʻako Farmer’s Market

Starting Jan. 10, Our Kakaʻako will be hosting a farmer’s market every Wednesday from 4-7pm in the courtyard at the Flats at Puʻunui, located on KS land.

June 09, 2017

Our Kakaʻako to celebrate SALT dedication with Hōkūleʻa homecoming and Night + Market

The mega block party slated for Saturday, June 17 from 5-10 PM will include ‘ono food, entertainment, Mālama Honua video highlights, and a special screening of Disney’s “Moana.”

May 17, 2017

Pa‘akai Marketplace at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako to feature MAMo Artists

Get your shop on while supporting Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs at Pa‘akai Marketplace, slated for May 19 and 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Kamehameha Schools retail complex SALT at Our Kaka‘ako.

May 11, 2017

Celebrate the spirit of lei day with a kanikapila sing-along on May 15

Bring your voices and instruments for an enjoyable evening of music-making at Nā Mele Lei: A Kanikapila Sing-Along on May 15 at Ka‘iwakīloumoku. Donʻt forget to wear a lei!

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.

March 30, 2017

HITC conference provides a space for educators to explore a passion for tech

KS Hawaiʻi’s annual Hawaiʻi Island TechEd Collaboration conference will take place on Mar. 31.

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!

February 28, 2017

Ka ʻIu O Hoku combines two plays for Hōʻike

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi's annual, all-school performance will feature two works of historical fiction written by Clarence Waipa.

December 07, 2016

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Living History Day event uncovers amazing KS connections to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and a new exhibit at Midkiff depicts the impacts of World War II on KS.

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 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 19, 2016

PA‘I Foundation to showcase MaMo artists and crafters at Paʻakai Marketplace

Native Hawaiian artists, crafters and cultural practitioners will shine at Paʻakai Marketplace slated for Friday, Oct. 21, from 5-9 p.m. at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako.

August 04, 2016

Mahi‘ai Match-Up Contest winners share $35,000 in seed money

The Mahi‘ai Match-Up Agricultural Business Plan Contest and Mahiʻai Mentorship are helping KS find talented, innovative farmers who want to grow food and help decrease Hawai‘i’s dependency on imports.

June 30, 2016

Mahiʻai Match-Up selects farming finalists

Two finalists have been selected in the 2016 Mahiʻai Match-Up agricultural business plan contest dedicated to supporting Hawaiʻi’s sustainable food movement. Tickets and sponsorships for the July 30 Mahiʻai Match-Up Fundraiser Gala are available at

June 16, 2016

How can talent with a desire to serve better connect with Hawaiian-serving organizations?

Papa Ulana, the First Nations’ Futures Program’s 10th cohort, attempts to answer the question at their Hawaiʻi Project presentation on June 17.

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.

April 04, 2016

Haleʻiwa Store Lots showcases KS alumni entertainers Kamakana and Oliveira

The KS retail center has become a stage for local artists to showcase their talents and pay homage to Hawaiian mele and hula.

March 29, 2016

Hawaiʻi island pays tribute to King Kauikeaouli

Hawaiʻi island residents and visitors celebrated the life and legacy of King Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha III. The events marked the 16th annual tribute hosted by Kamehameha Schools.

March 18, 2016

Juniors earn four awards at the 96th annual song contest

The junior class picked up four awards at the 96th Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest Friday night at the Neal Blaisdell Center. The theme of this year’s event was: ʻO Hawaiʻi Kuʻu Kulāiwi, Songs of my beloved homeland.

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 09, 2016

Educators invited to free Hawaiʻi Island TechEd Collaboration Conference

KS Hawaiʻi will host the March 29 conference which focuses on blending culture-based education with twenty-first century skills and technology.

March 08, 2016

KSH haumāna hit the airwaves to promote ‘Hāʻupu’

KS Hawaiʻi students fly to Oʻahu to perform, field questions and raise and excitement for their 13th annual Hōʻike, featuring “Hāʻupu” - an original Hawaiian language opera.

February 11, 2016

Striving for excellence is the next subject for speaker series

Educator and scholar Malani DeAguiar will share the importance of embracing the ‘ōlelo no‘eau “Kūlia I ka Nu‘u” (Striving for Excellence) at the Feb. 16 speaking event in Mā‘ili.

February 09, 2016

Workshops to focus on energy education in the classroom

Attention Maui and Hawaiʻi island teachers! The free workshops will focus on integrating energy education into your curriculum and include a classroom kit valued at over $300.

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.

December 30, 2015

Discover Preschool Day will connect families with early learning resources

Wai‘anae Coast families are invited to the free January 9 event which will share information on preschool registration, financial aid and more!

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 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.

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.

September 22, 2015

Holt-Padilla is honored as Native Hawaiian Community Educator of the Year

Kumu hula and cultural practitioner Hōkūlani Holt-Padilla was recognized for her decades of dedicated service by being presented with the KS community educator award at this year's Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement Convention.

September 10, 2015

Scholars share inspirational stories at return of community speaker series

The Sept. 15 Hulikoʻa Kaiāulu event in Māʻili will celebrate higher education and scholarship on the Waiʻanae Coast.

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.

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.

April 21, 2015

Speaker to highlight hula and ‘ike Hawai‘i

The next Huliko‘a Kaiāulu scholar speaker series presentation will be given by kumu hula Kawika Mersberg on Tuesday, April 28 at the Community Learning Center at Māʻili. KS partnered with the UH Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge and MA‘O Organic Farms to sponsor the speaker series which celebrates the pursuit of higher education.

April 15, 2015

KS staffers kōkua at annual Keiki Spring Fest

Mahalo to the more than 60 KS volunteers who helped make the 10th Annual Wai‘anae Coast Keiki Spring Fest a success!

March 31, 2015

Keiki Spring Fest celebrates 10 years

The April 10 event will connect Waiʻanae Coast keiki and their parents with educational, developmental, and health service providers in their community.

March 05, 2015

KS hosts Kamehameha III tribute events March 13-17 in Keauhou

Kamehameha Schools is hosting a lecture, Hawaiian music concert and tribute event in West Hawai‘i to honor the life and legacy of Kamehameha III. The events are free and open to the public.

January 23, 2015

A new season of scholar presentations starts in January

The KS-sponsored Huliko‘a Kaiāulu speaker series returns on January 27 at the new Community Learning Center at Mā‘ili, with presentations on food sovereignty and investing in education.

January 19, 2015

Mā‘ili Early Learning Complex opens with Preschool Readiness Day

The January 24 event invites Wai‘anae Coast families to tour the complex and connect with early learning resources to help make preschool affordable and accessible. [VIDEO]

November 06, 2014

KSH students imagine world peace with art project

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i Elementary School keiki celebrate the International Day of Peace with “art from the heart,” the Pinwheels for Peace project. [VIDEO]

October 28, 2014

Artist presents Pauahi portrait to KS Hawaiʻi

Artist Aaron Kawaiae‘a, illustrator of “Kohala Kuamoʻo, Naeʻole’s Race to Save a King,” donates a painting of Pauahi to Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i.

October 14, 2014

Scholar speaker series continues on October 21

Scholars Poki‘i Seto and Sophia Carba will share the role higher education has played in their lives as part of the KS-sponsored Huliko‘a Kaiāulu Scholar Speaker Series.

October 07, 2014

Ka Pua celebrates early learning partnership in Mā‘ili

KS’ Community Learning Center at Mā‘ili opens its Preschool Complex and Infant and Toddler Center, cultivating collaboration opportunities for early learning organizations. [VIDEO]

September 26, 2014

KS-supported schools earn accreditation

Seven Hawaiian-focused public charter schools and one Hawaiian immersion preschool program recently earned accreditation with the help of KS’ Hoʻolako Like Department.

September 08, 2014

Scholar speaker series continues on September 16

Scholars Alika Maunakea and Kamuela Werner will share their research on Native Hawaiian health as part of the Huliko‘a Kaiāulu speaker series at the Community Learning Center at Nānākuli.

July 29, 2014

Young Waiʻanae leaders share externship experience

Listen to young leaders share stories of their educational journey through the KS-supported Mohala Externship program on August 6 in the KP Kaiona Room.

July 22, 2014

Ka Pua holds blessing for Early Learning Complex

The complex at KS' Community Learning Center at Mā‘ili will house preschool and infant-toddler programs for over 275 keiki. [VIDEO]

June 16, 2014

FNFP cohort examines ‘āina alliances among ali‘i trusts

Members of the current First Nations’ Futures Program cohort – including KS staffers Maka‘ala Rawlins and Mark Ellis – will present their Hawaiʻi project entitled “Aliʻi Trusts: ‘Āina Perspectives and Collaborations.”

May 14, 2014

KSH triathlon puts juniors on the path to fitness

KSH juniors can now add "triathlete" to the list of accomplishments in their high school careers. The students swam, biked and ran their way to fulfilling a graduation requirement. [VIDEO]

May 08, 2014

Beatlemania hits Kea‘au

This year's Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i Kula Ha‘aha‘a Spring Concert celebrated the music of The Beatles! Watch the students croon some Beatles tunes here and on the KS YouTube channel. [VIDEO]

May 07, 2014

KS guides families through financial aid process

KS staffers familiarize over 150 Wai‘anae Coast students with the college financial aid process to help ensure their post-secondary success.

April 24, 2014

Dozens volunteer at annual Keiki Spring Fest

More than fifty KS staffers kāko‘o to put our keiki first by volunteering at the 9th annual Wai‘anae Coast Keiki Spring Fest.

April 09, 2014

KS scholar lecture series now available on YouTube

The KS scholar lecture series, Huliko‘a Kaiāulu, continues on April 15 at the Community Learning Center at Nānākuli. Three previous lectures are now available for viewing on YouTube.

April 08, 2014

KSH takes steps to encourage selfless giving

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi student Khaila Moke-Sakamoto's senior legacy project, A Walk for Pauahi, raises funds for a new National Honor Society scholarship with Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Foundation. [VIDEO]

March 22, 2014

Seniors sweep awards at the 94th annual song contest

For the fourth time in the last five years, the senior class swept the awards at the 94th Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest.

March 14, 2014

KS Hawai‘i hosts hands-on science workshop for teachers

KSH invites Hawai‘i island public and private school science teachers to attend a workshop on making science fun, led by renowned college chemistry professors Dr. Marv Lang and Dr. Donald Showalter.

March 13, 2014

Ka Pua hosts open house breakfast at KP

Learn about KS' commitment to changing the culture of education on the Wai‘anae Coast at a Ka Pua Initiative open house on Wednesday, March 19 in the KP Kaiona Room.

March 10, 2014

The Battle of Kuamo‘o takes the stage at KS Hawai‘i Hō‘ike

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i's annual hō‘ike will once again feature a Hawaiian opera on March 13th and 14th at Koai‘a Gymnasium. This year's hō‘ike tells the story of the battle of Kuamo‘o that took place after a power struggle following Kamehameha the Great's death. This eventually resulted in the end of the kapu system.

March 05, 2014

Scholar speaker event focuses on education

The KS-sponsored Huliko‘a Kaiāulu scholar speaker series continues on March 11 featuring two of the Wai‘anae Coast’s brightest scholars presenting their research on education. The event is being hosted by KS' Community Learning Center at Nānākuli.

February 04, 2014

Speaker series showcases Wai‘anae Coast scholars

Kamehameha Schools, MA‘O Organic Farms and the UH Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge partner to celebrate the pursuit of post-secondary education.

January 17, 2014

Wai‘anae Coast families get set for preschool

KS' Ka Pua Preschool Readiness Day drew dozens of Waiʻanae Coast families eager to learn how to give their keiki the best educational foundation possible. Participants included Pūnana Leo o Waiʻanae, HCAP Head Start, INPEACE, and KS' own early learning programs. [VIDEO]

November 28, 2013

KSH haumāna give thanks by giving back

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i elementary and middle school students gave thanks this holiday season by giving gifts to children in need, demonstrating the value of kahiau or selfless generosity.

November 08, 2013

Wai‘anae Coast service providers come together at CLCN

The annual Wai‘anae Coast Ho‘ohūlili Service Provider Fest welcomed 58 service providers to KS' Community Learning Center at Nānākuli (CLCN) for a day of network and knowledge building to better serve the community.

October 31, 2013

KS breaks ground on new Wai‘anae Coast learning center

On the 130th anniversary of the signing of Pauahi's will, Kamehameha Schools broke ground on Phase I of a new community learning center in Mā‘ili.

October 30, 2013

Native Hawaiian Ed Council hosts November meetings

The Native Hawaiian Education Council is sponsoring a series of community listening sessions to gather information that will be given directly to the U.S. Department of Education. Meetings will take place on Lanaʻi, O‘ahu, Molokaʻi and Kauaʻi in November.

October 25, 2013

Ka Pua cultivates kūpuna manaʻo at community luncheons

KS’ Ka Pua Initiative recently hosted luncheons for Waiʻanae Coast kūpuna - a valuable opportunity for our staff to nānā i ke kumu (look to the source) as plans for Ka Pua move forward.

October 14, 2013

KS Hawaiʻi blesses garden and culture classroom

The KS Hawai‘i High School ‘ohana recently celebrated the blessing of its new social studies garden - Kanāhoahoa, and Hawaiian culture classroom - Hale Kākulu.

August 21, 2013

Meeting to focus on Wai‘anae Coast education initiatives

KS' Ka Pua Initiative team will provide updates on their educational programs and projects at a town hall meeting on August 27.

July 22, 2013

Culture-based education event draws over 600 attendees

The inaugural culture-based education conference brought together educators, advocates and cultural practitioners to discuss ways to integrate culture into classrooms. [VIDEO]

July 03, 2013

Kimonos are optional at Mō‘ili‘ili Summer Fest

Join KS and its community partners for Saturday’s Mō‘ili‘ili Summer Fest, home of Honolulu’s biggest bon dance!

June 24, 2013

Register by July 1 for culture-based education conference

KS lifts Hawaiian learners to new heights by sponsoring the state's first culture-based education conference. [VIDEO]

June 21, 2013

First Nations' Futures presentation streamed live

The seventh cohort of the First Nations’ Futures Program will give a presentation on community-based kai (marine) resource management streamed live today at 2 p.m.

April 19, 2013

KSH cherishes Merrie Monarch memories

The Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i ‘ohana reflects on the Merrie Monarch festivities and celebrating their island's renown hula festival. [Video]

March 21, 2013

KSH students break new ground with annual Hō‘ike

This month, KS Hawai‘i presented its annual Hō‘ike, performing a groundbreaking new opera, entirely in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian language).

March 18, 2013

KSH keiki celebrate Youth Art Month

The KS Hawai‘i Elementary School student body celebrated Youth Art Month by creating sidewalk art to brighten their campus walkways.

March 05, 2013

KSH Hō‘ike will stage an opera in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i

The rarely recounted story of Keaomelemele will come to life in opera form at the KSH High School Hō‘ike slated for March 14 and 15. Reserve your tickets today!

February 26, 2013

Volunteers needed for Keiki Spring Fest

Volunteers are needed for the Wai‘anae Coast Keiki Spring Fest that connects families with area preschools, elementary schools and other resources in their community.