The Legacy of a princess

Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

Pauahi Legacy
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December 28, 2017

2017 Founder’s Day Across the State

Kamehameha Schools staffers from Kaumakani to Keaʻau honored the memory and legacy of Ke Aliʻi Bernice Pauahi Bishop with song, praise and dance at Founder’s Day celebrations statewide.

December 18, 2017

KS Kapālama Christmas Concert

If you were not able to attend, you can catch the show this weekend. Hawai‘i News Now will telecast a one-hour program of “Malu I Ke Ao – The Light of Christmas” on: Saturday, Dec. 23, at 6 p.m. on KGMB / Sunday, Dec. 24, at 4 p.m. on KHNL / and Monday, Dec. 25, at 7 a.m. on KGMB.

December 15, 2017

Founder’s Day through the years

Every year on Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s birthday, the Kamehameha Schools students, staff and alumni gather to honor their princess - a tradition that began in 1888.

December 5, 2017

Snow Day at Our Kaka‘ako

Kamehameha Schools held its first-ever "Snow Day at Our Kaka‘ako" on Sunday December 3.

November 24, 2017

Royal Flags Inspire Aloha ‘Āina – Hawaiian Patriotism

An extraordinary collection of rare royal flags from the Hawaiian Kingdom were proudly unfurled for public viewing recently at the Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center, as part of Welo Haʻaheo.

November 13, 2017

Our Kakaʻako kicks off HI Food & Wine Fest with “Raw and Wild in the Tank”

Things heated up at the Flats at Puʻunui as the annual Hawaiʻi Food and Wine Festival (HFWF) kicked off its first event.

November 9, 2017

Alumni veterans return to Kapālama

With over 25 alumni veterans in attendance, Kamehameha Schools’ Alumni Relations office held its annual Veterans Day breakfast at the Kapālama campus’ Pauahi Administration Building on Nov. 8.

November 1, 2017

Pink for Pauahi

Kamehameha Schools was awash in pink in late October – from keiki and kumu to staffers and cityscapes – all to culminate Breast Cancer Awareness month.

October 23, 2017

Trustee Elliot Mills Investiture Ceremony

The Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana honored newly appointed trustee Elliot Mills at a recent investiture ceremony at Kawaiaha‘o Church, where Princess Pauahi once worshiped.

October 5, 2017

Kawaiaha‘o Plaza Workplace Giving Kickoff

Nearly 150 Kawaiaha‘o Plaza staffers took time out of their hectic Monday to help kickoff KS’ month-long Workplace Giving campaign.

September 27, 2017

Hālau ʻĪnana learning space opens in Mōʻiliʻili

Kamehameha Schools, alongside UH Mānoa and Chaminade University of Honolulu, celebrated the completion of its newest educational facility with a blessing and grand opening ceremony in Mōʻiliʻili.

August 18, 2017

KS Maui ‘Ohana Welcomes Hōkūleʻa Crew

After hosting the Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia crews at their Pukalani campus, faculty, staff and students bussed down to Honolua Bay to view the voyaging canoes and celebrate the start of their statewide voyage.

July 14, 2017

National History Day 2017

Nine Kamehameha Schools Kapālama students participated in the 2017 National History Day competition held in Washington D.C.

July 7, 2017

Mō‘ili‘ili Summer Fest 2017

A little light rain did not stop attendees from gathering in Mōʻiliʻili for the sixth annual Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest. The free event was held on Saturday July 1 at the former Varsity Theater parking lot and featured a modern street festival combined with Honolulu’s largest bon dance.

June 22, 2017

SALT dedication with Hōkūleʻa homecoming and Honolulu Night + Market

After the Mālama Honua festivities at Magic Island on Saturday June 17, over 10,000 visitors made their way down to Our Kakaʻako to celebrate the homecoming of voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa and commemorate the dedication of SALT at Our Kakaʻako and the return of Honolulu Night + Market.

June 21, 2017

Hōkūleʻa Homecoming

Kamehameha Schools leadership and staff helped to welcome Hōkūleʻa back to Hawaiʻi after the completions of the Mālama Honua voyage.

June 14, 2017

2017 Kamehameha Day Floral Parade

Kamehameha Schools recently participated in the traditional events celebrating it’s namesake, Kamehameha I.

June 13, 2017

2017 Kamehameha Schools Alumni Week

Pictures of staff, students, programs and activities around Kamehameha Schools

June 13, 2017

Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi Celebrates 50 Years of Cultural Education

The summer of 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Kamehameha Schools Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi program which encourages Hawaiian keiki to embrace their culture by introducing them to native values and practices through a study of ahupuaʻa.

May 31, 2017

2017 KS Kapālama Graduation

Four hundred forty seven Kapālama campus seniors graduated on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the 127th Kamehameha Schools Commencement held at Blaisdell Arena.

May 30, 2017

2017 Tri-Campus Gathering

Once again the seniors from the three Kamehameha Schools campuses gathered as a combined class to honor Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop and to affirm their bonds of loyalty to their school.

May 25, 2017

2017 KS Kapālama May Day

The KS Kapālama campus enjoyed a festive and traditional Hawaiian Lei Day. Students from elementary to high school celebrated the culture of the islands through song and dance.

May 15, 2017

KS shows appreciation to 800 kumu through gift of lei

Staff members from KS' Honolulu headquarters at Kawaiahaʻo Plaza came to lend a hand to make lei for hundreds of KS campus and preschool kumu in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week and Teacher Appreciation Day.

April 28, 2017

Around KS - From Keiki Acting to Laulau Wrapping

Kamehameha Schools has been abuzz with student and staff activities recently. KS Photographer Michael Young captured the action at KS Kapālama High School, KSK Elementary School, the campus’ Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center, and He‘eia Preschool on O‘ahu’s Windward coast.

April 18, 2017

KS Kapālama HS Easter Assembly

The miracle of Easter was celebrated at a powerful assembly at Kekūhaupi‘o Gym where the Hawaiian culture was blended with the Christian faith.

April 10, 2017

2017 Wai‘anae Coast Keiki Spring Fest

Nearly 1,000 community members, collaborators and volunteers took part in the 12th Annual Wai‘anae Coast Keiki Spring Fest on Friday, April 7, at Wai‘anae District Park.

April 10, 2017

97th Annual KS Song Contest

The 97th Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest paid tribute to Hawaiian music composer Bina Mossman, a Renaissance woman and a role model for future generations of young Hawaiian leaders.

March 13, 2017

2017 KS Kapālama Ho‘olaule‘a

Overcast skies and chilly weather couldn’t stop thousands of KS supporters from attending this year’s Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Ho‘olaule‘a!

March 1, 2017

Murals ARTiculate culture, history and creativity at Our Kakaʻako

Urban artists from POW! WOW! Hawaiʻi recently converged in Our Kakaʻako for the annual POW! WOW! Festival.

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