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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Our commitment to student safety
Our commitment to student safety
We’re working hard every day to keep our students safe and secure. From campuses to corporate offices to community activities, all of us at Kamehameha Schools are committed to the well-being of all of our keiki.

Keeping haumāna safe

Providing children a safe learning environment is our kuleana. More than a priority, it’s a value, and one shared by every person at Kamehameha Schools. This is why we have expanded employee training, enhanced campus policies and procedures and identified more ways to reduce risk to our keiki.
More on prevention »

Responding with care

Whether you are a student, faculty, staff, parent or family member, it’s critical you have access to the people who will address and resolve your issues of concern. Building a system of trust requires consistent demonstration that the right actions are taken immediately. At Kamehameha Schools, we’ve implemented hotlines for help, mandatory reporting protocol and access to expanded medical services.
More on response and healing »

Striving to be our best

Pains of the past and concerns about the future affect us all, making community listening and learning essential. Learn about how KS is establishing best practices in student safety and well-being with the insight of an expert advisory council and with your input via our new commenting feature.
More on how we’re listening »


Spotlight on safety

We reduce accidents and injuries in our classrooms by making sure that students are aware of potential hazards and taking necessary precautions. Using protective eye wear during science activities involving liquids ensures that learning is both fun and safe.

News and updates


Message from CEO Jack Wong and Trustee Micah Kāne
A tentative settlement between Kamehameha Schools and the survivors of Dr. Browne’s abuse has been reached, which will soon bring closure to these legal proceedings.
Highlights of the settlement »


Letter from CEO Jack Wong
Safety has always been our priority for Kamehameha Schools, and we’re confident in the learning environment we have in place today for our keiki. I’d like to take this time to share with you some important updates on our work in this area.


Message from CEO Jack Wong and Trustee Micah Kāne
We’re committed to doing what is right, and want you to hear it directly from us.


‘Ohana meetings announced
A series of ‘ohana meetings are scheduled to gather more input and mana‘o from parents, alumni and staff. CEO Jack Wong and Trustee Micah Kāne, along with other KS leaders, are hosting the meetings, held Jan. 11-26.


Letter from CEO Jack Wong
On behalf of Kamehameha Schools, I’d like to take this time to apologize to the victims of Dr. Browne and their families who suffered alongside them. Kamehameha Schools is deeply and truly sorry.