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December 5, 2022

Nalani Fujimori Kaina named KS general counsel and vice president

An alumnus of KS Kapālama, Kaina, who begins her new role in early 2023, brings with her more than 20 years of experience in leadership and serving the legal needs of Hawaiʻi families and the Native Hawaiian community. See story »

May 16, 2022

Petition for Review of Trustee Selection Process and Terms

Twenty-three years ago, the Interim Trustees of Kamehameha Schools petitioned the State Probate Court to establish a procedure for the selection of future Trustees of Kamehameha Schools. See story »

April 6, 2022

Yasunaga named director of Financial Planning and Analysis

The KS ‘ohana recently welcomed Vivian Yasunaga as its director of Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to joining KS she served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Child and Family Service. See story »

March 22, 2022

Dr. Jennifer Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua selected as Kamehameha Schools trustee

The state Probate Court has selected Dr. Jennifer Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua as the newest member of the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees. She will begin her term immediately, replacing former Trustee Micah Kāne, whose term expired on June 30, 2021. See story »

March 8, 2022

Arrell named director of Philanthropy

Natalie Arrell has been named director of Philanthropy within the Kamehameha Schools Office of Advancement bringing more than 30 years of experience in philanthropy and community development to the role. See story »

February 1, 2022

Naeole named new KS Kapālama kahu

Manu Naeole KSK’96 has been named the kahu of Bishop Memorial Chapel. His kuleana includes tending to the spiritual needs of the campus’ K-12 community. See story »

December 30, 2021

KS 2021 Annual Report available online

From navigating the pandemic and connecting communities to supporting island businesses and ‘ohana, the report has much to share. See story »

October 8, 2021

COVID-19 changes for the Second Semester (starting Jan. 4, 2022)

Mahalo nui i nā haumāna, nā ʻohana, a me nā limahana o Ke Kula ʻo Kamehameha no kā ʻoukou hana poʻokela ma ka hapahā mua o kēia makahiki, ma ka hoʻopalekana ʻana i kā mākou mau keiki, a no ka hoʻoikaika mau me ka lōkahi. Thank you to our Kamehameha Schools students, families and staff, for your amazing work this First Quarter, for keeping our keiki safe, and for staying strong and together. We are truly blessed and deeply grateful. See story »

May 28, 2021

CEO Message: Appreciation after a year of growth

The end of the school year is upon us. And as it turns out, we were plenty tough enough for this pandemic. The proof is there, and we can be proud. Yet, it seems a little hard to celebrate when we’re still not sure that we can smile our biggest smile or laugh uncontrollably, or even hug. Now we know a pandemic can do that to us, too. See story »

May 24, 2021

Honoring the class of 2021

Join the Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana in celebrating the achievements of the class of 2021 with carefully choreographed events taking place this week. See story »

November 2, 2020

KS’ COVID-19 Response Team: The front line in our fight to keep staff and students healthy

Since early March, 40 KS staffers stepped up to the challenge and assumed additional duties to help safeguard the health and well-being of our haumāna and staff as part of our very own COVID-19 Response Team. See story »

September 9, 2020

KS names Nguyen senior director and chief technology officer of Financial Assets

Thuyen Nguyen has been named senior director and chief technology officer (CTO) of Kamehameha Schools’ Financial Assets Division. See story »

August 17, 2020

KS Maui appoints leaders following comprehensive international search

Kamehameha Schools Maui appointed four professionals to its leadership team who bring a depth and breadth of educational experience rooted in culture, action-driven leadership and a passion for educating keiki to become globally minded servant leaders. See story »

August 13, 2020

KS Resource Centers announce new appointment system for in-person assistance

KS Resource Centers (KSRC) across the pae ʻāina have implemented an easy online appointment system for families who need support in-person. See story »

August 11, 2020

Mann named director of planning and development

KS has selected Calvin Mann as director of planning and development for the organization’s Commercial Real Estate Division (CRED) portfolios. See story »

March 26, 2020

Mai Makaʻu – Do not fear for I am with you

Looking for daily inspiration? Feel free to visit See story »

March 15, 2020

KS Kapālama will begin Spring Break early in response to COVID-19 developments

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama will begin spring break earlier than scheduled in response to the developing COVID-19 situation. Spring break will now commence on Tuesday, March 17. Haumāna are scheduled to return to school on April 6 unless otherwise instructed.
See story »

February 20, 2020

Darren Pai named KS director of Strategic Communications

Pai, who began his role late last month, is responsible for driving strategic communications efforts that promote, protect and enhance the KS brand with key stakeholders critical to Kamehameha’s continued success in partnership with leadership from across the organization. See story »

January 7, 2020

John Komeiji named KS general counsel and vice president

John Komeiji has been named general counsel and vice president for Kamehameha Schools. Komeiji will start with KS on February 18, and he succeeds Eric Sonnenberg, who retired last September. See story »

January 6, 2020

Meet Trustee Crystal Rose, KS’ first alumna trustee

“Crystal Rose possesses the grace and dexterity of a hula dancer, the courage and grit of a warrior, and the wisdom to know when to be each.” These poignant words were shared by Kamehameha Schools Trustee Chair Lance Wilhelm at the investiture ceremony for trustee Crystal Rose in July, 2019. See story »

September 25, 2019

Serge Krivatsy selected as director of planning & development

Serge Krivatsy has been named director of planning & development within KS’ Commercial Real Estate Division. He grew up in Hawai‘i and has been active in the local real estate market since 1991. See story »

September 24, 2019

Jonathan “Duff” Janus named director of planning & development

Jonathan “Duff” Janus has been selected as director of planning & development within KS’ Commercial Real Estate Division. He was raised in Hawai‘i, and recently served as a director on Alexander & Baldwin’s investment team. See story »

September 19, 2019

Dr. Wai‘ale‘ale Sarsona is new Hi‘ialo Group VP

Dr. Wai‘ale‘ale Sarsona was named vice president of Kamehameha Schools’ new Hi‘ialo Group See story »

September 11, 2019

Shelli Kim named po‘o kula for Nā Kula Kamaliʻi ʻo Kamehameha

Shelli Kim has been named po‘o kula (head of school) for Nā Kula Kamaliʻi – KS preschools – after serving as interim po‘o kula. See story »

September 9, 2019

Donohue named chief investment officer for KS

Timothy M. Donohue has been selected as KS’ Chief Investment Officer tasked with managing the organization’s $8.2 billion Financial Assets portfolio. See story »


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Kawaiaha‘o Plaza

567 South King St
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 523-6200

KS Hawai‘i

16-716 Volcano Rd
Kea‘au, HI 96749
(808) 982-0000

KS Kapālama

1887 Makuakāne St
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 842-8211

KS Maui

275 ‘A‘apueo Pkwy
Pukalani, HI 96768
(808) 572-3100