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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Kona, O‘ahu Resource Center
(Applicant Services Center)

567 S. King Street, Suite 102
Honolulu, HI 96813

Monday – Friday from 7am to 5pm
(808) 534-8080

Community Learning Center at Mā‘ili

87-790 Kulauku Street
Wai‘anae, HI 96792

Monday – Friday from 8am to 4pm
Contact: Kini Pihana
(808) 843-9650

‘Ewa Aina Inventory Resource

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Kamehameha Schools believes that education is an important part of wellbeing for the Lāhui. We are working with the community to create Hawaiian Culture Based Education opportunities that give our keiki a leading edge in life. Together we are aligning our resources to build on community strengths and address community challenges. As a result, we will create an environment where keiki will flourish because they are connected to place, supported in learning, and ready to succeed as tomorrow’s local and global leaders.

Priority Focus Areas

  • Advance a regional network of cutting-edge learning sites and facilities
  • Innovate and expand Hawaiian Culture Based Education Programs and Resources
  • Enhance Family Engagement, Post-Secondary Success, and Career Pathways
  • Catalyze Collective Community Development

For program information and assistance with applications, call (808) 523-6200.

Halau o Puuloa (The Many Breaths of Puuloa)

The ‘Ewa Aina Inventory is the shared work of Kamehameha Schools Community Engagement & Resources - ‘Ewa Region & Nohopapa Hawaii –
  • to map culturally significant sites,
  • to outline community stewardship efforts tied to these natural and cultural resources,
  • and build an accessible collection of the moolelo (stories) that lives in these places.
  • This work provides deeper foundations for connecting communities and aina cultivators with the stories and land that guides their perspectives and approaches to education, well-being, and aina stewardship.

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Moku: ‘Ewa

Ahupua‘a: Kahauiki, Moanalua, Hālawa, ‘Aiea, Kalauao, Waimalu, Waiau, Waimano, Mānana, Waiawa, Waipi‘o, Waikele, Hō‘ae‘ae, and Honouliuli.

Pu‘uloa, also known as Pearl Harbor, is the central geographic figure uniting ‘Ewa. It consists of three distinct awalau or lochs – Kaihuopala‘ai, Waiawa and Komoawa – which provide coastline access to the ‘Ewa ahupua‘a.

Native Landscapes

The Awalau of Pu‘uloa includes sheltered bays that were easily modified into loko i‘a and filled with lo‘i kalo stretching from Hālawa to Honouliuli.


I‘a hāmau leo ‑ nourished from Honokawailani to Kaihuopala‘ai. Pu‘uloa was famous for its i‘a hāmau leo or scallops.


The area features 3,500 acres of native land cover with open Koa-‘Ōhi‘a as the dominant native canopy. Waiawa uka and kai have access to year-round water via springs and a non-diverted stream.