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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Luana Busby-Neff, Kahoʻokahi Kanuha explain “Kapu Aloha” at Lāhui Rising

While they are separated in age by nearly three decades, Molokaʻi-born Luana Busby-Neff and Kahoʻokahi Kanuha from Moku o Keawe share a love for and commitment to preserving the intergrity of the ʻāina, its natural resources, the lāhui and Native Hawaiian heritage that transcends generations.

Since 1956, the prestigious Order of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Award has been the highest and most distinguished award given to those who exemplify the vision of Kamehameha Schools founder Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. See story »

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 »

“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 »

Kamehameha Schools has created a series of Hawaiian-focused devotionals for Advent, to honor the deep Christian faith of our founder Princess Pauahi. The devotionals were designed to be used by staffers, students and others to celebrate the coming of Christmas, so please feel free to share them! See story »

As Dr. Scott Parker took some time to address a large group of 2010 and ’19 graduates from Kamehameha Schools Maui just moments after they all returned to campus for the annual Founder’s Day ceremony, the po‘o kula’s message was one that resonated for anyone fortunate enough to have benefitted from Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s generosity. See story »

Kamehameha Schools has created a series of Hawaiian-focused devotionals for Advent, to honor the deep Christian faith of our founder Princess Pauahi. The devotionals were designed to be used by staffers, students and others to celebrate the coming of Christmas, so please feel free to share them! See story »

Kamehameha Schools founder Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop cared deeply for her people, her lands, and her culture. It is her lasting legacy that we celebrate on her birthday, December 19. See story »

The holiday season is about aloha, gift giving and gathering with friends and family – but the frenetic festivities can be nerve-wracking, not just for adults but for keiki. See story »

Kamehameha Schools has created a series of Hawaiian-focused devotionals for Advent, to honor the deep Christian faith of our founder Princess Pauahi. The devotionals were designed to be used by staffers, students and others to celebrate the coming of Christmas, so please feel free to share them! See story »

Students at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama hosted the first-ever ʻAha Aloha ʻĀina fueled by a charge to take responsibility for the future of Hawaiʻi. The event on November 25 was termed “He Aha Lā He Kūkulu: Identifying the Pillars of Aloha ʻĀina.” The event coincided with the observance of Lā Kūʻokoʻa, a day on which Hawaiʻi was recognized as an independent nation in 1843. See story »

Kamehameha Schools has created a series of Hawaiian-focused devotionals for Advent, to honor the deep Christian faith of our founder Princess Pauahi. The devotionals were designed to be used by staffers, students and others to celebrate the coming of Christmas, so please feel free to share them. See story »

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