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


January 18, 2018
The trusted guide provides a number of articles and self-help tools on a variety of topics including stress, depression and mental health. See column »

September 15, 2017
Having an honest conversation is critical in preventing suicide. Here are some tips and resources on how you can help in the fight against suicide. See column »

August 18, 2017
If you or loved ones plan to participate in Mondayʻs solar eclipse viewing, here are some tips and resources on how to do so without ruining your vision. See column »


July 25, 2016
KS Strategy Consultant Wendy Kekahio shares how Kamehameha Schools is developing ways to measure Hawaiian leadership and cultural engagement in learners, as part of its Vision 2040. Learn more in her latest “Data Matters” column. See column »

April 8, 2016
One of the biggest changes since the launch of SP2020 is KS’ efforts to strengthen its Native Hawaiian identity by offering ʻŌlelo Kahua language classes to its staffers. See column »

December 9, 2015
Native Hawaiian population growth and academic achievement gaps drive Kamehameha Schools’ strategies toward Vision 2040 See column »

February 24, 2015
In ancient Hawaiʻi, “wage” was a concept unknown to the population. It was not until the arrival of foreign peoples that the concept was gradually introduced to Native Hawaiians. See column »

July 2, 2014
This past summer, an alumni survey was distributed to approximately 3,000 Kamehameha Schools graduates. Data from the survey helps KS better understand the impact that it has on the lives of graduates. See column »


July 5, 2016
“Piha I Ka Lokomaikaʻi: Filled with Grace” is this year’s tri-campus spiritual theme. KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong shares his manaʻo on how to walk humbly with God by doing what is right, loving and merciful. See column »

September 15, 2015
More than 50 Deputation Team students from Kamehameha’s three K-12 campuses rang in the new school year with a retreat on Kauaʻi. See column »

April 23, 2015
I love being part of the KS ʻohana and making a difference in thousands of lives. I have been a part of students’ and alumni’s life choices which I guide them in; prayer times, blessings, weddings, baby baptisms and even funerals. In those moments I ask myself, “What legacy am I going to leave behind? What is most important?” See column »

October 14, 2014
Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop had wisdom and foresight for the future of her Hawaiian people. In order to thrive, her Hawaiian people needed a strong education, an education rooted in the soil of God’s Word. See column »

July 1, 2014
With the retirement of our beloved chief executive officer, Dee Jay, we might be tempted to not want to open ourselves to our new alaka‘i. See column »


March 19, 2015
Through its committed leadership to steward our important natural and cultural resources, KS is also developing unique opportunities to reconnect beneficiaries to these lands and to foster the next generation of resource managers. See column »


September 8, 2015
Famous figures who visited the campus over the years include actors, athletes, musicians and royalty. See column »

March 9, 2015
Over time, the relationship between Lydia Kamaka‘eha Lili‘uōkalani Dominis and Bernice Pauahi Pākī Bishop has grown through the legacy left by these two great women, a legacy that has been woven into the lives of many Native Hawaiians. See column »

September 25, 2014
In contrast to students’ connectivity with the world these days, via the constant and influential presence of television, cell phones and laptops, the very early days of Kamehameha students’ lives were most greatly affected by their teachers and KS staff members by virtue of their constant presence – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. See column »

July 1, 2014
Bernice Pauahi Bishop, at the age of 44, undertook what would be her only international tour with her husband of 25 years, Charles Reed Bishop, in her Grand Tour of Europe in 1875. See column »


September 19, 2016
KS Sustainability Manager Amy Brinker gives readers a glimpse at the action-packed World Conservation Congress, carrying a weighty theme: “Planet at the Crossroads.” See column »

January 12, 2016
KS and its community partner KUPU are seeking ʻāina-loving applicants for six paid internships on Kamehameha campuses. The application deadline for the positions is Wednesday, January 20. See column »

May 21, 2015
With requests from the community and internal sustainability champions pushing for change, KS incorporated a stronger emphasis on sustainability in its strategies for SP2020 , which opened up the opportunity for a sustainability manager position to kōkua those efforts. See column »