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Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

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August 7, 2019

Budding entrepreneurs jump-start ventures at Nalukai Academy

Students and 2019 graduates from KS and across the state recently completed the immersive Nalukai Academy Start-Up Camp.

July 22, 2019

Lessons from Hawaiian-focused Charter Schools featured in Education Week

A team of Hawaiʻi educators and KS support staff published an article released May 1 in Education Week’s “Next Gen Learning in Action” blog, and authors were invited to contribute the article as part of a three-part Education Week series that showcases culturally relevant assessments for learning.

July 18, 2019

Kaua‘i haumāna engage in multiple summer school opportunities

Last week, Kāwili Kauaʻi – interactive experiences of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Summer School along with Kilohana grades 3-4, and Kilohana grades 6-8 – culminated with a collective Hōʻike.

June 24, 2019

KS partners with community to build Kaua‘i Resilience Project

For Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami, the suicide crisis affecting ‘ohana on the Garden Isle is more than just a glaring statistic, or a news flash – it has made a devastating impact on his family.

June 3, 2019

KS develops high-tech ‘virtual huaka‘i’ for educational field trip to Makalawena

Haumāna and kumu globally can engage, explore, connect and learn about this significant place in West Hawai‘i

May 30, 2019

Mālama Ola Minute:  Substance Abuse Prevention

Graduation season is here! Over the next few weeks, thousands of teens across Hawaiʻi will be celebrating this joyous milestone surrounded by loved ones. It is also a time to think about safety and how to celebrate responsibly. How do we ensure that the promising lives of our youth are not abruptly cut short by an accident that could have been prevented?

May 28, 2019

Haumāna explore pathways at trades career fair

After initially dropping out of high school on Hawaiʻi island, Kekoa Leialoha seemed destined for a future full of everything but success. However, after graduating from the Hawaiʻi Youth Challenge Academy and working with Kinai ʻEha, which provides real-world vocational skills and training for at-risk 17-to-24 year-olds in the Koʻolau region, Leialoha is weeks away from starting a well-paying career operating heavy machinery in the construction field.

May 23, 2019

Kamehameha Scholars are well-prepared for post-high endeavors

In an effort to create an educational environment for all of our keiki to succeed, Kamehameha Scholars supports Hawaiian students in achieving higher education degrees, entering the careers, and cultivating their ability to be servant leaders.

May 9, 2019

KS partnership gives clear vision and a brighter future to keiki

Sponsorship gives vision-impaired keiki in Waimānalo valuable learning tools.

May 6, 2019

MAʻO Organic Farms, KS and Central Pacific Bank form unique partnership on Wai’anae Coast

The landmark collaboration will expand MAʻO Organic Farms’ social enterprise program and acreage.

April 26, 2019

Early college high school partnership is a pathway for lāhui-minded leaders

Samuel M. Kamakau Hawaiian-Focused Charter School senior Wai‘ale‘ale Liʻi Sarsona shares how WCC’s Early College High School program has helped her get a head start on higher education. The program is supported by a partnership between KS and the Castle Foundation.

March 25, 2019

Flying kites, pounding ‘uala keep East Hawai‘i preschool kumu learning

As many as 60 early learning educators from preschools across East Hawai‘i who attended a day of professional development workshops on the KS Hawai‘i campus as part of the East Hawai‘i Early Learning Consortium’s Second Conference – I Ola No Ke Kino, which translates to “nourishing the mind and soul with knowledge.”

February 20, 2019

Applications available for summer archaeological field school on KS ‘āina

Kamehameha Schools has partnered with the UH Mānoa College of Social Sciences and the International Archaeological Research Institute to continue the Punalu‘u Archaeological Field School, which will take place on KS ‘āina in Punalu‘u from July 8-Aug. 2, 2019.

February 4, 2019

Earl Kawa‘a to be honored as Living Treasure of Hawai‘i

Earl Kawa‘a, a Hawaiian resource specialist at Kamehameha Schools who is recognized throughout the local community as an educator, peacemaker and kanaka leader, will be acknowledged as part of the Living Treasures of Hawai‘i program.

January 29, 2019

“Drone Day” at Capitol features KS’ innovative flight program

Representatives from Kamehameha Schools presented reasoning behind and results of its industry-leading Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS, commonly known as drones) Program at the first-ever “Drone Day” held Thursday, Jan. 24, at the State Capitol in Honolulu.

January 28, 2019

KS and Assets School partner to support exceptional and/or gifted keiki

The innovative scholarship is part of an ongoing collaboration between Kamehameha Schools and Assets School that also incorporates a Hawaiian culture-based education curriculum.

January 25, 2019

National and local early learning funders tour Māʻili Learning Center

The Early Childhood Funders Collaborative – a national group of early learning funders – launched a three-day Hawai‘i study tour by visiting the KS Community Learning Center at Ma’ili (CLCM).

January 14, 2019

KS partners to host Early Childhood Education fairs on Maui

More than 100 families turned out on Jan. 10 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku for the first of two Early Childhood Education fairs on Maui.

January 10, 2019

Kamehameha Scholars get revved up for graduation on culture-filled retreat

East Hawai‘i high school seniors in KS’ Kamehameha Scholars college and career counseling program got revved up for graduation at a recent three-day retreat.

January 2, 2019

KS offers fun and enriching programs for keiki this summer

Applications are now being accepted for Kamehameha Schools’ summer programs – Explorations Hoʻomāka‘ika‘i, Kilohana, and summer school courses on each campus.

December 6, 2018

KS, DHHL partner on Nānākuli’s Kalanihoʻokahā Community Learning Center, Kiewit to design and build

Kamehameha Schools (KS) and the State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) have fully executed the ground lease for the future site of the Agnes Kalaniho‘okahā Cope Community Learning Center (KCLC) in Nānākuli. Kiewit Building Group was selected to design and construct the learning center, providing a single source of accountability for the success of the project.

November 26, 2018

KS’ new “gathering place” serves Maui, Moloka‘i & Lāna‘i communities

Kamehameha Schools held a blessing earlier this month to open its new Maui, Moloka‘i & Lāna‘i regional office and community resource center in downtown Wailuku after completing renovations.

November 20, 2018

KS book donation helps inmates in Arizona reconnect with Native Hawaiian culture

Kamehameha Schools recently provided a collection of books with Hawaiian culture and language themes for Native Hawaiian inmates and others from Hawai‘i currently incarcerated at Saguaro Prison in Arizona. The prison is currently home to more than 1,900 inmates from Hawai‘i.

October 9, 2018

Kanaeokana, KS partner with Duolingo to teach ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i

In an effort to share ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i with interested learners, from keiki to kūpuna, throughout the islands and around the globe, Kanaeokana and KS have partnered with the language education platform Duolingo to make the language accessible to a larger community of people who are eager to learn it.

September 17, 2018

New mobile outreach center brings KS services to rural Kaua‘i communities

Kamehameha Schools has rolled out a new Mobile Outreach Center on Kaua‘i, to help more ‘ohana apply for educational programs, financial aid opportunities, and Native Hawaiian ancestry verification.

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