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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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February 12, 2019

Screening committee selects three KS trustee finalists

A screening committee appointed by the state Probate Court has selected three finalists to replace Kamehameha Schools Trustee Corbett Kalama whose term ends on June 30, 2019.

February 5, 2019

How do keiki learn? Makua can find out.

KS Hawaiʻi will welcome back world-renowned neuro specialist Dr. Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa on February 11 for a special session with makua and hoa kumu on the latest research around the brain and learning.

January 31, 2019

Kamehameha Schools releases latest financial figures

In fiscal year 2018, Kamehameha Schools spent $483 million on educational efforts, which equates to a 4.5 percent spend rate for the year. As of June 30, 2018, KS’ endowment is valued at $11.9 billion and is comprised of a globally diversified financial assets portfolio ($8.2 billion) and commercial real estate portfolio ($3.7 billion).

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.

November 15, 2018

KS promotes Fujimoto to leasing director

As director of leasing for Kamehameha Schools’ Commercial Real Estate Division portfolio of space-leased assets, Haunani Fujimoto will focus on driving the financial performance of the organization’s commercial assets.

November 7, 2018

Hōkūleʻa documentary to debut at film festival

Moananuiākea, a documentary on the worldwide voyage of Hōkūleʻa, will debut at the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival later this month.

October 29, 2018

Preparing keiki to soar: ‘Ewa students take part in career expo

More than 1,200 freshmen from Campbell and Kapolei High Schools attended the inaugural Campbell-Kapolei Student Career Expo.

October 24, 2018

Kamehameha Schools forms partnership with Microsoft

The goal of KS’ partnership with Microsoft is to prepare students for the highly competitive work environment by introducing personalized and relevant learning experiences.

October 22, 2018

KS provides insight, tips during Safe Schools Week

Students, families, officials, faculty and policymakers across the nation are collaborating to ensure that our schools are safe environments for learning.

October 19, 2018

Haryson Lum gives with Pauahi

‘Iolani School graduate Haryson Lum gives with Pauahi in gratitude for the cultural, educational and professional support he received from Kamehameha Schools programs like Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i, K-Scholars, and Kāpili ʻŌihana.

October 18, 2018

KS warriors go ‘Pink for Pauahi’ to raise breast cancer awareness

Kamehameha Schools keiki, staffers, and campus structures were awash with pink this week in commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The disease claimed the life of KS founder Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop at the age of 52.

October 12, 2018

Visionary leaders sought for KS Kapālama po‘o kumu positions

Kamehameha Schools continues its global search for visionary leaders to fill the crucial elementary, middle and high school po‘o kumu (principal) roles at its Kapālama, O‘ahu campus.

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.

September 4, 2018

KS Communications Group honored by PRSA-Hawai‘i and ‘Pacific Edge’ magazine

KS PR campaigns earn top honors in creative tactics, issues management and social media categories at Public Relations Society of America and “Pacific Edge” awards.

August 26, 2018

KS campuses, community sites and offices to open on Monday, Aug. 27 except for KS Hilo Preschool

Kamehameha Schools values the safety of its students, families and employees. Based on the current track of Tropical Storm Lane, and after assessing the conditions of each KS site, we will reopen all campuses, preschools, community program sites and offices with the exception the KS Hilo Preschool on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018.

August 10, 2018

Service Awards photo albums give a glimpse at celebrations across the state

Although Service Awards season has come and gone, the memories linger. Get a glimpse at Service Awards ceremonies and celebrations across our organization and download your favorites in this special photo collection.

August 8, 2018

KS and the Polynesian Voyaging Society partner on Hōkūle‘a-inspired community mural

This Saturday, Aug. 11, KS and the Polynesian Voyaging Society will engage the community in a mural painting project in Our Kaka‘ako. The family-friendly event will feature entertainment, seafaring stories and more.

August 6, 2018

Reunion Challenge raises $80,000 for post-high scholarships

The Pauahi Foundation – the fundraising arm of Kamehameha Schools – appealed to the competitive spirit of KS alumni to raise $80,000 for Native Hawaiian post-high scholarships.

July 27, 2018

EdTech Conference keynotes available for viewing

Get inspired to disrupt the norm with keynote presentations from Eugene Yoon, Arthur Renowitsky and Capt. Liz Clark online, on-demand.

July 18, 2018

“Super Debate” reaches more than two million viewers

Student civic engagement took center stage at the recent Democratic “Super Debate” broadcast live from the Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center at KS Kapālama. The debate was sponsored by KS and OHA.

July 13, 2018

KS shares sexual misconduct prevention training with parents

After initially providing nearly 30 sessions on preventing sexual misconduct for more than 2,600 staff and faculty members across the state, KS continued its pledge to increase awareness by sharing the crucial information with parents.

July 12, 2018

Day appointed as KS Hawaiʻi kula waena poʻo kumu

Dr. Tehani Day, who had been serving as interim principal, officially appointed as poʻo kumu for KS Hawaiʻi Middle School.

May 18, 2018

Ka Leo o Nā Koa: Mrs. Ho retires after 40 years of teaching

Ka Leo o Nā Koa writers bid a fond farewell and mahalo to high school librarian Ramona Ho.

May 15, 2018

New Electronic Health Records system implemented to complete Medical Clearance forms

Kamehameha Schools parents will have a new portal and process to complete their student’s medical clearance forms.

May 11, 2018

“Mahalo e nā kumu!” Video captures the care and commitment of KS teachers

By putting our keiki first, Kamehameha Schools teachers on our campuses and in communities are cultivating future physicists, ecologists, entrepreneurs, cultural practitioners and countless other professionals who will someday make the world a better place.

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