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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September 19, 2019

Dr. Wai‘ale‘ale Sarsona is new Hi‘ialo Group VP

Dr. Wai‘ale‘ale Sarsona was named vice president of Kamehameha Schools’ new Hi‘ialo Group

May 20, 2019

Graduation to be live broadcast on Lehua TV

The graduation ceremony for Kamakaokaniuhi, the Kamehameha Schools Hawaii class of 2019, will be live broadcast on Saturday at 4 p.m.

December 31, 2018

Hālau Mauli Ola offers high school summer courses

High School students will have a new program this summer as part of our campus’ Hālau Kupukupu program.

July 19, 2018

KSK senior presented with national STEM honor

KS Kapālama senior Jake Uyechi is presented with the 2017 AISES Energy Challenge grand prize at the national American Society for Engineering Education convention, for his project inspired by the challenges of kalo farmers.

June 08, 2018

KSK students head to National History Day competition in D.C.

Nine students from KS Kapālama qualified for the 2018 National History Day competition in Washington D.C.

May 14, 2018

Frederick, Au-Haupu and Logan win state track and field gold

KS Hawaiʻi and KS Maui students earn top honors at the 2018 HHSAA Track and Field state championships.

February 26, 2018

Register now for the KS EdTech Conference, DISRUPT 2018

Calling all kumu to sign up for the 10th annual KS Ed Tech Conference on June 5-6 at the Neil S. Blaisdell Center.

February 13, 2018

Students honored for National Merit academic achievements

Nine KS students earned commended student or semifinalist designations by the National Merit Scholarship Program this year.

January 17, 2018

KS professionals share valuable insight with KS Kapālama’s future entrepreneurs

Kamehameha School staffers based at Kawaiahaʻo Plaza recently guest spoke with the haumāna in KS Kapālama High School’s entrepreneurship class to share important topics about starting a business in Hawaiʻi.

January 10, 2018

New grad requirements show commitment to Hawaiian identity and consistent educational experience

Starting with the class of 2022, students across Kamehameha Schools campuses will have the same graduation requirements, founded on the achievement of the E Ola! Learner Outcomes.

December 11, 2017

New graduation requirements bring KS campuses closer to system integration

Tri-campus graduation requirements and emphasis on ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi mark an important step forward as we integrate as one Kamehameha Schools education system.

October 25, 2017

Explore the Innovatorʻs Mindset with George Couros

Author and educator George Couros will present a series of talks on Oct. 30 to explore the key elements of innovation in education.

July 25, 2017

Day will serve as KS Hawai‘i kula waena interim po‘okumu

Newly named KSH Middle School Interim Principal Dr. Tehani Day formerly served as interim curriculum and assessment coordinator.

May 23, 2017

KS Hawaiʻi dual credit program reflects student success

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi’s Kaunaloa dual credit program provides a supportive environment where students can seize the opportunity to get ahead.

March 17, 2017

Freshmen class earns awards at the 97th annual song contest

The freshmen class of 2020 became the first 9th grade class since 2006 to win both the combined class competition and the outstanding musical performance at the 97th Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest Friday night at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

March 13, 2017

Song Contest connects haumāna to culture through mele

For 97 years, the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest has brought the Kapālama campus together in a night to celebrate mele and connect its haumāna to a shared Hawaiian heritage and culture. Watch it live on Friday, March 17!

February 09, 2017

KS graduates join Naviance Road Trip Nation for STEAM education

Two recent KS alums take opportunity to learn from Hawaiʻi STEAM leaders through Naviance Road Trip Nation.

February 01, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Hōkūleʻa arrives in the Galapagos

Hawaiʻi teachers, students and conservation partners join the Hōkūleʻa Worldwide Voyage crew for a learning journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Marine Site.

January 24, 2017

Student helpline expanded tri-campus and to preschools

After a pilot with KS Maui, Hiʻikua Student Helpline is now available for all Kamehameha preschool and K-12 campus students.

January 09, 2017

Dr. Taran Chun is new poʻo kula for KS Kapālama

The new head of school is a 1995 Kamehameha Schools graduate, who most recently served as principal of Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah.

October 27, 2016

Newest Nā Kula Kamaliʻi site is blessed and open to students

Kapālama Preschool serves families from Pearl City to Hawaiʻi Kai. The complex recently opened its doors to 80 keiki and 12 kumu and teaching assistants.

September 23, 2016

KS kumu earn M.Ed. degrees as part of UH’s inaugural Aloha ʻĀina cohort

Seven KS Kapālama elementary teachers earn Master of Education degrees in curriculum studies as part of the two-year program.

September 20, 2016

The journey forward: KS’ Tri-Campus Education Tactical Plan revealed

Dr. Holoua Stender presents Nā Kula ‘o Kamehameha with a Tri-Campus Education Tactical Plan to journey KS campuses forward.

September 14, 2016

New report details progress on KS-UH partnerships

A report on Hui Hoʻopili ʻĀina, a collaboration between the University of Hawaiʻi and Kamehameha Schools, showcases the work accomplished over the past year.

August 01, 2016

KSK alum Christenson set to lead U.S. Olympic volleyball team

When the Rio Olympics begin this week, 2011 KS Kapālama graduate Micah Christenson will represent the United States on the men's volleyball team, fulfilling a life-long dream for the former Warriors two-sport star.

July 22, 2016

Mānoa Academy provides dual-credit opportunity for KS Kapālama students

KS Kapālama partners with the UH Mānoa College of Social Sciences to offer a dual-credit summer program allowing students to earn college credits in English and political science.

May 20, 2016

Dr. Scott Parker named interim hope po‘o kula for KS Kapālama

Interim Po‘o Kula Debbie Lindsey has announced Dr. Scott Parker as the Interim Hope Po‘o Kula for Kamehameha Schools Kapālama.

May 18, 2016

KS Kapālama seniors share their plans after graduation

Where are they going? What are they majoring in? Where do they see themselves in 10 years? Five KS Kapālama seniors share their plans for the future.

May 17, 2016

KSK middle schoolers witness the innovation and impact of Our Kakaʻako

Their urban huakaʻi included a visit to SALT at Our Kakaʻako, interaction with business owners, and a kūkākūkā with KS Trustee Lance Wilhelm.

May 13, 2016

Kapi‘olani Nui dorm gets portrait of namesake

In what started as a way to decorate plain wall space within its interior, the girls of the Kapi‘olani Nui dormitory, on the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama campus, got a focal point and way of honoring its dorms’ namesake.

April 18, 2016

An academic dynasty – KS Hawaiʻi wins fifth consecutive state title

Students will compete in the national Academic Decathlon competition next week in Anchorage, Alaska.

April 16, 2016

Mālama Ola director Dr. Kenneth Fink

Learn more about the man tapped to head KS’ student health, safety and well-being department.

March 11, 2016

Leary is named KS Kapālama operations director

Former New York University Executive VP of Operations Alison Leary has returned to Hawaiʻi to serve as director of operations at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama.

February 25, 2016

91st Annual KS Kapālama Ho‘olaule‘a slated for Saturday

The Ho‘olaule‘a at KS Kapālama is slated for Sat., February 27, from 8:30-4:00pm. The family-friendly cultural celebration is free and open to the public.

January 08, 2016

Me ka mahalo nui loa e Dr. Chamberlain

The KS ‘ohana bids a fond “Ā hui hou” to Head of Schools Dr. Rod Chamberlain who has served Pauahi’s legacy since 2001, when he joined KS as founding headmaster of KS Maui.

December 14, 2015

KS Children's Chorus' CD now available

“He Koa Mau A Mau - Forever a Warrior,” the latest CD from the highly acclaimed KS Kapālama keiki chorus, is now available for sale and digital download. A dollar from every CD sold will benefit breast cancer research. The chorus, directed by KS Kapālama Elementary School music kumu Lynell Bright, has performed at local, national and international events.

December 11, 2015

KSK alumni share experiences as collegiate student-athletes

KS Kapālama Middle School students were treated to a panel discussion with KS alumni who are current student-athletes at UH and HPU.

November 18, 2015

KS Kapālama and Hālau Kū Māna students welcome Hōkūleʻa to South Africa

The haumāna greeted the crew of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage in Cape Town with ‘oli, mele and hula. The students’ two-week visit includes opportunities for cultural-educational exchange and community service.

November 13, 2015

KS Hawaiʻi elementary students create their schoolwide rules and expectations

Student delegates convene and come up with four principles for all to follow.

November 09, 2015

Students reflect on a tri-campus mission trip to Kalaupapa

KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong leads a group of high school students on a trip to Moloka‘i to lead Sunday worship, do some yard work, and visit with patients in Kalaupapa.

October 26, 2015

Alexander takes on new role as Education Safety and Risk manager

Carl Alexander, former KS Maui director of Operations, will focus on student well-being across all Kamehameha Schools educational programs.

October 15, 2015

KS Kapālama sophomore Auli‘i Cravalho cast as Disney’s "Moana"

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama sophomore Auli‘i Cravalho has been cast in the Walt Disney Animation Studios movie, “Moana,” to be the voice of the title character.

September 02, 2015

Waʻa Wednesday: Two KSK students join Nā Kelamoku

KS Kapālama students Kalani Asano and Tehani McLean share stories of the summer learning opportunities they were given as part of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Youth Leadership Initiative, Nā Kelamoku.

August 18, 2015

K-12 applications for 2016-17 now available

KS is accepting applications for its Kapālama, Hawai‘i and Maui campus programs. Visit the KS Admissions website for details. The application deadline is September 30, 2015.

August 07, 2015

Ka Ulu Aloha program transitions KSK seventh graders to middle school

KS Kapālama Middle School starts a three-day residential orientation program for seventh graders called Ka Ulu Aloha – to inspire with love.

July 27, 2015

School year starts for campuses in early August

Over 5,400 haumāna, grades K-12, will begin the 2015-16 school year at the Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i, Kapālama and Maui campuses in early August.

June 16, 2015

Kamehameha surf team wins second straight national title

The KS surf team took home the 2015 National Scholastic Surfing Association Interscholastic Championship held at Salt Creek, Dana Point, California.

June 15, 2015

KS Kapālama valedictorian earns top academic honors

This story and ʻŌiwi TV video capture the intelligence, perseverance and humility of Kawena Hirayama who was recently recognized as one of the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors by being named a 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar.

June 05, 2015

KS Kapālama welcomes new High School Principal Sheena Alaiasa

Sheen Alaiasa started her position as Po‘o Kumu o ke Ki‘eki‘e (High School Principal) at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama this week, replacing long-time KSK administrator Julian Ako.

May 20, 2015

Waʻa Wednesday – He lawai‘a no ke kai hohonu – A fisherman of the deep sea

KS Kapālama Hawaiian Language Kumu Hans Wilhelm shares the story of haumāna connecting to the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage through hands-on cultural activities.

May 07, 2015

KS Kapālama students learn lessons from UH student-athletes

Five University of Hawai‘i student-athletes recently shared some knowledge about sports, academics, college life and representing their Polynesian heritage, with a group of nearly 100 middle school students at the KS Kapālama Kalama Dining Hall.

May 06, 2015

Wa‘a Wednesday: Mālama Honua night at Kapuāiwa Dormitory

Hoʻokahua staffers teach students wayfaring techniques as part of the dorm’s year-long focus on the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.

May 04, 2015

KS Kapālama senior Sierra Hirayama named U.S. Presidential Scholar

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama senior Sierra Hirayama is one of two Hawai‘i students to be named a United States Presidential Scholar, one of the nation's top honors for high school seniors.

April 24, 2015

KSM and KSK newspapers earn top state journalism awards

KS Maui’s “Ka Leo o Nā Koa” and KS Kapālama’s “Ka Mōʻī” took home a combined 28 awards at the 2015 Hawaiʻi High School Journalism Awards competition.

March 11, 2015

KS Song Contest is inspired by Hōkūleʻa’s worldwide voyage

The 95th annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest on March 20 will honor Hōkūleʻa and its worldwide voyage with its theme: “He Moku, He Kanaka: Our Pacific Seafaring Heritage.”

February 26, 2015

KS Kapālama’s Sierra Hirayama a finalist for National Merit Scholarship

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama senior Sierra Hirayama has been designated a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship program. She will find out between March and mid-June if she is selected to win a National Merit Scholarship award.

February 19, 2015

KS Kapālama Ho‘olaule‘a coming February 28

The 2015 Kamehameha School Kapālama Ho‘olaule‘a is slated for Saturday, February 28, at Kōnia Field, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

January 27, 2015

KSK High School principal position draws 55 applicants

A screening of 55 applicants for the KS Kapālama High School po‘o kumu (principal) position yields 33 candidates using input provided by KS stakeholders.

January 13, 2015

Kela Park is named KSK Summer School program director

Park will oversee the design, management and overall effectiveness of the KSK Summer School programs and assure that they align with the campus’ K-12 Educational Plan.

December 11, 2014

Fall sports give KS Hawai‘i a lot to cheer about

Student athletes achieve success on and off the field winning BIIF championship titles in volleyball, football, cross country, bowling and riflery, and recognition for sportsmanship as well.

December 08, 2014

KS Kapālama HS leadership structure creates smaller learning communities

A four-vice-principal structure cultivates close relationships between students and administrators at the largest high school in the country.

November 19, 2014

Regua is named KS Kapālama High School vice principal

At the start of the 2014-15 school year, Erin Regua was promoted to vice principal for the class of 2018 at the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama High School.

November 18, 2014

Parker joins KS Kapālama as high school vice principal

Dr. Scott Parker recently joined KS Kapālama High School as vice principal for the class of 2015. The school now has one vice principal assigned to each high school class.

November 03, 2014

Kruse paces KS Kapālama 2014 cross country state title

After finishing second last season, Kamehameha Schools Kapālama junior Kaeo Kruse won the 2014 boy’s individual title, while leading the Warriors to the team title, at the Honolulu Marathon/HHSAA Cross Country State Championships at Patsy T. Mink/Central O‘ahu Regional Park on Saturday.

October 28, 2014

Artist presents Pauahi portrait to KS Hawaiʻi

Artist Aaron Kawaiae‘a, illustrator of “Kohala Kuamoʻo, Naeʻole’s Race to Save a King,” donates a painting of Pauahi to Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i.

October 27, 2014

KSH students model sustainability practices in a mountain setting

Members of the KS Hawai‘i Holoholo Hui learn about Koa tree reforestation and sheep game management with nature as their classroom.

September 02, 2014

Nā Koa Magazine added to KS Maui's Ka Leo o Nā Koa

Kamehameha Schools Maui senior Maile Sur has created KS Mauiʻs first-ever digital magazine, Nā Koa, as her Hō’ike Nui product. The magazine launched on, but with a universal link, it can be uploaded to any mobile device.

August 19, 2014

KS Kapālama HS Principal Ako to retire at end of school year

Longtime KS Kapālama campus administrator and high school principal Julian K. Ako will retire at the end of this school year after 35 years of service. He has held his current position since 2005.

August 01, 2014

KS K-12 applications now available

The Kamehameha Schools K-12 program applications for the Kapālama, Hawai‘i and Maui campuses for the 2015-16 school year are now available online at The deadline to apply is September 30, 2014.

July 17, 2014

KS Kapālama's Teshya Alo wins wrestling world championship

KS Kapālama junior-to-be, Teshya Alo, won gold in the 56 kg female weight class at the FILA Cadet World Championships Thursday, in Snina, Slovakia.

June 20, 2014

Kamehameha surf team wins national championship

The KS surf team won its first national championship at the National Scholastic Surfing Association Interscholastic Championships, besting four-time defending champ San Clemente.

June 10, 2014

KSK offices move from Pauahi to Keōpūolani during the summer

Starting Thursday, June 12, some of the offices located in the Pauahi Administration Building on the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama campus will be moving up to Keōpūolani, the former girl’s dormitory, while Pauahi undergoes renovations.

June 02, 2014

First Thriving Lands Trivia Contest winners are chosen

Congratulations to Misty Albarado and RoseAnn Calabrese who will each take home a bag of Buddha’s Cup Kona coffee grown on KS agricultural land in Hualālai!

May 16, 2014

KS Kapālama hosts WiPC:E Youth Day

About 400 native students from around the world will attend the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WiPC:E) "Lā ‘Ōpio - Youth Day" at Ka‘iwakīloumoku on Tuesday, May 20.

May 05, 2014

KSK students visit North Shore wind farm

KS Kapālama middle school students applied their classroom lessons in the real world at Kawailoa Wind farm, a joint venture between KS and First Wind, an independent renewable energy company.

April 28, 2014

KS Kapālama Athletics Food Drive nets nearly 1,300 pounds of food

The Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Athletics staff spearheaded a food drive that collected 1,290 pounds of food from high schoolers and staffers to donate to the Hawai‘i Food Bank.

April 28, 2014

KS campuses earn state high school journalism awards

KS Maui won Best in State in the online division and KS Kapālama took second place in the print division at the 2014 Hawai‘i High School Journalism Awards.

March 19, 2014

94th Annual Song Contest this Friday

The 94th Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest will be held at the Neil Blaisdell Center on Friday, March 21, starting at 7:30 p.m. It will also be shown live on KGMB, with the broadcast pre-show starting at 6:30 p.m.

March 14, 2014

KS Hawai‘i hosts hands-on science workshop for teachers

KSH invites Hawai‘i island public and private school science teachers to attend a workshop on making science fun, led by renowned college chemistry professors Dr. Marv Lang and Dr. Donald Showalter.

February 13, 2014

KS Maui journalists win national award for "Decide to Drive"

The budding young journalists of KS Maui's award-winning student newspaper, "Ka Leo O Nā Koa," took first place in a national publication contest with its special safe driving issue, “Decide to Drive.”

January 06, 2014

KS summer program applications available now

Applications for KS' Explorations Series and Kula Kauwela/Summer School programs are now available. There are several changes to this year's summer programs including an earlier application deadline.

October 30, 2013

New KS Kapālama Middle School Dormitories Open

The Kamehameha Schools Kapālama middle school held its dedication for two new dormitory buildings, Nae‘ole Hale and Kaha‘ōpūlani Hale.

September 04, 2013

KS K-12 applications available now

KS K-12 program applications for the Kapālama, Hawai‘i and Maui campuses for the 2014-15 school year are now available online. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2013.

March 07, 2013

KS Warriors have a winning winter season

KS high school athletic teams had a winning winter season, taking home six team state titles and 13 individual state titles.

January 14, 2013

KSK solar panels are a lesson in sustainability

In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, KS Kapālama had three solar photovoltaic (PV) generating systems installed on campus.

November 26, 2012

‘Ōiwi TV highlights new KS Hawai‘i Leadership

Po‘o kula Stender and po‘o kumu Veincent bring a wealth of knowledge to the KS Hawai‘i campus.

October 05, 2012

Ka‘iwakīloumoku culminates its 20-year journey

Over 500 guests, including renown Hawaiian leaders, cultural practitioners and Polynesian royalty attended the opening of the Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center.

September 20, 2012

Special Cargo Headed for Kaua‘i Charter Schools

Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School and Kanuikapono Learning Center will be receiving a much anticipated shipment this Saturday, September 22.

August 06, 2012

KS Kapālama Middle School main buildings open

The Kamehameha Schools Kapālama middle school held its dedication for two new buildings, Ka‘ōleiokū and Keli‘imaika‘i. The two buildings are ready for the start of the 2012-13 school year, which began on Friday, Aug. 10.

June 04, 2012

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i and Maui receive six-year WASC/HAIS accreditation

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i and Maui campuses were recently granted an accreditation term of six years by the Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) – the longest term attainable for member schools. This is the second six-year accreditation for both campuses which were started in 1996.

February 23, 2012

KS Kapalama parents go back to school

Few of us would choose to relive our teenage years but over 600 KS Kapālama parents did, by attending the campus' recent Back to School Day. The annual event allows parents a glimpse into the daily rigors of middle school students from testing chemical reactions in science class to climbing the 122 steps to Kekūhaupi‘o Gym.