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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February 05, 2020

Wendy Larrow earns 2020 Hawai‘i Art Educator Award

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) has selected Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Elementary School Visual Arts Kumu Wendy Larrow as the 2020 Hawai‘i Art Educator Award winner.

October 10, 2019

KS Maui athletics administrator receives national certification

Kamehameha Schools Maui Associate Athletic Director Mahina Hannemann-Gago has joined an elite group of interscholastic administrators after being named a certified master athletic administrator under the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).

October 10, 2019

Workplace Giving campaign encourages KS employees to give

Workplace Giving is now underway. Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in any way that they can to honor the generosity and compassion of our founder, Ke Aliʻi Pauahi.

March 06, 2019

Safety First: Remember to stop when the right lane is coned

When entering campus during school hours (7:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.), remember to stop and make eye contact at security.

February 25, 2019

KS Hawaiʻi Kula Haʻahaʻa says mahalo to those who keep them safe

Our kula haʻahaʻa haumāna and kumu celebrated Security Appreciation day this morning, by presenting several goodie baskets and words and mele of mahalo to the security team.

December 14, 2018

KSH Groundskeeper celebrated for commitment to service of others

KSH on-call groundskeeper Ellias Kuamoʻo and his wife Nicole were honored by KHON2 News for their servant leadership in committing to serve others when they went through tragedy themselves.

November 21, 2018

New edition of “Ka Baibala Hemolele” released

The newly released “Ka Baibala Hemolele – The Holy Bible,” published by Kamehameha Schools in partnership with the Partners in Development Foundation, is now available at a discount for KS students, parents, alumni and staff.

October 12, 2018

Pomai Apana gives with Pauahi

KS’ Summer Explorations program was a life-changing experience for Pomai Apana – a 1997 graduate of the Sacred Hearts Academy. The weeklong cultural learning opportunity laid the foundation for her personal identity, and ignited her desire to advance the Hawaiian culture, language and people.

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 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.

July 10, 2018

KS Hawaiʻi names new kula haʻahaʻa poʻo kumu

Kaʻulu Gapero will be the Hawaiʻi campusʻ new elementary school principal.

June 14, 2018

KS EdTech Conference empowers educators to navigate the challenges and opportunities of technology

The Kamehameha Schools Information Technology Division (ITD) held its 10th Annual Education Technology Conference June 5 and 6 at the Neil Blaisdell Center.

June 13, 2018

Watch speeches from this year’s Commencement

The graduation ceremony for Kanaloa, the KS Hawaiʻi class of 2018 delivered a number of beautiful moments.

June 07, 2018

Staffer, alumnus Gavon Wong aligns passion with purpose to give back

KS Instructional Designer Gavon Wong created an online interactive fishing action game that teaches Japanese adjectives, blending his prowess for Japanese with his passion for digital game design.

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.

January 29, 2018

How your brain learns and neuroscienceʻs impact on teaching

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, Ph.D. will visit Kamehameha Schools for a series of presentations on learning and teaching using neuroscience as a foundation

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.

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.

September 19, 2017

Anderson lends a powerful voice to inspire next generation of teachers

KS Hawaiʻi Dean of Studies Dr. Clint Anderson's slam poetry performance serves as a voice for a new University of Hawaiʻi “Be a Hero, Be a Teacher.” campaign.

August 11, 2017

Service awardees share their cherished memories

When 55-year service awardee Mickie Ceberano joined KS in 1962, she remembers hand-cranking mimeograph machines and hearing the clickety-clack of manual typewriters echoing in the school halls.

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.

July 19, 2017

KS staffers to celebrate service anniversaries

Service Awards season is here! This year, the KS ‘ohana will celebrate the service anniversaries of 364 staffers serving Pauahi’s legacy for five to 55 years! Get the details on the upcoming Service Awards ceremonies and

June 20, 2017

Imanaka named KS director of Communications

Kevin Imanaka has been hired as the new KS director of Communications. Imanaka replaces Kekoa Paulsen, who has moved into a new position with the Communications Group as senior consultant for executive communications.

May 22, 2017

KS to SIMPLIFY for 2017-18

Wondering what’s next for Kamehameha Schools? Based on the recently approved Annual Plan, the focus for the 2017-18 school year and fiscal year is to SIMPLIFY.

March 30, 2017

HITC conference provides a space for educators to explore a passion for tech

KS Hawaiʻi’s annual Hawaiʻi Island TechEd Collaboration conference will take place on Mar. 31.

March 29, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Learning the “language” of nature

In her crew blog, KS Executive Strategy Consultant Dr. Shawn Kanaʻiaupuni talks about the educational impact of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.

March 26, 2017

KS staffers share Lent devotionals for weeks four and five

KS Senior Counsel Nāhoa Lucas and VP of Strategy and Innovation Lauren Nahme reflect on how the light of God's love can help us be loving and compassionate toward others, despite their actions or beliefs.

March 15, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Students experience Rapa Nui and Tahiti

Nāhiku, a group of students from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama and Samuel M. Kamakau Public Charter School come together to represent Hawaiʻi as Hōkūleʻa arrives in Rapa Nui.

February 28, 2017

Dr. Scott Parker named new poʻo kula for KS Maui

Dr. Scott Parker has been named Poʻo Kula (Head of School) for Kamehameha Schools Maui campus. Parker is currently interim Hope Poʻo Kula (Assistant Head of School) at KS’ Kapālama campus.

February 21, 2017

One for the Lāhui

Kamehameha’s Kalani Peʻa dedicates his Grammy award to the students and families that KS serves every day

December 07, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday – Journey along the U.S. East Coast complete

While Hōkūleʻa reaches Miami and heads for warmer waters on her journey back to Hawaiʻi, she still builds important relationships abroad and at home.

November 16, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: Back on the water

Hōkūleʻa completes its final dry dock before continuing leg 25 of its Mālama Honua journey.

November 11, 2016

Alumni veterans show KS Kapālama students a path to leadership

KS cultivates leaders who serve their local and global communities. Alumni veterans recently returned to campus to inspire students to serve and protect their country while learning to be strong leaders.

November 07, 2016

KS Athletics a leader in preventing concussions

The Hawaiʻi Tribune-Herald released a series of articles taking a closer look at the issue of concussions and what’s being done to protect student-athletes.

July 22, 2016

Tropical Storm Darby Closes Hawaiʻi, Maui Campuses

Aloha kākou. Kamehameha Schools’ leaders are in regular contact with the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency (formerly State Civil Defense) and are monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Darby.

July 11, 2016

Harman is named director of asset management for HI island

Harman will work with KS divisions to implement a collective vision for KS' agricultural, conservation and commercial lands.

July 07, 2016

KS Hawai‘i welcomes new po‘o kumu

The KS Hawai‘i ‘ohana welcomes accomplished educator Dr. Kathleen Werner as the campus’ new elementary school principal.

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.

February 17, 2016

New name for KS preschools aligns with overall school system

KS preschools were renamed Nā Kula Kamaliʻi ʻo Kamehameha to reflect the current ʻōlelo Hawai‘i naming conventions of Kamehameha campuses and educational programs, and to ensure alignment with the overall Education System structure.

January 04, 2016

Search for Kamehameha Schools Maui Poʻo Kula begins

KS Maui (KSM) announced today it will begin its search for a new Poʻo Kula (Head of School). The School recently lost its longtime campus leader, Lee Ann DeLima to illness in November.

August 18, 2015

Clevenger named Director of Internal Audit

The KS alum has a proven track record of working with large, complex organizations in a variety of industries, including Fortune 500 companies.

July 29, 2015

Nae‘ole-Wong selected as KS Hawai‘i po‘o kula

Nae‘ole-Wong has served as interim head of school for the past two months and assistant head of school for the two years prior. She replaces Dr. Holoua Stender who was recently named KS’ executive vice president for education.

July 21, 2015

KSH welcomes new elementary school leaders

The KS Hawai‘i ‘ohana is celebrating the appointment of interim elementary school principal Phil Aganus, and elementary school vice principal Waianuhea Paleka.

June 18, 2015

New kahu is named at KS Hawai‘i

Hawai’i island Kahu Brian “Kaunaloa” Boshard has been named the new chaplain of Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i. He begins his new role on July 14, 2015.

June 10, 2015

Scott Topping named Executive VP of Finance

Kamehameha Schools CEO Jack Wong has named Scott Topping as Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 10, 2015.

June 08, 2015

Kāhealani Naeʻole-Wong named interim head of school for KS Hawaiʻi

The current assistant head of school will temporarily assume the post recently vacated by Dr. Holoua Stender who was named KS’ executive vice president of education.

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 12, 2015

KS Hawai‘i Po‘o Kula named to new Executive VP of Education post

CEO Jack Wong has named Dr. Robert Holoua Stender as the new Executive Vice President of Education, a position responsible for leading Kamehameha Schools’ educational programs, including preschools, K-12 campuses, community education, and Hoʻokahua.

April 17, 2015

CEO names four new executives

Kamehameha Schools CEO Jack Wong today named four new leaders who will join his executive team in the next few weeks. Each brings strategic and innovative thinking to the leadership team, as well as substantial insight and career experience with Kamehameha’s educational mission and Native Hawaiian and Christian foundations.

April 17, 2015

Darrel Hoke named Executive VP of Administration

Darrel R. Hoke has been named Kamehameha Schools’ Executive Vice President of Administration, and is charged with the strategic focus of helping to move all of KS towards the goal of operating as a high performing Native Hawaiian Organization.

April 17, 2015

Kevin Cockett named VP of Communications

Vice President of Communications and Chief Communications Officer Kevin N. Cockett joins Kamehameha Schools in June 2015. He is a 1984 graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama and a 23-year veteran of the communications profession.

April 17, 2015

Kā‘eo Duarte named VP of Community Engagement and Resources

Vice President of Community Engagement and Resources Kā‘eo Duarte will oversee a new operating group emerging specifically as a result of Kamehameha’s strategic plan – SP2020.

September 15, 2014

KS names interim CRED director

With the departure of Paul Quintiliani, senior director of the Commercial Real Estate Division at Kamehameha Schools, Chief of Staff Walter Thoemmes has taken on the added responsibility of overseeing day-to-day operations of the division for an interim period.

June 04, 2014

Flik to manage KS Kapālama Food Services

Effective July 1, 2014, KS Kapālama Food and Nutrition Services functions and activities will be managed and operated by Flik Independent School Dining, a contract food services management company specializing in providing healthy school dining experiences and quality food service.

June 03, 2014

Pahukula is named KS Maui Elementary School principal

Jonathan Kaleo Pahukula has been named poʻo kumu of KS Maui Elementary School. Pahukula's education career spans over 17 years.

May 01, 2014

New Direct Mail List campaign features KS staffers

Thousands of families across the state and beyond are being invited to join KS’ recently updated Direct Mail List database.

February 19, 2014

Winona White named vice president of Human Resources

Veteran human resources executive Winona White has been named vice president of Human Resources at Kamehameha Schools.

January 08, 2014

Debbie Lindsey named KS Kapālama hope po‘o kula

Kaua‘i High School Principal Debbie Lindsey has been announced as the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Hope Po‘o Kula (Assistant Head of School), filling a new position that will work closely with KS Kapālama Po‘o Kula Earl Kim and the campus’ faculty and staff.

November 25, 2013

KS bids aloha to Geraldine "Aunty Gerry" Vinta Johansen

The following message was sent to the Kamehameha 'ohana from Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation Executive Director Keawe Liu.

August 01, 2013

Teaching Chemistry Through Culture

KS Hawai‘i instructor Joel Truesdell is using Hawaiian cultural activities to make learning relevant to his students.