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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.

February 04, 2020

Ka Mōʻī student newspaper team launches mobile app

The KS Kapālama Ka Mōʻī student newspaper team held a launch event on Tuesday to promote their brand-new mobile app. As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 200 students and staff members had downloaded the app.

October 28, 2019

Warriors net KS Kapālama’s 22nd girls volleyball state championship

The Kamehameha Schools Kapālama girls volleyball team fell behind early, but rallied when it counted to secure a 3-1 (21-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-21) victory over Interscholastic League of Honolulu rival Punahou Saturday night before a frenzied crowd at Neal S. Blaisdell Arena.

October 22, 2019

KS fosters a winning athletic wellness program

The safety of our keiki is a top priority at Kamehameha Schools. In observance of Safe Schools Week, we will share advice about school safety from dedicated members of our KS employee ‘ohana.

October 21, 2019

KS Security fosters a safe place to learn

The safety of our keiki is among the top priorities at Kamehameha Schools. In observance of Safe Schools Week, we will share advice about school safety from our KS employee ‘ohana.

December 13, 2018

Kapālama Kai envisions an innovative, mixed-use community for kamaʻāina in O‘ahu’s urban core

The Kapālama Kai Plan aligns commercial properties, educational outcomes and community building to direct a 20-year vision for Kamehameha Schools’ 105 acres in the area.

November 16, 2018

KS National Merit scholars honor their most influential teachers

Seven Kamehameha Schools Kapālama students were recently recognized by the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program.

November 05, 2018

KS Kapālama students become first-time voters

Seniors from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama went on a huaka‘i to Honolulu Hale to become first-time voters.

October 08, 2018

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu named Native Hawaiian Community Educator of the Year

The Native Hawaiian Community Educator of the Year award recognizes visionary education leaders in Hawai‘i who create learning environments that successfully engage Native Hawaiian learners.

October 04, 2018

David Mattson gives with Pauahi

For Dr. David Mattson, a 1989 Kamehameha Schools graduate, the motivation to serve others is the result of the people and experiences that have shaped his life.

September 18, 2018

KS alumni support the next generation of leaders through Launa ‘Ike

On Sept. 12, over 50 Kamehameha Schools alumni from a variety of professions returned to the Kapālama campus to share their ‘ike, or knowledge, with more than 1,300 students in grades 9-11.

June 29, 2018

Class of 2018 Commencement speeches and mele

See the speeches from the Class of 2018 and hear the special mele they sung as they became Kamehameha Schools Kapālama graduates.

June 21, 2018

KS Kapālama advances to finals of “It’s Academic Hawaiʻi”

Three students from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama advanced to the finals of the academic quiz show.

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.

April 12, 2018

KS Kapālama students recognized in national art competition

Three KS Kapālama seniors earned national recognition in the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Competition.

March 16, 2018

Seniors sweep singing awards at the 98th annual song contest

The senior class swept through the singing awards at the 98th annual Kamehameha Schools song contest Friday night at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

February 26, 2018

Kapālama senior earns top spot at district science fair and trip to national competition

KSK senior Tojo Abella won first place at the HAIS district fair and will compete at the Intel Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh.

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 23, 2018

KS staffers share devotionals for week two and three of Lent

KS Hawai‘i Christian Education Instructor Shontell Calina shares how God tries to block us from danger, and KS Kapālama Christian Education Instructor Vince Acohido tells a story of Queen Kapi‘olani to illustrate the Hawaiian concept of mōliaola – selfless sacrifice for others.

February 20, 2018

Hoʻolauleʻa at KS Hawaiʻi and Kapālama this Saturday

Annual Hoʻolauleʻa activities at both KS Kapālama and KS Hawaiʻi will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24. Donʻt miss the fun, great entertainment and ʻono food!

February 16, 2018

Innovation, creativity win KSK students a national gingerbread contest

KS Kapālama Robotics team won Flik’s national gingerbread house contest with their Interactive Clock Tower.

February 14, 2018

KS staffers share first two Hawaiian-focused Lent devotionals

KS Kapālama Interim Kahu Sherman Thompson shares how Lent can not only be a time for abstinence, but redemption as well. And KS Hawai‘i Christian Education Instructor Kensy Apaka gives his mana‘o on how to avoid falling into the “If only” trap.

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.

February 09, 2018

KSK keiki celebrate the birth of Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Elementary School haumāna rose bright and early this morning to celebrate Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani, born today in 1826.

February 06, 2018

KS tops the state in national board-certified teachers

Nine KS educators recently achieved certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, bringing the number of certified teachers at KS to 73 – more than any other private school system or public school region in the state!

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 15, 2018

HR student internships build real-world skills

Applications will soon be accepted for KS summer internships in our Human Resources, Information Technology and Facilities Development and Support divisions. Meet some of our recent interns and see what they gained from this amazing hands-on learning opportunity.

December 13, 2017

KS Kapālama ES ornaments adorn D.C. Xmas tree

Na haumāna of KSK Elementary School were selected by the National Park Service to create ornaments to adorn a Hawai‘i Christmas tree in D.C.!

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.

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 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.

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 14, 2017

Lāhui Rising provides a safe learning space for important issues

A new pilot, Lāhui Rising, is offered as part of the Kaʻiwakīloumoku Cultural Event Series and starts Thursday, Feb. 16 with a discussion around Hawaiian governance.

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.

January 10, 2017

Lights! Camera! Action!

KS Kapālama haumāna recently enjoyed an outdoor learning experience at a once-in-a-lifetime huakaʻi to Waimea Valley where they witnessed the filming of the motion picture, “Jumanji.”

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.

December 07, 2016

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Living History Day event uncovers amazing KS connections to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and a new exhibit at Midkiff depicts the impacts of World War II on KS.

November 09, 2016

KS earns beautification award for cultural design on commercial property

KS received the Kalihi Beautification Award for creating a culturally inspired mural for the Wismettac Asian Foods building on Nimitz Highway.

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.

October 12, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: Kumu find new ways to connect their classrooms with the voyage

Waʻa to Papa connections have been around since the voyage launch, but a new strategy is hoping to connect learners on a deeper level.

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 05, 2016

All programs and offices open as usual Tuesday

This message is to confirm that all Kamehameha Schools campuses, preschools, community education programs and business offices will be open as usual on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

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 26, 2016

KS and UH launch four-year scholarship program for Native Hawaiian students

Makalapua Naʻauao is a unique four-year pilot scholarship program that aims to increase the four-year graduation rate of Native Hawaiian students.

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 24, 2016

Kamehameha seniors talk about their plans following graduation

Where are they going? What are they majoring in? Where do they see themselves in 10 years? A tri-campus collection of seniors share their plans for the future.

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.

March 18, 2016

Juniors earn four awards at the 96th annual song contest

The junior class picked up four awards at the 96th Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest Friday night at the Neal Blaisdell Center. The theme of this year’s event was: ʻO Hawaiʻi Kuʻu Kulāiwi, Songs of my beloved homeland.

March 17, 2016

'Voices of Kamehameha' connect campus traditions to culture

Kamehameha Schools students share their manaʻo on how campus traditions like Song Contest, Hōʻike and ʻAha Mele allow them to embrace their Native Hawaiian identity.

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.

March 10, 2016

‘HAWAIʻI Magazine’ editors credit KSK for grounding them in their native culture

KS Kapālama alumni Christine Hitt and Matthew Dekneef instill an appreciation for Hawaiian culture, history and tradition into the stories of the travel magazine.

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.

February 22, 2016

Nine KS educators earn national teaching certification

The educators earned certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, bringing the number of certified teachers at KS to 73!

January 28, 2016

KS alum delivers Harry Potter-inspired commencement address at UHWO

KS Kapālama 2005 graduate Marissa Pagud encourages her classmates to “always find the light” on their path to happiness.

January 28, 2016

Summer program applications are due Feb. 16

Applications are being accepted for KS’ Explorations Series, summer school and new Kilohana Wai‘anae and West Hawai‘i programs.

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 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 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 29, 2015

KSK science students study food sustainability at Punaluʻu Ahupuaʻa Farms

Science Department Head Chris Blake and his students used the ‘āina as their classroom during a visit to Punaluʻu Ahupuaʻa Farms, a KS agricultural park dedicated to food production.

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 20, 2015

Seniors capture 7 awards at the 95th annual Song Contest

The seniors swept the class awards, winning a record-tying seven at the 95th Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest Friday night at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

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.

January 07, 2015

Summer program applications now available

Apply now for KS' Explorations Series and Hawai‘i and Kapālama campus summer school programs. All summer program applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered to KS by February 14, 2015.

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.

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 09, 2014

KS to reopen on Monday

Based on the current track of Hurricane Julio that is well to the north of the Hawaiian Islands, Kamehameha Schools will reopen ALL business and community sites and education programs on Monday, August 11.

August 08, 2014

All KS campus activities closed Saturday/Sunday (Friday update)

We send this message today, Friday, August 8, with hopes and prayers that our KS ‘ohana are all well and safe after Hurricane Iselle hit our island home last night and today. We are thankful that, from initial reports, our campuses are fine, with the exception of minor damage to some Kea‘au campus rooftops. Unfortunately, at this time, we have no update on our preschool locations, but if we learn more, we will advise.

August 07, 2014

Hurricane Iselle closes all KS facilities and activities Friday-Sunday

Kamehameha Schools announced that its O‘ahu business (including Kawaiaha‘o Plaza) and community sites will close at 2:00 pm Thursday. This is in addition to today’s closures of its Hawai'i and Maui campuses and preschools that were announced Wednesday. KS Kaua‘i education and business sites remain open as usual today.

August 06, 2014

Hurricane Iselle forces closures on Hawai`i, Maui

Kamehameha Schools announces today that all its educational programs and offices on Hawai‘i Island will be closed on both Thursday and Friday this week, in anticipation of Hurricane Iselle. This includes the campus at Kea‘au, KS Preschools island-wide, Resource Centers in West and East Hawai‘i, and other business sites.

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.

August 01, 2014

KS responds to DOH requirements to clean up fill site

Aloha kākou. On July 30, 2014, an “initial response” to the Department of Health (DOH) was delivered informing them that we are taking steps and necessary action to investigate and rectify the debris and dumping activity on our Kapālama campus.

July 31, 2014

KS Kapālama Puna Gate hours change August 11

Starting Monday, August 11, the hours/days that the Puna Gate on the KS Kapālama campus will be open will be changed.

July 24, 2014

KS E-News: Po’o Kula Kim addresses KSK dumping issue

Aloha kākou. You may have heard of recent reports regarding debris and dumping activities on our Kapālama campus.

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 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 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 26, 2014

Score Kona coffee and more in Thriving Lands Trivia Contest

Learn about land and put a prize in your hand! KS is sponsoring a trivia contest to raise awareness of its Strategic Agricultural Plan.

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.

March 22, 2014

Seniors sweep awards at the 94th annual song contest

For the fourth time in the last five years, the senior class swept the awards at the 94th Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest.

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.

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.

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 30, 2013

KS Kapālama seniors named National Merit semifinalists

Hats off to the KS Kapālama high-schoolers recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program for their academic excellence!

June 14, 2013

Ramie Steps Down As KS Kapālama Head Baseball Coach

Long-time Kamehameha Schools Kapālama head varsity baseball coach, Vern Ramie, has resigned from his position with the school.

June 13, 2013

Tacon hired as KS Kapālama head basketball coach

Former Moanalua Boys Varsity basketball coach Greg Tacon has been hired as the head boys basketball coach at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama.

May 21, 2013

KSK junior is Hawai‘i's only grand award winner at international science fair

KS Kapālama junior Reid Akana won a second place grand award at the International Science and Engineering Fair held Friday in Phoenix, AZ.

April 30, 2013

KS Kapālama cleans up at state science fair

KS Kapālama science students and teacher Gail Ishimoto won top honors at the Hawai‘i State Science and Engineering Fair, an event aimed at encouraging students to enter into science-related careers.

March 23, 2013

KS Song Contest encore performance set for March 29

If you missed the live broadcast of the 93rd Annual KS Song Contest, tune in to KGMB-TV on Friday March 29 at 6:30 for the rebroadcast of the show or go to the song contest website to watch it online.

March 14, 2013

News story expected about former faculty member

This message is to advise Kamehameha faculty and staff of a matter that may be on this evening’s news. It involves allegations regarding a faculty member who is no longer employed by Kamehameha Schools Kapālama campus. Kamehameha has notified all persons that may possibly be involved and has turned the matter over to the Honolulu Police Department.

November 21, 2012

Blane Gaison Named KS Maui Athletic Director

Current KS Kapālama Associate Athletic Director Blane Gaison has been selected as the new Kamehameha Schools Maui head athletic director.

October 31, 2012

KS celebrates Halloween in SPOOKtacular style

KS was awash with Halloween spirit as staffers celebrated the hallowed holiday! Ha‘ilono photographers captured the fun in two photo albums!

October 31, 2012

Watch KS Maui vs. KS Kapālama in girls state volleyball quarterfinals

The staff at KS Maui's Ka Leo o Nā Koa will be live streaming the quarterfinal girls volleyball match between KS Maui and KS Kapālama Warriors at 7 p.m. on October 31 from Kalani High School.

October 29, 2012

Operations workers and students form a family of learning

KSK Hawaiian language students teach Operation Support workers Hawaiian and workers teach students how to operate an imu.

October 12, 2012

Kapālama keiki proclaim "We are lucky to have KP"

KS Kapālama Elementary School first graders got a rare glimpse into the offices at Kawaiaha‘o Plaza and even had a chance to chat with Auntie Dee Jay!

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 25, 2012

‘Ōiwi TV gets up close with KSK head of school Earl Kim

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama head of school Earl Kim shares his mana‘o on the challenges he faces as a new KS leader...

September 20, 2012

Reminder: KS K-12 Applications for 2013-14 are Due September 29

The deadline for Kamehameha Schools K-12 program applications for the Kapālama, Hawai‘i and Maui campuses for the 2013-14 school year is quickly approaching, on September 29. Applications are available online at

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 29, 2012

A sneak peek at Ka‘iwakīloumoku

As construction of the Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Culture Center on the Kapālama campus nears completion, its staff shares the mo‘olelo (story) of the center and a glimpse at their new home.

August 21, 2012

KS Kapālama haumāna welcome new head of school

Over 3,100 KS Kapālama haumāna (students) welcomed their new head of school Earl Kim with song and dance last Friday.

August 20, 2012

Midkiff staff plants trees of enlightenment

KS Kapālama’s Midkiff Learning Center staff planted lama trees at the facility in May. The trees, symbolizing enlightenment, recently welcomed students back to school.

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.

August 02, 2012

Kamehameha Schools K-12 Applications Available

The Kamehameha Schools K-12 program applications for the Kapālama, Hawai‘i and Maui campuses for the 2013-14 school year are now available online.

May 31, 2012

Dr. Michael Chun honored with Order of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Award

Dr. Michael Chun, President and Headmaster of Kamehameha Kapālama, received the prestigious Order of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Award this past Sunday during the schools’ 122nd commencement exercises held at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena

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.