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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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January 02, 2020

Registration now open for Hālau Kupukupu Summer 2020

Answer the call to recognize and honor our ancestral spaces from Hawaiʻi to the far pillars of Kahiki this summer with Hālau Kupukupu 2020!

February 06, 2019

KS students earn regional Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards

Thirty-nine haumāna from all three Kamehameha Schools campuses were selected as Hawai‘i Region winners for the 2019 Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards.

December 06, 2018

KS Hawai‘i alumnus serves as casket bearer for President George H.W. Bush

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i 2011 graduate Keola Waiau had the honor of carrying the casket of the late President George H.W. Bush at a ceremony held yesterday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston.

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.

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.

April 17, 2017

Ka ‘Iu O Hoku brings the stories of Leleiōhoku and Ka‘iulani to the stage

KS Hawaiʻi’s annual Hōʻike features two plays by Clarence Waipa, sharing stories of two nineteenth century aliʻi bound by a common fate.

April 06, 2017

Truesdell earns national award for Hawaiian culture-based approach

KS Hawaiʻi chemistry teacher Joel Truesdell was recognized with the National Science Teacher Association Shell Science Teaching award.

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.

February 28, 2017

Ka ʻIu O Hoku combines two plays for Hōʻike

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi's annual, all-school performance will feature two works of historical fiction written by Clarence Waipa.

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 13, 2017

Hawaiian opera on airwaves across the nation

KS Hawaiʻi’s NPR From the Top performance of selections from Hāʻupu hits airwaves this week, streaming now and on-air this Saturday on KANO 91.1 FM.

November 30, 2016

ʻAha Makahiki tradition welcomes the season of Lono

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi’s annual student-led ʻAha Makahiki continues to celebrate and build a strong Hawaiian cultural foundation.

November 23, 2016

KS Hawai‘i alum’s commitment to service earns her a “Best Day Ever”

KSH 2009 graduate Kanoe Ho is the inaugural recipient of the Ryan Higa Foundation award recognizing individuals who work hard to make a difference.

October 31, 2016

KSH students to be featured on national radio broadcast

NPR’s nationally syndicated show, From the Top, returns to Keaʻau in November and this time will feature students performing selections from Hāʻupu.

October 27, 2016

KS builds a playground at Schools of the Future Conference

Partnering with HAIS, Hiki Nō and ʻŌlelo, members of Ho‘olaukoa, along with students and staff from KS Hawaiʻi, created a “Digital Media Playground” at the Schools of the Future (SOTF) Conference.

September 29, 2016

Inquiry-based project on kuleana results in beautiful mele, lessons learned

Students in kumu Karyl Ah Hee’s fifth grade class at KS Hawaiʻi use Project Kuleana to learn more about their own kuleana (responsibilities).

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.

July 29, 2016

KS Hawaiʻi on their way to the Fringe

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi performing arts students are heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to present a historical performance.

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 14, 2016

De Sa named KS Hawaiʻi hope poʻo kula

Middle School Principal Scott De Sa has been tapped to serve as associate head of school for the Hawaiʻi campus. Former KSK Vice Principal Renee Martin will serve as interim poʻo kumu.

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.

June 30, 2016

KS Hawai‘i adds a fourth kula

KS Hawai‘i redesigned its campus outreach program, Hālau Kupukupu, to be a new school for the campus with expanded capacity and kuleana to better deliver upon Kūhanauna (SP2020).

June 30, 2016

Motta promoted to Hālau Kupukupu poʻokumu

Joy “Hauʻoli” Motta is the first poʻokumu (principal) for KS Hawaiʻi’s fourth kula, Hālau Kupukupu Innovations Academy.

May 27, 2016

KSH students to perform ‘Hāʻupu’ on their road to Scotland

Preview the traveling version of the Hawaiian language opera “Hāʻupu” on June 4 at the UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center and June 7 at the Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium.

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

Lā Pilina is an opportunity to deepen relationships

KS Hawaiʻi senior Kaluhikaua Kaʻapana’s legacy project connects Native Hawaiian schools in a day full of learning and growing together.

May 18, 2016

KS Hawaiʻi seniors prepare for their next step

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

April 25, 2016

Championship Saturday delivers excitement for KS Hawaiʻi

KS Hawaiʻi celebrates three BIIF championships earned in an 85-minute span on Saturday, including its first golf team title and individual honors in judo.

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 01, 2016

Student-produced video for Merrie Monarch shares the story of Poliʻahu and Kūkahauʻula

KS Hawaiʻi students and kumu produce a featured video for the annual Hilo festival that connects them to their ancestors and their island.

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 08, 2016

KSH haumāna hit the airwaves to promote ‘Hāʻupu’

KS Hawaiʻi students fly to Oʻahu to perform, field questions and raise and excitement for their 13th annual Hōʻike, featuring “Hāʻupu” - an original Hawaiian language opera.

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!

February 09, 2016

Workshops to focus on energy education in the classroom

Attention Maui and Hawaiʻi island teachers! The free workshops will focus on integrating energy education into your curriculum and include a classroom kit valued at over $300.

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.

January 08, 2016

KS Hawai‘i Interact Club helps fight hunger

High school haumāna practice the values of generosity and community service by raising funds, canned goods and public awareness to benefit the Hawai‘i Food Basket.

December 21, 2015

Senior legacy projects help students prepare for college and career success

A new KS Hawai‘i tradition, the Senior Expo, allows students to showcase their work and perseverance.

November 25, 2015

Giving thanks: KS Hawai‘i ‘ohana honors philanthropist Dr. Charman Akina

Students and staff host a mahalo lunch and blessing for Akina and the collection of Hawaiian artifacts he’s donated to the campus’ library over the past 11 years.

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 20, 2015

Cast selected for theater festival in Scotland

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i will be the first to perform in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i in the history of the world’s largest performing arts festival.

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.

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 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.

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 05, 2015

KS Hawai‘i’s Kūpa‘a Thomas strives against challenges to win prestigious scholarship

Thomas, a recent KSH graduate and salutatorian of the class of 2015, overcame autism and won a Gates Millennium Scholarship this year.

May 20, 2015

KS Hawai‘i selected for prestigious theatre festival in Scotland

KSH students and staff have been invited to perform at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the worldʻs largest performing arts festival.

April 20, 2015

KSH academic decathletes place second in national competition

For the second year in a row, the KS Hawai‘i Academic Decathlon team placed second in the U.S. Academic Decathlon competition, beating teams from across the nation.

March 06, 2015

KSH hō‘ike honors the Hawaiian Renaissance through original play

The cultural heroism of Hawaiian leaders inspired the play featured in KS Hawaiʻi High School’s annual hō‘ike, “E Paepae Hou ‘Ia Nā Pōhaku: Sustaining a Solid Foundation.” Performances are slated for March 12 and 13.

February 26, 2015

KSH service learning project engages public charter school students

Hawaiian 2 project gives high school haumāna a chance to use their classroom knowledge to benefit the greater Hawaiian community, providing charter school keiki with tech tools and culturally relevant learning materials.

February 11, 2015

New summer program offered at KS Hawai‘i

Hālau Kupukupu Innovations Academy offers new and exciting courses for public and private school students on Hawai‘i Island. Apply by Feb. 14.

January 21, 2015

KSH senior selected for senator’s internship program

Shevalyn Yamaguchi is among 15 students statewide to earn a spot on the Schatz Seniors Internship Program which provides hands-on experience in community outreach.

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 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.

November 06, 2014

KSH students imagine world peace with art project

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i Elementary School keiki celebrate the International Day of Peace with “art from the heart,” the Pinwheels for Peace project. [VIDEO]

November 04, 2014

KS Hawai‘i senior recognized among top 5 percent of students nationwide

KSH senior Lily Ayau is named a Commended Student by the National Merit Scholarship Program and credits KS kumu for her academic success.

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.

October 15, 2014

Tropical Storm Ana Alert

Due to Tropical Storm Ana, the KS Hawai‘i campus and all Hawai‘i island preschools will be CLOSED on Friday, Oct. 17. Also, all KS athletic and after-school activities on Hawai‘i island are CANCELLED from Thursday, Oct. 16 through the weekend.

October 06, 2014

Hōkūle‘a crewman shares voyaging stories with KSH keiki

KS Hawaiʻi first graders hear a firsthand account of what it’s like to be a crew member on the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. [VIDEO]

September 04, 2014

Greek Day tradition continues at KS Hawai‘i

Togas are the rage among KS Hawai‘i juniors today as the students celebrate Greek Day, a high school tradition dating back to the campus' first junior class in 2004. [VIDEO]

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.

June 09, 2014

KSH scores big at national academic competitions

The KS Hawai‘i Academic Decathlon and Pentathlon teams flexed their brain muscles at two national academic competitions this spring.

May 23, 2014

KSH junior recognized in BYU writing contest

KS Hawai‘i junior Ciarra-Lynn Parinas was recently recognized for her writing in the BYU high school writing contest. Read her award winning essay "The Weapon I Have Come to Love".

May 14, 2014

Hawai‘i campus student wins Gates Millennium Scholarship

Senior Bram Paikuli is one of three Hawai‘i students to win the prestigious national scholarship.

May 14, 2014

KSH triathlon puts juniors on the path to fitness

KSH juniors can now add "triathlete" to the list of accomplishments in their high school careers. The students swam, biked and ran their way to fulfilling a graduation requirement. [VIDEO]

May 08, 2014

Beatlemania hits Kea‘au

This year's Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i Kula Ha‘aha‘a Spring Concert celebrated the music of The Beatles! Watch the students croon some Beatles tunes here and on the KS YouTube channel. [VIDEO]

May 08, 2014

KSH keiki have their first indoor May Day

Stormy weather didn't put a damper on the KS Hawai‘i Elementary School May Day program. View videos of the keiki performances here or on the KS YouTube channel. [VIDEO]

May 03, 2014

A Super Saturday for KSH competitors 2

April 26th brings good fortune to the KS Hawaii campus with three BIIF championships and a 2nd place finish in a national competition.

May 01, 2014

KSH athletes capture three BIIF championships

April 26 brought good fortune to the KS Hawai'i ‘ohana. The campus' athletes captured three Big Island Interscholastic Federation (BIIF) championships and a 2nd place finish in a national competition.

April 16, 2014

UH Hilo documents KSH Senior Legacy projects

KS Hawai‘i alumni share their perspectives about Senior Legacy projects as part of a University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Applied Learning Experiences online project. [VIDEO]

April 08, 2014

KSH takes steps to encourage selfless giving

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi student Khaila Moke-Sakamoto's senior legacy project, A Walk for Pauahi, raises funds for a new National Honor Society scholarship with Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Foundation. [VIDEO]

March 24, 2014

March 26 KSH Walk for Pauahi will raise scholarship funds

The student-run public event will feature free refreshments, Jamba Juice, prizes and keiki activities. Entry fees are $5 for adults and $2 for students. Event proceeds will help build a scholarship fund for Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Foundation.

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.

March 10, 2014

The Battle of Kuamo‘o takes the stage at KS Hawai‘i Hō‘ike

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i's annual hō‘ike will once again feature a Hawaiian opera on March 13th and 14th at Koai‘a Gymnasium. This year's hō‘ike tells the story of the battle of Kuamo‘o that took place after a power struggle following Kamehameha the Great's death. This eventually resulted in the end of the kapu system.

November 28, 2013

KSH haumāna give thanks by giving back

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i elementary and middle school students gave thanks this holiday season by giving gifts to children in need, demonstrating the value of kahiau or selfless generosity.

October 14, 2013

KS Hawaiʻi blesses garden and culture classroom

The KS Hawai‘i High School ‘ohana recently celebrated the blessing of its new social studies garden - Kanāhoahoa, and Hawaiian culture classroom - Hale Kākulu.

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.

August 27, 2013

KS Hawaiʻi ʻohana celebrates service awards Survivor style

The Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi ʻohana chose TV’s “Survivor” as the theme for its 2013 service awards ceremony, but their goal was to keep staffers in the tribe rather than voting them off the island! High school vice principal Phil Aganus emceed the event, clad in shipwreck attire.

August 20, 2013

Spiritual theme sets the tone for this school year

Read how the KS campus spiritual theme Ke Ola Hou – The New Life – can help you move forward in life with joy, meaning and purpose.

July 18, 2013

Kanehailua is named KS Hawai‘i Elementary School principal

Former Hilo Intermediate School principal Esther Kanehailua has been named KSH Elementary School poʻo kumu (principal). Her first official day on campus will be July 22.

May 24, 2013

KS grad ceremonies slated for this weekend

The senior classes from KS Hawai‘i, Maui and Kapālama will have their graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26. [VIDEO]

May 22, 2013

Nae‘ole-Wong is new KSH assistant head of school

M. Kāhealani Nae‘ole-Wong has been named assistant head of school for Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i and will transition to the new position from her work as elementary school principal next school year.

April 19, 2013

KSH cherishes Merrie Monarch memories

The Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i ‘ohana reflects on the Merrie Monarch festivities and celebrating their island's renown hula festival. [Video]

March 21, 2013

KSH students break new ground with annual Hō‘ike

This month, KS Hawai‘i presented its annual Hō‘ike, performing a groundbreaking new opera, entirely in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian language).

March 18, 2013

KSH keiki celebrate Youth Art Month

The KS Hawai‘i Elementary School student body celebrated Youth Art Month by creating sidewalk art to brighten their campus walkways.

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.

March 06, 2013

KSH prepares staffers for possibility of a campus shooter

KSH teamed up with the Hawai‘i Police Department to prepare staffers for the possibility of a campus shooter. Read what you should do if you witness suspicious activity at work, in this write-up.

March 05, 2013

KSH Hō‘ike will stage an opera in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i

The rarely recounted story of Keaomelemele will come to life in opera form at the KSH High School Hō‘ike slated for March 14 and 15. Reserve your tickets today!

February 28, 2013

KSH keiki honor Operations staffers

KS Hawai‘i Elementary School keiki recently honored their Campus Operations “uncles and aunties” for all of the hard work that they do to keep their campus clean, safe and well-manicured.

February 08, 2013

KS Kapālama, KS Hawai‘i play for state basketball titles Friday

Two KS teams will vie for state titles Friday night in the Hawaiian Airlines Girls State Basketball Championships at the Neal Blaisdell Arena.

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.

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

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.

July 17, 2012

Weaver Named Athletic Director at KS Hawai‘i

Kimo Weaver has been named new athletic director at Kamehameha Hawai‘i, Po‘o Kumu Lehua Veincent announced today.

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.