The Legacy of a princess

Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

Pauahi Legacy
COVID-19 parent resources

For the latest on SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus that causes COVID-19) and its impact on our Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana and haumāna, please visit our coronavirus update webpage.

Following are some health and wellness articles recommended by the KS Mālama Ola team:

General information

Coping with COVID-19 as a family

  • A Thriving Lāhui
    — A comprehensive list of educational and culture-based resources and services compiled by Kanaeokana.
  • Aloha United Way 211
    — AUW 211 specialists can help you find food, shelter, financial assistance, parenting support, elderly care, disability services and much more.


Other online resources

  • Med-QUEST Health Insurance
    — The Hawai‘i State Department of Human Services Med-QUEST Division provides eligible low-income adults and children access to health and medical coverage through managed care plans.

In case of an emergency

To ensure student safety, Mālama Ola will not perform virtual mental health crisis assessments for students. In an emergency, call 911.

  • Emergency Services: 911
    — Immediate assistance for threat to life or property
  • Crisis Hotline of Hawai‘i: O‘ahu: (808) 832-3100. Neighbor islands: 1-800-753-6879.
    — Hawai‘i Department of Health hotline for suicide prevention, awareness, and support.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    — Support for people in distress, and prevention and crisis resources.
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “ALOHA” to 741-741
    — Support for people in crisis.

Visit the Mālama Ola Student and ‘ohana resources page for information on additional critical services providers.