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
Kamehameha Schools Strategic Plan 2015-2020

Language: English ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i


A generation on the rise

Goal 3 - Native Hawaiian Identity

Cultivate a strong Native Hawaiian identity to instill confidence and resiliency in our learners and to inform decision making and actions within our organization, for the improvement of the well-being of the lāhui.

2020 Outcomes

  • Educational programs built on Native Hawaiian identity achieving higher impact on the Educational Pathway Milestone targets
  • Cultural knowledge, understanding, and a unified set of cultural principles (which includes values, practices, language, history, oral traditions, etc.) that are integrated in system-wide expectations, professional development opportunities, and outcomes
  • Lands and resources that meet or exceed educational, financial, cultural, community, and sustainability targets


  1. Align education systems, programs, and services to a unified set of cultural principles.
  2. Align business practices and stewardship of resources (people, lands, assets) to a unified set of cultural principles.
  3. Support, cooperate, and collaborate with community members and organizations that share a vision and commitment to the collective well-being of the lāhui Hawai‘i.
  4. Manage our resources and lands to enhance prudent and sustainable use, responsible stewardship, and supportive community relationships.