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 4 - High-Performing Native Hawaiian Organization

Execute as a high-performing, mission-driven, Native Hawaiian organization with strong leadership, efficient processes and systems, and successful strategic partnerships.

2020 Outcomes

  • Effective and accountable leadership focused on achieving impact-driven outcomes
  • Engaged, passionate, talented workforce with the capabilities to deliver on our mission
  • Strategic partnerships that optimize individual and collective impacts
  • Organizational structure with well-defined accountability and authority aligned with our business model, enabling the organization to execute
  • Enterprise-wide information and technology systems that improve the quality, access, and transparency of information


  1. Build a high-performing, mission-driven organizational culture that demonstrates a disciplined sense of urgency, passion, servant leadership, and Christian and Hawaiian values.
    • Develop performance management systems that align workforce goals with strategic priorities and accountability for results.
    • Develop accountable and effective leaders who have a big-picture perspective, high performance expectations, sound and thoughtful judgment, and who are equipped with the training, tools, and resources to lead organizational change and operational excellence.
    • Build workforce capabilities to enable Kamehameha Schools to excel with the right people, in the right roles, with the right talent and passion for our mission.
    • Develop trusting and effective internal and external partnerships that leverage resources to achieve shared goals.
  2. Establish strong governance built on accountable leadership and sound execution.
    • Design an organizational structure with delegated authority that allows for sound decision making and well-coordinated planning and execution toward strategic goals.
    • Align and redefine expectations for leadership positions based on strategic direction.
    • Use performance metrics to articulate success and quantify our results.
    • Utilize peer benchmarks, best practices, and independent monitoring and evaluation to support continuous improvement and accountability.
  3. Build highly-disciplined business intelligence and analytical capabilities to support sound decisions.
    • Integrate and standardize systems, data, and information across the organization to better support real-time business analytics and management reporting.
    • Implement sound data management and analytical capabilities.
    • Develop an effective enterprise risk management framework that identifies and assesses risks and is incorporated into management reporting and decision making.
  4. Structure technology and information management systems to improve integration, access, and information sharing.
    • Improve integration and increase efficiencies through technology and infrastructure.
    • Execute a technology investment plan aligned to meet current and future business objectives, efficiencies, and information needs of our staff and stakeholders while decreasing complexity and cost of maintenance.