The Legacy of a princess

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

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Established: 1887

Founder: Bernice Pauahi Bishop

Mission: Kamehameha Schools’ mission is to fulfill Pauahi’s desire to create educational opportunities in perpetuity to improve the capability and well-being of people of Hawaiian ancestry.

Grades: K-12

Enrollment: 5,416 students

Campuses: Hawai‘i, Kapālama and Maui.

Endowment: $11.0 billion

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