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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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Our commitment to student safety
Our commitment to student safety

Keeping the haumāna in our classrooms and community programs safe and secure continues to be an ever-present commitment by all of us at Kamehameha Schools. We’re dedicated to creating surroundings for our keiki that are crucial to their success in school and their overall well-being.


We create safer spaces for our keiki when we, as a community, communicate effectively to identify and mitigate risks together


Continuous review of what, how and why we operate helps us to ensure that we are timely, efficiently and appropriately meeting the needs of our haumāna and ‘ohana


To meet the growing needs of our keiki, we are providing additional health, safety and well-being resources to support students


Engaging our KS ʻohana through on-going education and information sharing helps to build a culture of safety and well-being throughout our KS community and beyond

A well-rounded approach to student well-being

True support for our keiki is recognizing the different aspects of well-being. We focus on the six components that collectively contribute to a student’s sense of safety and health. By understanding the dynamic between Cognitive Health, Physical Health, Mental Health, Hawaiian Culture and Spirituality, Safety and Security and Environment and School Climate, we can make a genuine impact on the well-being of our keiki.

News & Updates

October 16, 2019

Youth Vaping: Hawai‘i’s New Epidemic

Investigative Reporter Matt Levi gives us an inside look at youth vaping among high school, middle school and elementary school haumāna. Kamehameha Schools sponsored this report as part of its commitment to keeping our keiki healthy and safe.


More stories

E-cigarettes – or vapes – have been around for more than a decade, but only in recent years has their use reached epidemic levels among youth. See story »

According to a recent survey, 30% of Hawai‘i high school students reported experiencing chronic sadness over the past year, 16% seriously considered suicide, and 10% attempted suicide. See story »

Champions for our keiki

Coming together as a community

Students speak out on a well-being

A commitment to our haumāna

Assisting those in need of healing

We recognize our responsibility to provide help and healing to those who experienced harm while in our care. The Ho‘opakele Fund has been established by Kamehameha Schools to provide access to counseling for survivors of past sexual misconduct or physical abuse. A confidential phone line has been set up for those who are eligible to file a claim and access support services.

Confidential phone line:
1 (888) 961-9273

Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. HST
Saturday and Sunday, 6 a.m. to noon HST

Voice messages left after hours will be promptly returned.

Get all the facts about the Ho‘opakele Fund here.