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

November 17, 2016

KS and BOE partnership paves way for Native Hawaiian success

Approximately 47,000 of Hawai‘i’s public school students are of Hawaiian ancestry. This MOU enables KS to work with the DOE to cultivate a strong Native Hawaiian identity in its students, preparing them for post-secondary success.

September 14, 2016

New report details progress on KS-UH partnerships

A report on Hui Hoʻopili ʻĀina, a collaboration between the University of Hawaiʻi and Kamehameha Schools, showcases the work accomplished over the past year.

July 26, 2016

KS and UH launch four-year scholarship program for Native Hawaiian students

Makalapua Naʻauao is a unique four-year pilot scholarship program that aims to increase the four-year graduation rate of Native Hawaiian students.

May 19, 2016

Ten Actions for next fiscal year outline KS’ priorities

Employees interested in learning what lies ahead for Kamehameha Schools in the upcoming fiscal year are invited to read the Ten Actions for FY2016-17.

April 26, 2016

KS and ASU announce educational partnership

The new partnership with Arizona State University affirms Kamehameha Schools' commitment to foster local and global servant leadership and cultural engagement among Native Hawaiian learners.

March 20, 2016

Dual credit courses aim to improve student post-secondary success rates

Highlighting a decade-long partnership between KS Maui and the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College in celebration of Early College Week (March 20-26).

January 11, 2016

Abad is named director of Network of Native Hawaiian Schools

Abad will work with schools to design and develop a network that advances culture-based education.

December 16, 2015

Nahale-a is named senior director of regional strategies for Hawaiʻi island

Former Laupahoehoe Public Charter School Director Alapaki Nahale-a will ensure that KS resources are maximized.

December 2, 2015

Cobb-Adams is named senior director of regional strategies

Former Kaua‘i County Housing Director Kamuela Cobb-Adams will ensure that KS resources are maximized within its O‘ahu regions.

October 6, 2015

Community Engagement and Resources Group sharpening its focus

A new KS group will serve as a nexus of education services and ʻāina stewardship within the communities KS seeks to support and elevate throughout the state.

June 15, 2015

CEO Message: New school year brings change and new opportunities

Aloha mai kākou. E lei kau, e lei ho`oilo i ke aloha (Aloha is a lei worn throughout all the seasons). This coming school year will bring a season of change, transformation and opportunity as Kamehameha Schools begins to implement our new strategic plan (SP 2020). As we change and transform, let’s all remember to be guided by the values of aloha.

January 12, 2015

CEO Message: SP2020 Update

Aloha mai kākou. Happy New Year! I have some good news to share! Just before Christmas, Trustees approved the Strategic Plan 2020 (SP2020).

November 20, 2014

CEO Message regarding Strategic Realignment

Aloha kākou. Kamehameha Schools will launch its Vision 2040 next year. It will guide our work for the next 25 years, and it clearly points to the changes that are required to better accomplish our mission to educate Native Hawaiian children. That Vision will then be detailed in a series of 5-year Strategic Plans with the first plan taking us to 2020.

October 13, 2014

CEO Message: SP2020 Moving Forward

Aloha mai kākou, I want to take this chance to mahalo all faculty and staff participating in the strategic plan presentations over the past few months.

July 16, 2014

CEO Message: KS Strategic Plan 2020 (planning version) approved

Aloha kākou. It is a great day when I can share news like this with you! Yesterday our Trustees approved our Strategic Plan 2020. This is the Plan that will guide Kamehameha Schools for the next five years