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The First Years, 1887-1900

The history of the formative years of Kamehameha Schools, those first vital years when the new institution was making its start, is, to a considerable extent, the history of a few illustrious men and women who contributed their services and wise guidance to instilling into the school those ideals and traditions that Princess Pauahi evidenced a desire for through her will. Building slowly but solidly these men and women laid the foundation of excellence on which the school of today rests.
(The History of the Kamehameha Schools, p. 49, a thesis for Master of Arts from the University of Hawaii in 1935 by Loring C. Hudson)
Ke Ali'i Pauahi
Charles Reed Bishop
The First Campus
Opening Days of the Schools
The First Trustees
The First Principals
The Kamehameha School for Boys (KSB)
The First KSB Graduating Class of 1891
The Preparatory Department
The Kamehameha School for Girls (KSG)
The First KSG Graduating Class of 1897
The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel
The Three Schools

 


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