Kapalama High School

Guiding Principles

  • Kamehameha Schools will honor Pauahi’s sacred trust. Ke Ali‘i Pauahi established this institution on the foundation of her Christian beliefs, cultural pride and love for her Hawaiian people. The values of our Founder will guide our policies, programs, and behavior.
  • Kamehameha Schools will think inclusively as we serve people of Hawaiian ancestry. Pauahi’s love and concern for the well-being of her people knew no bounds. We will extend our geographic reach and serve a wider spectrum of educational needs.
  • Kamehameha Schools will develop and operate our educational programs and services as a system. Our educational initiatives will address the multiple learning needs of students of all ages. Programs and resources will be integrated and managed to achieve maximum benefits.
  • Kamehameha Schools will establish alliances to address the educational needs of people of Hawaiian ancestry. We recognize that more can be achieved by working with others and will do so in a manner that respects and builds upon their unique and profound strengths. We will partner with those who share our values and goals.
  • Kamehameha Schools will regard our ‘ohana as a precious resource. We will treat each other with respect, nurture expertise and talents, and recognize the contributions of all.
  • Kamehameha Schools will stand accountable for our words and deeds. All those touched by Pauahi’s legacy have special responsibilities. We will maintain respectful, two-way communication at all levels. Inclusive decision-making will be practiced.

Excerpts from Strategic Plan, September, 2000