Bishop Memorial Chapel


Aloha and Welcome

Kamehameha Schools is an educational institution that was begun through the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, a devout believer in Jesus Christ and a faithful leader of her Hawaiian people. Throughout her life Ke Ali‘i Pauahi exemplified Christian and Hawaiian values. The thirteenth and fourteenth articles of her Will describes her desire to have the trustees and teachers be persons of the Protestant religion. Her charge was to have students that would be educated in “morals and in such useful knowledge as may tend to make good and industrious men and women.” Furthermore, the strategic plan Values Statement begins, “Nui ke aloha o Pauahi i ke Akua, kona po‘e Hawaii….Great was Pauahi’s love for God and the Hawaiian people, whom she served.” Lastly, our Vision Statement describes us as being “grounded in spiritual and Christian values.”

Kamehameha Schools affirm these guiding principles:

  • There is only one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We will worship God alone. (Exodus 20:3-6)
  • The Bible is the inspired, authoritative Word of God, and is our guide for all of life’s experiences. (2 Timothy 3:16)
  • Prayer is the essential link of communication from mankind to God. (Ephesians 6:18)
  • All we do is dependent upon the aid of our Heavenly Father. (Psalm 62:5-8)
  • Our lives in word, thought and action should be Christ-like. Our heart, mind, attitude and behavior should reflect His love, understanding and compassion. (Galatians 5:6)
  • Demonstration of a positive spirit is renewing, refreshing and vital for a positive educational experience. (Philippians 2:14-16)
  • With Jesus Christ as our role model, we demonstrate servant leadership with respect and humility. (John 13:17)