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Kamehameha Schools English Department

The English program at Kamehameha Schools—Kapalama High School requires four years of course work that focuses on the growth, development and refinement of critical analysis, higher order thinking, and writing skills within the context of Hawaiian and global literature.  

Courses designated as “Focus on Hawaiian Pacific World Literature” (HPWL) utilizes more Hawaiian literature as well as a Hawaiian worldview in a comparative approach to canonical western texts.