Our Values

Kawaiahao Church
Kawaiahaʻo Church, Pauahi’s Place of Worship, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
Kamehameha Schools is grounded in the Christian and Hawaiian values embraced by Ke Ali‘i Pauahi. These core values are aloha (to have compassion and empathy); imi na‘auao (to seek wisdom); lama (to care for and protect);ike pono (to know and do what is right); kuleana (to take responsibility); ho‘omau (to preserve and perpetuate); and ha‘aha‘a (to be humble).

The Hawaiian cultural values of aloha, mālama, and kuleana are an integral part of your child’s preschool learning experience. KS strives to nurture these values while continuing to provide a learning environment that is safe, educational, culturally-grounded, enjoyable and enriching.


Aloha kekahi i kekahi.  (Love one another.)
We live aloha when we are respectful, sincere, and empathetic.
God is love, He loves us, we love each other.
“Love one another.” John 13:34

E mālama mau.  (Always take care.)
We show mālama when we take care of ourselves, each other and our communities.
Care for one another and God’s creation.
“Care for one another.” 1 Corinthians 12:25

E hana i ke kuleana.  (Be responsible.)
We show kuleana when we take care of our responsibilities and actively participate in our communities.
Responsibilities which accompany our blessings from God.
“Everyone must do their own work.” Galatians 6:5