Kamehameha Schools, formerly called Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate , is a private school system in Hawaii established by the Bernice Pauhi Bishop Estate, under the terms of the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, a descendant of Kamehameha the Great and a part of the House of Kamehameha. Bishop's will established a trust called the "Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate" that is Hawaii's largest private landowner. Originally established in 1887 as an all-boys school on the grounds of the current Bishop Museum, it opened its girls' school in 1894 and became coeducational in 1965. The Kapālama campus opened in 1931, while the Maui and Hawaii campuses opened in 1996 and 2001, respectively. . It was developed to educate children of Hawaiian descent, and is designed to serve students from preschool through twelfth grade. The school teaches in the English language a college-prep education enhanced by Hawaiian culture, language and practices, imparting historical and practical value of continuing Hawaiian traditions. It operates 31 preschools statewide and three grade K–12 campuses in Kapālama, Oahu, Pukalani, Maui, and Keaau, Hawaii.The schools' admissions policy prefers applicants with Native Hawaiian ancestry and has excluded all but two non-Hawaiians from attending since 1965. A lawsuit challenging the school's admission policy resulted in a narrow victory for Kamehameha in the Ninth Circuit Court; however, Kamehameha ultimately settled, paying the plaintiff $7 million.
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