Punahou School

Punahou School

Punahou’s campus – with its lush outdoor spaces filled with native plants, flowers and trees – is an inspiration to young artists.
Photos: Courtesy of Punahou School


Punahou School
Mike Latham

Punahou school’s vibrant K–12 community celebrates diversity, inspires many paths to success and connects students for life. At Punahou, we embrace school, life and the world as one big classroom. And we believe every moment, person, conversation and experience holds the potential to help students discover new perspectives and succeed in school and beyond.


A Personalized Journey

From their earliest years, students are guided to chart and navigate journeys that are unique and completely their own. Caring and accomplished faculty show them that their ideas and opinions matter, and it is through a child’s interests, questions and creativity that they shape a path with confidence and independent thought.


Open Doors and Open Minds

Punahou School

D. Kenneth Richardson Learning Lab is a design and fabrication lab where students of all ages have access to high-tech equipment, enabling them to design authentic solutions to real-world problems.


Punahou’s significant size provides a breadth and depth of opportunities, which inspire the development of personal interests, talents and passions. This exceptional diversity of choice drives the personalized learning experience that is inquiry-driven and teacher-guided.


A Unique Place

Punahou’s campus, built on the historic lands of Ka Punahou, offers a physical extension of the school’s educational philosophy. Outdoor and indoor spaces support inquiry and discovery, from gardens, playgrounds, and robotics, design and fabrication labs, to the outstanding athletic and arts facilities.


A Welcoming and Diverse Community

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In the new Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Community for Grades 2 – 5, third-graders harvest kalo in preparation for the annual Third-Grade Lū‘au, a culmination of their yearlong Hawaiian studies curriculum.


Students are admitted to Punahou based on their potential to thrive, not their family’s ability to pay. Punahou values a diverse learning community, in which core skills are fostered by different voices and perspectives, to prepare students for their futures. Punahou offers a robust financial aid program to support families who could not otherwise afford a Punahou education.


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