Punahou School

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Photo: Sixth graders meticulously harvest arugula plants in the Academy garden on campus.

Punahou School
Mike Latham

Punahou School has educated students to become the next generation of leaders and innovators for nearly 181 years. Through world-class academic and co-curricular programs from kindergarten through grade 12, we encourage students to cultivate their interests and talents, aim for their highest potential and become positive forces in the world.

Innovative Learning Environments

In recent years, Punahou has rebuilt or renovated a significant part of its campus to offer cutting-edge, reimagined learning environments. These thoughtfully planned, technologically advanced and highly sustainable facilities offer indoor and outdoor spaces that allow students to develop skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century.

Preparing Students for a Changing World

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Photo: Second graders remove microplastics from sand at the tide pools at Makapu‘u during an Outdoor Education excursion.

Punahou’s primary mission is to shape students into educated, capable and caring people who have the knowledge and skills to succeed. In addition to its longstanding excellence in core subjects such as math, English, social studies and science, Punahou also prepares students for careers of the future. Students develop the skills, knowledge, vision and mindset to flourish as the next generation of leaders poised to change the world.

Dedicated Teachers

Punahou students at every grade level are taught by experienced, dedicated and enthusiastic faculty. Our teachers go above and beyond to provide instruction in innovative and engaging ways. When asked about the key benefit of Punahou, both current students and alumni often cite teachers who changed their lives by believing in them, guiding them and inspiring them in various endeavors.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

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Photo: Fourth graders in Design, Technology and Engineering class create computer games, then use a special circuit board to make their own controllers out of Play-Doh.

Punahou is committed to creating a diverse educational community rooted in equity and inclusion as fundamental human rights. We seek ways to create an environment in which the identities and cultural backgrounds of our families, students and employees are valued and respected by the entire Punahou community.

Financial Aid

Students are admitted to Punahou based on their potential to thrive, not their family’s ability to pay. Punahou offers a robust financial aid program to support families who could not otherwise afford a Punahou education.

1601 Punahou Street, Honolulu, HI 96822  |  (808) 944-5714  |  Punahou.edu

Photos: Courtesy of Punahou School.