Punahou School

At Punahou School, we are committed to providing an environment where students can develop moral and spiritual values consistent with the Christian principles on which Punahou was founded, affirming the worth and dignity of each individual; develop intellectual, academic and physical potential to the fullest degree, preparing them for college and for challenges facing them now and in the future; develop and enhance creativity and appreciation of the arts; and appreciate cultural diversity and develop social responsibility.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded1841
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students3,751 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
67%
State avg.: 72%
Students by Grade Punahou School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers330 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses15 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineOct. 15 / Oct. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost$23,850
Tuition Notes2017-2018
% on Financial Aid
17%
Admissions DirectorBetsy Hata

Sports

Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Kayaking, Riflery, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryDiving,
FootballGolf,
KayakingRiflery,
SailingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,
Wrestling

School Notes

  • At Punahou School, we are committed to providing an environment where students can develop moral and spiritual values consistent with the Christian principles on which Punahou was founded, affirming the worth and dignity of each individual; develop intellectual, academic and physical potential to the fullest degree, preparing them for college and for challenges facing them now and in the future; develop and enhance creativity and appreciation of the arts; and appreciate cultural diversity and develop social responsibility. Our vision for Punahou School is to promote an enlightened and challenging educational program for Punahou students through a cohesive and appropriately integrated K-12 curriculum that is continuously examined, renewed and communicated, in an effort to strengthen it; and to help Punahou students to develop to their fullest powers both as individuals and as members of a group; and to promote within them a sense of responsibility towards and interdependence with their schoolmates, their community, and their world.
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