Punahou School nurtures the individuality of each child within a vibrant K – 12 school community that celebrates diversity, inspires excellence and connects students for life.

Located in Honolulu, Hawai`i, Punahou is the largest coeducational, independent K – 12 school on a single campus in the United States. Students at Punahou have unparalleled opportunities to cultivate their unique interests and talents under the guidance of attentive and caring teachers. Rigorous academics, robust programs in athletics and the arts, and an array of co-curricular opportunities offer an integrated, 21st-century education for the whole child.

“Our mission is to create the conditions for children to reach their highest potential ... Ultimately, a person who is well-prepared, creative and compassionate can change the world.”

Punahou School President Jim Scott

Students exemplify the diversity and strength of Hawai`i and reflect the School’s commitment to providing robust, need-based financial aid. When students graduate from Punahou, they join a network of 30,000 alumni spanning the globe. Beyond excellent scholars, the School seeks to develop engaged global citizens who can strengthen their communities.

Quick Facts


3,750 students (Kindergarten – grade 12)


$247.3 Million (market value as of 6/30/16)


$23,850 (all grade levels) for the 2017 – 2018 school year

Financial Aid:

18% of students receive financial aid based on calculated financial need