Supporting Teaching and Learning

From K – 12, technology is an integral part of learning. Access to and support for digital information, tools, devices and rich learning opportunities are fully integrated throughout the K – grade 12 environment. Tuition includes the cost of technology infrastructure, programs and support.

Laptop Program

Beginning in grade 4 and continuing through grade 12, all students are provided an Apple laptop with a customized package of software. Teachers then incorporate the use of student laptops into their curriculum through diverse, computer-based activities. 

Students use the laptops throughout the day and across campus, taking advantage of the wireless environment. As laptops are integral to the curriculum, students also take home as extensions of the learning experience.


Punahou provides a secure and robust technology infrastructure on campus, including age-appropriate Internet filtering, and the program addresses Internet safety and online etiquette. Technical assistance is readily available to students by teachers or the Punahou Help Desk.


Students in K – 3 have access to iPads for learning. Technology is seamlessly integrated into the curriculum as a tool for teaching and learning. Students have access to apps that allow them to demonstrate their creativity and to effectively communicate their understanding across various subject areas and projects.

Grades 1 – 3 have supervised use of the Internet, and a variety of software programs permit students to write, present, communicate, organize, research, manipulate data, analyze, create and think more effectively.

Students in grades 4 and 5 are able to strengthen their technology skills with the introduction of the personal laptop program. In the middle school, an elective engineering course is offered, which includes the study of robotics and use of the robotics lab in Gates Learning Center.  

In the Academy, technology-themed courses are offered in digital arts (art, photography and video), engineering and a computer science independent study course in iOs App development. Using today's online learning technologies, Academy students may also take advantage of a variety of credit-courses through Global Online Academy partner schools.  

Courses in select technology topics are also available through Summer School


Technology permeates almost every facility on campus, and most classrooms are equipped with computers, interactive boards or other equipment. Beyond that, technology-focused facilities include:

  • Gates Learning Center, Case Middle School
  • Roy and Estelle L. Kelley Educational Technology Center, Cooke Library




Punahou supports the curricular technology experience through dedicated faculty, supporting students and teachers, K – 12.

Technology Resource Teachers (TRTs) support the Junior School (K – 8). 

Curriculum Resource Teachers (CRTs) support the Academy (9 – 12) and also teach technology courses.

Help Desk

Punahou's IT Department supports the technology infrastructure of the school, and provides technical support through the Help Desk.

Help Desk
Cooke Library (Basement - Diamond Head doors facing Old School Hall)
808.943.3234 Tel