After School

Punahou offers fee-based after school programs that allow students to deeply engage in learning, in a fun and challenging way that is the trademark of a Punahou education. These programs expand learning time and provide opportunities for growth in a variety of subjects and interests.

Punahou is pleased to offer most of these after school programs to all students throughout the community. A select few are only available to Punahou students (see below).

Program Ages Eligibility
After School Care K – Grade 5 Punahou students
Chess Grades 2 – 12 Open to public
Dance K – Grade 12 Open to public
Elements of Movement K – Grade 5 Open to public
HĀ (Hawaiian Arts) K – Grade 12 Open to public
Karate Grades 1 – 5 Punahou students
Language and Culture K – Grade 6 Open to public
Music Pre-K – Grade 12 and Adults
Open to public
Swimming K – Grade 12
Open to public
Tennis Grades 1 – 12 and Adults Open to public
Theater Not available for 2017-18 (under development)
Key Dates For 2017 – 2018
June 5, noon                                     
Course catalog available online
July 3, noon
Registration begins
July 24
Fall registration deadline
August 16 First day of School
December 1 Spring registration deadline
December 21 – January 5, 2018 Winter Break
January 9, 2018 School Resumes
March 19 – 30, 2018 Spring Break
May 30, 2018 Last Day of Classes K – 8
May 31, 2018 Last Day of Academy Exams



If your child will not be attending an activity for a day, please notify each specific program office by telephone or by sending a note. This greatly assists teachers and staff in taking attendance and reduces lost time looking for absent students and frees all of us from worry. See the individual program descriptions for contact numbers.

Music School Attendance Policy

The policy for private lessons allows a maximum of two make-up lessons per semester for absences due to the student's illness or approved academically-related school activities. In case of illness, contact the Music School by 9 a.m. on the morning of the lesson at the latest. For planned school activities, advise the Music School at least one day prior to the lesson. Extended absences due to illness or injuries will be arranged between teacher, parent and director on a case-by-case basis. There are no make-up lessons for group lessons or classes.

Escorting K – Grade 3

All Kindergarten – grade 3 students who are enrolled in an after school activity that begins at 3 p.m. or earlier will be picked up immediately after school by a faculty or staff member and escorted to their activity (see Music School exception below). Parents are otherwise responsible for their children.

Students in grades 4 and up are allowed to travel to and from their after school activities on their own; however, parents are responsible for arranging safe and appropriate supervision of their child before and after class.

Only students in grades 6 and above are allowed to escort younger students after school or between Co-Curricular classes.

After School Care

Kindergarten – grade 3 students who are enrolled in After School Care (ASC) will be escorted to and from Dance, Elements of Movement, HA (Hawaiian Arts), Karate, LACES, Music, Swimming and Tennis. If your child is enrolled in any other activities (e.g., wresting, tutoring, robotics, etc.), please make arrangements to have your child walked to and from ASC. Unfortunately, the ASC staff and schedule cannot accommodate these additional activities.

Music School

Due to distance, walking services to Montague Hall for private music lessons and group piano classes are available at 3 p.m. or later, and only to students who are enrolled in ASC on the day of their class or lesson. If your child is enrolled in Music, please ensure that his/her lesson is scheduled no earlier than 3 p.m., unless you can make other arrangements for safe escort.

Late Registration

Registration applications received after July 24, 2017 (for fall) and December 1, 2017 (for spring) will be charged a late fee of $25 and will be registered on a space available basis. There will be no charge if the registration cannot be confirmed.

Withdrawals and Refunds

Class confirmations will be mailed by each program in early August (for fall) and late November (for spring). Once the registration deadlines have passed, the following withdrawal and refund policies apply for 2017 – 2018:

After School Care

Withdrawal Date Refund Policy
Fall semester before 9/15/17 Pro-rata refund, less a $50 fee
Fall semester on or after 9/15/17 No refund
Spring semester before 1/31/18 Pro-rata refund, less a $50 fee
Spring semester on or after 1/31/18 No refund


Withdrawal Date Refund Policy
Prior to the second class or private lesson Full refund, less a $50 fee
After the second private lesson Pro-rata refund, less a $50 fee
After the second class No refund

All Other Programs 

Withdrawal Date Refund Policy
Prior to the second class Full refund, less a $50 fee
After the second class No refund

The admission of any student in the School's after school programs is at the sole and absolute discretion of Punahou School in accordance with applicable laws. Admission criteria may be modified from time to time without notice by the School. Furthermore, students with past due billing accounts may not be eligible to enroll in the Co-Curricular programs until their accounts are brought current. All payments made to the School will be allocated first towards unpaid Punahou tuition.

To Select Courses

Start by browsing available courses in the 2017 – 2018 course catalog.

Course Catalog

You will need the course numbers from the catalog to make your selections while registering.


Co-Curricular Programs Office
808.945.2488 Tel
Hours: M – F, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

After School Campus Map



Pauline Lo Bailey
Director of Co-Curricular Programs


Helen Chao-Casano
Director, Co-Curricular Performing Arts Programs


Norma Morichika
808.945.2488 Tel