Driver Education

Driver Education is open to students in grades 9 – 12 (available to both Punahou and non-Punahou students). Punahou is dedicated to providing a student-centered, comprehensive Driver Education Program that provides students with a deep understanding of the challenges of driving.

  • Develop an understanding of the social and legal responsibilities involved with the operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Understand why laws are necessary on our roadways.
  • Develop decision-making skills to safely manage and execute the complex tasks of driving.
  • Learn maintenance procedures and practices necessary to keep a vehicle safe for the road and operating at maximum energy efficiency.
  • Understand the dangers of alcohol and drugs as they relate to driving.
  • Assist parents and guardians as their children embark on the driving process, a rite of passage from childhood to adulthood.

Punahou's Driver Education Program is taught by experienced instructors and covers the 30 hours of required classroom time to obtain a driver education student completion certificate. Information regarding required behind the wheel instruction will be given in class.

Register By
Session 1
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10/16, 10/18, 10/23, 10/25,
10/30, 11/1, 11/6, 11/8, 11/13, 11/15

4 p.m.

Session 2
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10/17, 10/19, 10/24, 10/26,
10/31, 11/2, 11/7, 11/9, 11/14, 11/16
4 p.m.

Classes meet from 4 – 7 p.m. in Cornuelle Lecture Hall in Mamiya Science Center. Make-up classes will be scheduled.

Cost is $250, which will be charged to your Punahou account. (Non-Punahou students, please make your check payable to Punahou School.) For Driver License Information, visit

Fall and Spring Registration

Registration must be completed online. Once you have clicked on the "submit" button, your course is confirmed and you will have 24 hours to cancel your registration before all fees apply. See details above for registration deadlines. Classes will also be offered in the summer. Your registration confirmation will be sent via email.

Late Registration

Registrations received after the registration deadline will be charged a late fee of $50. Punahou School reserves the right to end or refuse registration at any time after the registration deadline.

Registration Changes/Adjustment

Changes in registration after forms have been submitted online and/or received by the Summer School Office will incur a $50 fee for each change requested. No changes, with the exception of withdrawals, will be allowed on or after the date of the first class.


All complete withdrawals must be submitted in writing to the Summer School Office. Requests may be mailed, dropped off or emailed.

Time of Cancellation (Fall/Spring)
Before the registration deadline
After the registration deadline
50% of Course fee
On/After the first day of class Course fee


Refunds will be processed within 30 days from the first class. "On Account" credits will be issued to all Punahou students. All other students will be issued a refund check. There is a $25 charge to reissue a refund check. There will be no refunds on or after the first day of class.


Cost is $250. For Punahou students, the cost is charged to their Punahou account. Non-Punahou students must submit a check with their registration, payable to Punahou School.

Summer Registration

Registration must be completed via the Summer School online registration process. Summer registration policies will apply.

Register Now for:

Fall Session 1

Deadline is 10/6

Fall Session 2

Deadline is 10/6


Summer School Program Office
808.944.5737 Tel
808.943.3693 Fax

Visit the State's website for Driver License Information