Summer School

Punahou's Summer School offers a varied and enriched program in academics, sports, music and dance. Courses that offer review of grade level work or specific curriculum are also available. All students in the community are eligible for admission to all K – 12 noncredit Summer School courses. Credit courses are only available to current Punahou students.

Choose Your Experience

Early Session

June 13 – 16, 2017

Summer Session

June 19 – July 21, 2017



Minimum Age Requirements

In order to attend Punahou Summer School programs, boys must be five years old by June 30 and girls must be five years old by September 30.

K – 4 Students

Parents of students K – grade 4 are responsible for their child's supervision if the child has more than a 15-minute break in their schedule. Children are supervised during recess (9:50 - 10:10 a.m.).

K – 3 Students Afternoon Activities

Children in K – grade 3, enrolled in Afternoon Fun, will be escorted to and from their activities by student aides. Students in classes which begin at 12:30 p.m. will be escorted. If a child is not enrolled in Afternoon Fun and has a class which begins after 12:30 p.m., i.e., 1:10 p.m., parents are responsible for their child.

Grades 9 – 12

Current Punahou students entering grades 9 – 12 should register for credit courses through their deans/supervisor. All students should register online for noncredit courses including Summer Athletics.

Key Dates for 2017

Registration for 2017 Current Punahou Families Visiting or Applying Families
2017 Course Catalog available online Feb 6, noon
Online Registration begins Feb 21, noon Mar 13, noon
Registration ends March 31, 4 p.m.
First day of Early Session Jun 13
Last day of Early Session Jun 16
First Day of Summer School Jun 19
Independence Day observed (no classes) Jul 4
Last day of Summer School Jul 21*
Last day of Academy Summer School Jul 21*

All times listed are Hawaiian Standard Time
*Some courses have customized dates or extend beyond this date.


How long are classes?

Each class runs approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, unless otherwise noted in the catalog.

How much does Summer School cost?

Total summer fees are dependent on the courses you select. Course fees range from $200 to $5,000. Most courses are between $425 and $950.

What are the dates for Summer School?

Early Session: June 6 – June 9, 2016
Summer School: June 13 – July 15, 2016
Extended Session: July 18 – August 12, 2016

Will my child get a report card?

Students will be provided with a Growth Guide evaluation for Summer School classes at the end of the term. We do not give letter grades.

My child is attending from an out-of-state/International school. Are there any further documents required in addition to the waiver?

International and Continental US students are required to provide a Tuberculosis (TB) clearance performed within the 12 months prior to the start of their session. In addition, we request that you provide proof of medical and/or travel insurance during registration for the safety of your child and to ensure proper medical care. An option to purchase insurance is provided during the registration process.

Do you have an all-day program?

Registration for courses is done a la carte, allowing parents to build their own custom schedule. If you need your student to be in school all day, there are course options throughout the catalog which will allow you that opportunity.

Do you provide lunch?

We only provide a lunch option for Kindergarten and 1st grade students enrolled in Afternoon Fun. All other students must bring a sack lunch and drink each day. Snack bars are located on the playground (9:50 – 10:10 daily) and fronting the Summer School Office in Bishop Hall (7 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.) They are not designed to feed all students enrolled in our summer program and students should not rely on them for lunch.

What does my child do from 12 – 12:30 p.m.?

Students whose morning classes end at 12 and afternoon classes begin at 12:30 should head straight to their 12:30 class to eat lunch. Students may eat outside their classroom or in the surrounding area. Students in grades 2 – 3 will be walked to the playground to eat lunch and be picked up by their 12:30 teacher/TA.

My child is not a Punahou student. Will he/she be walked to his/her classes?

Students in grades K – 3 will be walked to their classes by teachers/teaching aides. Students in grades 4 – 8 are allowed to walk to their classes on their own. If your child needs help navigating around campus, there are teaching aides (TAs) wearing yellow shirts positioned around campus during transition periods to assist.

How do I know which dance class is appropriate for my child?

Parents are encouraged to register for the course they think fits their child’s grade and experience level. Students are evaluated during the first week and schedules may be adjusted accordingly. Punahou Dance School students should receive course recommendations with their Spring evaluations.

How do I know if my child’s classes are confirmed?

Courses are confirmed/guaranteed once you submit your form online. Final, hard-copy, confirmations with room assignments are scheduled to be sent out after May 13, 2016.

Who do I notify if my child is absent?

When your child is absent you must notify the Summer School Office prior to 8 a.m. by calling 808.943.3200. If you have a planned absence, you may email a note to .


Summer School Program Office
K – 8 and noncredit Academy courses
808.944.5737 Tel
808.943.3693 Fax



Todd Chow-Hoy
Director of Summer School (K – 8)


Anna Liem
Director of Summer School (Academy)


Maelee Buenconsejo
Summer School, Office Coordinator