Mission and Vision
To provide an environment where students can:
- Develop moral and spiritual values consistent with the Christian principles on which Punahou was founded, affirming the worth and dignity of each individual.
- Develop intellectual, academic and physical potential to the fullest degree, preparing them for college and for challenges facing them now and in the future.
- Develop and enhance creativity and appreciation of the arts.
- Appreciate cultural diversity and develop social responsibility.
To promote an enlightened and challenging educational program for Punahou students through a coherent and appropriately integrated K-12 curricula that is continuously examined, renewed and communicated, in an effort to strengthen it.
Spiritual Development and Individual Interdependence
To help Punahou students develop to their fullest powers both as individuals and as members of a group; and to promote within them a sense of responsibility towards and interdependence with their schoolmates, their community and their world.
Student Economic Diversity
To admit a qualified student body that more closely reflects the economic diversity of the Hawai'i community.
Faculty and Staff
To attract, nurture and retain an inspiring, dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff; and to create a work environment for all employees, characterized by high expectations, productivity, healthy communication, ongoing support and professional growth.
To maintain and improve Punahou's facilities to appropriately support and extend the school's educational mission and vision.
To manage Punahou's finances with respect for all its constituencies, and with financial efficiency and responsibility at all levels of decision-making, while supporting Punahou's educational mission and vision.
To provide the necessary resources beyond tuition to meet Punahou's educational mission and vision; and to create advocacy for the school among its constituents, Hawaii and the global community.
To maintain and extend Punahou's interdependence with and contributions to Hawaii and the global community.
To foster and maintain an educational environment in which technology is a tool which cultivates learning and enhances problem-solving and communication.
To model and promote a sustainable educational community and to educate our students for a sustainable future not only through institutional action but also through individual choices.