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Announcing Punahou’s Next President

Punahou School’s Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Dr. Mike Latham ’86 as the School’s 17th president. Latham will join the School in the summer of 2019, upon the retirement of Dr. James Scott ’70.

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Punahou School has completed the search for its 17th president, aiming to build on the enduring vision and trajectory achieved under President Scott’s leadership.

Why Punahou?

How do you envision your child’s classroom?


the joy of play

Our youngest students radiate energy and curiosity. 

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finding his place

From 2nd to 5th grade at Punahou, it’s all about connections. 

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choosing his own adventure

In Middle School, he’s still a fun and funny child – and we’ll let him be.

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owning her choices

By 9th grade, we give your Academy student charge over her schedule. 

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Today at Punahou

Take a look around and you’ll discover a treasure trove of art in every building on campus. From paintings to ceramics, from student work to the masters, from contemporary to historic, there’s a wide breadth of work from Hawai‘i and the world.

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Through the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP), Punahou Academy students designed and built an experiment to be tested aboard the International Space Station (ISS) by astronauts and returned for analysis.

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Watch the sun rise and set on the Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Community as work continues during the summer. The shapes of the new buildings have become clearer in recent months and it is getting easier to imagine what the area will look like when it opens for the 2019 – 2020 school year.

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Today at Punahou

Alumni Stories

Vanessa Van Gorder ’95 Distajo

Vanessa Van Gorder ’95 Distajo, vice president of the Mānoa branch of Outdoor Circle, had a hunch that Kamānele Park in Mānoa Valley was not just another patch of green grass with a swing set on it.

Lee Zane ’88

Lee Zane ’88 credits much of his growth mindset to his experiences at Punahou where he played volleyball and basketball, and participated in Variety Show and marching band. But it was the people who inspired and propelled him.

Jane Beachy ’97

As ecosystem restoration program manager supporting the U.S. Army’s O‘ahu Natural Resources Program at Schofield Barracks, Jane Beachy ’97 is an environmental superhero whose target is invasive weeds.

Michelle Broder Van Dyke ’04

“Scaramucci has been fired!” Michelle Broder Van Dyke ’04 announces President Trump’s recent ousting of his communications director. Her dog, Kolea, sitting comfortably on a plush office chair nearby, perks up her ears.

Malcolm Ing ’52

It’s a late weekday afternoon and Dr. Malcolm Ing ’52 is busy at work in his office. He is still updating patient profiles when we meet for a chat to reflect on his life and his long career as an ophthalmologist. Cloaked in a crisp white laboratory coat, Ing strides agilely across the clinic. His office looks out over a gorgeous panorama of swaying palm trees, the cool blue waters of Ala Moana Beach Park stretching out into the distance.

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