The MBS virtual bookstore is now open for Grades 7 – 12 to purchase books for the 2018 – 2019 school year.
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.
The 2018 – 2019 Academy Course Listing is now available for browsing online, or to download.
Join the Punahou ‘ohana in honoring Dr. Scott over the coming year. Attend a regional celebration, share your personal message of gratitude, and contribute to one of the two community gifts in his name.
A CLASSROOM FOR
the joy of play
Our youngest students radiate energy and curiosity.
A CLASSROOM FOR
finding his place
From 2nd to 5th grade at Punahou, it’s all about connections.
A CLASSROOM FOR
choosing his own adventure
In Middle School, he’s still a fun and funny child – and we’ll let him be.
A CLASSROOM FOR
owning her choices
By 9th grade, we give your Academy student charge over her schedule.
Here’s how Punahou’s youngest learners got ready for their first day of school in the Omidyar K – 1 Neighborhood.
A sunny Convocation kicked off the 2018 – 2019 school year as students in grades 2 – 12, teachers and staff gathered on Alexander Field. Punahou’s leadership uplifted the audience with reflections on this this year’s theme.
“Wellness involves having balance in your life, clearing your head, having the freedom to express what’s in your body and soul, and having a community of people to socialize with,” said Regine Pillert, longtime Punahou Pilates teacher and parent.
In the dark about Minecraft? Don’t worry if you ever thought it was called “mindcraft.” Here’s a quick guide about the computer game, which basically involves making things out of virtual blocks.
Punahou Summer School offered a special opportunity for children of alumni to enjoy the wonder of Punahou in a fun-filled, week-long course called “Alumni Keiki Experience.” The course is available to elementary-aged children of alumni who do not reside on O‘ahu.
Long-standing supporters of global education at Punahou gathered on July 20, 2018, to celebrate the end of Wo International Center’s 25th anniversary year.
Acting, costuming and set design converged on the stage for a culminating summer performance of “Einstein’s Brains.”
This summer, under the guidance of summer school faculty member Lori Wong, students grades 6 – 8 transformed into young chefs as they learned the ABC's of cookery: Attitude, Baking and Boiling with Confidence.
Meet some of the 68 students from 22 schools representing 9 countries who are at Punahou for the 2018 Student Global Leadership Institute (SGLI). The theme this year is Social Conscience.
Through the lens of the popular media forms of manga (comics) and anime (animated film), grades 7 – 8 students were introduced to Japanese culture and language in the summer school class Anime Manga and Japanese Popular Culture created and taught by Junko Ady, Punahou Academy language faculty member.
A new tradition began as family, friends and faculty celebrated the Class of 2018’s graduation at the Stan Sheriff Center on the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa campus.
Introducing President-elect Dr. Michael Latham ’86, currently the vice president for academic affairs and dean of Grinnell College. He will become Punahou’s 17th president on July 1, 2019.
It was an event-filled week in early June for classes ending in 3 or 8 when alumni, friends and guests from near and far reconnected for the School’s annual Reunion celebration.
Join the Punahou ‘ohana in honoring Dr. Scott as he begins his final school year as President: Participate in one of the regional alumni celebrations; share your personal message of gratitude; and contribute to one of the two community gifts in his name.
“Never forget what you have created and experienced together at the waters of Ka Punahou. No matter where you are and where you go – pay this gift forward.”
Eighty students, 27 adults, six tour coordinators, three large buses – Punahou was big in Japan this Spring Break.
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 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.
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.
“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.
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.
Loveday Conquest ’66 remembers well the stepped-up pace of HWs and reading assignments during her freshman year at the Claremont Colleges.
Lani and Leighton ’74 Lam know there is something very special about the relationships and opportunities that the Punahou community nurtures.
Punahou’s instructional centers are creating a K – 12 network to transform teaching and learning.
During an evening event, Punahou 'ohana guests experienced a sneak peek of the innovation and invention happening in D. Kenneth Richardson ’48 Learning Lab in Mamiya Science Center, which supports Punahou's future K – 12 Learning Commons.