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Punahou School has embarked on a 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

This April, students brought Dr. Seuss’ beloved characters to life and transported the audience in Dillingham Hall from the Jungle of Nool to Circus McGurkus. Presented by Punahou middle school students, the fantastical musical extravaganza of “Seussical JR.” embodied a message of perseverance and loyalty.

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Punahou’s lush campus is home to a family of Fairy Terns, or Manu O Kū. The protected birds, which are seabirds that dwell in urban areas, have offered students, especially the young learners, “interesting opportunities for learning about environmental protection and governmental policy,” says Junior School Principal Paris Priore-Kim ’76.

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Down early in a 12-0 hole, the Saint Louis Crusaders crawled their way out and nearly marched themselves to victory but ultimately fell to Punahou, 12-8, Wednesday evening at Hans L'Orange Field in a make-up game that was originally scheduled for April 5.

Today at Punahou

“As we celebrate these milestones – Punahou’s enduring commitment to need-based financial aid and the 25th anniversary of Wo International Center – we affirm their impact upon our students whose purposeful lives will shape and improve the world.”

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Alumni Stories

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.

Monte Costa ’74

Salt spray, jostling waves and sudden downpours: These are certainly not ideal conditions for a camera. For Hokule‘a photographer Monte Costa ’74, these factors are just a part of the job as she braves the elements to create her iconic images.

Ku'u Punahou

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