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Guiding Principles

Social, Emotional, Ethical Learning

At Punahou, cultivating social and emotional intelligence and ethical awareness is just as important as academic rigor for true college preparation.

We strive to foster within Punahou students a sense of personal and social responsibility – to demonstrate empathy and compassion, embrace diversity and become moral, engaged citizens.

This is the kind of highly self-aware, intrinsically motivated thinking that social and emotional learning is all about. Each student is nurtured toward wholeness of mind and spirit, emotion and logic, intellect and intuition.
 
Students have multiple touchpoints with adults across campus, including deans, advisors, faculty and counselors. These adults act as full-time listeners, mentors, advocates and communication partners amongst students, teachers and the School, ensuring everyone is on the same page and the same team for a child’s growth.