Public service is an essential part of a Punahou education. By connecting students to a broader sense of community, service projects inspire them to realize a more equitable world.
Luke Center for Public Service is the hub for service initiatives that span kindergarten through grade 12. These include community service, such as volunteering and philanthropy; service learning that links activities to the curriculum; and social entrepreneurship, which guides students to become effective agents of social change.
Alongside social responsibility, Punahou cultivates an ethos of environmental stewardship among all grade levels. Students lead the way with encouraging healthy changes that promote resource conservation, including eliminating single-use plastics and reducing energy consumption on campus. The School has installed large-scale photo-voltaic systems, adjusted its irrigation and water use, and constructed new building complexes to rigorous LEED-certified standards. Punahou also is moving toward achieving full energy self-sufficiency.