All applications and supporting documents will be submitted online through Blackbaud Enrollment Management System.
The standard points of entry are at Kindergarten and grades 4, 6, 7 and 9, although new students enter Punahou at all grade levels. In grades 1 – 3, 5, 8 and 10 – 12, the number of openings is contingent upon withdrawals. Applications for grades 1 – 3 and 5 are only accepted from applicants who were placed in the previous year's wait pool. Competition at each grade can be keen, and there are usually more qualified applicants than spaces. Schoolwide, there are typically 1,800 applications for approximately 500 spaces.