Kindergarten – Grade 3

Kindergarten Applicants

Developing a love for learning – whether through play, personalization, or exploration – along with becoming respectful, empathetic, collaborative members of a larger community is at the heart of a place where teachers learn alongside students every day and where love and kindness are valued. Each year we welcome 150 new students for the incoming Kindergarten class across six classrooms.

Application Deadline was October 1, 2022

Applications are no longer being accepted

Age Eligibility

Punahou regularly reviews its admission policies to ensure we are following best practices. In an effort to promote greater gender equality in our application process, we have decided to move to a gender neutral age eligibility range. As we make this transition, the age or grade level requirements are as follows:
Academic Year 2023 – 2024
Boys: Born between June 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018
Girls: Born between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018
From the 2024 – 2025 academic year, Kindergarten applicants eligibility will be between August 1 – July 31.

Grades 1 – 3 Applicants

Openings in Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3 are based on attrition. It is not unusual that we experience 100% re-enrollment in these grades.

Application Deadline was November 15, 2022

Applications are no longer being accepted

Application Eligibility

Applicants that were wait pooled last year are eligible to apply for these grades. If you were not wait pooled, or did not apply last year, please contact the Admissions office for more information

Admissions at Punahou School

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