Student attire reflects the collective values of our school community, along with respect for self, safety, good health, self-expression, accountability and comfort. A student’s grooming and attire should not interfere with his or her learning or that of another student.
Generally, Punahou expects clothing and hairstyles that are neat, clean and appropriate in a school setting. If a student’s chosen appearance is not in compliance with the age-appropriate guidelines, they may be required to change or modify their attire.
Attire and grooming that are deemed inappropriate will be reported to deans, who will assign demerits based on the number of previous violations. Students who establish a pattern of violations may have the privilege of working off demerits revoked, and habitual disregard for this policy may result in disciplinary action.
If in doubt whether clothing is approved, students can consult with deans. Deans’ decisions on the appropriateness of attire will be considered final.
This policy is in effect on campus on school days during the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. It is also in effect during Summer School.