Instilling in students a true passion for learning throughout a lifetime is the ultimate aim of a Punahou education. A Punahou education celebrates diversity and inspires excellence all while recognizing the individuality of each child. Students move through their path from Kindergarten to grade 12 in developmentally appropriate ways with care from teachers and staff that help make a large school feel smaller. Students are supported in self-discovery and develop character traits and habits of mind that prepare them to make a difference in the world.

The following 2020 – 2021 course information will assist you in understanding course selection procedures and requirements for graduation. Punahou awards a diploma to each student who earns at least 22 credits during four years of high school and who meets the course requirements described in this catalog. It is the responsibility of each student to take all required courses needed to meet graduation requirements.