Extended Learning
Co-Curricular Programs

Hawaiian Arts

HĀ offers cultural immersion opportunities for students in kindergarten – grade 12 in a creative and fun environment.

Program Dates for 2024 - 2025

Fall Semester: August 19 - December 21, 2024
Spring Semester: January 13 - April 4, 2025

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  • What to expect

    The program teaches life skills and Hawaiian values through mele (songs,) oli (chants), arts and crafts, and other explorations in the Hawaiian culture.

    Hawaiian arts cannot be separated from the culture, language and values of Hawaiʻi. An integration of all these areas, including the use of ʻŌlelo (Hawaiian language) are incorporated into the curriculum and classroom activities in order to enhance second language skills, cultural perspectives, and a greater sense of self- and social awareness.

    Classes are appropriate for students with little or no experience, as well as for those who have studied the language and/or culture.

Additional Information

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  • Days, Times and Fees

    See the course catalog for specific times and fees.
  • Instructors

    The HĀ program offers qualified, professional faculty, many of whom are active, and well-respected educators and leaders in the community.

    Kumu Hula Doreen Doo
    Lia Sheehan
    Leilehua Utu

    Cory Mau
    Wil Tafolo

    Leilehua Utu
    Director, Hawaiian Arts
  • Escorting

    Parents enrolling K – grade 5 students should review the information about escorting.
The admission of any student in the School’s extended learning programs is at the sole and absolute discretion of Punahou School in accordance with applicable laws. Admission criteria may be modified from time to time without notice by the School. Furthermore, students with past due billing accounts may not be eligible to enroll in these programs until their accounts are brought current. All payments made to the School will be allocated first towards unpaid Punahou tuition.

Co-Curricular Programs Office

Bishop Hall
Hours: M – F, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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