Extended Learning
Summer School

Registration and Policies

2022 Summer School Registration Dates

February 16 at noon
Summer School Course Catalog available
February 25 at noon
Current Punahou students, entering grades 1 – 3
March 1 at noon
Current Punahou students, entering grades 4 – 5
March 4 at noon
Current Punahou students, entering grades 6 – 12
March 8 at noon
Siblings of current Punahou students
March 11 at noon
Visiting Family Registration begins
April 14 at 4 p.m.
Registration Deadline

Registration and Policies

List of 8 items.

  • Absences/Attendance

    If your child will stay home from school due to illness, their attendance for the day will be captured through your completion of the Daily Health Check-in App. Absences for reasons other than health should be reported before 8 a.m. to the Summer School Attendance Office and each program office relating to your student’s classes for each day the student is absent.

    K - 8
    summerattendance@punahou.edu or 808.943.3200

    Music School
    musicschool@punahou.edu or 808.944.5829

    Dance School
    danceschool@punahou.edu or 808.944.5829

    Tennis School
    tennisschool@punahou.edu or 808.944.5835

    Punahou Aquatics (PAQ)
    paq@punahou.edu or 808.944.5835

    Extended Absences 
    Due to the unique design of Summer School, distance learning options will not be provided to students needing an extended absence. Depending on the student’s age and summer school course teachers may be able to provide work for students. Refunds for missed Summer Programs classes due to extended absences, including COVID-19 requirements for recommended testing and quarantine at home, will not be provided.

    Private Lesson Attendance Policy
    Language, Music and Tennis

    With the exception of lesson cancellations initiated by the school or instructor, make-up lessons or refunds are not provided for summer private lessons
  • Age Requirement

    In order to enroll into our Kindergarten Experience course, boys must be five years old by June 30, 2022 and girls must be five years old by September 30, 2022.
  • Cancellations and Withdrawals

    Once the registration has been submitted, courses are confirmed, and cancellation fees will apply. Requests for cancellations or course changes should be emailed to the Summer School office at summerschool@punahou.edu. Requests will be processed in the order received and enrollment will be subject to availability.

    For course cancellations:
    • On or Before April 14 - $50 cancellation fee per course
    • After April 14 - Prior to Course Start Date - 50% of tuition
    • No refund after Course Start Date
    For complete withdrawals:
    • On or Before April 14 - flat $100
    • After April 14 - Prior to Course Start Date - 50% of tuition
    • No refund after Course Start Date
  • Late Registration

    Once the registration deadline has passed, requests for late registrations should be emailed to the Summer School Office at summerschool@punahou.edu.  Requests will be processed in the order received, and students will be registered on a space-available basis. A non-refundable $50 per student late fee will be charged at the time of enrollment.
  • Lunch Options

    Kindergarten – grade 5 students who are enrolled in Afternoon Enrichment will have the option to choose a regular or vegetarian lunch for an additional fee.
    Students who are not enrolled in Afternoon Enrichment and have a class/activity that begins at 1 p.m. will be enrolled into Supervised Period from noon – 1 p.m. Students in the Supervised Period will need to bring snacks, lunch and a water bottle daily.
    Grades 6 – 8 students may bring home lunch or purchase lunch from the snack bar.
  • Out-of-State/International/Homeschool Requirements

    Criteria for admission this summer: all registered students must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.

    English Proficiency
    Punahou Summer School does not offer ESL (English as a Second Language) courses. It is required that all students have the ability to understand and communicate (i.e.; read, write, speak) in English at the appropriate grade level. This will ensure the safety of each student and enable your child to have a positive summer experience. No accommodations will be made for English language learners, and that the school reserves the right to modify schedules or remove students from courses if it deems appropriate.

    Hawaii State Department of Health Requirements for Schools
    Students who are attending school for the first time in Hawaii (which include International, continental U.S. residents, and homeschool students) must meet the State of Hawaii assessment requirements and provide a TB clearance that has been administered within 12 months prior to the start of Summer School.

    All applicants must have a U.S. licensed physician, NP, APRN, or PA complete and sign the Punahou Summer School 2022 Tuberculosis form to confirm that the student is free from TB. The Hawaii Department of Health Form will also be accepted.

    The following are acceptable forms of TB screens or tests.
    • Negative Risk Screen – for students who have been residing in the U.S. only.
    • Negative TB skin test (Mantoux) – This test must be performed in the U.S. by a U.S. licensed physician, APRN or PA.
    • Quantiferon Gold blood test/ T-Spot Test– These tests can be performed in the U.S. and in most foreign countries. If the test is not performed in the U.S., results can be submitted to any Hawaii Department of Health Public Health Clinics or to a U.S. licensed physician who will provide a U.S. issued TB clearance.
    • Positive TB test and Negative Chest X-Ray – The chest x-ray must be performed in the U.S. by a U.S. licensed physician, APRN or PA.

    Medical/Travel Insurance
    We request that Continental U.S. students have medical and/or travel insurance for the safety of their child and to ensure proper medical care.
  • Supervision K – Grade 8

    Please be aware that students will be a part of multiple cohorts throughout the summer session and that class enrollments could be comprised of students from different cohorts and grade levels. Aligning with the school's supervision policies, Kindergarten - grade 8 students will not be allowed to remain on campus unsupervised at any time. Families must enroll their children in Afternoon Enrichment (K - 5) or Middle School Afternoon Supervision (6 - 8) if they are not able to pick up students within 30 minutes of their last class OR if there is a break of longer than 15 minutes before or after their classes.

    Students in grades K - 8 who are not registered in Afternoon Enrichment or Middle School Afternoon Supervision and have a 1 p.m. class or activity will be enrolled in “Supervised Period” to ensure they are accounted for and have a safe place to eat their lunch before heading to their afternoon class. Students must be enrolled in a course immediately prior to the start of Supervised Period to qualify. This program is offered at no cost to families, and students will need to bring a home lunch and drink daily.

    Kindergarten to grade 5 students are not allowed to walk themselves to and from their afternoon classes/lessons. Only students enrolled in Afternoon Enrichment and/or Supervised Period will be escorted to their afternoon classes. Programs will coordinate drop off and pickup locations for students coming to campus if they are enrolled in an afternoon class or lesson only. Parents must remain in their card and are not allowed to escort their child to class.
  • Waitlists

    Waitlists are processed as spaces become available.  Priority will be given to current Punahou students. Families will be contacted when an opening occurs.  All waitlists registrations will be cleared by May 20, 2022.

    Kindergarten Experience Waitlist - priority will be given to incoming students for the 2022 – 2023 school year. Movement off the waitlist will be prioritized based on completion of the Punahou enrollment process.


Summer School Program Office
K – 8 and non-credit Academy courses
Bishop Hall
808.943.3693 Fax

Academy Summer School Office
9 – 12 Academy Credit Bearing Courses

Punahou Health

Punahou is carefully monitoring the latest developments regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). Please visit our Health page for the latest updates.

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The admission of any student in the School’s after school 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.