Extended Learning
Summer School

Registration Policies

2021 Registration Dates

February 16 at noon
Summer Course Catalog Available

March 3 at noon
Registration begins for Punahou Families

March 10 at noon
Registration begins for Visiting Families

April 15 at 4 p.m.
Registration Deadline

Registration and Policies

List of 6 items.

  • Age Requirement

    In order to enroll into our Kindergarten Experience course, boys must be five years old by June 30, 2021 and girls must be five years old by September 30, 2021.
  • 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 15 - $50 cancellation fee per course
    • After April 15 - Prior to Start Date - 50% of tuition
    • No refund after Start Date

    For complete withdrawals:
    • On or Before April 15 - flat $100
    • After April 15 - Prior to Start Date - 50% of tuition
    • No refund after 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.
  • Out-of-State/International/Homeschool Requirements

    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 2021 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 International and 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

    Kindergarten – Grade 8 students are not allowed to remain on campus unsupervised at anytime.  Students not enrolled in an afternoon course will need to be picked up by 12:30 p.m.
  • 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 21, 2021.


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

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The admission of any student in Punahou’s Summer 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.