Co-Curricular Programs

Punahou offers fee-based after school programs that allow students to deeply engage in learning, in a fun and challenging way that is the trademark of a Punahou education. These programs expand learning time and provide opportunities for growth in a variety of subjects and interests.

Punahou is pleased to offer these after school programs to all students throughout the community, with the exception of After School Care which is only available to Punahou students.

As the school continues to monitor the rapidly evolving developments with COVID-19, and to align with preparations that are being taken for students’ return in the fall, all Co-Curricular course offerings (with the exception of After School Care) have temporarily been modified to an online distance format. Registrations are being offered for the first quarter only at this time to allow the opportunity for programming changes to occur in the second quarter should conditions change. In the event that programs are able to start limited in-person instruction while following state, federal and school guidelines, programs will communicate with families directly.

Please visit the Punahou Health page for up to date information on the school’s response to COVID-19, and contact us at if there are any questions.

Registration for 2020 - 2021 Co-Curricular Programs

  • July 15, noon - 19 - Returning 2019 - 2020 Co-Curricular Students Early Registration (course-specific)
  • July 22, noon - Punahou Families Registration
  • July 29, noon - Visiting Families Registration
  • August 5 - Registration Ends

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Registration link will be available starting on July 15, noon.

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Swim School is open to swimmers in grades K – 5 who are at the Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced levels of swimming.

Punahou Aquatics is a year-round competitive program for swimmers in grades 2 – 12.

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Punahou Dance School offers a broad range of classes in ballet, jazz, tap, street dance and musical theatre to students in Kindergarten - grade 12.

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Karate is a martial arts program for students in grades 1 – 5 that focuses on character development and physical fitness while students learn basic to intermediate skills.


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Language and Culture

LACES elementary language program in French and Spanish for students in grades K – 6 will not be offered at this time. Classes may resume after Quarter 1 when classes can return to a classroom model. 

After School Language in Hawaiian, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese for K – grade 5 students provides a cultural and theme-based language environment that challenges students in age-appropriate ways to become capable and confident communicators through activities and play.

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Students experience music as an integral part of human expression through instruction that inspires participation, independence, and life-long love and learning of music.

Individual and group instruction available (varies by instrument) to students pre–Kindergarten – grade 12.

Adult students are also accepted.

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SAT Prep

SAT Prep courses are open to students in grades 10 – 12 (available to both Punahou and non-Punahou students). Courses are available in the fall and during the summer as a Summer School offering.

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Throughout the school’s theatre arts curriculum and co-curriculum, students in grades 6 - 12 learn to express ideas through theatrical concepts that range from simple, imaginative role playing to full-scale productions.

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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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Co-Curricular Programs Office
Bishop Hall
Hours: M – F, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

2020 - 2021 



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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.