After School 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 most of these after school programs to all students throughout the community, though a select few are only available to Punahou students (see below).


Registration for 2019 – 2020

Begins June 24, noon
Fall deadline is July 22, 2019
Spring deadline is Dec 2, 2019
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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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Chess is open to students in grades 2 – 12 and welcomes students who are new to chess and those with experience.

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

Not all styles and courses are available at each grade level.

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

Karate is offered to Punahou students ONLY.

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Language and Culture

LACES elementary language program in French and Spanish is open to students in grades K – 6. Two levels, beginning and continuing, are available with classes offered one day a week.

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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The Tennis School offers a wide variety of development programs challenging students in grades 1 – 12, at all skill levels. Group and private lessons available, as well as invitational programs and USTA Junior Team Tennis.

Adult students also accepted.

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

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.