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HĀ (Hawaiian Arts)

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

Program Dates for 2019 – 2020  
Fall semester 8/19/19 – 12/18/19
Spring semester 1/13/20 – 4/9/20

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 Hawai‘i. An integration of all these areas, including the use of ‘Olelo (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.

Days, Times and Fees

Classes are held only on days when the Junior School is in session. See the course catalog or registration application for specific times and fees.

Escorting K – Grade 3

Parents enrolling K – grade 3 students should review the information about escorting.


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

Pōmaika'i Keawe Lyman
Wil Tafolo

Leilehua Utu
Director, Hawaiian Arts

Norma Morichika

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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.