Registration and Policies

Registration for After School Programs must be completed online by a parent or legal guardian. Applications are processed by the Co-Curricular Programs office in the order they are submitted. If a requested course is not available at the time the application is processed, families will be notified and offered available alternate opportunities. Final course confirmations are mailed to all families in the beginning of August. When registering, the student’s grade level and course selection should correspond to their grade level for the upcoming school year.

Key Dates for 2019 – 2020 After School Programs

June 3, noon                                      Course catalog available online
June 24, noon Registration begins
July 22 Fall registration deadline
August 14  First day of School
December 2 Spring registration deadline
December 19 – January 3, 2020 Winter Break
January 7, 2020 School Resumes
March 16 – 27, 2020 Spring Break
May 27, 2020 Last Day of Classes K – 8
May 28, 2020 Last Day of Academy Exams

Step 1

Plan your schedule and select courses

Start by browsing available courses in the course catalog. You will need the course numbers from the catalog to make your selections while registering.

Use the Scheduling Worksheet to plan your child's after school activities. Parents may register for both fall and spring semesters at this time. When planning your child's after school activities, remember that your child has just finished a full day of school. Please be sensitive to your child's needs and abilities; allow enough time in between activities for travel (30 minutes minimum required for K – grade 3 to allow time for travel, rest, and snack).

Remember that students in K – Grade 5 are not allowed to remain on campus unsupervised after school.

Step 2

Register online

Access the online registration application and follow the instructions there to provide your information and apply for courses. You should have the Course Catalog open when completing your registration, as the application does not contain course information.

Follow the preview, print and submit instructions in the online registration application carefully. Once you have electronically signed your application and selected "Print and Submit," your application will be automatically submitted to the Co-Curricular Programs Office and all fees will apply. If you need to make any changes, call the Co-Curricular Programs Office. 

Courses are subject to enrollment and may be closed if full, or cancelled if there is insufficient enrollment.

Step 3

Submit payment

Fees for Punahou students will automatically be billed to their account prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters. Fees for Non-Punahou students are payable by check and cannot be billed to any account.

Parents of non-Punahou students must electronically sign the General Release, Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement Form, and mail the following to the Co-Curricular Programs Office within 7 days:

  • a check payable to ‘Punahou School” for the total fees for all fall activities,
  • the student’s Payment Voucher Form

Note that registrations will be cancelled if these items are not received within 7 days.

Step 4


Class confirmations are mailed in early August (for fall) and late November (for spring). Program-specific information is provided with the confirmation.



If your child will not be attending an activity for the day, please notify each specific program office by telephone or email. This greatly assists teachers and staff in taking attendance and reduces lost time looking for absent students and frees all of us from worry. See the individual program descriptions for contact numbers.

Music School Attendance Policy

The policy for private lessons allows a maximum of two make-up lessons per semester for absences due to the student's illness or approved academically-related school activities. In case of illness, contact the Music School by 9 a.m. on the morning of the lesson at the latest. For planned school activities, advise the Music School at least one day prior to the lesson. Extended absences due to illness or injuries will be arranged between teacher, parent and director on a case-by-case basis. There are no make-up lessons for group lessons or classes.

Escorting K – Grade 3

All Kindergarten – grade 3 students who are enrolled in an after school activity that begins at 3:15 p.m. or earlier will be picked up immediately after school by a faculty or staff member and escorted to their activity (see Music School exception below). Parents are otherwise responsible for their children.

Students in grades 4 and up are allowed to travel to and from their after school activities on their own; however, parents are responsible for arranging safe and appropriate supervision of their child before and after class.

Only students in grades 6 and above are allowed to escort younger students after school or between Co-Curricular classes.

After School Care

Kindergarten – grade 3 students who are enrolled in After School Care (ASC) will be escorted to and from Aquatics, Dance, HA (Hawaiian Arts), Karate, Language, Music and Tennis. If your child is enrolled in any other activities (e.g., wresting, tutoring, robotics, etc.), please make arrangements to have your child walked to and from ASC. Unfortunately, the ASC staff and schedule cannot accommodate these additional activities.

Music School

Due to distance, walking services to Montague Hall for private music lessons and group piano classes are available at 3 p.m. or later, and only to students who are enrolled in ASC on the day of their class or lesson. If your child is enrolled in Music, please ensure that his/her lesson is scheduled no earlier than 3 p.m., unless you can make other arrangements for safe escort.

Late Registration

Registration applications received after July 22, 2019 (for fall) and December 2, 2019 (for spring) will be charged a late fee of $50 and will be registered on a space available basis. There will be no charge if the registration cannot be confirmed.

Withdrawals and Refunds

Class confirmations will be mailed by each program in early August (for fall) and late November (for spring). Once the registration deadlines have passed, the following withdrawal and refund policies apply for 2019 – 2020:

After School Care
Withdrawal Date Refund Policy
Fall semester before 9/15 Pro-rata refund, less a $50 fee
Fall semester on or after 9/15 No refund
Spring semester before 1/31 Pro-rata refund, less a $50 fee
Spring semester on or after 1/31 No refund
Withdrawal Date Refund Policy
Prior to the second class or private lesson Full refund, less a $50 fee
After the second private lesson Pro-rata refund, less a $50 fee
After the second class No refund
SAT Prep
Withdrawal Date Refund Policy
Prior to the first class Full refund, less a $50 fee
After the first class No refund
All Other Programs 
Withdrawal Date Refund Policy
Prior to the second class Full refund, less a $50 fee
After the second class No refund


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.