Support and Services

Academic, Learning and Social Emotional Support

In all divisions of the school there are deans, counselors and learning support specialists who comprise teams to provide student support in the areas of academic counseling, social emotional counseling and learning support. We recognize that students have diverse needs and are impacted by a variety of factors. When students struggle, early intervention is key to effectively addressing learning and social/emotional/behavioral needs. If you have questions about your child’s needs, please contact your child’s dean/administrative dean.


A program is carefully followed in an effort to improve each student’s physical and psychological health, to prevent disease or to control its spread, to maintain satisfactory community hygiene and safety, and to administer first aid for injuries that may occur during the school day.

Campus Safety

Punahou’s 76-acre campus is a welcoming place for students and supports learning, sports, co-curricular activities as well as play and socializing. The campus also hosts families and community members attending the diverse activities and events on campus. The safety of students on campus is a high priority for the School.

Food Services

Punahou’s food services encompass the logistics of feeding over 3,600 students and 600 faculty and staff daily with a choice of offerings in the dining rooms and snack bar. The school continues its commitment to providing healthy food options with emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat, high-protein meats, and locally grown meats and produce. There is a minimal amount of processed foods served, no artificial trans fats, no high fructose corn syrups and no deep-fat fried foods. The cafeteria also puts an emphasis on sustainable choices in its operation. A menu is published monthly, sent to Junior School homerooms, posted in the Academy and is available at with links published each month in the Source, the parent e-newsletter. The menu is subject to change. 

Students are expected to respect their cafeteria by using courtesy and common sense in behavior, especially related to quantities of food selected, and to appropriately clean up lunch and snack materials. This is an expectation of all Punahou students.

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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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