For 175 years, Punahou School has integrated its tradition of academic excellence with a mission-driven promise to realize the full potential of each child. Along the way, we have made history. Though we are among the largest independent K – 12 schools in the United States – with a global community of nearly 30,000 alumni – a Punahou education is intimate, guided by a philosophy of learning that emphasizes each student’s personal journey of self-discovery.



Punahou students are not only accomplished academically, they pursue their curiosities and passions.They are guided by values of social responsibility and moral leadership, ultimately using their talents to lead purposeful lives that help to improve the human condition. Punahou graduates have gone on to become U.S. senators; decorated generals; Olympic medalists; Pulitzer, Grammy, Emmy andTony award winners; global entrepreneurs; educational pioneers; presidential appointees; and more.Their achievements represent a significant contribution to the economic, cultural, social and political life of our country, and demonstrate how one institution’s educational vision and values can impact the world.



The celebration of Punahou’s anniversary this year was an opportunity not just to look back upon the School’s accomplishments, but to chart the journey ahead.With unprecedented changes in teaching and learning, Punahou is poised to deepen and share its learning with the world. Exciting evolutions in pedagogy, learning environments, technology and the global reality our children will inherit have inspired Punahou’s own evolution as one of the thought leaders in 21st century K – 12 education.



Focusing on three key areas of growth in the years ahead – People, Place and Purpose – Punahou has launched a historic comprehensive campaign that will support essential transformations in teaching and learning. Ku‘u Punahou, with a goal of $175 million, will help our school to realize its promise in the coming years. We invite you to join us by visiting