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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
Punahou School is a top rated, private school located in Honolulu, HI. It has 3,768 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. Tuition is $23,850 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 99% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
1601 Punahou Street
Honolulu, HI 96821
Telephone
(808) 944-3580

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$23,850
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1320
612 responses
Average ACT
30
195 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 181 responses
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  • Carnival
    25%
  • Variety Show
    16%
  • Academy Camp
    14%
  • Football games
    12%
  • Flaming P
    10%
  • Holoku Pageant
    6%
  • An all grade camp retreat
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,768
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Poll
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.61 responses
Poll
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.61 responses
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.61 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$67,630
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,386
National
$949
Median Home Value
$660,200
National
$184,700
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Punahou School Reviews

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Punahou was the best experience of my life! I want to send my own kids here. I attended Punahou from kindergarten through my senior year. The environment is amazing. I made friends for life as well as connections with my teachers and coaches. Punahou sets you up for success in your future endeavors, and is always encouraging and supportive.
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I personally loved everything about Punahou! It prepared and gave me all the necessary tools needed to be successful in college and beyond through the many opportunities offered each year. The famous annual Punahou Carnival allowed me to grow and develop my leadership skills in a safe and fun atmosphere while the Senior Variety show let me connect and bond with my class for the last time before graduation through dancing and singing. Punahou inspired me to strive for excellence in whatever I do, but also to pay my education forward by giving back to the community whenever I can. Punahou allows each student to grow and develop as an individual and will do whatever possible to assist each student to reach their maximum potential as both a student and person! As for Punahou's future, I see the school not only continuing to make positive learning atmospheres, but also further advancing its connections within the community.
Provides lots of variety and is well respected for its academic excellence, diversity, extracurricular activities including sports and clubs. Students also participate in community activities and one semester class is dedicated to volunteerism for charities. As with many large schools, there is not enough attention devoted to the regular bullying and meanness that is under the surface of the school. And as is prevalent in our culture, the adoration devoted to football creates egotistical, immature boys. For such a supposedly progressive respected school, not enough training for the teachers or education for the students on a consistent basis to address age old bullying. Many of the students are mean with very little empathy and cliquey.