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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

Punahou School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1330
647 responses
Average ACT
30
205 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 190 responses
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  • Carnival
    25%
  • Variety Show
    16%
  • Academy Camp
    14%
  • Football games
    12%
  • Flaming P
    11%
  • Graduation
    6%
  • Holoku Pageant
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,768
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Poll
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.63 responses
Poll
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.63 responses
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.63 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$70,527
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,441
National
$949
Median Home Value
$688,200
National
$184,700
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Punahou School Reviews

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I love the diversity in the faculty and staff because it helps to create an even more diverse community where our mentors have a wide range of experiences. The diversity is also apparent in the variety of teaching styles that allow students to discover how they learn best.

Because the high school is run similar to college, it really prepares students for college and how to manage their time and juggle extracurriculars, family commitments, and school. Academically, ones GPA may drop because it is more challenging that public school, but the experience and challenge is very beneficial for the growth of students.

Punahou has been making a lot of upgrades to its facilities. New buildings (that are Net Zero) are being built as well as the Kenneth Richardson Learning Lab in Mamiya Science Center that provides students with access to an array of machines.
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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.
Punahou is one of these places with the most abundant resources at your fingertips and yet still has an extremely warm feeling to it. It is such a nurturing and kind place and a great school for children to grow. I would only recommend this school, or any private school, for only high school or maybe middle school and high school only. Kids that go to the same private institution with the same classmates from grades K-12 are a little socially awkward, sheltered, and lack a general cultural awareness of what life is outside of these walls. But from the school's perspective, they will have 100% met their goals of providing a safe, innovative, exploratory style of education for children to flourish both analytically, creatively, and morally.