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+
Address
1601 Punahou Street
Honolulu, HI 96821
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Telephone
(808) 944-3580
Organization Memberships
NAIS

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
539 responses
Average ACT
30
157 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Carnival
    25%
  • Variety Show
    16%
  • Academy Camp
    14%
  • Football games
    12%
  • Flaming P
    11%
  • An all grade camp retreat
    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.39 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Poll
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
Poll
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 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.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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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.
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Punahou is one of the few High schools that prepare you for college. My schedule is set up just as if I were in a University. The teachers are all incredible and have a personality of their own, making learning exciting! They leave their schedule open, so you can go to talk to them on their breaks if you have any questions or just want to pick their brain. Sports is a big part of Punahou identity. We take pride in whatever it is we do, winning multiple state titles every year. Our campus is located in Manoa. Punahou is often rated as the best high school in Hawaii and one of the best high schools in the nation. Even though we have a highly regarded school, there is a rich diversity of cultures. Just like any other school, it is what you make of it. All the resources are there, it just depends if you are going to use them or not. Go puns!
Punahou School provides students with an excellent education with amazing faculty and facilities. Punahou is a very diverse school allowing students to meet and interact with others of very similar or different backgrounds and create life long relationships. The academics at Punahou are rigorous, however, this allows students to fully engage with those around them and ultimately experience personal growth. Lastly, Punahou provides an incredible amount of opportunities. Opportunities such as joining a club, working on campus, or even traveling abroad. These opportunities allow students to experience new things, meet new people, and learn a lot about themselves. Punahou is an outstanding school for these reasons and many more.