1601 Punahou St.
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 944-5711
Punahou School is a co-ed, private non-sectarian educational institution in Honolulu, Hawaii. It was founded in 1841 and was formerly known as the Oahu College. The school offers quality Kindergarten to Grade 12 education to students. Its curriculum is composed of the Junior School (from Kindergarten to the twelfth grade) and the Academy (from Grade 9 to Grade 12). Punahou School is the largest private educational institution in the United States with about 3,700 student enrollees.
Punahou School has the distinction of being the “greenest” school in the U.S. The campus is very clean and well-maintained. Its facilities are also state-of-the-art with wireless infrastructure and integrated technology equipment for the children. The school also has three libraries and a wide array of media services available to the students.
Aside from its quality academic program, the school also boasts of a very good athletics program. Punahou School’s sports program has been included by the “Sports Illustrated” magazine as one of the best among all high schools in the country. The school's athletic program ranked fourth in the magazine’s list. The institution also offers visual and performing arts.
Punahou School also has known personalities in its list of alumni. Among them were Democratic standard bearer Sen. Barack Obama and America Online founder Steve Case.
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