Oahu K-12 Schools

At Honolulu Waldorf, music molds students into competent communicators
How an education rich in musical learning helps Waldorf students thrive read story
Punahou second-graders explore creativity, commerce, community
Punahou School second graders get a head start at building their own agora in which to exchange goods, services and intellectual capital read story
Mid-Pacific expands storytelling capacity with virtual reality technology
How Mid-Pacific is using Virtual Reality teaching tools to ready its pupils to solve the real-world problems of a 21st century, global society read story
Iolani School campus expansion develops new K-12 opportunities
‘Iolani School is making big moves to expand its capacity for preparing the next generation of engaged community leaders read story
Mid-Pacific entrepreneur lab preps students to catalyze societal change
Mid-Pacific launches a new program to train the next generation of social entrepreneurs read story
Depth perception
Through unique opportunities and partnerships with innovative leaders in the high technology field, Mid-Pacific is providing its students with a strong foundation for success in the 21st century read story
Give, grad, grow
Island Pacific Academy, an independent school on O‘ahu’s southwest coast, is finding new ways to give back to the island community read story
Sculpting self
Hands-on learning in the arts takes students on a journey of discovery crucial to shaping them into empathetic, reflective adults read story
Greater gifts
A novel partnership between schools is providing students with learning differences the resources they need to succeed read story
Track to the future
A new suite of programs offered at Maryknoll School aims to put its students on track to succeed in the changing work environment of the 21st century read story
The queen's legacy
For 150 years, the St. Andrew's Schools have faithfully carried out the mission of their inspirational founder, Queen Emma, to develop caring, courageous, selfless leaders of tomorrow read story
Voice in the world
Honolulu Waldorf School uses academics and arts to connect head and hands read story
Celebrating the commons
A decades-old tradition continues as Hanahau‘oli approaches its centennial read story
Prepping good boys
The Priory is the big sister in a new coordinate program tending to the full emotional and social needs of boys read story
Building a path for women leaders
The new Priory in the City program is connecting young women directly to career experiences read story
Upgrading school
Innovating 21st century schools at Mid-Pacific read story
Hearts and minds
‘Iolani School's hospice class is nurturing emotionally-resilient, compassionate young people read story
Growing Assets
Twice the campuses means more support for keiki as Assets celebrates 60 years read story
The Chase Project
How the philosophy of learning by doing inspires the students of Hanahau‘oli School to use their skills and knowledge to make the world a better place read story
Impact radius
Real problems, real solutions help students to understand the real world read story
A school on a mission
Nine decades of providing a caring, compassionate education read story
Building bridges
During their senior year experience, the students of Pacific Buddhist Academy learn to connect themselves to their communities. read story
Saint Francis School

Established in 1924, the mission of Saint Francis School is to provide a “Quality Catholic Education in a Spirit of Joy.” The Christian atmosphere and philosophy of the school is to provide a great moral and spiritual foundation for its students. With its courtyards and open spaces, the quiet and beauty of the campus provides an outstanding environment in which to study. The belief at Saint Francis is that all children are capable of learning and can become self-reliant, contributing members of their church, local communities and global society.

‘Iolani School

Academic excellence and personal growth flourish in an atmosphere that is challenging and competitive, yet caring and nurturing. Through dynamic and personalized instruction in a multitude of disciplines, 'Iolani develops liberally educated, well-rounded individuals who are well prepared for college and ready to assume their responsibilities as active, moral citizens.


Mid-Pacific is a school with a rich history of innovation. In a world of evolving technology, Mid-Pacific faculty embrace an evolving platform, to prepare students for the future. With an immersive suite of technology programs that utilizes state-of-the-art equipment, innovation on the Mid-Pacific campus is scanned digitally, printed in 3-D and experienced in virtual reality. The Mid-Pacific classroom is an environment where learning is fun and engaging, and where students are challenged to question, inquire and imagine.

Honolulu Waldorf School

At Honolulu Waldorf School, the goal in educating each child is to help them find meaning, passion and purpose in life, and to contribute to the creation of a better world for all. Through a curriculum based on the developmental stages of the human being and on the integration of art and academics, Waldorf children learn to meet the world with clear and creative thinking, compassion and moral strength, and with the courage and freedom to act.

Hanahau‘oli School

Hanahau‘oli School is dedicated to educational excellence by making learning exciting, challenging and enjoyable. Hanahau‘oli is committed to learning by doing. The school integrates the essential skills and concepts of the basic disciplines, promotes critical and creative thinking and emphasizes the important role of the arts as an expression of self and culture. The learning environment also integrates school life with the home and world, and encourages partnerships within the community. The Hanahau‘oli child develops as a unique individual, with a deep sense of groundedness, demonstrated by a respect and responsibility to self and others within a diverse and global society.

Pacific Buddhist Academy

Pacific Buddhist Academy is an independent college preparatory high school located right outside downtown Honolulu, and part of a coordinated system of Buddhist education, pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The mission at PBA is to prepare students for college through academic excellence; to enrich their lives with Buddhist values; and to develop their courage to nurture peace.

Punahou School

Located in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, Punahou is the largest coeducational, independent K–12 school on a single campus in the United States. Students at Punahou have unparalleled opportunities to cultivate their unique interests and talents under the guidance of attentive and caring teachers. Rigorous academics, robust programs in athletics and the arts, and an array of co-curricular opportunities offer an integrated, 21st-century education for the whole child.

Maryknoll School

Rooted in the Catholic faith, Maryknoll School is a nurturing and welcoming community that values academic excellence, lifelong learning, service to others, and the courage to imitate Jesus by word and example. Students at Maryknoll School are welcomed into a small school setting where personal development and scholastic achievement are emphasized equally. Maryknoll School is committed to providing each student with a quality education through cultivation of knowledge, self-discipline, creativity, and spiritual and physical growth.

Island Pacific Academy

Island Pacific Academy (IPA) is an independent, non-profit, college preparatory, K-12 school located in Kapolei, O’ahu. Kindness, generosity of spirit and the importance of curiosity and creativity are core values at the heart of IPA’s mission. Furthermore, IPA provides students outstanding academic and extra-curricular experiences and promotes intellectual, physical and social growth among its students. IPA prepares young people for the challenges of post-secondary education and life in the 21st century.

The St. Andrew's Schools

The St. Andrew’s Schools looks to the leadership of Queen Emma for inspiration as the schools improve and extend academic opportunities to the widest possible range of O‘ahu’s youth. Since 1867, The Priory has earned a reputation as one of Hawai‘i’s premier college preparatory programs for girls, graduating confident and articulate young women who go on to achieve greatness—in Hawaiʻi and around the world. The Queen Emma Pre School prepares preschool boys and girls to love learning. Now, with the establishment of St. Andrew’s Preparatory School for Boys, The St. Andrew’s Schools opens a new chapter on academic excellence for Hawai‘i and the nation. This bold new initiative brings the Schools' years of leadership in individualized learning to bear on one of the most urgent challenges facing America today: the education of boys.


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