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Actor’s Playground NEW
In this “Actor’s Workshop” class, students will develop clear and expressive physicality and vocal technique. Through fun and physical games, improvisation and short scenes, we will build skills to take risks, make strong character choices, develop character relationships, and pursue objectives.

As the class progresses, students will rehearse a short play while strengthening their new-found acting skills. They will also go in-depth on physical and vocal choices, character development, and stage movement. Students must be comfortable memorizing lines. This is a process-based class where students will learn about playmaking and will share their new skills with an invited audience as the semester wraps up.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Email Melinda Moore at mmoore@punahou.edu regarding program curriculum. Contact the Co-Curricular Programs office at 945.2488 or email cocurricular@punahou.edu regarding registration.
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5
Fall
Friday
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
$300 84121
4 - 5
Spring
Friday
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
$300 84122
After School Care Available for Punahou Students Only
After School Care (ASC) provides after school supervision for children in K – grade 5 in a safe and nurturing environment. A teacher and an assistant are in charge of each group of children. Activities include quiet games, reading, assistance with homework, arts and crafts, enrichment activities, outdoor games, free play and creative play, and time to relax or rest. A variety of fruit juices or milk is served along with nutritious snacks each afternoon.

Kindergarten – grade 3 students who are enrolled in ASC will be escorted to and from Aquatics, Dance, HA, Karate, Language, Music, and Tennis. If your K – grade 3 child is enrolled in any other activities (e.g., wrestling, tutoring, robotics, etc.), please make arrangements to have your child walked to and from ASC. Unfortunately, our ASC staff and schedule cannot accommodate these additional activities. Due to distance, there is also no escorting to Montague for music lessons prior to 3 p.m. If your child is in K – grade 3 and enrolled in the Music School, please ensure that their lesson begins at 3 p.m. or later, unless you can make other arrangements for safe escort.
Grade Level Time Course Number
Fall
K - 5 Monday $140 10011
K - 5 Tuesday $180 10021
K - 5 Wednesday $190 10031
K - 5 Thursday $180 10041
K - 5 Friday $170 10051
Spring
K - 5 Monday $140 10012
K - 5 Tuesday $180 10022
K - 5 Wednesday $190 10032
K - 5 Thursday $180 10042
K - 5 Friday $170 10052
After School Language Program Open to the Community
This program provides a cultural and theme-based language environment that challenges students in age-appropriate ways to become capable and confident communicators through activities and play.

All communication is in the immersion languages for some parts of the day (gradually increasing over the year).

Students are placed in small groups, led by advanced Academy language students serving as teaching assistants under the supervision of a faculty member. 

The program’s theme-based curriculum allows students to repeat the program, and is designed to allow students with more experience to gain leadership opportunities as they team with those new to the program.

PROGRAM TIMES
This program is available Monday – Friday, from dismissal to 5:30 p.m.

Families have the option of enrolling in three, four or five days, based on designated days noted in the schedule below. Increased contact time in the language environments can certainly help students improve language acquisition abilities. Teachers encourage families to have their children participate in each session's full activities as often as possible to maximize this oportunity.

Late arrivals from other activities and escorting of students to and from other programs cannot be accommodated.

Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
Hawaiian (K - Grade 5)
Fall
K - 5
Mon, Wed, Fri
$710 23001-300
Spring
K - 5
Mon, Wed, Fri
$710 23002-300
Fall
K - 5
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
$810 23001-400
Spring
K - 5
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
$810 23002-400
Fall
K - 5
Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri
$810 23001-401
Spring
K - 5
Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri
$810 23002-401
Fall
K - 5
Mon-Fri

$860 23001-500
Spring
K - 5
Mon-Fri
$860 23002-500
Japanese (K - 5)
Fall
K - 5
Mon, Wed, Fri
$710 24001-300
Spring
K - 5
Mon, Wed, Fri
$710 24002-300
Fall
K - 5
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
$810 24001-400
Spring
K - 5
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
$810 24002-400
Fall
K - 5
Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri
$810 24001-401
Spring
K - 5
Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri
$810 24002-401
Fall
K - 5
Mon-Fri
$860 24001-500
Spring
K - 5
Mon-Fri
$860 24002-500
Mandarin Chinese (K - 5)
Fall
K - 5
Mon, Wed, Fri
$710 21001-300
Spring
K - 5
Mon, Wed, Fri
$710 21002-300
Fall
K - 5
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri

$810 21001-400
Spring
K - 5
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
$810 21002-400
Fall
K - 5
Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri
$810 21001-401
Spring
K - 5
Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri
$810 21002-401
Fall
K - 5
Mon-Fri
$860 21001-500
Spring
K - 5
Mon-Fri
$860 21002-500
A language assessment will be required of grades 4 and 5 students applying to the language program. Please contact the Wo Center office at wolanguage@punahou.edu to schedule an appointment.
Beginning Guitar Class
In Beginning Guitar, students learn the basics of playing the guitar including: proper classical technique, note reading, chord playing, ensemble playing, blues and rock improvisation, and proper care of the instrument. Enrollment is limited to six students.


Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8
Fall
Tues
3:15 - 4:10 p.m.
$420 71071
6 - 8
Spring
Tues
3:15 - 4:10 p.m.
$420 71072
6 - 8
Fall
Wed
3:15 - 4:10 p.m.
$420 71401
6 - 8
Spring
Wed
3:15 - 4:10 p.m.
$420 71402
Prerequisite: Students must have a nylon string guitar and footstool.
Beginning Ukulele I Open to the Community
Hawaiian language, traditions and values are woven throughout the ukulele program curriculum allowing students to experience and appreciate Hawaiian culture. Students also have the opportunity to study the history and cultural significance of mele taught in class.

Students will explore the ukulele—study its history, name each part of its build, read chord charts, and play the instrument. Students will learn basic Hawaiian vocabulary as we introduce simple mele Hawai?i (Hawaiian songs). Students will learn performance etiquette as they prepare for a final ho'ike (presentation). This class is appropriate for students in grades 2 and 3 with little or no experience.

FACULTY
The HA program offers qualified, professional faculty, many of whom are active, and well-respected educators and leaders in the community.
HulaKumu Hula Doreen Doo
Lia Sheehan
Leilehua Utu
Ukulele  Pomaika’i Keawe Lyman
Wil Tafolo

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Email Leilehua Utu at lutu@punahou.edu regarding program curriculum. Contact the Co-Curricular Programs office at 945.2488 or email cocurricular@punahou.edu regarding registration.

Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
2 - 3
Fall
Wed
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
$200 83111
2 - 3
Spring
Wed
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
$200 83112
Beginning Ukulele II Open to the Community
Hawaiian language, traditions and values are woven throughout the ukulele program curriculum allowing students to experience and appreciate Hawaiian culture. Students also have the opportunity to study the history and cultural significance of mele taught in class.

Students will review all that was covered in the Beginning Ukulele I class. Students will also begin learning chord progressions and keys, and reading tablature. Students will also learn some Hawaiian language and vocabulary, and gain greater understanding of Hawai?i as they learn mele wahi pana (songs of place). They will continue to practice performance etiquette as they play for their peers, and prepare for a final ho'ike (presentation). This class is recommended for students in grades 4 and 5 who have 1-2 years of experience playing the ukulele.

Prerequisite: Students must have completed the Beginning Ukulele I class and received the teacher's recommendation.

FACULTY
The HA program offers qualified, professional faculty, many of whom are active, and well-respected educators and leaders in the community.
HulaKumu Hula Doreen Doo
Lia Sheehan
Leilehua Utu
Ukulele  Pomaika’i Keawe Lyman
Wil Tafolo

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Email Leilehua Utu at lutu@punahou.edu regarding program curriculum. Contact the Co-Curricular Programs office at 945.2488 or email cocurricular@punahou.edu regarding registration.

Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5
Fall
Wed
4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
$200 83151
4 - 5
Spring
Wed
4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
$200 83152
Cardio Tennis for Adults
The Cardio Tennis program offers an exciting new way to keep fit. This program provides a high energy tennis workout and is open to people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. It doesn’t matter if you play tennis regularly or have never played before. The course is based around simple tennis drills and games run by a qualified Punahou tennis professional. It is all about keeping your heart rate up, burning calories and having fun! Enrollment is limited to 12 students per class.

Fall SemesterAugust 19, 2019 – November 14, 2019
Spring SemesterJanuary 13, 2020 – April 23, 2020
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
Fall
Adults
Tuesday
7:45 - 8:45 a.m.
$255 51921
Spring
Adults
Tuesday
7:45 - 8:45 a.m.
$255 51922
Fall
Adults
Thursday
7:45 - 8:45 a.m.
$255 51941
Spring
Adults
Thursday
7:45 - 8:45 a.m.
$255 51942
Chamber Music Ensembles
All ensembles have coaching sessions of 55 minutes. Meeting times to be arranged by the teacher. Students are grouped according to their level of ability and sessions are scheduled during after school hours. Each ensemble has opportunities to perform throughout the year.

The variety of ensemble groupings include: flute trios/quartets, string quartets (2 violins, viola, cello), violin quartets, cello quartets and woodwind quintets (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and french horn.)
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
Flute
7 - 12
Fall
TBA $210 71021
7 - 12
Spring
TBA $210 71022
Woodwind Quintet
6 - 12
Fall
TBA $210 71271
6 - 12
Spring
TBA $210 71272
String Ensemble
4 - 12
Fall
TBA $210 71281
4 - 12
Spring
TBA $210 71282
Prerequisite: A minimum of two years’ experience on the instrument is required. Students must be enrolled in private lessons or obtain a recommendation from their band or orchestra director.
Chess Open to the Community
Chess is open to students in grades 2 – 12 and welcomes students of all levels.

Through the use of instructional gaming, children develop better decision-making skills, are more aware of the consequences of their actions, and are able to think about and sustain progress towards long-term gains. Students combine artistic and creative skills to address immediate tactical needs.

This program is designed to accommodate both new and experienced players. Emphasis is placed on learning to play chess through visualization and principles. Mixed-level classes will:
  • Introduce skill modules and allow for regular assessment of students 
  • Teach students complex opening and defensive formations, tactics and strategies
  • Allow players to demonstrate their skill knowledge through application
  • Institute training methods for competitive tournament play
  • Check for readiness and preparedness through in-class clock tournaments


Registration priority is given to current Chess students whose applications are submitted during the first three (3) days of registration.

Families have the option of choosing between one and five days of Chess. Due to staffing requirements, we are unable to accommodate late arrivals from other activities and the days selected must remain the same each week. Requests for changes are subject to availability at the time of the request.

REQUIREMENTS
Classes are taught using the latest chess software. Access to a home PC is suggested for advanced students wishing to replay games (Macintosh software is currently not available).

An email account is also necessary to receive class materials.

FACULTY
Reynolds Takata earned his Master Title in 1986 and is internationally ranked, with a rating of 2267. He has coached and lectured at ‘Iolani School, Kamehameha Schools, St. Louis and others, and is a private coach for many of the state’s top chess players, both adults and children.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Email Reynolds Takata at rtakata@punahou.edu regarding program curriculum. Contact the Co-Curricular Programs office at 945.2488 or email cocurricular@punahou.edu regarding registration.

Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
Monday – Friday
3 – 5:30 p.m.
2 - 12
Fall
1 day/week
3 – 5:30 p.m.
$450 82001-100
2 - 12
Spring
1 day/week
3 – 5:30 p.m.
$450 82002-100
2 - 12
Fall
2 days/week
3 – 5:30 p.m.
$520 82001-200
2 - 12
Spring
2 days/week
3 – 5:30 p.m.
$520 82002-200
2 - 12
Fall
3 days/week
3 – 5:30 p.m.
$595 82001-300
2 - 12
Spring
3 days/week
3 – 5:30 p.m.
$595 82002-300
2 - 12
Fall
4 days/week
3 – 5:30 p.m.
$670 82001-400
2 - 12
Spring
4 days/week
3 – 5:30 p.m.
$670 82002-400
2 - 12
Fall
5 days/week
3 – 5:30 p.m.
$720 82001-500
2 - 12
Spring
5 days/week
3 – 5:30 p.m.
$720 82002-500
Children's Choir
This after school ensemble is for children who love music and wish to sing with friends in an informal choral setting. While students have fun learning to sing songs from many cultures, styles and periods, this beginning choral experience helps develop healthy vocal habits, muscianship skills and learn how to be a member of a music ensemble. An informal recital is held at the end of each semester.

Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
2 - 4
Fall
Tues
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
$240 71101
2 - 4
Spring
Tues
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
$240 71102
Continuing Guitar Class
Students build on the basics of playing the guitar including: refinement of technique, note reading in two or more voices and higher positions, barre chords, ensemble playing, blues and rock improvisation, and proper care of the instrument. Enrollment is limited to six students.
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
7 - 9
Fall
Thurs
4:15 - 5:10 p.m.
$420 71031
7 - 9
Spring
Thurs
4:15 - 5:10 p.m.
$420 71032
Prerequisite: Students must have a nylon string guitar and a footstool. Students must have completed the Beginning Guitar Class and/or already be able to play open chords and read notes in open position.
Dance School Open to the Community
Punahou Dance School offers a broad range of classes in ballet, jazz, tap, street dance and musical theatre. Classes emphasize dance technique, musicality and performance quality. Beginning levels are designed for students with little or no prior training, introducing basic dance vocabulary, and simple movement combinations. Students usually remain at the beginning level for two or three years before progressing to intermediate levels, where they concentrate on body placement, control, conditioning and more complex movement.

Intermediate-advanced and advanced classes are intended for more serious dance students and enrollment is by permission only. Students in upper-level dance classes receive more intense training in longer sessions, which emphasize technique and concepts associated with performance.

In 2019-2020 we are introducing a NEW Kindergarten Dance Exploration class, which rotates through our current Kindergarten curriculum in Ballet, Musical Theatre and Tap. Students will learn vocabulary and elements from all three dance forms throughout the year, and gain confidence in a supportive, fun studio environment. All three sections of the Kindergarten Dance Exploration class will offer the same curriculum, so we recommend that students register for only one section. The class will require students to wear ballet slippers or jazz shoes, and tap shoes and socks.

Registration and waitlists: Due to heavy interest in our program, registration priority will be given to students who have been enrolled at the Dance School during the 2018 – 2019 year. Students may be placed on a waitlist if enrollment exceeds class capacity.

PROGRAM DATES
Fall Semester:
August 19, 2019 – December 18, 2019

Spring Semester:
January 13, 2020 – May 16, 2020

PROGRAM FEES
Program Fees depend on the type of class and the number of courses taken per week. Those taking 3 or more courses per semester are entitled to a discount.

    1 or 2 courses    3+ courses
45 min and 1-hour class$270
per course
$250
per course
1 1/4-hour class$290
per course
$265
per course
1 1/2-hour class$310
per course
$280
per course

FACULTY
The Dance School features an outstanding, professionally-qualified faculty with years of local and national experience in teaching, choreography, and performance.

Ballet    Kristin Aune
David Barbour
Aya Duong
Charlys Ing
Kayla Uchida
Jazz    Ahnya Chang
Maile Racuya Lum
Christine Yasunaga
Musical Theatre    Ahnya Chang
Micaiah Ganz
Street Dance    Nikky Kitaguchi
Jacie Ann Oda
Tap    Ahnya Chang
Claudia Heu
Lisa Kimsey
Caryn Yee

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact the Dance School at 944.5829 or email danceschool@punahou.edu.

Dance Class Schedule
For more information about the various dance programs, click here.

Time Class Grade Teacher Course
Fall Spring
Monday
2:45–3:30Dance Exploration – Mon NEWKUchida4170141702
2:45–3:45Tap 1*1 – 2Heu4156141562
3:00-4:00Musical Theater 33Chang4135141352
3:45–5:00Fast Int Jazz7 – 10Lum4127141272
4:00–5:00Musical Theater 44 – 5Chang4136141362
5:00–6:00Musical Theater 55 - 8Chang4139141392
5:00–6:30Int/Adv Jazz+ ++9 – 11Lum4123141232
5:00–6:30Advanced Jazz+ ++9 - 12Yasunaga4121141212
6:00–7:00Jazz 56 - 10Chang4128141282
Tuesday
2:45–3:30Pre-BalletKUchida4101141012
2:45–3:45Musical Theater 11Chang4133141332
3:45–4:45Musical Theater 22Chang4134141342
3:45–5:15Int/Adv Ballet A5 – 11Aune4105141052
4:45–5:45Jazz 34 – 6Chang4126141262
5:15–6:15Tap 45 – 11Yee4159141592
5:15–7:00Int/Adv Ballet D++7 – 12Aune4113141132
Wednesday
2:45–3:30Dance Exploration – Wed NEWKChang4169141692
2:45–3:45Ballet 11Duong4107141072
3:00–4:00Jr Street Dance 12 – 3Kitaguchi4141141412
3:45–4:45Ballet 22Duong4108141082
3:45–5:15Int/Adv Ballet B++7 – 12Aune4106141062
4:00–5:00Jr Street Dance 46 – 8Kitaguchi4148141482
4:45–5:45Ballet 44 - 6Duong4114141142
5:15–6:45Adv Tap++7 – 12Yee4151141512
5:15–7:00Adv Ballet++8 – 12Ing4100141002
Thursday
3:00-4:00Jazz 12 – 3Chang4124141242
3:00–4:00Jr Street Dance 23 – 5Kitaguchi4142141422
4:00–5:30Intro to Int Adv Ballet5 – 9Ing4109141092
4:00–5:00Jr Street Dance 34 – 6Kitaguchi4143141432
3:45–4:45Street Dance 1*7 - 10Oda4149141492
4:45–5:45Street Dance 29 – 10Oda4145141452
5:30–7:00Int Adv Ballet C++7 – 12Aune4115141152
5:45–6:45Street Dance 3++11 – 12Oda4150141502
Friday
2:45–3:30Dance Exploration – Fri NEWKGanz4165141652
3:00–4:00Ballet 33 - 4Aune4112141122
3:15–4:15Jazz 44 – 8Chang4120141202
4:15–5:15Jazz 23 – 6Chang4125141252
4:15–5:30Ballet 54 – 7Barbour4118141182
4:00–5:15Pointe 1 + ++7 – 12Ing4110141102
5:15-6:45Pointe 2 + ++8 – 12Ing4111141112
5:30–6:45Ballet Foundations5 – 12Barbour4116141162
Saturday
8:30–10:00Jr Tap Company 2 ++8 – 11Yee4160141602
8:45–9:45Tap 22 – 5Uchida4157141572
9:45–11:00Keiki Tap Company ++4 – 6Kimsey4154141542
10:00–11:30Senior Tap Company ++9 – 12Yee4155141552
10:30–11:30Tap Foundations*6 – 12Chang4167141672
11:00–12:30Jr Tap Company 1 ++5 – 10Kimsey/Yee4153141532
11:45–12:45Tap 33 – 7Kimsey4158141582

* Introductory level for grades 6 – 12
+ Must be concurrently registered in ballet
++ Acceptance by teacher approval only
Group Piano Classes
Group Piano is a comprehensive course of piano study that builds a solid foundation for music learning through active group participation. In small groups of three to six students, children develop proper piano technique, learn note reading and the fundamentals of music. Children also learn to respond to music through listening and movement activities. It takes an average of two to three school years to complete the course. Students new to piano study in K - grade 2 are invited to apply. This course is also offered for continuing group piano students in grades 1 – 4. Classes meet once a week for 55 minutes.

New Students

New students registering for Group Piano classes must be interviewed by the teachers to determine readiness, musical potential, compatibility and availability. The students are then placed in the most appropriate group. Student interviews will be held by appointment on Saturday, July 13.

After registering, interested students and parents are asked to view program information, an introductory video, FAQs and sign-up for interviews at https://www.punahou.edu/the-arts/music-school/group-piano.

Tuition payment for new non-Punahou introductory class applicants should be submitted with the registration. Credit or refunds will be made to those who are unable to be assigned.

Please contact the Music School at 944.5829 if you have any questions.
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
K - 4
Fall
TBA $435 71001
K - 4
Spring
TBA $435 71002
Hālau Ka Wai O Punahou Open to the Community
Hālau Ka Wai O Punahou offers the foundation of traditional Hawaiian dance as taught in a halau hula. The class encompasses the history of hula and characteristics of traditional Hawaiian dance from simple hand gestures to basic hula steps. Students are introduced to a variety of traditional hula foundations that include mele kahea, hula noho, and hula ʻōlapa. Students are also exposed to hula ʻauana (modern form of hula), the use of hula implements, basic Hawaiian language, the philosophy of traditional/modern dance and Hawaiian values.

FACULTY
The HA program offers qualified, professional faculty, many of whom are active, and well-respected educators and leaders in the community.
HulaKumu Hula Doreen Doo
Lia Sheehan
Leilehua Utu
Ukulele  Pomaika’i Keawe Lyman
Wil Tafolo

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Email Leilehua Utu at lutu@punahou.edu regarding program curriculum. Contact the Co-Curricular Programs office at 945.2488 or email cocurricular@punahou.edu regarding registration.

Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 12
Fall
Thur
3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
$230 83061
6 - 12
Spring
Thur
3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
$230 83062
Hula ʻAuana (Modern Hula) Open to the Community
Love and enjoyment of hula are the first objectives in these classes for elementary school children. Basic hula steps are taught as well as accompanying hand gestures. The use of hula instruments adds to the enjoyment of the class. Easy and delightful Hawaiian mele are used as students learn to dance as well as begin to understand the Hawaiian language. Students will share their progress in an end of year ho'ike (presentation) in the spring. Hula ‘olapa (ancient hula) is also introduced into the class starting in grades 4 – 5.

FACULTY
The HA program offers qualified, professional faculty, many of whom are active, and well-respected educators and leaders in the community.
HulaKumu Hula Doreen Doo
Lia Sheehan
Leilehua Utu
Ukulele  Pomaika’i Keawe Lyman
Wil Tafolo

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Email Leilehua Utu at lutu@punahou.edu regarding program curriculum. Contact the Co-Curricular Programs office at 945.2488 or email cocurricular@punahou.edu regarding registration.

Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
Keiki Hula I
K
Fall
Mon
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
$160 83021
K
Spring
Mon
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
$160 83022
Keiki Hula II
1
Fall
Wed
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
$200 83041
1
Spring
Wed
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
$200 83042
Keiki Kane Hula for Boys
2 - 5
Fall
Tues
3:45 - 4:30 p.m.
$200 83071
2 - 5
Spring
Tues
3:45 - 4:30 p.m.
$200 83072
Hula I
2 - 3
Fall
Tues
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
$200 83031
2 - 3
Spring
Tues
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
$200 83032
Hula II *
3 - 5
Fall
Thur
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$220 83051
3 - 5
Spring
Thur
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$220 83052
* Prerequisite for Hula II classes: Students must have completed one year of hula in the HA program and received the teacher's recommendation.
Improv Theatre and Comedy Sports NEW
Come one, come all to this zany and fun improvisational acting class! Hone your skills at scene work, public speaking and communication through playful acting exercises, theatre games and team sport improv. Whether you’ve taken improv before or just want to feel more comfortable speaking in front of people, this class will provide you with all the tools you need to listen and respond with confidence. You will learn the fundamentals of improvisational acting and apply your new skills in a relaxed, inclusive comedy sports team setting. You’ll laugh so hard your cheeks will hurt! This is a process class, so there will not be a formal show at the end, but every day will feel like showtime when we are together!

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Email Melinda Moore at mmoore@punahou.edu regarding program curriculum. Contact the Co-Curricular Programs office at 945.2488 or email cocurricular@punahou.edu regarding registration.
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8
Fall
Thursday
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
$300 84131
6 - 8
Spring
Thursday
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
$300 84132
Improvising at the Piano NEW
Have you ever wanted to improvise at the piano?  Do you like making up your own music?  Be fearless and have fun finding your musical voice! This short course of 5 private lessons allows students with intermediate piano ability to explore the world of improvisation at the piano.  Lessons to be scheduled on an individual basis.

Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
30-minute private lessons
6 - Adult Fall $180 76211
6 - Adult Spring $180 76212
45-minute private lessons
6 - Adult Fall $270 76221
6 - Adult Spring $270 76222
60-minute private lessons
6 - Adult Fall $360 76231
6 - Adult Spring $360 76232
Kanikapila Ukulele Open to the Community
This class offers students the opportunity to build song repertoire and study the basic elements of hosting and participating in a Kanikapila (music jam session). Song choices will be focused on mele 'aina (songs of the land), mele 'ohana (songs of family), and mele lahui (songs of our nation). Those enrolled in this class will recommend and teach songs to others, be willing to learn from others, and may lead at least one Kanikapila.

FACULTY
The HA program offers qualified, professional faculty, many of whom are active, and well-respected educators and leaders in the community.
HulaKumu Hula Doreen Doo
Lia Sheehan
Leilehua Utu
Ukulele  Pomaika’i Keawe Lyman
Wil Tafolo

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Email Leilehua Utu at lutu@punahou.edu regarding program curriculum. Contact the Co-Curricular Programs office at 945.2488 or email cocurricular@punahou.edu regarding registration.

Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - Adult
Fall
Mon
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
$190 83001
6 - Adult
Spring
Mon
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
$190 83002
Presequisite: Students must have prior experience playing an instrument (i.e. guitar, ukulele, bass, steel guitar), be able to read tablature and chord charts, and have an interest in mele Hawai'i (Hawaiian music). Students will also need to bring their own instruments to class.
Karate Available for Punahou Students Only
Punahou Karate is a martial arts program for Punahou students in grades 1 – 5 that focuses on character development and physical fitness while students learn basic to intermediate skills in karate. Classes are appropriate for students who are learning karate for the first time, as well as for those who have participated in karate for a few years.

Students are taught the traditional style of Shito-Ryu Karate through proper movement, posture, breathing and concentration.

Kobudo (weapons) training is introduced to students of the upper belt levels. Punahou provides the equipment for these sessions.

ATTIRE
For safety reasons, all students are required to purchase a karate gi for class unless the student already has one. The Sensei will have uniforms available for purchase at a cost of approximately $60. Since Karate involves a certain amount of physical contact between students, headgear and fist guards must be worn for any type of sparring training. Students will not be able to participate in any sparring training without this equipment. The cost of the headgear and fist guards is approximately $60.

FACULTY
Sensei Mari Kaneshiro has been studying karate for over 35 years and currently holds a fifth degree black belt. As one of International Karate Federation’s top instructors, Mari teaches at various locations, including Maryknoll, Kahala, Palolo, Pearl City and University. She has won numerous awards, including national and world titles. Mari is an officer of the National AAU Karate Referee Council.

Junior instructors also assist with instruction.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Email Mari Kaneshiro at mkaneshiro@punahou.edu regarding program curriculum. Contact the Co-Curricular Programs office at 945.2488 or email cocurricular@punahou.edu regarding registration.


Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
1 - 5*
Fall
Mon
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
$220 53111
1 - 5*
Spring
Mon
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
$220 53112
1 - 5*
Fall
Wed
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
$260 53131
1 - 5*
Spring
Wed
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
$260 53132
*For Grade 5 students, classes are offered to continuing students only.
Language and Culture in the Elementary School (LACES) Open to the Community
The Wo International Center offers an enrichment elementary language program (French and Spanish) which is open to students in grades K – 6 who are novices to the language. 

LACES Language
The LACES program provides an enjoyable introductory exposure to another language and culture. Children begin to communicate in a different language while experiencing its culture through games, songs and storytelling.

LACES Supervision
For Punahou students in grades K – 3 who are not enrolled in Punahou’s After School Care program, LACES Supervision provides for your child’s safety for the hour between the end of the school day and the beginning of LACES class.

Students are cared for by the ASC staff and offered a healthy snack before they are escorted to their LACES classrooms. Parents must pick up Supervision students promptly at the end of class to avoid a late charge of $10 per every fifteen minutes (or fraction thereof).

Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
French
K - 6
Tues
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
$415 22100
Spanish
K - 6
Tues
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
$415 25100
LACES Supervision
K - 3 (Tues Supv) Tues
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
$80 26100
Let’s Jam! Improv for Strings
Let's Jam! provides an opportunity for string students (violin, viola, cello and bass) to venture beyond the traditional classical repertoire to folk and contemporary styles, and methods of music making. Students are introduced to fundamental musical elements including song form/structure, harmony, rhythm and melody, and are taught how to apply these concepts in "real time" to spontaneously generate accompaniments and improvise solos in a variety of styles.

Repertoire includes gypsy swing, Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, blues, pop and rock. Extended techniques like "the chop" (a bow technique that simulates a drum set) are also explored. The class meets for bi-weekly guided "jam sessions" which culminate in a presentation at the end of the semester. No previous experience with improvisation or music theory is required. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per class.

Prerequisite: A minimum playing level of Suzuki book 4 or 3 years of experience in a school orchestra program
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 12
Fall
Mon
4:00 - 4:55 p.m.
$160 71151
6 - 12
Spring
Mon
4:00 - 4:55 p.m.
$160 71152
Middle School Language Program
This Middle School program provides students new to the language or with a desire to supplement their current studies with additional exposure and instruction. The experience will involve fun activities, instructional lessons, and collaborative opportunities to improve one’s language competencies. While the class will not serve as a replacement for the Japanese or Mandarin classes offered during the school day, it can help to supplement a student’s curricular or heritage language experience.

Families have the option of enrolling in this two-day a week program, based on the designated days noted in the schedule below. Increased contact time in the language environment can certainly help students improve language acquisition abilities. Teachers encourage families to have their children participate in each session’s full activities to maximize this opportunity. Late arrivals from other activities cannot be accommodated.

Classes are offered at beginning and continuing levels.  Parents with questions about selecting a level should contact the Wo International Center at wolanguage@punahou.edu or 944.5871.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Email Chai Reddy at wolanguage@punahou.edu regarding program curriculum. Contact the Co-Curricular Programs office at 945.2488 or email cocurricular@punahou.edu regarding registration.


Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
Japanese (6-8)
Beginning
Fall
6 - 8
Mon & Wed
3:30 - 5 pm
$540 24101
Beginning
Spring
6 - 8
Mon & Wed
3:30 - 5 pm
$540 24102
Beginning
Fall
6 - 8
Tue & Thur
3:30 - 5 pm
$585 24111
Beginning
Spring
6 - 8
Tue & Thur
3:30 - 5 pm
$585 24112
Continuing
Fall
6 - 8
Mon & Wed
3:30 - 5 pm
$540 24201
Continuing
Spring
6 - 8
Mon & Wed
3:30 - 5 pm
$540 24202
Continuing
Fall
6 - 8
Tue & Thur
3:30 - 5 pm
$585 24211
Continuing
Spring
6 - 8
Tue & Thur
3:30 - 5 pm
$585 24212
Mandarin Chinese (6-8)
Beginning
Fall
6 - 8
Mon & Wed
3:30 - 5 pm
$540 21101
Beginning
Spring
6 - 8
Mon & Wed
3:30 - 5 pm
$540 21102
Beginning
Fall
6 - 8
Tue & Thur
3:30 - 5 pm
$585 21111
Beginning
Spring
6 - 8
Tue & Thur
3:30 - 5 pm
$585 21112
Continuing
Fall
6 - 8
Mon & Wed
3:30 - 5 pm
$540 21201
Continuing
Spring
6 - 8
Mon & Wed
3:30 - 5 pm
$540 21202
Continuing
Fall
6 - 8
Tue & Thur
3:30 - 5 pm
$585 21211
Continuing
Spring
6 - 8
Tue & Thur
3:30 - 5 pm
$585 21212
Private Music Lessons
Individual music instruction is offered in 30-, 45- or 60- minute appointments for 16 weeks each semester. Instruction is available for the following instruments, subject to availability.

Baritone/Euphonium/TubaJason Byerlotzer
Dr. T.J. Ricer
Bass/Electric BassJohn Kolivas
CelloPauline Bai
Dr. Jonas Carlson
Jeffrey Hamano
ClarinetDr. Olivia Meadows
Melanie Yamada
FluteSabrina Saiki-Mita
French HornDennis Nagamine
Guitar Shoji Ledward
Harp Carol Miyamoto
Music Theory/CompositionSteven Casano
Oboe Sara Ricer
Percussion Darryl Pellegrini
Piano Helen Chao-Casano
Steven Casano
Andrew Filson
Deven Kono
Dr. Chaekyung Moon
Beryl Yanagi-Fujita
Eiko Yano
Saxophone David Hirano
ShakuhachiSteven Casano
Trombone Jason Byerlotzer
Dr. T.J. Ricer
Trumpet Max Ignas
Violin/Viola Dr. David Hamano
Helen Higa
Lauren Holt
Dr. Neela Kinariwala
Mia Lai Carlson
Dr. Helen Liu
Duane Padilla
Maile Reeves
VoiceCatherine Goto

InstrumentGrade LevelLength of LessonFall
Course #
Spring
Course #
Baritone/Euphonium/Tuba 5 - Adult 30-minute 70911 70912
45-minute 70921 70922
60-minute 70931 70932
Bass 5 - Adult 30-minute 77111 77112
45-minute 77121 77122
60-minute 77131 77132
Cello 1 - Adult 30-minute 77211 77212
45-minute 77221 77222
60-minute 77231 77232
Clarinet 5 - Adult 30-minute 79111 79112
45-minute 79121 79122
60-minute 79131 79132
Flute 5 - Adult 30-minute 79211 79212
45-minute 79221 79222
60-minute 79231 79232
French Horn 5 - Adult 30-minute 70311 70312
45-minute 70321 70322
60-minute 70331 70332
Guitar 5 - Adult 30-minute 75111 75112
45-minute 75121 75122
60-minute 75131 75132
Harp 1 - Adult 30-minute 77411 77412
45-minute 77421 77422
60-minute 77431 77432
Music Theory/Composition 4 - Adult 30-minute 75411 75412
45-minute 75421 75422
60-minute 75431 75432
Oboe 5 - Adult 30-minute 79411 79412
45-minute 79421 79422
60-minute 79431 79432
Percussion 5 - Adult 30-minute 75211 75212
45-minute 75221 75222
60-minute 75231 75232
Piano 1 - Adult 30-minute 76111 76112
45-minute 76121 76122
60-minute 76131 76132
Shakuhachi5 - Adult 30-minute 75511 75512
45-minute 75521 75522
60-minute 75531 75532
Saxophone 5 - Adult 30-minute 79511 79512
45-minute 79521 79522
60-minute 79531 79532
Trombone 5 - Adult 30-minute 70611 70612
45-minute 70621 70622
60-minute 70631 70632
Trumpet 5 - Adult 30-minute 70711 70712
45-minute 70721 70722
60-minute 70731 70732
Viola 1 - Adult 30-minute 78111 78112
45-minute 78121 78122
60-minute 78131 78132
Violin 1 - Adult 30-minute 78211 78212
45-minute 78221 78222
60-minute 78231 78232
Voice 7 - Adult 30-minute 75311 75312
45-minute 75321 75322
60-minute 75331 75332

PRIVATE LESSON FEES
30-minute private lessons $565 per semester
45-minute private lessons $850 per semester
60-minute private lessons $1,130 per semester

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact the Music School at 944.5829 or email musicschool@punahou.edu.

Recreational Music Making: Piano for Adults
Recreational Music Making: Piano for Adults offers students an opportunity to learn to play piano in a relaxed atmosphere while having fun making music. Perfect for those who have always dreamed of playing the piano, used to play the piano, or have forgotten how to play the piano. Also recommended for parents who have children currently learning the piano. The class focuses on music making through accessible, enjoyable and social musical experiences. Basic music reading fundamentals and theory are also covered. No experience is required. Enrollment is limited to 6 students per class.
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
Adults
Fall
Tues
7:30 - 8:25 a.m.
$210 71051
Adults
Spring
Tues
7:30 - 8:25 a.m.
$210 71052
Adults
Fall
Wed
7:30 - 8:25 a.m.
$210 71091
Adults
Spring
Wed
7:30 - 8:25 a.m.
$210 71092
Adults
Fall
Thurs
7:30 - 8:25 a.m.
$210 71061
Adults
Spring
Thurs
7:30 - 8:25 a.m.
$210 71062
Corequisite: Students should have regular access to a digital piano (electronic instrument with weighted keys and touch sensitivity) or an acoustic piano.
SAT PREP Open to the Community
This course prepares students for the writing, reading and math sections of the SAT Reasoning Test.

Course curriculum includes:
  • Techniques to answering many questions students may otherwise feel are beyond them
  • Ways to recognize the pitfalls that lie in wait for the unwary or hasty test taker
  • Familiarity with the types of critical reading, writing and math questions on the SAT
  • Practice tests leading to individualized instruction
  • Simulations of the conditions and pressures of the actual test

Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
10 - 12
Fall
Saturday
8 a.m. - 12 noon
$495 88011
10 - 12
Spring
Saturday
8 a.m. - 12 noon
$495 88012
SAT REVIEW
SAT Prep course review is offered to students who have already taken the full Punahou SAT Prep course during the previous spring or summer session.
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
October 26, 2019
Grades 10 - 12
Saturday
1 - 4 p.m.
$0 88021
November 23, 2019
Grades 10 - 12
Saturday
1 - 4 p.m.
$0 88031
Sew Fun
Throughout the school’s theatre arts curriculum and co-curriculum, students learn to express ideas through theatrical concepts that range from simple, imaginative role playing to full-scale productions. These activities engage learners in lifelong opportunities for growth in confidence, creativity, problem-solving, responsibility, collaboration, work ethic, and community and world service. Students discover connections to the arts, history and culture as well as reflect on enduring and authentic human experiences.

Learn the basic fundamentals of sewing as well as the latest techniques and notions used in clothing construction. We will teach you about fabric choices, cutting out your pattern, sewing and adjusting your garment to fit you perfectly. There will be a variety of projects to include garments and accessories. All levels are welcome from beginners to future designers! 

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Email Melinda Moore at mmoore@punahou.edu regarding program curriculum. Contact the Co-Curricular Programs office at 945.2488 or email cocurricular@punahou.edu regarding registration.

Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8
Fall
Tuesday
3:30 - 5:00 pm
$375 84081
6 - 8
Spring
Tuesday
3:30 - 5:00 pm
$375 84082
String Performance Ensemble
String Performance Ensemble is for beginning, intermediate and advanced string students. It provides an opportunity for students to learn and perform solo music in a large ensemble setting. Repertoire includes classical music, as well as rock, jazz, tangos and fiddling. Learning goals include developing musical communication, memorization and performance etiquette. Performance opportunities include community events off-campus.
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
2 - Adult
Fall
Sat
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
$145 71291
2 - Adult
Spring
Sat
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
$145 71292
Suzuki Violin Children's Class
Young Suzuki students begin their violin training in small group classes. Students learn together as well as observe each other. Groups are age-appropriate, with approximately 3 – 4 students per class. Based on the developmental compatibility of the prospective students, teachers may also recommend an alternate format of instruction (partner or private lessons).

Students are introduced to violin hold, bow hold, rhythmic training, as well as bow training. The goal of this class is to learn the basic skills required to play the Twinkle variations, and to help establish daily practice and listening routines.

Like learning any language, listening is essential and each child will develop at their own rate. Each child’s development is directly dependent upon the parental commitment, reinforcement and encouragement at home. Parents may record or videotape the class to assist learning at home. Families should expect to commit some time each day for violin practice, musical training and listening.

As students advance to taking private Suzuki violin lessons, each student is expected to participate in small and large group lessons once a month (in lieu of their private lessons that week). During Group Lesson Week, every student joins a small group lesson according to their book level, and then also play together in a large group lesson on Saturday afternoon. Group lessons are a unique and vital part of this method. Among other benefits, group lessons help motivate practice, provide performance opportunities, and develop community.

Music Mind Games are incorporated into violin training. Music Mind Games (MMG) is a curriculum with fun and easy-to-learn games for learning music theory. MMG concepts taught are rhythm, note reading, note values, sight singing and dictation.

Prerequisite: Parents must attend an informational Q-and-A meeting on Saturday, August 24 to sign up for a brief interview and violin sizing appointments on Monday, August 26.

After the children are measured for violin sizes, the teachers provide information about the proper size of violin, all necessary materials, and also about renting or purchasing the parents' own violin.

Co-requisite: Students and parents new to the Suzuki Violin Program must also register for the Suzuki Violin Parent Class. Students must purchase an appropriately-sized violin and course materials.
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
Pre K - 1
Fall
TBA $435 71081
Pre K - 1
Spring
TBA $435 71082
Suzuki Violin Parent Class
In this class, parents learn how to be the home teacher and coach. Teachers guide parents through the beginning stages of Suzuki Violin lessons. Parents learn how to tune and play the violin with good basic technique.
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
Adult
Fall
Mon
7:00 - 7:55 p.m.
$435 71041
Adult
Spring
Mon
7:00 - 7:55 p.m.
$435 71042
Swim School
The Swim School is open to swimmers in grades K – 5 who are at the Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced levels of swimming, and prepares swimmers to transition successfully to a competitive swim team. Our program also develops and improves stroke technique for the four competitive swimming strokes, build endurance and teaches racing skills such as starts and turns.

Swimmers must be able to swim 10 yards without stopping. Note that Punahou School’s pool does not have a shallow depth so swimmers must be comfortable in deep water. Class sizes ranges from a minimum of three to eight swimmers per group.

BEGINNER: Can swim at least one competitive stroke for 10 yards. The main focus is to work on freestyle and backstroke.

INTERMEDIATE: Can efficiently swim freestyle and backstroke for 25 yards. Swimmers in this level continue to work on freestyle and backstroke, and begin learning breaststroke and butterfly.

ADVANCED: Can efficiently swim freestyle and backstroke for 25 yards as well as breaststroke and butterfly for 15 yards. Swimmers in this level work on all four strokes and are introduced to competitive starts and turns.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Email Eric Nagoshi at etnagoshi@punahou.edu regarding program curriculum. Contact Lenora Lee at 944.5835 or email paq@punahou.edu regarding registration.
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
Beginning
1 - 5
Fall
Beginning
Mon & Wed
3:15 - 3:45 pm
$595 54241
1 - 5
Spring
Beginning
Mon & Wed
3:15 - 3:45 pm
$595 54242
1 - 5
Fall
Beginning
Mon & Wed
3:45 - 4:15 pm
$595 54201
1 - 5
Spring
Beginning
Mon & Wed
3:45 - 4:15 pm
$595 54202
1 - 5
Fall
Beginning
Tue & Thur
3:15 - 3:45 pm
$595 54251
1 - 5
Spring
Beginning
Tue & Thur
3:15 - 3:45 pm
$595 54252
1 - 5
Fall
Beginning
Tue & Thur
3:45 - 4:15 pm
$595 54211
1 - 5
Spring
Beginning
Tue & Thur
3:45 - 4:15 pm
$595 54212
1 - 5
Fall
Beginning
Sat
9:30 – 10:15 am
$285 54221
1 - 5
Spring
Beginning
Sat
9:30 – 10:15 am
$285 54222
1 - 5
Fall
Beginning
Sat
10:30 – 11:15 am
$285 54231
1 - 5
Spring
Beginning
Sat
10:30 – 11:15 am
$285 54232
1 - 5
Fall
Beginning
Sat
11:30 - 12:15 pm
$285 54261
1 - 5
Spring
Beginning
Sat
11:30 - 12:15 pm
$285 54262
Intermediate
1 - 5
Fall
Intermediate
Mon & Wed
3:15 - 3:45 pm
$595 54341
1 - 5
Spring
Intermediate
Mon & Wed
3:15 - 3:45 pm
$595 54342
1 - 5
Fall
Intermediate
Mon & Wed
3:45 - 4:15 pm
$595 54301
1 - 5
Spring
Intermediate
Mon & Wed
3:45 - 4:15 pm
$595 54302
1 - 5
Fall
Intermediate
Tue & Thur
3:15 - 3:45 pm
$595 54351
1 - 5
Spring
Intermediate
Tue & Thur
3:15 - 3:45 pm
$595 54352
1 - 5
Fall
Intermediate
Tue & Thur
3:45 - 4:15 pm
$595 54311
1 - 5
Spring
Intermediate
Tue & Thur
3:45 - 4:15 pm
$595 54312
1 - 5
Fall
Intermediate
Sat
9:30 – 10:15 am
$285 54321
1 - 5
Spring
Intermediate
Sat
9:30 – 10:15 am
$285 54322
1 - 5
Fall
Intermediate
Sat
10:30 – 11:15 am
$285 54331
1 - 5
Spring
Intermediate
Sat
10:30 – 11:15 am
$285 54332
1 - 5
Fall
Intermediate
Sat
11:30 - 12:15 pm
$285 54361
1 - 5
Spring
Intermediate
Sat
11:30 - 12:15 pm
$285 54362
Beginning/Intermediate NEW
K
Fall
Beg/Int
Sat
9:30 - 10:00 am
$285 54271
K
Spring
Beg/Int
Sat
9:30 - 10:00 am
$285 54272
K
Fall
Beg/Int
Sat
10:05 - 10:35 am
$285 54281
K
Spring
Beg/Int
Sat
10:05 - 10:35 am
$285 54282
K
Fall
Beg/Int
Sat
10:40 - 11:10 am
$285 54291
K
Spring
Beg/Int
Sat
10:40 - 11:10 am
$285 54292
Advanced
1 - 5
Fall
Advanced
Mon, Wed & Fri
6:15 – 7:00 pm
$720 54401
1 - 5
Spring
Advanced
Mon, Wed & Fri
6:15 – 7:00 pm
$720 54402
1 - 5
Fall
Advanced
Tue & Thurs, 6:15 – 7:00 pm
Sat, 9:30 – 10:15 am
$720 54411
1 - 5
Spring
Advanced
Tue & Thurs, 6:15 – 7:00 pm
Sat, 9:30 – 10:15 am
$720 54412
Telling Tales through Creative Drama NEW
This is your chance to tell your own tale using your actor’s toolbox–body, voice, and imagination! Practice storytelling, playmaking, character development and performance skills through ensemble exercises that get your creative juices flowing. In this process-based class, students will develop short stories, plays and tales of their own to share with a small invited audience at the end of each semester. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Email Melinda Moore at mmoore@punahou.edu regarding program curriculum. Contact the Co-Curricular Programs office at 945.2488 or email cocurricular@punahou.edu regarding registration.
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
K - 1
Fall
Friday
2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
$220 84101
K - 1
Spring
Friday
2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
$220 84102
Tennis Private Lessons Open to the Community
Private lessons are offered by tennis professionals who are certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), the highest certification available in the tennis industry. Private lessons are available on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.  Priority is given to continuing Tennis students.

If you have any questions regarding program requirements please contact Lenora Lee at the Tennis Office between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 944.5835 or email tennisschool@punahou.edu.
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
1 - 12
Fall
30 minutes $35 51011
1 - 12
Spring
30 minutes $35 51012
1 - 12
Fall
45 minutes $52 51021
1 - 12
Spring
45 minutes $52 51022
1 - 12
Fall
60 minutes $69 51031
1 - 12
Spring
60 minutes $69 51032
Tennis School Open to the Community
The Tennis School offers a wide variety of developmental programs that cultivate and challenge students of all ages and abilities. Group lessons emphasize a fun learning environment, development of fundamental tennis skills, and the promotion of good sportsmanship, while encouraging students to adopt tennis as a lifetime sport.

Tennis is a fun and safe sport that allows students to get outside and get active. In addition to all of the physical benefits, tennis also builds one’s character through self-discipline, perseverance, and work ethic. As students encounter additional challenges through competition, players will learn to deal with adversity, manage mistakes, and develop creative problem-solving skills.

Developing fundamental skills in group lessons and engaging in organized competition is the best combination for students seeking to improve their game. Therefore, in addition to the group lessons, students in grades 3 and 4 are encouraged to participate in our twice a month, fun-based Saturday “Play Days” as an introduction to competitive situations. As they age up and progress, students in grades 5 – 8 are further encouraged to play on one of our “Team Punahou” Junior Team Tennis (JTT) teams which meet on most Saturdays and provide a team atmosphere.

The program focus is on fun and gradual skill development as students elevate their game from beginning to more advanced levels. Students will advance to different programs based on individual progress and specialized invitational programs are offered to eligible players. For those students who become more serious about the development of their games or desire a more personal touch, supplemental training is offered in the form of private lessons. Private lessons by our USPTA certified tennis faculty offer more individual attention to improve one’s technique, strategy, footwork, and more.

GROUP LESSONS

DayTimeFall
Course #
Spring
Course #
Fee
Center Court Kids IGrades 1 - 2
Monday3:00 – 3:45 p.m.5121151212$305
Tuesday3:00 – 3:45 p.m.5122151222$370
Thursday3:00 – 3:45 p.m.5123151232$360
Friday3:00 – 3:45 p.m.5124151242$350
Center Court Kids IIGrades 3 - 4
Wednesday3:00 – 3:45 p.m.5125151252$370
Rising StarsGrades 5 - 8 (0 - 3 years experience)
Wednesday3:45 – 4:30 p.m.5127151272$370
Fees vary according to holidays and school schedule.

PROGRAM DATES

Fall SemesterAugust 19, 2019 – December 18, 2019
Spring SemesterJanuary 13, 2020 – May 16, 2020

For more information about the various Tennis programs, click here

FOR MORE TENNIS INFORMATION
If you have any questions regarding program requirements please contact Lenora Lee at the Tennis Office between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 944.5835 or email tennisschool@punahou.edu.

Theatre FUN-damentals NEW
Lights, camera, action, FUN! Harnessing all the power of body, voice and imagination, students will build confidence and develop important social skills through creative drama games, scene work and character development. From classic stories such as Anansi the Spider to comic book superheroes, students will flex their creative muscles and  discover their full potential in a safe, fun and  inspiring  atmosphere. While this is a process-based class, students will be prepared to share their learnings at the end of each semester, walking away with a new level of confidence onstage and off.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Email Melinda Moore at mmoore@punahou.edu regarding program curriculum. Contact the Co-Curricular Programs office at 945.2488 or email cocurricular@punahou.edu regarding registration.
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
2 - 3
Fall
Wednesday
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$300 84111
2 - 3
Spring
Wednesday
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$300 84112
Voice Classes
This course is designed for those who are interested in exploring and developing their singing voices. Learn how to sing with a beautiful tone, work on breath management, diction, range and expression. Practice reading music notation and sight-singing and develop critical listening skills while listening to one another. Together with friends, have fun studying and performing folk songs, art songs and selections from musical theatre! Enrollment is limited to 10 students per class.
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5
Fall
Tues
3:00 - 3:55 p.m.
$420 71111
4 - 5
Spring
Tues
3:00 - 3:55 p.m.
$420 71112
4 - 5
Fall
Thurs
3:00 - 3:55 p.m.
$420 71121
4 - 5
Spring
Thurs
3:00 - 3:55 p.m.
$420 71122
6 - 8
Fall
Thurs
4:00 - 4:55 p.m.
$420 71131
6 - 8
Spring
Thurs
4:00 - 4:55 p.m.
$420 71132
6 - 8
Fall
Tues
4:00 - 4:55 p.m.
$420 71141
6 - 8
Spring
Tues
4:00 - 4:55 p.m.
$420 71142