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Students are encouraged to express themselves through art. With the many courses available, the Visual Arts curriculum helps each student find joy in creating art through a variety of ways, including two- and three-dimensional media.
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. Chess welcomes students who are new to chess as well as those with experience.
In kindergarten – grade 5, the reading and language arts program is an area of major emphasis. Realizing that a child’s attitude toward reading may determine how he or she regards learning in general, the goal is to make reading enjoyable and interesting.

The English program in grades 6 – 8 integrates the study of literature, composition and language to improve the student’s skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Digital Media courses are designed to educate students on the ever-changing digital world, as well as to provide hands-on experience with industry standard software and equipment. The curriculum covers a wide range of areas, so it appeals to a diverse group of students. Topics covered in Digital Media classes include digital photography, animation, audio production, video production and moviemaking.
Each summer the Punahou Athletics Department offers athletic participation opportunities in a variety of sports. Benefits of summer athletic participation include developing and/or improving skills, quality coaching and the use of athletic facilities including the Weight Room (Grades 7 – 12 only). Practice dates and times vary with each sport.

There is a $75 enrollment and access fee for each sport (Cross Country fee is $30). Some sports will require additional league and uniform fees. The costs of these fees will be disseminated at the first team meeting for each sport.

Absences for Summer Athletics should be reported to sport coach.

Enrollment is limited to current and incoming Punahou students.

Required Athletic Participation Form must be on file with Punahou School before participation begins.
Emphasis is placed on individual skill building, sportsmanship, physical fitness and fun through the gradual development of gross and fine motor skills in the physical education program. The program utilizes indoor and outdoor facilities for physical education and also shares the swimming pool, gymnastics room, racquetball courts and outdoor fields. Further, off-campus experiences provide unique summer sports opportunities for the students.
The science program is built upon the belief that students learn science by actively engaging in inquiries that are interesting and important to them. In learning science, students describe objects and events, ask questions, acquire knowledge, construct explanations of natural phenomena, test those explanations in many different ways and communicate their ideas to others. The experiences include learning physical science, life science, earth and space science, and science and technology. Further, students have an opportunity to engage in diverse engineering, technology and applied science courses.
From kindergarten – grade 8, students enjoy broad exposure to the arts as an integral part of the curriculum, augmented by a wide variety of summer options. The scope of opportunity includes both visual arts and performing arts.
Smartphones, tablets, Facebook, Google Maps, computers and robots all run on software applications, making coding and app development some of today's most sought-after skills. Want to discover the building blocks behind it all? Coding, robotics, engineering and design courses provide hands-on opportunities for students to begin exploring concepts as well as pursue passions and advanced topics in computer science.
Life Skills courses provide a fun, engaging opportunity for students of all ages to engage in lifelong learning. Becoming a well-rounded person includes an understanding of different cultures, possessing useful skills and habits, and understanding one's self.
Punahou Music School offers a program of private and group lessons as well as special summer classes. Most lessons and classes are held in Montague Hall. All classes are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient enrollment.

All Music School classes and lessons begin the week of Monday, June 17, 2019 and run for five weeks.
Summer Faculty
Bass:John Kolivas
Cello:Pauline Bai, Jeffrey Hamano
Clarinet:
Euphonium:Jason Byerlotzer, Dr. T.J. Ricer
Flute:Sabrina Saiki-Mita
Guitar:Shoji Ledward
Harp:Carol Miyamoto
Horn:Dennis Nagamine
Oboe:Sara Ricer
Percussion:Darryl Pellegrini
Piano:Helen Chao-Casano, Steven Casano, Andrew Filson, Deven Kono, Dr. Chaekyung Moon, Beryl Yanagi-Fujita, Eiko Yano
Shakuhachi:Steven Casano
Trombone:Jason Byerlotzer, Dr. T.J. Ricer
Trumpet:Max Ignas
Tuba:Dr. T. J. Ricer
Violin/Viola:Dr. David Hamano, Helen Higa, Lauren Holt, Dr. Neela Kinariwala, Dr. Helen Liu, Duane Padilla, Maile Reeves
Voice:Dr. Martina Bingham, Catherine Goto
Music Composition:Dr. Takuma Itoh
Music Theory:Steven Casano
The K – 5 mathematics program is activity-based, asking children to explore, conjecture and think mathematically. The teachers provide experiences that help students make sense of mathematics, and to view and use it as a tool for reasoning and problem solving.

The Case Middle School mathematics program is designed to integrate, facilitate, and advocate for each child’s mathematics learning. Specific emphasis is placed on understanding why a mathematical principle works, as opposed to simply how it works. This is done through a variety of teaching techniques such as large and small group instruction, hands-on and other manipulative activities, investigations that are integrated across curricular strands, and appropriate technological tools and software.
A-R-R-R-T: Learning to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle through Art
Have you ever wondered what to do with all of the things in the back of your closet that you haven’t touched in years? What about old magazines, plastic bottles and cans? In this course, students learn to look at what is usually unused and wasted as opportunity for self-expression. Integrated with the principles of sustainability, A-R-R-R-T aims to challenge students to think creatively about how to reduce, reuse and recycle while producing beautiful and useful works of art.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. $575 20233
Afternoon Enrichment
This course provides a dynamic Monday through Friday program of indoor and outdoor activities including, but not limited to, music, physical education and the arts. Special care is taken to provide age-appropriate experiences for the students at each level. Students enrolled in this program may also sign up for additional courses listed in the catalog. Kindergarten – Grade 3 will be escorted by T.A.s to and from any additional classes.

Please note that enrollment is limited to students in morning courses, and students in K – Grade 5 must be enrolled in a course immediately prior to the start of Afternoon Enrichment.

Catered lunches provided daily through Punahou School. Students receive a total of 24 lunches during the Summer School session. No schedule or dietary modifications can be accommodated.

*If you prefer to provide your child with lunch you must “Opt Out” during registration. Fee for course without lunch is $725.

+Does not include lunch.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
K noon - 5:30 p.m. $825 20003   closed
1 noon - 5:30 p.m. $825 20013   closed
2 noon - 5:30 p.m. $825 20023
3 noon - 5:30 p.m. $825 20033
4 noon - 5:30 p.m. $825 20043
5 noon - 5:30 p.m. $825 20053
2 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. $425 20024
3 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. $425 20034
4 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. $425 20044   closed
5 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. $425 20054
Air Riflery
First meeting: February 28, 2019

Also open to current seventh and eighth graders. 

Athletic Participation Form must be on file to participate.
 
 

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
8 - 12 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
February 28 - April 29
$75 61043
American History Through Film (NEW)
Though books and text are essential in learning, students today are often acquiring knowledge about history through what they watch. Films are familiar in the everyday lives of students, and while watching them alone can lead to incomplete understanding, watching them with others and a teacher can develop a deep grasp of history, a sense of empathy for others, and the skills of identifying cause and effect relationships. Utilizing modern and historical films, this course aims to teach the history of our country through movies. Regular movie viewing, research, and discussions will be integral to this experience as students learn about the history of America.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 21861   closed
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 21862   closed
American Sign Language
This course introduces the fundamental elements of American Sign Language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the development of basic expressive and receptive skills. Upon completion, students will be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to expressive American Sign Language and demonstrate cultural awareness.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - Adult 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $575 29343
Anime, Manga and Japanese Popular Culture
This course will introduce students to Japan and Japanese culture through the lens of popular media forms manga and anime (animated film). Besides reading manga and anime viewings, the course will also include demonstrations, events, and possibly a field trip or two. Students will learn to visually analyze manga and anime, discuss common themes and narrative forms employed, and distinguish and describe varying drawing styles and framing structures. The final project asks students to create their own manga or anime, which will be “published” and shared with classmates.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 23961
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 23962
Architecture and Design - From the Ground Up (NEW)
People have been on the Earth for millions of years, but only 10,000 years ago began to create permanent structures. This course introduces students to the environments that we build and challenges students to observe, empathize, reflect and design with purpose. If you like to collaborate, iterate, and construct this course is for you.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. $575 26053   closed
Art Masters Remix
Imagine what Art Masters might accomplish with today’s materials. Capture the spirit of the classics with a contemporary twist. Using traditional and alternative methods, including paint, print, clay, found objects and incorporating digital media, students create unique art that reflects their own personal style and expression as well as are inspired and informed by the masters. Walk in the footsteps of artists, envision surfing the wave with Hokusai, walking a landscape with Georgia O’Keeffe, immersing yourself in color like Matisse and splattering paint next to Jackson Pollock.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 20231   closed
4 - 5 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 20232   closed
ARTISTS: Drawing and Fabrication (NEW)
Students will create drawings, paintings, block prints and sculptures using the traditional art media of water color pencils, clay, glazes and wood; as well as using the computer, laser cutter and 3D printer.

Students will embark on a virtual journey with artists including: M. C. Escher, Barbara Hepworth, Claude Monet, Isamu Noguchi, Georgia O’Keefe, Norman Rockwell, Sarah Simblet, Wayne Thiebaud, J. R. R. Tolken, Beatrice Potter and Vincent Van Gogh.

Students will be inspired by artwork to express themselves as they develop their two and three-dimensional visual problem-solving skills.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 20271
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 20272   closed
Baseball
Invited players only. Games/practices TBA

14U/15U
Tue, Thur

13U
Wed, Fri

19U
TBA

June 10 - July 19

First meeting: Students will be notified via email

Athletic Participation Form must be on file to participate.


 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
8 - 12 3:45 - 6:00 p.m. $75 60114
Basketball (Boys)
Summer basketball is intended for current players in the Punahou Basketball program or students that want to try out for the Punahou Basketball program in the winter. Teams are selected according to grade and/or skill level and play in leagues against other teams from ILH and OIA schools. Game Dates and times to be announced.

Each team is coached by Punahou’s Varsity, JV and Intermediate Basketball coaches.

First meeting: Students will be notified via email

Athletic Participation Form must be on file to participate.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
7 - 8 TBA
June 10 - July 19
$75 60215
9 - 12 TBA
June 10 - July 19
$75 60216
Basketball (Girls)
Class held at Hemmeter Fieldhouse/Rice Field Courts.

First meeting: Students will be notified via email.

*Game dates and times to be announced.

Athletic Participation Form must be on file to participate.


 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
7 - 12 TBA
June 10 - July 19
$75 60316
Bass for Everyone (NEW)
Bass. It’s big, it’s ‘bad’ - in the Michael Jackson sense of the word, and it’s BOLD. It is the base of music ensembles found in multiple genres throughout the world. Hawaiian Music? Check. Country Western? Check. Symphonic, as in some serious, down and dirty Beethoven? “Chee-yeck”. If you have a standard number of fingers, can stand up, and can see with your eyes to read any sort of printed material, empower yourself as you learn to handle the biggest and lowest-sounding of orchestral stringed instruments.

In this course, you will learn music reading skills, mind map notes on the fingerboard, and make strategic decisions in order to play music to satisfy actual or perceived desired outcomes of ourselves, composers, and the general context. Use of the French bow will be explored. Skills learned in this class are transferrable to other areas of music and non-music study. If you are a Punahou student, your accomplishments in this class could be adequate to prepare for course placement into the Orchestra Program (email contact orchestra@punahou.edu for more information upon the completion of this course). Non-beginner bass students who wish to review, reinforce, and improve upon current skills may take this course, as well as those without previous musical experience.

Use of an instrument during summer classes at school is provided at no additional cost.

Instructor: Stefanie Lawton

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
7 - 12 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 24971   closed
Beginning Guitar Class
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. Classes meet twice a week for 55 minutes. Enrollment is limited to six students.

Prerequisite: Students must have a nylon string guitar and a footstool.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 12:30 - 1:25 p.m.
Mon, Wed
$250 71073   closed
6 - 8 2:45 - 3:40 p.m.
Mon, Wed
$250 71413   closed
Beginning Orchestra
Beginning Orchestra is an introduction to playing violin, viola, cello or upright string bass. The main focus of the course is on instrument performance technique, note reading and fundamentals of music theory.

Instructor: Stefanie Lawton

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 6 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 24942
Broadway Review and You (NEW)
Broadway Review and You is a process-oriented class with emphasis on developing your skills and interests in singing and dancing. Through this class, we hope to further your knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Performing Arts through solos, small group scenes and songs, and large group scenes with choreography. If you are interested in learning how to tell stories through song and dance, growing as an artist, learning to take risks, and developing confidence in front of others, Broadway Review and You is for you.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 24861   closed
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 24862
Capoeira (NEW)
Kicks and escapes, sweeps and takedowns, flips and tricks, music and instruments, stick fighting dance and more. Capoeira is the martial art that's part game, part music, part dance, and all Brazilian! Girls and boys, ramp up your summer with a fun, high-energy introduction to this globally popular sport. Vamos jogar capoeira, vamos tocar berimbau!

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 21962   closed
Chamber Music for Strings
This course for intermediate to advanced level string players (violins, violas, cellos) provides students the opportunity to learn and perform music with others in a small ensemble with one student to a part. Offered as an extension of the studio lesson or middle school orchestra, each ensemble of three to five students is coached by an experienced string teacher. Ensembles will have three 45-minute coaching sessions per week.

In order to determine appropriate groupings based on each student’s technical level and sight-reading skills, an audition will be held, by appointment, at Montague Hall on Monday, May 6, 2019 beginning at 3 p.m. Students will be asked to play a prepared solo piece and to sight-read at an appropriate level. Please sign-up for a placement audition online: 
https://tinyurl.com/Summer2019ChamberMusic

Prerequisite: Intermediate level technical and reading skills (late Suzuki Book II or equivalent), consent of private teacher prior to registering and audition/interview with coaching faculty.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
3 - 12 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
Mon, Wed, Fri
$325 71343
3 - 12 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Mon, Wed, Fri
$325 71353
Change Makers 101: We are All Connected (NEW)
Our world has become increasingly complex. Understanding sustainability and global issues requires an understanding that everything is connected and nothing operates in isolation. This course is designed to help students understand complex global issues and generate sustainable solutions. Through the use of creative tools and actions that they can take locally and globally, students are challenged to be engaged and active citizens in any community to which they belong. If you are concerned about your local community and our world and are interested in making a difference, this course is for you.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 22161   closed
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 22162   closed
Cheerleading
Enrollment is open to all Punahou students interested in trying out for the Intermediate, JV or Varsity cheer squad.

First meeting: Students will be notified via email.

Athletic Participation Form must be on file to participate.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
9 - 12 Varsity
4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
June 10 - July 19
$75 61123
9 - 11 JV
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
June 10 - July 19
$75 61122
7 - 8 Intermediate
2:45 - 4:45 p.m.
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
June 10 - July 19
$75 61121
Chess
Punahou’s chess program is designed for both new and more experienced players. Emphasis is placed on learning to play chess through visualization and principles.

Through mixed-level classes, students are:
  • Taught complex opening and defensive formations, tactics and strategies.
  • Introduced to skill modules and are regularly assessed through lectures and level testing.
  • Able to demonstrate their skill knowledge through application.
  • Prepared for competitive tournament play.
  • Checked for readiness and preparedness through in-class clock tournaments.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 12 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 82033
4 - 12 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 82013
2 - 12 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. $575 82043   closed
2 - 12 3:15 - 5:00 p.m. $575 82053   closed
Children’s Choir
The Children’s Choir is for children who love music and wish to explore singing 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, musicianship skills and appropriate choir behavior. An informal recital is held during the last week of class.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
2 - 4 1:00 - 1:55 p.m.
Tues, Wed, Thur
$240 71103
Classy Clarinets – Small Group Lessons (NEW)
Playing in a band is fun! Small group lessons will help students improve their musical and instrumental skills and help build confidence in an ensemble setting. Students will work on the fundamentals of technique, build musicianship, develop practice skills and learn about instrument care.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 9 2:45 - 3:40 p.m.
Tues, Fri
$200 71193
Clayground
When was the last time you created something out of clay? Wouldn’t it be great if you could work with clay every day? In this course students discover how easy it is to create inventive forms by learning different clay building techniques like pinching, coiling, using a slab and wheel throwing. This nurturing environment focuses on experimentation and fun rather than an end product as the course aims to heighten sensory awareness and build confidence in clay-building skills. Students create functional pieces like a place setting (bowl, plate and cup), which they can use, and explore nonfunctional artwork like creating a ceramic portrait. Students finish their projects by adding texture and color, then watch their artwork magically transform through the firing process. The artwork they create during this course could last a lifetime.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 20252
6 - 8 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $575 20253   closed
Coding for a Purpose
Learn basic coding through a series of fun, real-life challenges: can you build a working digital alarm clock for a heavy sleeper? Or a lullaby night-light for a restless infant? What about a radio that turns on when you blink your eyes? Students gain broad familiarity with commands in MIT’s Scratch platform; no coding experience required.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 21061
4 - 5 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 21062
Conversational Korean
Annyeonghaseyo! Whether you’re interested in learning basic Korean for everyday uses (e.g. greeting, self-introduction, shopping, eating out), or being able to understand your favorite Korean soap opera or movie without subtitles, come join other first-time speakers of all ages to explore the language and culture of Korea together.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - Adult 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $575 29353
Conversational Tagalog
Mabuhay! If you are interested in developing oral communication skills in basic Tagalog for everyday uses (e.g. greeting, self-introduction, shopping, eating out), then this course is for you! Come join other first-time speakers of all ages to explore the language and culture of the Philippines together.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - Adult 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $575 29363   closed
Cooking
Grade 6: In this summer course, students are encouraged to explore their creativity around food while developing a skill set for life. The course will cover a range of topics that include kitchen safety and sanitation, equipment and tools, measurements, the basics of baking and methods of cooking. Students will develop their palates and knowledge of food with tasting activities, product identification and sensory analysis.

Grades 7 – 8: Students will take a deeper dive into the fundamental principles and techniques/skills of basic cooking and have the opportunity to creatively apply those skills in the kitchen. This course will cover a range of topics that include kitchen safety and sanitation, equipment and tools, knife skills and methods of cooking. Students will also learn the design thinking process and engage in a final project competition.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
7 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 20731   closed
7 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 20732   closed
6 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $575 20733   closed
Creative Computing and Design
Join the exciting world of creative computing, computational thinking and design. In this introductory class, students learn to use Scratch computer programming language for designing, animating, storytelling and game design. Using plugged and unplugged activities, students learn to analyze a problem, design a solution, build, test and present an end product. This course is based on the Creative Computing curriculum from Harvard School of Education and the Google CS-First curriculum.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 21031   closed
4 - 5 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 21032   closed
Cross Country
Classes held at Rice Field/Lily Pond.

First meeting: June 10, 2019.

Athletic Participation Form must be on file to participate.


 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
7 - 12 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Tue, Thur
June 10 - July 19
$30 60401
Dance (NEW)
Punahou Dance School offers a broad range of classes in several dance genres. Students learn technical and performative aspects of dance while developing focus and discipline. The Dance School’s nurturing atmosphere promotes confidence, self-esteem and personal motivation in students.

Standard dance attire required on the first day of class:
Ballet: leotard, tights, ballet slippers (Gr. K – 1: no tights)
Jazz/Contemporary: leotard or tank top, tights, leggings or bike shorts, jazz shoes, half soles or ballet slippers
Musical Theatre: leotard or shirt, tights, leggings or shorts, jazz shoes or ballet slippers
Polynesian Dance: t-shirt, shorts, bare feet
Street Dance: shirt, leggings, shorts or cargo pants, CLEAN sneakers worn only for dance (street shoes not permitted)
Tap: leotard or shirt, leggings or shorts, socks and tap shoes
Dance Exploration: leotard or shirt, leggings or shorts, jazz shoes or ballet slippers

For further information, call the Dance School at 808.944.5829 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Monday
Grade Level Dance Class Meeting Time Course NumberFee
K - 1 Beg Ballet 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. 41013$85
2 - 4 Jr Jazz I 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 41243$85
2 - 3 Beg Ballet II/III 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 41033 $85
4 - 6 Jr Jazz II 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 41253 $85
7 - 12 Int/Adv Ballet C/D 3:00 – 4:45 p.m. 41153 $95
8 - 12 Pointe Variations+ ++ 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. 41173 $60
Tuesday
Grade Level Dance Class Meeting Time Course Number Fee
K - 1 Beg Tap/Tap I 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. 41523 $85
5 - 9 Intro to Int/Adv Ballet 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. 41093$95
2 - 5 Tap II/III 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 41573 $85
7 -12 Int/Adv Jazz 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. 41233$95
7 - 12 Contemporary Repertory+ NEW 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 41683 $85
adult Adult Tap Company NEW 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. 41613 $50
Wednesday
Grade Level Dance Class Meeting Time Course NumberFee
K - 1 Polynesian Dance I 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. 41623 $85
1 - 2 Musical Theatre I 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 41333$85
6 - 12 Int/Adv Ballet A 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. 41053 $95
3 - 6 Musical Theatre II/III 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 41343 $85
8 - 12 Advanced Ballet+ 3:00 – 4:45 p.m. 41003$95
8 - 12 Pointe Variations+ ++ 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. 41173$60
Thursday
Grade Level Dance Class Meeting Time Course Number Fee
K - 1 K – 1 Dance Exploration NEW 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. 41653 $70
2 – 4 Jr Street Dance I 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 41413 $70
7 - 12 Street Dance I 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 41443 $70
5 – 8 Jr Street Dance II 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. 41423$70
7 - 12 Int/Adv Ballet B/C 3:00 – 4:45 p.m. 41063 $75
6 - 12 Tap Foundations NEW 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. 41673 $70
Friday
Grade Level Dance Class Meeting Time Course NumberFee
K - 1 Beg Musical Theatre 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. 41313 $85
6 - 12 Jazz Foundations NEW 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 41223 $85
4 -7 Int Ballet II/III 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 41083 $85
6 - 12 Ballet Foundations 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. 41163 $90
7 - 12 Pointe I+ 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. 41103 $90
9 - 12 Pointe II+ 4:15 – 5:45 p.m. 41113 $95
Saturday
Grade Level Dance Class Meeting Time Course NumberFee
8 - 11 Jr Tap Company II+ 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. 41603 $75
5 - 10 Jr Tap Company I+ 11:00 – 12:30 p.m. 41533 $75
3 - 7 Keiki Tap Company+ 11:00 – 12:30 p.m. 41543 $75

+ Acceptance by teacher approval only. 
++ Pointe Variation fee $120 (Mondays & Wednesdays)  


 
Dance Awareness
A perfect introduction to the wonderful world of dance! This course combines dance instruction and choreography to develop skills such as coordination, flexibility, rhythm, balance and performance technique. No experience necessary. Staff instructors teach five different dance forms Monday through Friday: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre and Polynesian. This five-week exposure to dance culminates in a fully-costumed performance on the last day of school.

Standard dance attire is required on the first day of class: leotard, tights, leggings or bike shorts, ballet slippers and tap shoes. Please keep in mind that absences during the last week, or missing more than three classes, may make it difficult for students to participate in the final performance.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 6 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 41643
DataHub: Using 21st-Century Tools in STEM Investigations
How fast did she throw that baseball? Why are all those fish dying in the stream? In this interdisciplinary STEM course, middle school students use a number of unique 21st-century tools as a means to inquire and investigate problems and challenges. Every day a new hands-on experience for students, as they work in “The DataHubs,” to collect, analyze and synthesize information using probeware and other technology, as well as create data visualizations to answers questions, much like a crime scene investigation unit.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 26341   closed
7 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 26342   closed
8 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $575 26343   closed
Deep Thinkers of Mathematics
Not only “math geniuses” understand new and challenging concepts at a deeper level. Anyone can grow in his or her ability to take complex ideas and apply them to solve authentic problems. Collaborative, creative problem solving is at the heart of each class session. Ambiguity is built into the course by design, so students must be willing to persevere, take risks, think outside the box, ask questions and, most importantly, be willing to “fail forward” along their journey to becoming a mathematician.

This course is open to all, but priority is given to current and new-to-Punahou students.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 24681
6 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 24682
7 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $575 24683   closed
Digital Photography
Learn to use digital cameras to their potential. In this course, students learn how to care for cameras, use the function menu to take a variety of pictures with an emphasis on creativity, and develop independent and collaborative work skills. Students also construct their own pinhole cameras and investigate photo-editing programs. Subjects covered may include, but are not limited to: programs, activities, personal interest, sports and art. The course concludes with a display of students work and a CD portfolio for each student.

Students need to provide their own digital camera.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 20961
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 20962
Elementary Economics and Entrepreneurship (NEW)
Can we live without money? What makes some things more expensive than others? This course is designed to teach students about money and basic economic principles such as scarcity and supply and demand. The course will culminate with students working collaboratively to research, identify a need, develop a business plan, and generate their own business venture.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. $575 22143   closed
Engineering and Design
In this course, students are exposed to engineering in a workshop setting. Utilizing math, science, technology, computer science and physics skills, students engage as a team working through hands-on curriculum to complete projects.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 26041   closed
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 26042
6 - 8 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $575 26043   closed
English Essentials
Strengthening reading, writing, listening and speaking skills is at the heart of this course, laying the foundation for students’ experience in middle school and beyond. Using a variety of materials and mixture of assignments, students deepen their understanding of the depth and complexity of the English language as they realize their own potential.

Open to all who are interested, with preference given to current and new-to-Punahou students entering Case Middle School.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 27061
6 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 27062
6 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $575 27063   closed
7 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 27071
7 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 27072
7 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $575 27073
8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 27081
8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 27082
8 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $575 27083
Fancy Flutes – Small Group Lessons (NEW)
Playing in a band is fun! Small group lessons will help students improve their musical and instrumental skills and help build confidence in an ensemble setting. Students will work on the fundamentals of technique, build musicianship, develop practice skills and learn about instrument care.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 9 3:00 - 3:55 p.m.
Mon, Wed
$200 71203
Fashion Design and Costume Sew Fun
Take your sewing skills to the next level by producing a fashion garment or costume of your own creative design. This course will offer fun “Project Runway”-style challenges as we look at costume designs for the middle school’s mainstage production. In addition, the class will also delve into how to design costumes by utilizing character analysis.

Students will gain a greater understanding of fabric types and their common usage, as well as how to best integrate them into their designs. A majority of the course will be spent on learning how to pattern a design and develop construction steps. Designers will have the opportunity to showcase their designs in a fashion show on July 9 at 11 a.m. that will feature each student’s creations that they have brought to life.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 84023   closed
Financial Wizardry (NEW)
Through exploring ways to earn money, how to save it, and how to spend it, this course is designed to introduce students to basic economic principles. Students will also discover how money is used by every member and every part of their community to provide the goods and services that sustain us. If your child wonders about money, what it is, and how it flows through a community, this course is for them.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
2 - 3 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. $575 22123   closed
First Grade Experience
The Omidyar K – 1 Neighborhood provides a caring environment in which each child’s growth, curiosity and accomplishments are supported. We believe that children:
  • Learn by exploration, inquiry and discovery
  • Should be encouraged to be creative
  • Gain a deeper understanding when experiences and subjects are integrated and connected
  • Should be encouraged to be responsible, respectful, resourceful and contributing members of a group
  • Learn through play
  • Should be encouraged to develop positive social skills and relationships
  • Learn through real-life experiences and hands-on activities
  • Learn through collaboration and interaction with others
  • Learn to be self-directed by making choices
  • Learn best in a safe, supportive, trustworthy environment
  • Learn when they use and develop their large and small muscles
  • Should be encouraged to sustain and extend their natural curiosity

Literacy, math, science, movement, art and culinary experiences lie at the heart of this course, which embraces the inquisitiveness of the first-grade learner and continues to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration skills in an integrative way. Exposure to new learning in these areas is developed at a personal level, with the goal being to stimulate each student’s creativity, expression, and confidence.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
1 8:00 a.m. - noon $1000 24111   closed
Fit 4 Fun
In this course, kindergarten and first-grade students learn new types of physical activities and movement while working to develop key social skills. Good sportsmanship and physical fitness are practiced and encouraged.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
K - 1 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. $225 26513   closed
Flute Ensemble
This class provides an opportunity for students to learn and perform flute music with others in a small ensemble with one student to a part. Offered as a supplement to private lessons, students are placed in an ensemble of three or more students with similar experience. Ensembles have two 45-minute coaching sessions per week. Meeting days and times to be arranged by teacher.

Prerequisite: A minimum of one year of experience on their instrument is required. Students must be enrolled in private lessons and obtain consent from their private instructor.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 12 TBD $250 71023   closed
Football (Intermediate)
Classes held on Chamberlain Field.

First meeting: Students will be notified via email.

Athletic Participation Form must be on file to participate.


 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
7 - 9 2:45 - 4:30 p.m.
Mon, Wed, Fri
June 10 - July 19
$75 60736
Football (JV)
Classes held on Rice/Alexander Fields.

First meeting: Students will be notified via email.

Athletic Participation Form must be on file to participate.


 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
9 - 10 4:00 - 6:15 p.m.
Mon
(Classroom Work)

4:00 - 6:15 p.m.
Wed, Fri

8:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Sat

June 10 - July 19
$75 60735
Football (Varsity)
Classes held on Alexander Field. 

First meeting: Students will be notified via email.

Athletic Participation Form must be on file to participate.


 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
10 - 12 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
June 10 - July 19
$75 60715
For the Love of Writing
For aspiring writers who want to develop their skills, this enrichment class is designed to develop the minds of artisans who appreciate the challenges, beauty, and fulfillment of writing. Touching on story, poetry, and drama, students will write every day – both individually and collaboratively – honing their craft. Culminating experiences include small class presentations of co-written and produced plays, as well as a poetry tea, at which time a book of collective writings will be presented to families. Reading across the genres is integrated into the course, helping students develop a love and appreciation for the written word.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 27251   closed
4 - 5 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 27252   closed
Forensic Science (NEW)
Ever wonder how to collect evidence, analyze information, and ask questions to help solve a crime? This course is based on principles and procedures conducted by forensic scientists as they work to ensure that justice is served. Applying many scientific principles and techniques to real-life situations, this class will engage the minds and bodies of students as they are introduced to the lives of detectives and forensic scientists.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 24261
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 24262
From the Arcade to the Desktop: An Examination of the History and Play of Video Games (NEW)
Who was the first female protagonist in a video game? Why were so many early video games space related? What is the difference between games of progression and emergence? Video games are entrenched in our culture and entertain, inform and challenge us. From the arcade to handhelds to the desktop, this course will help you understand the historical and cultural contexts of video games, and yes, game playing will be included everyday. No previous experience required.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 21971
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 21972
Girls in the Wilderness: Wahine I Kanahele
This course is designed to equip, empower, and encourage exploration. The unique model of Girls in the Wilderness aims to increase confidence in students, their abilities to overcome challenges and adversity, and their love for the outdoors.

This five-week course is filled with on-campus and off-campus adventures designed for fun, service, and exploration of our island home. Students meet, work and interact with positive female role models and gain knowledge in sun, ocean and hiking safety. Three overnight experiences are included, culminating with a two-night neighbor island experience.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 10:10 - 2:30 p.m. $1200 29242   closed
Global Mindedness through Minecraft
This course will pair the popular game of Minecraft with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Throughout the summer, students will be introduced to the principles and design process+++s where they will build sustainable cities in Minecraft to promote global citizenship.

Prerequisites: Desire to game and be a changemaker!

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 21051   closed
4 - 5 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 21052
Grade 2 and Grade 3 Experience (NEW)
The second- and third-grade programs for the summer have been redesigned with the goal of working toward the following priorities:
  • Attending to student needs and transitions within the school experience
  • Creating a home base for students, allowing them to know and be known
  • Providing broad exposure across relevant themes for learning
  • Striving for greater alignment in the year-round program

Based on these objectives, students in grades 2 and 3 will begin each day in homeroom where they will have an opportunity to consistently connect with a caring adult. Woven into that time will also be experiences in reading, math and SEEL (Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning).

Homeroom will be followed by two rotations and students will conclude the morning back in homeroom to gather belongings and prepare for the transition to the afternoon program.

The rotations, each 1 hour and 20 minutes in duration, will fall into four relevant themes for learning: Global Awareness, Environment & Sustainability, STEM and Purposeful Design. Many of the experiences offered through these rotations will include samples of courses that have been offered in the past and some that will be new to the program. 

Experiences will include reading, math, cooking, robotics, the arts, outdoor education, elementary design, architecture and others within the five-week morning experience from 8 a.m. – noon.

Sample Schedule
(All experiences will be by grade level)

8 – 8:40 a.m. Homeroom
8:40 – 8:50 a.m. Break
8:50 – 10:10 a.m. Rotation 1
10:10 – 10:30 a.m. Recess
10:30 – 11:50 a.m. Rotation 2
11:50 a.m. – noon Homeroom

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
2 8:00 a.m. - noon $1100 21721   closed
3 8:00 a.m. - noon $1100 21731
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 3 – 6 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 three school years to complete the course.

During the summer, all classes meet twice a week for 55 minutes.

New students applying 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. Group student interviews will be held by appointment on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

To sign-up for an interview appointment, interested students and parents are required to review program information, an introductory video and FAQs at http://www.punahou.edu/grouppiano.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
1 - 3 TBA $315 71003
History, Stories and People of Punahou (NEW)
Ever wonder if there are really ghosts on campus? What about those tunnels that were dug during World War II? Do you know the people behind the names on the buildings? If you are curious about Punahou, its people, and connections to the history of our community, this course is for you. This course will include an on-campus, overnight experience.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 12 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $575 22063   closed
Improv for All
Have you been curious about improvisation, but have felt intimidated and overwhelmed by the idea of leaping in, scriptless? Want to learn the basic tools, rules, and philosophy of Improvisational Acting? Using a range of confidence-building exercises, trust and ensemble-building games, character development and scene work. Learn to PLAY and feel more comfortable and free onstage in this VERY fun, supportive and noncompetitive environment.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 84043
Introduction to Coding (NEW)
Learn to write code and build simple apps on MIT’s Scratch platform. Students put math, art, music and storytelling skills to work in increasingly-complex individual and group assignments, ranging from animations to games, utilities and simple artificial intelligence.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 8 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.
June 10 - 14
$475 21341   closed
It's Not Just About the Likes: Social Media, the Internet and You (NEW)
Social media is ubiquitous. Whether we consume content or generate it, it is impossible to go through a day without being impacted by social media in some way. But how do we know that what we are seeing is valid and reliable, and how can we be sure that what we post is an accurate representation of ourselves? This course examines how we might leverage social media safely and appropriately to tell stories, support a cause and become informed citizens in our ever changing world.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 20861   closed
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 20862   closed
Jewelry Making
Introduction to the basic techniques of metalsmithing and to the creative process of designing original jewelry. Students develop skills through exploration of a variety of techniques including soldering, forging, use of the jeweler’s saw, polishing, stone setting and simple forming. They create several finished pieces of jewelry using silver and semiprecious stones.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 20281   closed
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 20282   closed
JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC)
JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) is designed to teach high school students personal responsibility and how to work together as a member of a team while instilling in them self-esteem, self-discipline and physical endurance. The focus of the four-day, three-night outdoor encampment at Schofield Barracks is reflected in JROTC’s mission statement, “To motivate young people to be better citizens.” 

Students can expect to participate in rappelling, rope bridge, confidence course, physical fitness training, drownproofing/confidence building high dive, drill and ceremonies and map reading/orienteering. Students go bowling for fun and receive a camp t-shirt and special end-of-camp bento meal. 

The $165 tuition also covers all meals for the duration of the camp. Participants are issued Army ACU uniforms and equipment. Students are required to provide their own camping tent and sleeping bag. Students cannot have any medical conditions or physical limitations. Enrollment in JROTC as a prerequisite is not a requirement. 

For more details concerning this camp and to enroll, please contact the JROTC Department at 808.944.5723 or email rtakao@punahou.edu.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
9 - 12 $165
Judo
Classes held at Forrest Hall.

First meeting: Students will be notified via email.

Athletic Participation Form must be on file to participate.


 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
7 - 12 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Mon, Wed
June 10 - July 19
$75 60843
Junior Jazz Band
Designed to provide an introductory to advanced method of jazz study. This class focuses on six of the most important areas of jazz study:
  • Jazz style
  • Jazz theory
  • Improvisation
  • Jazz history
  • Actual “hands on” performances
  • Jazz appreciation
The class also participates at jazz festivals, concerts, competitions and tours when appropriate for educational skill development, confidence, overall motivation and pure enjoyment “which helps with lifelong learning.” Students are encouraged to create original arrangements and compositions. Clinic experiences with professional musicians and composers, are incorporated at least once during the summer session.

Requirement: Students must have successfully played an instrument for at least two years. 

Individual auditions are held prior to the beginning of the course (towards the end of May or beginning of June) for chair placement and overall music level purposes.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 12 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $400 24943   closed
Ka Halawai Hou (The New Horizon) Introduction to Voyaging (NEW)
He wa'a he moku he moku he wa'a: The canoe is an island, the island is a canoe. What does it take to recreate ancient sea pathways to connect tiny islands? This course introduces students to the life of an oceanic voyager. Hokule'a crew members will work with students to help them understand the basics of seamanship, navigating, and culture as it connects to both the land and the ocean in our islands.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 2:00 p.m.
July 22 - 26
$500 20363   closed
Keiki Kamp: A Summer Fun Day Camp
Join the fun! This all-day summer fun program provides a dynamic schedule of indoor and outdoor play, games and craft activities, sports, water activities, projects and fun off-campus excursions. Special care is taken to provide exciting and age-appropriate activities for the students at each grade level. Limited to 25 students per class with one teacher and two assistants. The cost includes all activities and equipment plus healthy afternoon snacks.

Children should bring a sack lunch and a drink each day.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
K - 5 7:30 - 5:30 p.m.
July 22 - 26
$500 20131   closed
Keiki Kamp: A Summer Fun Day Camp
Join the fun! This all-day summer fun program provides a dynamic schedule of indoor and outdoor play, games and craft activities, sports, water activities, projects and fun off-campus excursions. Special care is taken to provide exciting and age-appropriate activities for the students at each grade level. Limited to 25 students per class with one teacher and two assistants. The cost includes all activities and equipment plus healthy afternoon snacks. 

Children should bring a sack lunch and a drink each day.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
1 - 5 7:30 - 5:30 p.m.
June 10 - 14
$475 20121
Kid Chemistry (NEW)
Ever wonder how to make slime? Or why certain things fizz and explode when mixed together? In Kid Chemistry students will explore the foundational elements of chemistry and enjoy hands-on experiences and activities. The course aims to develop students into resourceful thinkers and problem-solvers as they are introduced to concepts, pose questions and arrive at answers based on direct observation and experimentation. Class requires a curious mind and the ability to work collaboratively.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
2 - 3 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. $575 25343   closed
Kindergarten Experience
The Omidyar K – 1 Neighborhood provides a caring environment in which each child’s growth, curiosity and accomplishments are supported. We believe that children:
  • Learn by exploration, inquiry and discovery
  • Should be encouraged to be creative
  • Gain a deeper understanding when experiences and subjects are integrated and connected
  • Should be encouraged to be responsible, respectful, resourceful and contributing members of a group
  • Learn through play
  • Should be encouraged to develop positive social skills and relationships
  • Learn through real-life experiences and hands-on activities
  • Learn through collaboration and interaction with others
  • Learn to be self-directed by making choices
  • Learn best in a safe, supportive, trustworthy environment
  • Learn when they use and develop their large and small muscles
  • Should be encouraged to sustain and extend their natural curiosity

The natural curiosity of kindergartners is fostered through an inquiry and exploration of their surroundings, starting from the Punahou campus and extending into Manoa Valley. In the course of five weeks, students work to develop their critical thinking, creative problem solving and collaboration skills through experiences focused on the arts, literacy, numeracy and play.

Age requirements: Boys must be five years old by June 30; girls must be five years old by September 30.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
K 8:00 a.m. - noon $1000 24001   closed
Learning Toolbox
This course assumes that being proactive – rather than reactive – is essential for student success. Students are encouraged to be architects of their learning by identifying supportive strategies, applying them when appropriate, and being able to articulate their needs and strategies to others. The class explores focus, organizational and study strategies through a variety of situations that students are likely to encounter on their journey through school (and life!).

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
7 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 20721
7 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 20722
Let’s Jam! Improv for Strings
Unlike traditional orchestra and chamber music classes where students perform pieces by following sheet music, Let’s Jam empowers students to create music from the inside out. By creating videos and audio recordings, students will learn about the different roles musicians play in various music making situations. In these “jam-session” classes, students will work towards developing a “creative musicians’ tool kit”. Students will learn how to create harmony and groove through extended techniques like strumming, chopping (a bow technique that simulates a drum set), and laying down bass lines. Students will also explore improvising melodies and harmonizing existing melodies.

The skills in this musical tool kit will help students create their own arrangements of songs in a wide variety of genres that includes gypsy swing, celtic, bluegrass, jazz, blues, pop and any other styles of interest to the class. Perfect for any string student (violin, viola, cello or bass) who wants to explore improvisation and creative music making.

The guided “jam-sessions” which culminate in a presentation at the end of the semester. No experience with improvisation or music theory is required. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per class.

Pre-requisite: 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
7 - 12 2:45 - 3:40 p.m.
Tues, Thur
$200 71153
Let’s Jam! Special Gypsy Jazz Edition (NEW)
When gypsy folk musicians who were playing waltzes and musettes in the dance halls of Europe first heard American Jazz recordings in the 1920s, they immediately became infatuated with the sound and sentiment of swing jazz and created their own version of it using bowed string instruments like violins and basses and guitars. This special edition of Let’s Jam will focus on the tricks and techniques used by legendary jazz pioneers Stephane Grapelli and Django Reinhardt used to create a joyfully improvisational string-based swing music that rocked the cabaret and night club scene in the early part of the 1900s. Open to violinists, violists, cellists and guitarists.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 9 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
June 5 -7
$100 71163
Lights, Camera, Action
This course takes students through the filmmaking and storytelling process beyond the classroom. Students learn to make short stories through the summer both independently and collaboratively. Each week students may work with different themes, techniques and groups.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. $575 23734   closed
Making a Move (NEW)
Mobility is a challenge for millions of people throughout the world. Whether born with a disability, injured in an accident or defending our country, or the result of age, moving from place to place can be difficult for innumerable people. This class aims to address this issue through empathy, creativity, and design. In partnership with a local organization(s) students will complete the course having created a product to improve the life of another.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 22261   closed
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 22262   closed
6 - 8 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $575 22263   closed
Making Apps with Code
This course will focus on the fundamentals of programming, or “coding,” and allow students the opportunity to build apps that run on the Web, Arduino, Android and iOS devices. Students will be introduced to some of the most common and popular programming languages such as JavaScript, Arduino, Java and Swift, as well as learn what makes for good app design and how to apply creative problem-solving using the design thinking process.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 21041   closed
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 21042   closed
Math Workshop
In this course for developing mathematicians, the emphasis is learning math fundamentals in a fun and interesting way with attention given to application, investigation and cooperative problem solving. Computation skills also are developed as students participate in a variety of hands-on activities.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 27141
4 - 5 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 27142
Mauka Explorations
Come join us as we explore our backyards, the wilderness and the mountain trails of our island home. Each day, students participate in a variety of age-appropriate activities, including but not limited to hiking, gardening and off-campus learning trips. Our goal is to instill an appreciation and awareness of the beauty of the 'aina.

Students should bring their own reusable water bottle and wear comfortable clothes and shoes each day.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
2 - 3 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. $1000 29221   closed
Maximizing your Athletic Potential
Are you a weekend warrior? A serious athlete? Whether you participate in sports for fun, to stay in shape, or for the competition, we invite you to learn how to influence your own wellness, how the body adapts to physical activity, and how to develop a growth mindset in order to perform to the best of your ability. Guest speakers, off-campus learning opportunities, and other activities will be designed to help you maximize performance. Topics may include: the mechanics of body movement, basic nutrition, and traits of effective teams.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
7 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 20771
7 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 20772
7 - 8 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $575 20773
Mixed plate (NEW)
The local lunchtime favorite is often a blending of cultures that represent the diversity found here in Hawaii. This course will take students on a historical and culinary journey as they explore the origins of local cuisine. Focusing on a new culture each week, students will learn about the immigration and trade networks that brought these local favorites to Hawai'i as well as the local plantation cultures in which they developed. Cultures of focus may include Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and or Filipino cultures. As a culminating activity, each week students will learn to make a local dish that they can use to create their own “mixed plate.”

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 22071
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 22072   closed
Movie Magic
This course takes students through the entire movie-making process from writing action to performing dialogue to shooting a scene. Students learn the ropes, developing their unique creative visions through intensive group work and hands-on production using iMovie and Adobe Premier.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 23741
4 - 5 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 23742
Movie Makers (NEW)
Ever dream of being a famous actor, director or screenwriter? Now you can be all three. This course takes students through the entire movie-making process; from writing action to performing dialogue to shooting a scene. Students learn the ropes, developing their unique creative visions through intensive group work and hands-on production. Each week may have a different theme, different techniques to learn and different groups to work with. If you are a director one week, you may be an actor the next. Everyone has a chance to be a star!

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 23761   closed
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 23762
Music and Sound Effects: Intro to Foley Arts (NEW)
Ever wonder how sound effects are created for movies? Or how to create rhythm and music with everyday items? Foley artists reproduce sounds for TV and movies including everything from footsteps to squeaky stairs and rain to hamburgers falling from the sky. In this class you will be introduced not only to the Foley Arts but also to how to create rhythm and music with everyday items and app smashing. If you enjoy being creative, resourceful, and industrious, this course is for you.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 24951
4 - 5 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 24952
Music Maker Fab Lab (NEW)
Can’t read music? Don’t know how to play an instrument or want to try playing something new? No problem! Have you ever wanted to make music of your own? Students explore making music by designing their own instruments by using a combination of found/recycled objects (such as boxes, cans, pipes, glass goblets). Students will also play simple classroom instruments (such as kazoos, small keyboards, xylophones, whistles, harmonicas), to explore and experience four fundamental elements of music: pitch, time, timbre and texture. Students will use this wonderfully eclectic mix of objects to create musical sounds and use our knowledge of the four musical elements to collaboratively compose a musical piece as a class.

The class culminates with the world premiere performance of our composition via a video recording. Special musical guests might also join us for our own “classroom instrument-style” pop music video. No experience in music or playing an instrument is required, just a willingness to try something new!

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Mon, Wed, Fri
$275 71183   closed
Music Theory Essentials – Elementary
This class is designed as an introduction to formal music theory instruction and is an excellent complement to the student’s instrumental instruction. Basic elements of musical notation including treble and bass clef reading, time signatures, major and minor scales, interval identification, triads, and musical terms and symbols are presented. The class meets twice a week for 55 minutes.

Pre-requisite: A minimum of two years of instrumental study and concurrent private lesson enrollment.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
5 - 8 4:00 - 4:55 p.m.
Tues, Fri
$250 71253
Music Theory Essentials – Intermediate to Advanced
This class is designed for students to study music theory at the intermediate and advanced levels, serving as an excellent complement to the student’s instrumental instruction. Interval identification, scale construction, chord construction, and harmonic analysis. Ear training will also be covered. The class meets twice a week for 55 minutes.

Pre-requisite: A minimum of four years of instrumental study and concurrent private lesson enrollment.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
9 - 12 4:00 - 4:55 p.m.
Mon, Wed
$250 71433
Nā Wāhine i ka Nahele: Tahiti (NEW)
Over the last three years, Girls in the Wilderness (GiW) has strived to create a five-week experience empowering young women to foster friendships, work hard, overcome challenges, build confidence, help their island home and have fun. 

This year, an opportunity presents itself to build from the past three years and offer a one-week international experience in Puna'auia, Tahiti. 

Goals of Girls in the Wilderness: Tahiti
  • Continue to strive to provide a physically and emotionally safe experience for students to reach the goals of GiW as stated above
  • Gain independence and confidence through international travel
  • Learn about a new and unique culture and environment that may offer reflection to our own island home
  • Provide GiW additional opportunities to create experiences for students
  • Explore, adventure, have fun 
Cost includes: air transportation, food, lodging, transportation and additional expenses. (Ex. Moorea Lagoon Tour).

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 June 1 - 8 $2500 28561   closed
Oceanography (NEW)
Oceanography students dive head first into the ocean realm of marine mammals, dangerous marine organisms, deep-sea creatures and many other fascinating aspects of the ocean world. These ocean scientists explore different marine environments in fascinating, hands-on investigations both in and out of the classroom, and as a result, gain an understanding of how diverse the marine environment is and how everything is connected in a delicate balance. This course is designed for any student who is interested in the ocean, and special attention is given to the unique environment in and around the Hawaiian islands.

Lab experiences include the use of microscopes to observe and identify marine life, dissection of squid, and the simulation of oil spills. Art also plays an important role in the class and connections are made to science through various projects. Exciting field trips are held at least once a week. Several of these trips involve snorkeling and the stewardship of marine environments.

Although the students practice in the Punahou swimming pool before our first ocean snorkel, swimming proficiency is required. One athletic shirt is included in the course fee.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
7 - 8 8:00 a.m. - noon $1100 24241
Piano Camp (NEW)
Ready for a fun music camp experience? This camp is designed for student pianists of all levels. Campers will enjoy building their musicianship skills with special activities and classes focused on music theory, ear training, improvisation and ensemble playing! Students are encouraged to bring a performance piece to share at the camp. The week will culminate with a musical sharing event for family and friends on Friday, June 14 at 6:30 pm.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 9 9:00 a.m. - noon
June 10 - 14
$200 71173
Powering the Future
Build circuits, make a motor and explore the world of electricity. Learn about current in a makery style while designing and constructing devices from everyday materials such as paper clips and cardboard. Experiment with batteries and fuel cells, and consider how to store the power of the 21st century. Research the positive and negative aspects of a variety of alternative generation possibilities such as solar, wind, geothermal and nuclear power plants.

Most of the energy used in the future will be electrical, so having hands-on experience and understanding how electricity works positions students to make informed choices, perhaps even to create advances in new energy technology. One of today’s important issues is how to move from fossil fuels to alternative energy that is consistent, safe, clean and affordable. Students research to explain the advantages and disadvantages of the most promising forms of alternative energy generation and the class debates the best ways to power the future.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 25561
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 25562
Pre-Algebra Review
Students in this review course will solidify their understanding of key concepts that are covered in Punahou’s Pre-Algebra course, such as number theory, operations with real numbers and solving linear equations, while also connecting them to larger ideas that will be studied in Algebra 1.

Open to all who are interested, with preference given to current and new-to-Punahou students entering eighth grade.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 24581
8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 24582
8 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $575 24583
Private Lessons
For students who desire individual lessons, 30-minute and 45-minute lessons are offered once a week during Summer School. 60-minute lessons may be arranged with the consent of the instructor. The director determines studio assignments for new students. Lesson appointments for all students are scheduled directly with the assigned teacher. There will be no make-up lessons for student absences.

Instrument Grade Level Time Course Number
Bass 5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
77113
77123
77133
Cello 1 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
77213
77223
77233
Clarinet 5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
79113
79123
79133
Euphonium/Tuba 5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
70913
70923
70933
Flute 5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
79213
79223
79233
French Horn 5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
70313
70323
70333
Guitar 5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
75113
75123
75133
Harp 1 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
77413
77423
77433
Music Theory/Composition 5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
75413
75423
75433
Oboe 5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
79413
79423
79433
Percussion 5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
75213
75223
75233
Piano 1 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
76113
76123
76133
Saxophone 5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
79513
79523
79533
Shakuhachi 5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
75513
75523
75533
Trombone 5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
70613
70623
70633
Trumpet 5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
70713
70723
70733
Viola 1 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
78113
78123
78133
Violin K - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
78213
78223
78233
Voice 7 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
75313
75323
75333

 
Private Lessons – Additional Lessons (3 lessons)
Additional private lessons may be arranged with the consent of the instructor. The director determines studio assignments for new students. The additional lessons may be scheduled in the weeks before or after the Summer School session. Lesson appointments for all students are scheduled directly with the assigned teacher. There will be no make-up lessons for student absences.

Co-requisite: Students must be enrolled in private lessons during the five-week Summer School session (June 17 – July 19).

Requires instructor consent.

Instrument Grade Level Time Course Number
Bass
Additional Lessons
5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
77163
77173
77183
Cello
Additional Lessons
1 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
77263
77273
77283
Clarinet
Additional Lessons
5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
79163
79173
79183
Euphonium/Tuba
Additional Lessons
5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
70963
70973
70983
Flute
Additional Lessons
5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
79263
79273
79283
French Horn
Additional Lessons
5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
70363
70373
70383
Guitar
Additional Lessons
5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
75163
75173
75183
Harp
Additional Lessons
1 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
77463
77473
77483
Music Theory/Composition
Additional Lessons
5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
75463
75473
75483
Oboe
Additional Lessons
5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
79463
79473
79483
Percussion
Additional Lessons
5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
75263
75273
75283
Piano
Additional Lessons
1 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
76163
76173
76183
Saxophone
Additional Lessons
5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
79563
79573
79583
Shakuhachi
Additional Lessons
5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
75563
75573
75583
Trombone
Additional Lessons
5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
70663
70673
70683
Trumpet
Additional Lessons
5 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
70763
70773
70783
Viola
Additional Lessons
1 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
78163
78173
78183
Violin
Additional Lessons
K - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
78263
78273
78283
Voice
Additional Lessons
7 - 12 30-Minute
45-Minute
60-Minute
75363
75373
75383

 
Profit for Progress: A Course for Young Social Entrepreneurs (NEW)
Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to pressing social issues. Characterized by compassionate hearts, ambitious goals and undying spirits, they offer their creativity to address the needs of others.

In this course, young social entrepreneurs are given lessons in foundational economic principles and dedicate their efforts to positive social change. Collaboration, accounting, business planning, research and many other skills are emphasized as the students aim to generate profit for progress.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 25771
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 25772
Punahou News Now!
In this enrichment-writing course, “Newsies” create a Punahou Summer School newspaper. Students also explore local and national news agencies to help set the stage for journalistic writing. As they gain basic knowledge about the main sections of the newspaper, the roving reporters have the opportunity to write articles on a variety of topics ranging from on-site summer school interviews, “How-Tos,” other feature articles or entertainment pieces. This course also emphasizes basic keyboarding skills, grammar and ways to develop the big story. In addition, students learn computer commands to assist them in word processing and guided Internet searches. At session’s end, each child takes home a “hot off the press” final edition of the Punahou Summer School newspaper.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 21021   closed
4 - 5 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 21022   closed
Rapid Prototyping and Fabrication
This course is designed to develop the students' ability to take an idea and rapidly prototype it using CAD software and rapid prototyping machines such as 3D printers, laser cutters, water jet, CNC mill and CNC routers. The course is highly focused on prototyping and students will respond to ready-made design briefs in order to focus their time and energy mastering software and machine production techniques. This course is modeled on MIT’s popular “How to make almost anything.”

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 20261   closed
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 20262   closed
Reading and Writing Workshop
This course provides an opportunity to strengthen reading and writing skills using an integrated approach. Students read across genres, practicing skills that promote comprehension, while also applying strategies that good writers use to develop their ideas.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 27241   closed
4 - 5 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 27242   closed
RoboLab™
This is a great introductory course for anyone wanting to be a part of the next generation of engineers, inventors and programmers. Students work in teams to build robotic models and learn basic engineering and programming skills, using LEGO® MindStorms kits developed by LEGO® experts in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Programs are written on a computer with RoboLab™ software. Learn more online at http://mindstorms.lego.com.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 26131   closed
4 - 5 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 26132   closed
4 - 5 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. $575 26133   closed
SAT Prep
Punahou offers an SAT Prep course to prepare students for the writing, reading and math sections of the New SAT Test.

This course provides:
  • 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 New SAT
  • Practice tests leading to individualized instruction
  • Guided simulations of the actual tests 
In addition, a free Review Session will be offered in the fall prior to the November and December exams. All students will be notified of the Review Courses early in the fall.


 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
June 10-July12
10 - 12 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. $595 19021
10 - 12 10:00 a.m. - noon $595 19022
10 - 12 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. $595 19023
Science Detectives
Science Detectives enjoy hands-on experiences and activities exploring ideas while doing fun-filled experiments. Students work collaboratively in an exciting environment that allows them to be resourceful thinkers and problem-solvers. They explore concepts, pose questions and arrive at answers based on direct observation and experimentation as they gain a better understanding of the role science plays in the world around them. Class requires high levels of cooperation and the ability to work collaboratively.

Students are challenged to use problem-solving and critical thinking skills in this upper elementary, early middle school strand. Content includes inquiry-oriented learning in life science, physical science and environmental science. Investigation and experimentation in a collaborative lab setting is a key component of the course.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 25331   closed
4 - 5 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 25332   closed
Self Defense and Personal Safety
This eight-hour course, conducted in four two-hour sessions, focuses on basic survival skills. Participants learn the mental attitudes and physical applications of self-defense methods; how to minimize risks; self-defense, self-preservation and escape techniques. Students participate in vigorous physical exercises, including stretching, strengthening and martial arts based movements.

Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to minimum enrollment. No refunds or make-ups for missed lessons.

Attire: Wear appropriate workout clothing. Gym pants or sweatpants are required. Gym shoes or bare feet are acceptable. Bring water bottle or jug. Sports bras are recommended for females. Athletic cup and supporter recommended for males. 
Location: Forrest Hall

Questions: Contact Lenora Lee at 808.944.5835 or email to llee@punahou.edu.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
9 - 12 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Fri
June 14 & 21

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sat
June 15 & 22
$175 59003
Sewing
Students learn the basic skills of machine sewing while working on teacher led projects of their own choice. Easy fundamental sewing methods and shortcuts are taught in demonstration lessons. Individual work with the teacher enables students to solve problems that may be unique to their own project/piece. Free choice projects to work on during interludes are encouraged. This course concludes with a student-produced fashion show displaying their creations.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 20641   closed
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 20632   closed
Soccer (Boys)
Classes held on Rice Field.

First meeting: June 10

Athletic Participation Form must be on file to participate.


 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
7 - 8 4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Tues, Thurs
June 10 - July 19
$75 61675
9 - 12 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Tues, Thurs
June 10 - July 19
$75 61676
Sports and Recreation (NEW)
Utilizing Punahou’s extensive physical education and athletic facilities, this program is designed to provide broad exposure and instruction in a variety of sports and recreation activities. The aims are to develop an appreciation of sports and promote social development and physical fitness. Throughout the course of the summer, students will participate in a variety of team and individual sports, including extensive time in the pool.

Students should bring their own towels, athletic shorts, non-skid, non-marking athletic shoes, athletic socks, and swim wear.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 54603
4 - 5 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 54613
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 54623
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 54633
Sports and Recreation Kamp (NEW)
Utilizing Punahou’s extensive facilities and field trips, this program is designed to provide broad exposure and instruction in a variety of sports and recreation activities. The aims are to develop an appreciation of sports and promote social development and physical fitness. Throughout the course of the summer, students will participate in a variety of activities, including time off-campus and in the pool. Students should bring their own lunch daily, a reusable water bottle, towel, athletic shorts, non-skid, non-marking athletic shoes, athletic socks, appropriate undergarments and swim wear.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 8 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.
July 22 - 26
$500 35405
Sports and Recreation Kamp (NEW)
Utilizing Punahou’s extensive facilities and field trips, this program is designed to provide broad exposure and instruction in a variety of sports and recreation activities. The aims are to develop an appreciation of sports and promote social development and physical fitness. Throughout the course of the summer, students will participate in a variety of activities, including time off-campus and in the pool.

Students should bring their own lunch daily, a reusable water bottle, towel, athletic shorts, non-skid, non-marking athletic shoes, athletic socks, appropriate undergarments and swim wear.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 8 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.
June 10 - 14
$475 35404
Sports, Recreation, and Fitness PM (NEW)
Utilizing Punahou’s extensive physical education and athletic facilities, this program is designed to provide broad exposure and instruction in a variety of sports and recreation activities. The aims are to develop an appreciation of sports and promote social development and physical fitness.  Throughout the course of the summer, students will participate in a variety of team and individual sports as they work to develop skills and friendships.  This course will not include time in the pool.
 
Students should bring athletic shorts, non-skid, non-marking athletic shoes, and athletic socks. 


 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
COED
2 - 3 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. $575 35403   closed
4 - 5 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. $575 35503   closed
Strength and Conditioning Training
This program is designed to give students well-balanced strength and conditioning training for their bodies. The class is constructed of a variety of combined workouts, which will give students a full-body workout and help improve cardiovascular fitness. Students learn proper weight training mechanics and techniques in order to perform a multitude of exercises and games to enhance their overall performance, motivation and confidence in themselves.

First meeting is in the weight room at the athletic complex.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
7 - 8 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. $275 34001   closed
7 - 8 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. $275 34002   closed
Summer Orchestra
For continuing violin, viola, cello or upright string bass students, Summer Orchestra is an opportunity to reinforce technical, reading and ensemble skills. Additionally, students build upon their knowledge of music theory and music history. Performance repertoire includes music of various genres including but not limited to Baroque, Irish Folk and Contemporary.

Pre-requisite: 1+ years of experience. Must be able to play notes on each of the four strings.

Instructor: Stefanie Lawton

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
5 - 8 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. $275 24944
Swimming
Co-educational swimming lessons are provided in the beautiful Waterhouse Pool. Beginning, intermediate and advanced level swimming lessons are offered. Students will be assessed at the beginning of the session in order to place them in the appropriate class. Students should report to the pool at the designated times – students will not be supervised prior to or immediately following each class. Parents of younger students in Kindergarten – grade 3 are responsible for ensuring appropriate supervision for their children.

Students should bring their own towels, sunscreen, swim suits. Goggles are optional.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
Monday - Friday
1 - 5 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. $395 54203   closed
1 - 5 1:35 - 2:05 p.m. $395 54213
1 - 5 2:10 - 2:40 p.m. $395 54223
1 - 5 2:45 - 3:15 p.m. $395 54233   closed
Saturday
K 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. $125 54273   closed
K 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. $125 54283   closed
K 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. $125 54293
1 - 5 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. $125 54243
1 - 5 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. $125 54253
1 - 5 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. $125 54263
Technical Theatre: Creating An Environment
This technical theatre workshop is designed for students who enjoy problem solving, working with their hands, and having fun. It familiarizes students with basic theatre terminology, elements of design, stagecraft and other facets of technical theatre including but not limited to operating a light board, designing and building scenery, property and puppet creation, and implementation of audio and video in a theatrical environment. Student will be given the opportunity to design, build and/or assist with productions in Dillingham Theater.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 84063
Tennis - Summer Shooting Stars (NEW)
This tennis course is designed for students who want to take their game to the next level this summer. Geared to compliment students currently enrolled in our Young Stars, Slamming Aces, and ACE programs, this 90-minute daily training session will combine reinforcement of proper technique, stroke production, movement, and footwork, with play-based learning initiatives through the facilitation of successful strategies and patterns under point play scenarios.

Students are grouped according to ability.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 8 10:30 a.m. - noon
Monday - Friday
$595 51613   closed
Tennis – Adult Cardio
Cardio tennis is a high-energy fitness activity that combines the best features of the sport to deliver the ultimate, full-body, calorie-burning aerobic workout. It’s a social and fun class for players of all levels taught by an experienced and certified tennis teaching professional. Cardio tennis is recommended to supplement a player’s current singles or doubles gameplay and lesson routine.

Minimum/Maximum students: 6/12 maximum

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
Adult 7:45 - 8:45 a.m.
Tues
June 18 - July 16
$100 51923
Adult 7:45 - 8:45 a.m.
Thur
June 20 - July 18
$100 51943
Adult 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tues
June 18 - July 16
$100 51933
Adult 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Thur
June 20 - July 18
$100 51953
Tennis – Intermediate Team Training
The Intermediate Summer Tennis Training is designed to prepare students for ILH competition during the Intermediate season, which begins in November. Students enrolling in this program must have previous experience in competition, such as USTA-sanctioned tournaments, USTA Junior Team Tennis or ILH experience.

Note: Participation in this program does not guarantee a place on the Punahou Intermediate team. 

Twice-a-week training sessions encompass emphasis on technique and stroke production as well as match play including singles and doubles competition. Physical conditioning, including movement, footwork and on-court strength training and mental toughness training prepare students for the demands of competition at the ILH Intermediate level. This program will be led by Lee Couillard, Assistant Tennis Director.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
7 - 8 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Tue, Fri
June 14 - July 19
$550 51663
Tennis – JV Team Training
The JV Summer Tennis Training is designed to prepare students for ILH competition in the upcoming fall season, which begins in August. Students enrolling in this program must have previous experience in competition, such as USTA-sanctioned tournaments, USTA Junior Team Tennis or previous ILH experience.

Note: Participation in this program does not guarantee a place on the Punahou JV team.

Twice-a-week training sessions encompass technique and stroke production as well as match play including singles and doubles competition. Physical conditioning, including movement, footwork and on-court strength training and mental toughness training will prepare the students for the demands of competition at the ILH JV level. The program will be led by Ikaika Jobe, Tennis Director.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
9 - 11 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Mon, Thur
June 10 - July 18
$550 51673
Tennis – Private Lessons
For more personal attention and to supplement our group lesson offerings, the Tennis School at Punahou offers private lessons with certified tennis instructors. A limited number of private lessons are available and priority is given to continuing students. If you are interested in placing your child’s name on our waitlist, please register. No deposit is required until the class is confirmed. Once the class is confirmed, full payment is due within two weeks.

For additional information, please contact the Punahou School Tennis Office at 808.944.5835.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
1 - 12 30 minutes
$35 per lesson
$35 51013
1 - 12 45 minutes
$52 per lesson
$52 51023
1 - 12 60 minutes
$69 per lesson
$69 51033
Tennis Camp
The Punahou Summer Tennis Camp is a competitive tennis camp designed for players who are in the early stages of competitive play or want to begin competitive play. Highlights included are: singles and doubles strategy, skill development, movement and footwork, fitness training, rules of play, supervised match play practice.

ABILITY LEVEL: 3.0 level and above, one year of experience in Punahou “Young Stars”, “Rising Stars” or “Slamming Aces” or USTA Jr. Team Tennis Program.

Minimum eight students, Maximum 24 students. Open to Punahou and visiting students.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 8 9:00 a.m. - noon
July 22 - 26
$250 51733
4 - 8 9:00 a.m. - noon
July 29 - Aug 2
$250 51743
Tennis Camp
The Punahou Summer Tennis Camp is a competitive tennis camp designed for players who are either in the early stages of competitive play or want to begin competitive play. Highlights include singles and doubles strategy, skill development, movement and footwork, fitness training, rules of play and supervised match play practice.

ABILITY LEVEL: 3.0 level and above, one year of experience in Punahou “Young Stars,” “Rising Stars,” “Slamming Aces” or USTA Jr. Team Tennis Program.

Minimum eight students, maximum 24 students

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 8 9:00 a.m. - noon
June 3 - 7
$225 51713
Tennis Classes
Tennis lessons are offered to students of all abilities in this intensive five-week course. Lessons emphasize a fun learning environment and incorporation of basic to advanced instruction. The course uses a combination of “play-based” learning and progressive lesson plans that lay the foundation for building one’s tennis skills. Emphasis is on the long-term development of the student. Competitive playing opportunities integrate the importance of maintaining a positive attitude and practicing good sportsmanship, while encouraging students to adopt tennis as a lifelong sport.

On a designated day each week, a short tennis “demo-day” is creatively organized by the coaching staff before each class. These highly anticipated demo-days are fun and entertaining productions that provide students visual exposure to stroke development and tactics, while highlighting skills and techniques.

Lessons are one hour in length, five days per week. In the event of inclement weather, special “rainy day” classes are held (classes are not cancelled.) Tennis staff members accompany all first- and second-graders to and from the tennis courts, as well as to other Summer School classes, ensuring safe travel. Supervision is also offered to students present on the tennis lanai immediately prior to and following all lessons.

Students are required to wear non-marking tennis specific shoes, shorts/skirts and a t-shirt or blouse. Note: Black-soled shoes are not allowed. Sun protection (sunscreen, hat and sunglasses) is highly recommended. Tennis rackets of appropriate size and weight are provided for students who do not bring their own rackets.

Students are grouped according to ability. Please check the experience level indicated on the course listing.

Advanced Programs:
Students may apply for the advanced programs if they have participated in Punahou’s “Young Stars” and Tournament Training programs, or they must have tennis professional approval. Players who currently participate in USTA Jr. Challenger or Open Tournaments may also apply. For questions or assistance, please call 808.944.5835.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
1 - 2
Beginning (0 – 3 yrs.)
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. $495 51543   closed
3 - 9
Beginning - Intermediate (0 – 3 yrs.)
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. $495 51553   closed
1 - 2
Beginning (0 – 3 yrs.)
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. $495 51573   closed
3 - 9
Beginning – Intermediate (0 – 3 yrs.)
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. $495 51583   closed
Terrific Trumpets – Small Group Lessons (NEW)
Playing in a band is fun! Small group lessons will help students improve their musical and instrumental skills and help build confidence in an ensemble setting. Students will work on the fundamentals of technique, build musicianship, develop practice skills and learn about instrument care.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 9 2:45 - 3:40 p.m.
Mon, Wed
$200 71213
The Food Explorers (NEW)
This integrated course will engage the mind and the senses as students investigate the food they eat from its origins to their stomachs. Utilizing hands-on activities, field trips, and virtual reality, students will discover the journey of food. This four-hour class will include time dedicated to the development of reading and math skills, cooking and opportunities to explore the areas below:

Food Science
At some point in our lives, perhaps when we were kicking peas around our plate in an imaginary soccer game, we’ve all been told not to play with our food. For food scientists, playing with food is actually a job. Food science is simply the study of food. Food scientists use various methods to investigate the food we eat. This includes looking at how food is made, what goes into it, and why something can taste good but not be good for you.

Food Economics
In addition to being an introduction to economic principles, food economics investigates the journey of food to get to your plate. This includes the origins of food, supply and demand, marketing, buying local, importing and more.

Food History
Whether we realize it or not, the drive to acquire food has been a guiding force throughout human history and even led to the formation of the first civilizations. In every era and every culture, food has been an integral part of identity and lifestyle. Food history helps to explain why certain foods are eaten in different parts of our country and how various foods travelled around the world.

Through cooking and the investigation of the areas above, Food Explorers will culminate with students conducting research and engaging in the design process for a farmer’s market to be implemented at Punahou School.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5 8:00 a.m. - noon $1100 21641
The League: Punahou Summer Baseball Camp
This summer baseball camp experience is designed to help each student achieve his or her maximum potential on and off the field. Individual instruction from both current Punahou coaches and players includes baseball fundamentals, strength and speed training, mentoring, video analysis and an opportunity to get playing time at a variety of positions and situations with one-on-one coaching. Character development and learning to play the game the right way is the focus. The camp also includes weekly modified games to ensure full participation from all players at multiple positions. Each week of the course is balanced to monitor player energy levels and include mental and physical skills training in a competitive game atmosphere and a fun, supportive coaching environment that can improve players at any level.

Two athletic shirts are included in the course fees.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
5 - 7 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. $575 35043   closed
Theatre Performance
Grades 6 – 8: Get ready to immerse yourself in a full “page to stage” experience! Through dramatic exploration, students practice and utilize necessary acting skills to develop confidence, poise and characters. The class will experience the full theatre process: from reading and analyzing the selected play to auditions, casting and rehearsals. Each student will gain a deeper understanding of the actor/director/stage manager relationship while honing their craft.

The class culminates in 2 – 3 daytime and evening performances for peers, family and friends on the Dillingham Theater stage.

Students should be committed to attending the full rehearsal schedule, as well as participating in all performances the final week of summer school.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 84073   closed
Transition Math
Developing students who possess mathematical habits of mind, which allow them to approach authentic problems by thinking, asking good questions and reasoning for themselves is at the core of the middle school math program at Punahou.

Grade 6: Transition to Grade 6 Math is designed to solidify students’ understanding of the skills needed for success in Punahou’s sixth-grade math program. Emphasis is placed on operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and problem solving. Projects, direct instruction and independent practice are used throughout.

Open to all who are interested, with preference given to current and new-to-Punahou students entering sixth grade.

Grade 7: Want to review basic skills, be introduced to key pre-algebra ideas, AND have fun all at the same time? Put on your thinking caps and join this class to transition from arithmetic to higher-order mathematical thinking and problem solving. This course is designed to ensure a smooth transition to Punahou’s seventh grade Pre-Algebra course. Games, hands-on activities and online resources are used, with an emphasis on understanding the “how” and the “why” of mathematical concepts.

Open to all who are interested, with preference given to current and new-to-Punahou students entering seventh grade.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 24561   closed
6 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 24562
6 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $575 24563
7 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 24571   closed
7 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 24572   closed
7 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $575 24573   closed
Trombone Rangers – Small Group Lessons (NEW)
Playing in a band is fun! Small group lessons will help students improve their musical and instrumental skills and help build confidence in an ensemble setting. Students will work on the fundamentals of technique, build musicianship, develop practice skills and learn about instrument care.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 9 2:45 - 3:40 p.m.
Mon, Wed
$200 71223
Up, Up and Away
Using a hands-on approach, students learn basic aeronautic principles as well as how planes and kites actually get off the ground. Activities challenge the students’ fine motor skills, their ability to follow directions and their perseverance in following a task to completion. Flight simulators, plane making, and kite creation are all are part of this class in which the sky is the limit.
Sample Course Information:

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 28631   closed
4 - 5 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 28632
Voice Class
This course is designed for students who are interested in exploring and developing their singing voice. Learn how to sing with a beautiful tone, work on breath management, diction, range and expression. Practice sight-singing and develop critical listening skills while listening to one another. Together with friends, have fun studying and performing folk songs, art songs or selections from musical theater! The course focuses on solo singing, including confident stage presentation and individualized repertoire. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per class.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
4 - 5 1:00 - 1:55 p.m.
Mon, Wed
$275 71113   closed
4 - 5 1:45 - 2:40 p.m.
Tues, Fri
$275 71123
6 - 8 2:00 - 2:55 p.m.
Mon, Wed
$275 71143   closed
6 - 8 2:45 - 3:40 p.m.
Tues, Fri
$275 71133   closed
Water Polo - Beginning
This co-ed non-contact introductory program is for the first-timer who wants to learn and try a team water sport. The course is geared for beginners as well as advanced swimmers who want to improve their technical movement skills and tactical awareness. Water skills are particularly critical at this stage of development and the focus is on water safety, health and fitness, with the opportunity for students to meet new friends in this fun team environment. Character traits, abilities and physical aspects are improved in the water through play. Aqua joggers are provided for maximum participation and safety. Age-appropriate water polo basic fundamentals are designed by USA Water Polo in partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance.

Students should supply their own towels. No goggles needed.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
2 - 5 1:00 - 1:40 p.m. $300 54513   closed
2 - 5 1:45 - 2:25 p.m. $300 54523   closed
2 - 5 2:30 - 3:10 p.m. $300 54533
Woodshop
This course covers the fundamental elements of the design thinking process. Students learn the basic steps needed to identify and respond to a client’s needs. Working in design groups they will create design specifications, brainstorm possible solutions and fabricate a testable prototype. Students will also focus on the key skills and dispositions needed to work successfully in teams. The prototyping portion of the course focuses on woodshop safety, basic tool operation, digital design software and rapid prototyping tools such as laser cutter operation.

Covered shoes are required daily.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
6 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 25861   closed
6 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 25862
Wrestling (Coed)
Classes held in Forrest Hall.

First meeting: Students will be notified via email.

Athletic Participation Form must be on file to participate.


 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
7 - 12 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Tues, Thurs
June 10 - July 19
$75 61326
Write Your Own Adventure
Students learn about narrative writing (fiction short story writing). They gain knowledge of narrative writing and use their critical thinking and problem-solving skills to create a “Choose Your Own Adventure” short story. Students animate or create comic pages for parts of the story and present their story in a unique fashion by posting it online for others to read and navigate. Both the student authors and their readers learn from their decisions and take interacting with a text to the next level.

 
Grade Level Time Course Fee Course Number
7 - 8 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. $575 27041   closed
7 - 8 10:10 a.m. - noon $575 27042   closed