Construction for Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Community for Grades 2 – 5 continues at a rapid pace. Visitors to campus may have noticed that the colorful murals serving as construction walls have given way to a temporary construction fence.
In 2018, Punahou School published "Education by Design," an 88-page publication showcasing the transformation of Punahou School's campus during the tenure of its president, Jim Scott, who arrived in 1994 and will be retiring in June 2019.
When Xuan Nguyen '19 arrived at Punahou in the sixth grade, she found herself in a place "brimming with opportunity." She met her dearest friend, learned how to shoot a bow at camp, and was among those selected to deliver their Damon Speech to the entire seventh-grade class.
As part of a pilot underway at Punahou, grades are all but gone in a handful of Academy classrooms, replaced by a mastery-based model of assessment, in which students get robust, frequent feedback of their progress based on skill sets.