Each year, Punahou hosts a Brain Symposium with a focus on learning and the brain. This winter, Punahou welcomed back Dr. Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, a leader in the field of the teaching philosophy that incorporates research from neuroscience and psychology, to lead the conversation among attendees.
In January, visiting educators convened at Punahou for an informal lunchtime panel discussion on the future of education. During the professional development opportunity, Punahou faculty had the chance to bounce ideas off the presenters.
While the most profound impact of Punahou's financial aid program is on the families who receive aid, increased access to a Punahou education has impacted the entire student body which is increasingly economically and culturally diverse.
In 2013, Punahou received a $10 million gift from anonymous donors to support the School's financial aid program. It is one of the most significant philanthropic contributions in the School's history, and certainly the largest gift ever made outside a capital building campaign.