In the summer of 1969, a group of 27 Japanese teenagers dressed in formal dark suits and white dresses touched down in balmy Honolulu. Clutching lei and waving signs with "Aloha" written on them were their Punahou counterparts and host families, welcoming the visitors from the Keio schools for six weeks of English study and cultural immersion.
The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation was selected by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as the 2018 recipient of the John R. Chandler Award, which recognizes the long-term support of a corporation or foundation toward the advancement of independent schools.
The wide range of international programs supported by Wo International Center was on display at Wo Global Journeys. During the evening event on Oct. 17, parents and students curious about travel opportunities learned about the programs directly from students who participated in them.
Ku'u Punahou, or "my Punahou," helped to inspire the theme of a mural painted by students from kindergarten through grade 12 this past spring.
The Clarence T.C. Ching PUEO Program at Punahou School was recognized by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) as a 2016 Excellence in Summer Learning Award winner. Award recipients were chosen for demonstrating excellence in accelerating academic achievement and prompting healthy development for low-income students.