Stories of Impact

We did it!

Tonight we celebrated Punahou School and President Jim Scott '70 at our Buff 'n Blue Forever reception with nearly 2,000 attendees. Dr. Scott was thrilled to share that, together as a community, we just surpassed our $175 million fundraising goal for our Ku'u Punahou campaign.

Mastery Learning
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.
Colleges Driving Changes
Stellar SATs and a high GPA have long been considered the holy grail to get into the nation's most elite universities, but an increasing number of colleges have been focusing more on skill sets and unique contributions than on a student's ability to take tests.
Mastery Learning is a Must
Academy faculty Terry Yamamoto-Edwards shares insights from her year-long sabbatical living with her son in Spain.