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PUEO Program at Punahou School

Program Description

Founded at Punahou School in 2005, the Clarence T.C. Ching PUEO Program aims to serve and support scholars with unlimited potential and limited economic resources. The PUEO Program embodies the essence of Punahou�¢�?�?s commitment to be a private school serving a larger public purpose through meaningful partnerships with other schools and educators. PUEO Scholars are supported with a 7-year academic scholarship from grades 6 �¢�?�? 12.

The PUEO (Partnerships in Unlimited Educational Opportunities) Program provides a consistent and comprehensive summer learning program which includes year-round events to foster a cohort experience and continuum of learning. PUEO�¢�?�?s mission is to graduate scholars with the skills, confidence and resilience to be college ready.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 1676
  • Middle School: 1037
  • Elementary School: 1037
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Arizona State University-Tempe (23)
  • Boston University (40)
  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (25)
  • Chapman University (66)
  • Loyola Marymount University (32)
  • New York University (19)
  • Oregon State University (27)
  • Santa Clara University (56)
  • Seattle University (56)
  • University of California-Los Angeles (36)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (99)
  • University of Portland (32)
  • University of San Diego (37)
  • University of Southern California (56)
  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus (46)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 99%