Damien Memorial School
|Damien Memorial High School|
|1401 Houghtailing Street
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96817
|Color(s)||Mauve and Gold|
|Accreditation(s)||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
Damien Memorial School is a private Roman Catholic prep-school for grades 6-12 located in Kalihi, Oahu, a section of Honolulu, Hawaii. Located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu, the school is sponsored by the Congregation of Christian Brothers and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
History and origins
At the end of World War II, the Catholic Diocese of Honolulu saw the need for a second Catholic School on Oahu. The new school was named after the saint Damien de Veuster who was a local priest. The Congregation of Christian Brothers, students, and parents volunteered to turn the land, which included 4 acres (16,000 m2) of taro patches and a good deal of uneven swampland into a school campus, because the company that started the construction on Damien went bankrupt.
Beginning in the fall of 2012, Damien will officially become co-educational, ending its nearly 50 years of all-male education.
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