Maryknoll School

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Maryknoll School
Nobility obligates: To whom much is given, much is expected.
1402 Punahou Street
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96822
United States
Coordinates 21°18′5″N 157°50′2″W / 21.30139°N 157.83389°W / 21.30139; -157.83389Coordinates: 21°18′5″N 157°50′2″W / 21.30139°N 157.83389°W / 21.30139; -157.83389
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic Church (Maryknoll)
Established 1927
President Perry Martin
Principal Shana Tong (Grade School), Darcie Kawamura (High School)
Vice principal Chris Loomis (Grade School), Glenn Medeiros (High School)
Grades K12
Color(s) Maroon and Gold          
Mascot Spartans
Team name Spartans
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Newspaper 'Chi Rho Knoller'
Yearbook 'Tribute'
Admissions Director Lori Carlos
Dean of Students Toni Nishida Chock
Director of Institutional Advancement Yvonne Morris
Athletic Directors John Madriaga, Ben Valle
Director of Marketing and Communications Loryn Guiffre
Director of Special Programs Dan Nagami

Maryknoll School is a private, coeducational Catholic Christian school serving children in kindergarten through twelfth grade in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. The school is located on the island of Oʻahu and is administered by the Diocese of Honolulu in association with its original founders, the Maryknoll Society of brothers and priests and the Maryknoll Congregation, also called the Maryknoll Sisters. The school is the largest Catholic School in the state of Hawaii, and the fifth largest private school in the state.

The school started out as a one-story wood frame building containing four classrooms. It was blessed and dedicated in 1927 and opened with a student body of 93 boys and 77 girls in the lower grade levels. The six Maryknoll Sisters, who had arrived from New York just four days before opening day, comprised the first faculty.

Maryknoll School spent its first few years further refining its mission, vision and purpose. The Maryknoll Sisters believed in education as a choice between different educational styles and should be open to all residents of Hawaiʻi no matter what background or faith tradition. It pioneered Catholic education in the American vision that the Maryknoll Sisters developed, as opposed to the traditional European-based education, such as those at Sacred Hearts Academy and Saint Louis School. They invited all residents of Hawaiʻi to send their children to Maryknoll School for a uniquely American type of Catholic education. In 1931, the Maryknoll Sisters expanded the school to accommodate older students; in 1935, Maryknoll School graduated its first class.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Alan Gomes, 1954 and 1955 Jr Mens surf champion Makaha, shaper/glasser
  • Keahiwai, Hawaiian Island Music Group
  • Mailani Makainai, Na Hoku award winner and member of mentioned, Keahiwai
  • Debbie Nakanelua-Richards, Miss Hawaii 1984
  • Devin Rettke, youngest type 1 Diabetic Ironman finisher
  • Jasmine Trias, American Idol finalist.
  • Major General Darryll D. M. Wong, the Adjutant General of Hawaii

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-08-04.