Damien Memorial School

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Damien Memorial High School
"Act courageously"
1401 Houghtailing Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
United States
Coordinates 21°19′52″N 157°52′04″W / 21.33124°N 157.86781°W / 21.33124; -157.86781Coordinates: 21°19′52″N 157°52′04″W / 21.33124°N 157.86781°W / 21.33124; -157.86781
Type Private
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1962
President Bernard Ho
Principal Daniel Casey
Grades 612
Gender Co-educational
Enrollment 472 (2012)
Color(s) Mauve and Gold         
Team name Monarchs
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges[1]

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.[1]

History and origins[edit]

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.[2] Damien became coeducation beginning from the 2012-13 school year.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]