Damien Memorial School

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Damien Memorial School
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
Motto Latin: Viriliter age
("Act courageously")
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1962
President Wes Reber Porter
Principal Daniel Casey
Grades 612
Gender Co-educational
Enrollment 654 (2016)
Color(s) Mauve and gold         
Team name Monarchs
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges[1]

Damien Memorial School is a private Roman Catholic preparatory school for boys and girls in grades 6-12 in Kalihi, Oahu, a section of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. 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 Saint Damien de Veuster, who devoted his life to caring for Hansen's Disease patients on Molokai during the 19th century. The Congregation of Christian Brothers, parents and students 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 construction on Damien went bankrupt.[2] Damien became coeducational beginning from the 2012-13 school year.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  2. ^ The Companies We Keep by Bob Sigall and his students at Hawaii Pacific University
  3. ^ "Damien Memorial School going coed in fall 2012". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. September 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Damien honors brothers at lu'au". The Honolulu Advertiser. April 6, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Frank De Lima visits Damien students". damien.edu. May 28, 2015. 
  6. ^ Joe DeSa Statistics and History. Baseball Reference. Retrieved on January 19, 2017.
  7. ^ "Ex-major leaguer Truby back as CaneFires' coach". The Honolulu Advertiser. September 25, 2008.