Within the context of the Catholic tradition of education, Maryknoll School educates young people in Hawaii and prepares them to make lasting contributions to society.
Philosophy of Education
The students at Maryknoll School are welcomed into a small school setting, serving kindergarten through grade 12, where personal development and scholastic achievement are equally respected values. As a Diocesan, Catholic, co-educational institution, Maryknoll School is committed to providing each student with a quality education directed toward developing the whole child, through cultivation of knowledge, self-discipline, creativity, spiritual and physical growth.
Recognizing that it is not enough to be a learned person, Maryknoll strives to develop individuals of integrity and personal responsibility through emphasis on moral excellence. Students are encouraged to discover social attitudes intended to ensure the dignity of every person through the exercise of justice, respect, and equality without regard to religious, social, or cultural background. Maryknoll School aspires to prepare its students for the contemporary world, to equip them with the tools necessary to recognize those areas in need of change and to encourage them to work intelligently with others in building a society of true and lasting peace and justice.
At our High School, students are challenged by our Essential School philosophy, which includes: Less is more, depth over coverage, personalization of teaching and learning, and student as worker, teacher as coach. Our Grade School's academic program is designed to be challenging and enriching, with each student learning from - as well as contributing to - the program to the best of his/her capability.
Graduation requirements prepare your child for continued education in the college environment. One of the requirements is completion of a comprehensive senior project, where the student demonstrate his or her depth of knowledge, creativity, and ability to do research spanning several disciplines.