High School

High School


Office Hours:
7:15 am - 4:00 pm

(808) 952-7200


Welcome to the High School!

Education is a team effort, and Maryknoll parents, teachers, administrators and students are all critical team members. In order for us to maintain the rich traditions of quality education, the cooperation of all these team members is essential.

The Coalition of Essential Schools

The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) is a growing national network of schools that increases student achievement by supporting the rethinking of priorities and the redesigning of curriculum and assessment. Maryknoll School joined the coalition in 1995 and is the premiere member in the State of Hawaii.

The Common Principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools

One of the central beliefs of the Coalition is that no two schools are alike. Maryknoll is designed to meet the needs of its own community by fostering 21st Century learners, leaders and citizens of character. Maryknoll uses the Coalition’s Common Principles to guide the design of school programs. These Common Principles are:

  • Learning to use one’s mind well
  • Less is more, depth over coverage
  • Goals apply to all students
  • Personalization of teaching and learning
  • Student as worker, teacher as coach
  • Demonstration of mastery
  • Tone of decency and trust
  • Commitment to the entire school
  • Resources dedicated to teaching and learning
  • Democracy and equity
Mx Scholar Programs

Building on the Coalition's Common Principles, Maryknoll School is leading educational innovation in Hawaii with the Mx Scholar Programs. The Mx Scholar Programs are an initiative to adapt to the rapidly changing world by implementing the most advanced technologies and best resources to educate our future leaders.

The Mx Scholar Programs will provide qualified high school students with a customized, advanced curriculum built around their interests and passions. Maryknoll School is introducing the Mx Scholar Program for STEM & Aerospace in the 2016-2017 school year. The Mx STEM & Aerospace Program, in partnership with the Civil Air Patrol, will be the only STEM-driven curriculum of its kind in Hawaii.