Maryknoll students develop civic awareness of the regional, inter-regional, national and world cultures that shape our globalized society. They learn to address problems ethically and collaboratively, and are inspired to develop empathy, gratitude and mindfulness so that they are able to work and contribute to the communities they live and work in.
Maryknoll School’s motto is Noblesse Oblige, which means, “To whom much is given, much is expected.” This spirit of service to others is part of the legacy of our founding Maryknoll Sisters.
Service learning is a cornerstone of our curriculum. High School students engage in school-wide service days once per quarter where each class goes out into the community and volunteers their time and efforts to help our community. Our students have volunteered with organizations including Paepae O He‘eia, Papahana Kuaola, Ala Wai Watershed Association, Honolulu Zoo, Hawaiian Humane Society, and the Livable Hawaii Kai Hui that manages the Keawawa Wetlands.