Academics
High School

Community Collaboration

Maryknoll High School Curriculum


As Hawaii’s largest private Catholic school with more than 90 years of academic excellence, we empower students to customize their college prep pathway through our diverse, project-based and passion-driven classes, clubs and teams. In keeping with our
Philosophy of Education, students are welcomed into a small school setting where personal development and scholastic achievement are emphasized equally.

THE SEVEN CHARACTERISTICS OF MARYKNOLL GRADUATES

These seven characteristics represent the foundation of what is provided by a Maryknoll Education to students.




4. COMMUNITY COLLABORATION

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.
 
  • Our annual Kekumano Award & Scholarship Benefit Dinner celebrates and perpetuates the spirit of giving back to others and is held in memory of Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano. Every year, we award Kekumano Scholarships to students who excel in academics, leadership and community service. The top Kekumano Scholarship is given to a returning Maryknoll student who will be a senior the following year.

See how Kekumano Scholars past and current live by Noblesse Oblige.
 
 
  • Students can participate in the ENVOY (Emissary Notable Venturer of Youth)International Program. Every year, Maryknoll sends two teachers and two students to China and two teachers and two students to Japan for 10 days to teach, tutor, and perform community service as ENVOYs to local schools and communities. To reciprocate, Maryknoll hosts two teachers and two students from China and two teachers and two students from Japan every year for cultural and educational exchange.

  • Annual mission trips to Majuro in the Marshall Islands and to the Philippines give students and faculty the opportunity to be missioners in developing countries where the Maryknoll Religious have worked or are currently working. Maryknoll students teach math and English to their peers in Majuro and the Philippines, and immerse themselves in service learning and social justice issues.

  • The senior capstone project is the culmination of a Maryknoll Education. Each student creates his or her own interdisciplinary project that includes research, analysis and a real-world or community service component. Students present and defend their findings to an audience of peers and faculty judges.

Sasha Matsunami ’19 and Anika Liang ’19 started their own cupcake business for their senior capstone project and provided 600 cupcakes at cost for Maryknoll’s Kekumano Award & Scholarship Benefit Dinner.

 
  • High School Clubs and Organizations such as Key Club, Model UN, Children’s Charity Club, Chinese Club, and Around the Table focus on community service as a core club activity or promote social activism, diversity of thought, and collaboration.

  • Maryknoll’s Civil Air Patrol squadron is the largest in the U.S. in a private Catholic school. Cadets study military and aerospace history and strategies, take written tests, participate in training missions, maintain physical fitness and demonstrate their commitment to the core values of integrity, volunteer service, excellence and respect.
 


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CONTACT

Phone: (808) 952-7200
Email: highschool@maryknollschool.org
1526 Alexander St.
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: 808.952.8400