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.
Maryknoll students are individuals with purpose who set personal, professional, and community goals and objectives. They learn to prioritize, plan, understand, and use time effectively, and shoulder responsibilities that are both large and small.
Our Counseling & Guidance Department provides students from Grade 9 through Grade 12 with the education and resources needed to successfully pursue higher education. Students and their families receive personalized college guidance to find the best college for their interests and abilities.
Our Maryknoll Exceptional Scholars Program offers highly engaging, passion-driven elective courses that expose students to the careers of the future. Students who complete the course and capstone requirements in an Exceptional Scholars discipline are awarded a Certificate at graduation recognizing their specialization in a subject area. Certificate programs include:
Certificate in Medical Innovation
Certificate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
Certificate in Aerospace
Certificate in Diplomacy
Certificate in Business
Certificate in Creativity & Expression with a Music Concentration
Certificate in Creativity & Expression with a Visual Arts Concentration
Certificate in Creativity & Expression with a Digital Media Concentration
Certificate in Creativity & Expression with a Creative Movement Concentration
Certificate in Creativity & Expression with a Theatre & Composition Concentration
Students can be matched with a mentor or do an internship in a career or industry that interests them. Our Spartans have had mentors and done internships in fields including business, retail, marketing, engineering and aerospace.
Juniors and seniors have the option of participating in our Hawai‘i Pacific University early college partnership and taking college courses for dual credit. Students can even graduate from Maryknoll with both a high school diploma and an HPU associate’s degree, potentially saving up to two years' worth of time and undergraduate tuition.