School Life

Civil Air Patrol

Here at Maryknoll, we’re about to turn that dream into a reality. This fall, all current and incoming high school students can enroll in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). This challenging and rewarding program is exclusive to Maryknoll students and is the only one of its kind in the nation.

Cadets will study and 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.

“It’s not just about learning how to fly,” says former deputy commander Christopher Ugale. “The main focus of the cadet program is to advance you through leadership, self-discipline and community service. You’ll live out the core values of the air force, which are integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do.”

Dr. John Henry Felix, squadron commander and instructor, says, “[Students] are not obliged to join the military; they can become civilians or they may want to attend military academies. But we are in pursuit of excellence, turning young men and women into leaders.”


For information about the Maryknoll Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron, please contact Tommy Redona, 952-7233.

Daily Schedule

As a cadet, your child will join a squadron that meets:

Days Start Time End Time
M/Th & Tu/F 2:50 pm 3:50 pm
Wednesdays 2:05 pm 3:05 pm
Friday Evenings 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Civil Air Patrol and the Mx Scholar Program for STEM & Aerospace

Qualified high school students who demonstrate exceptional potential in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and aerospace may apply for the Mx Scholar Program for STEM & Aerospace. Filled with state-of-the-art equipment, flight simulators and laboratory instruments, the newly renovated Civil Air Patrol headquarters at Honolulu International Airport will serve as the home of the Mx Scholar Program for STEM & Aerospace.

This program will offer students with a keen interest in aviation an optional pilot track with flight hours and instruction to earn a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) private pilot's license before graduation. Students will also get on-site experience at airport hangers with CAP airplanes and interact with aircrew professionals as they learn aerospace and engineering concepts.
1526 Alexander St.
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: 808.952.8400