For Hawaii’s Military Families
Damien Memorial School is proud to offer a quality private Catholic education for young men and women, grades 6-12, in the tradition of the Congregation of Christian Brothers of Ireland, a religious order with over two thousand Brothers in twenty-five countries, educating young people in 300 institutions around the world. Some of the highlights and benefits of a Damien Education include:
Full Accreditation/College Preparatory Education
Damien Memorial School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, The National Catholic Educational Association, and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools. Students graduating from Damien’s college preparatory program with satisfactory transcripts and standardized test scores qualify for acceptance to any major College or University, nationwide. (list of college acceptances)
Catholic Mission & Identity
Damien is proud to be a Catholic School named after St. Damien of Moloka’i, Hawaii’s first Saint. This Catholic Identity is reflected in our curriculum and extracurricular activities on campus. Damien students are required to take a religion class each year that they are at Damien, and all-school masses are observed monthly. The Campus Ministry Program offers retreats for all grade levels, as well as the “Encounter Retreat” program for Juniors & Seniors. Damien has a school chaplain, and daily mass is offered to students voluntarily in the Brothers Chapel.
Damien Memorial School has a full athletic program and competes in both the Catholic School League (CSL) and the Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH). Students can compete in Intermediate, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Levels of sports such as Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, Soccer, Wrestling, Tennis, Canoe Paddling, Golf, Bowling, Track & Field, Cross Country, and Judo.
As part of the Damien experience, students are given the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities that allow them to develop their talents and abilities, find areas of interest that they may develop a passion for, and help them become well rounded individuals. These activities include Speech & Debate, National Honors Society, News Writing, Photo Journalism, Psychology, CSI Club, Computer Tech Club, Student Government, Music Ministry, Campus Ministry, Leo Club, Legion of Mary, JROTC, intramural sports, and other activities based on student interest.
Tuition, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
In keeping with the mission of the Christian Brothers and their founder, Blessed Edmund Rice, Damien Memorial School seeks to educate young men and women from all walks of life. As part of this mission, Damien is proud to offer one of the lowest tuitions among private Middle/High Schools in the State of Hawaii, as well as financial aid to families who apply and show substantial financial need. Also, Academic Scholarships are available to students who qualify based on academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, and standardized test scores.
Damien Memorial School is conveniently located near all major military bases on the island of Oahu. Geographically, of the Catholic Private Middle/High Schools on Oahu, Damien is closest to bases such as Fort Shafter, Hickam Air Force Base, Pearl Harbor, Camp Smith, Kaneohe Marine Core Base, and Schofield Barracks.
-Fort Shafter: 1.9 Miles
-Pearl Harbor: 5.7 Miles
-Hickam Air Force Base: 5.6 Miles
-Schofield Barracks: 21 Miles
Special Consideration for Military Families
The Damien Admissions Office seeks to make the application process as smooth as possible for Military Families in transition. Students who are currently off-island for key admissions dates such as the Entrance Exam or Interview Day can have these requirements waived, provided that comparable letters of recommendation and standardized test scores can be provided in place of Damien Memorial School’s requirements. Feel free to contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions.