Since its founding in 1962, Damien Memorial School has provided a high-quality, faith-based education at its conveniently located Honolulu campus. Damien Memorial School is a coeducational middle school and high school serving grades 6 through 12. We are part of the Edmund Rice School Network, an international consortium of Catholic schools across North and South America.
Damien students gain a solid background in a wide variety of fields such as robotics, speech and debate, music and athletics. Accordingly, nearly all our students go on to pursue higher education, with many admitted to prestigious Ivy League colleges, University of California campuses and U.S. military academies.
Beyond academic achievement, our students develop respect, self-esteem and a commitment to advocacy for and service to others. This is in keeping with the values and compassion embodied by our school’s namesake, Saint Damien De Veuster, the beloved Roman Catholic priest who devoted his life to caring for the most vulnerable of Hawaii’s population exiled on Molokai during the 19th Century.
Damien offers an affordable education. Our tuition is nearly half the cost charged by some private schools in Hawaii and a third the cost of other faith-based institutions. Moreover, 80 percent of Damien families receive financial aid – far more than at any other Hawaii school – thanks in large part to our school mission and generous donations from foundations and alumni.
Centrally located at 1401 Houghtailing Street, in Kalihi, near the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum and Honolulu International Airport, Damien is easily accessible from downtown, Leeward and Windward communities and many Oahu military bases.
Damien is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Hawaii Association of Independent Schools and Western Catholic Educational Association. For more information, please contact us at (808) 841-0195.