The Congregation of Christian Brothers founded Damien Memorial School in the same year that they were commemorating the 200th birth of the Founder of the Congregation, Blessed Edmund Rice: 1962.
Damien Memorial is a school named for a Saint, a Priest who cared for the most vulnerable of Hawaii’s population on Molokai during the 19th century; founded and staffed by a Religious congregation whose founder was a wealthy businessman in Waterford, Ireland who was an active member of a society established in the city for the relief of the poor. Edmund Rice’s favorite charity was the Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers’ Association whose members visited the sick poor in their homes.
Damien Memorial School is the school of choice for parents and students in Grades 6 thru 12 because it integrates a traditional, coeducational, Catholic, value-centered education animated by the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice, with successful, research-proven Middle and High School Educational Programs in a 21st Century learning environment that prepares the students to be a lifelong learner and a collaborator in the solution to challenges to the social order.
The graduate of Damien Memorial has experienced the infusion of Catholic Social Teaching and Values and the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education into academic courses, activities and athletics as acquisition was being made of advanced technological and learning skills thus has matured in mind, body and spirit and is prepared to be a leader in service to others.