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Damien Memorial School
School Name:
Damien Memorial School
Street Address:
1401 Houghtailing Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Brother Brian Walsh
Founding Date:
Religious Affiliation:
Roman Catholic
Membership Status:
Full Member
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
Grade Levels:
International Students Accepted:
Summer Programs Offered:
Kindergarten Cut Off Date:
Social Media:
Admissions Contact:
Mr. Brent Limos
Admissions Email:
08/29/2019 12:03 PM 06/30/2023 limos@damien.edu School
Mission / Philosophy / Objectives:

Damien Memorial School guides young men and women from all walks of life to become responsible, respectful and community-minded citizens who are prepared to excel in higher education and are ready for the challenges in their future.

As a community of faith missioned by the Roman Catholic Church, we espouse the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as exemplified in the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education and through the selfless service of Saint Damien of Molokai.

School Fast Facts:

Damien is ...

  • A middle and high school, grades 6-12, with a 50-year tradition of excellence in Catholic education in Hawaii.
  • Part of the Edmund Rice School Network, an international consortium of Catholic schools across the U.S., Canada and South America.
  • Preparing students for college and challenges of their future.
  • True to our motto: Viriliter Age – Act Courageously.
  • Service-oriented with service-learning and service opportunities throughout the year.
  • Co-educational, with young men and women in every grade.
  • Very proud of its first co-educational graduating class, the Class of 2016, the same year as the 50th reunion of our first graduating class, the Class of ‘66.
  • Conveniently located in Honolulu, Hawaii, a block away from the Bishop Museum and near Honolulu International Airport.
  • Offering a college prep curriculum with Honors and Advance Placement levels.
  • An intimate learning environment with a low faculty-to-student ratio and low average class size.
  • Home to highly-engaged faculty and an academic support team of counselors for each grade.

By the Numbers

  • 650 young men and women enrolled for 2018-19 Academic Year.

    •  462 enrolled in high school, grades 9-12
    • 188 enrolled in middle school, grades 6-8

  • 20,000 service hours performed by students annually

  • 98% college acceptance rate, Class of 2018

  • > $8.1M college aid awarded to our Class of 2018

  • < $14,250 tuition for high school

  • < $12,000 tuition for middle school

  • Approx. 80% of students receiving money for tuition from Damien and third party partners

  • 12:1 Student-faculty ratio

  • 22 Average class size

  • Dozens of clubs and organizations including robotics, developers, speech and debate, anime, newspaper and mock trial

  • 14 sports competing in the ILH and CSL including football, bowling, volleyball, track, cross country, wrestling, judo, basketball, soccer, baseball and paddling

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