There are “top” private high schools around the country.
These are the elite schools where wealthy and middle-class parents, who can come-up with the tuition, send their children.
These parents feel they are maximizing their child’s educational development, perhaps paving the way to attend Stanford or an Ivy League college. These schools include Lakeside School in Seattle, Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles and Menlo School in Atherton, California. In Hawaii, that “top” school is Punahou School located in Honolulu.
Punahou School was founded in 1841 as a school for the children of white missionaries serving throughout the Pacific region. If your last name is Davies, Bishop, Dole, Bingham or Castle you probably went to Punahou. Barack Obama, class of 1979, is Punahou’s most famous alumnus.