Star of the Sea Schools, Honolulu, HI

The Star of the Sea schools were founded by the Marist Community and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1946. Today, Star of the Sea includes a middle school, an elementary school and an early learning center. The high school has closed.

Sisters who taught or administered in the school include:

  • Carolyn Buhs (Mary Charles), 1968-1972
  • Marie Annette Burkart, 1966-1969, 1972-1974
  • Frances Charlton (Francis Marie), 1967-1970
  • Mary Wilfred Davy
  • Janet Marie Egan, 1965-1967
  • Barbara Hanagan (Raymond Teresa), 1970-1974
  • Denis Marie Harney, 1959-1967
  • Lucy Holguin (Lucy Julie), 1976-1984
  • Mary Ellen Howard (Mary Ignatius), 1967-1972
  • Carol Kenning (Mary Matthew), 1967-1968
  • Ann Maureen King, 1967-1970
  • Jacinta Martinez (Mary Jacinta), 1976-1977
  • Noreen Morgan (Valerie), 1970-1975
  • Agnes Jerome Murphy, 1950-1963
  • Cecile Elizabeth Nagle, 1970-1973
  • Peggy Offley (Robert), 1962-1967
  • Mary Florence O'Rourke, 1976-1977
  • Celeste Pagliarulo (Marie Celeste), 1972-1976
  • Karen Pozniak (Evelyn Marie), 1973-1977
  • Sharon Skain (Mary Fidelis), 1970-1973
  • Barbara Thiella (Andrea), 1970-1972
  • Winifred Wall (Mary Winifred), 1957-1968

Mary, Star of the Sea Elementary/Middle School
4469 Malia Street
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96821
Phone: (808) 734-0208


  1. There are many Sisters missing from the Boston Mother House who taught in the 50's and 60's at SOS. Please name them also as many of those Sisters were great educators!

  2. Numerous sisters who taught at both StaOf The sea and Star of the Sea High Schools are not listed. Also SOS was opened in1945 not 1949!

  3. Missing sisters at SOS & SOS High Schools were from 1966:

    Sr, Martina
    Sri. Marie St John
    Sr Denise Marie
    Sr Marie St Edward
    Sr Jude Marie
    Sr Julie Elizabeth
    Sr. Mary Cornelius
    Sr Joseph Theresa
    Sr Grace Marie
    Sr Robert
    Sr Ellen St Michael
    Sr Mary Thomas
    Sr Mary Dominic
    Sr Josepha Therese
    Sr Virginia Elizabeth
    Sr Adrienne Marie
    Sr Catherine Elizabeth
    Sr Florece Loiuise
    Sr Julie Cornelia
    Sr Claire
    Sr Helen William
    Sr Mary Emilia
    Sr Ann Francesca

  4. More Sisters who taught at Star Of the Sea Schools were:

    Sister Rita Dolores
    Sister David Marie
    Sister Mary Joseph
    Sister Margaret St Paul
    Sister Helen Roberta

    Thanks for the great education!

  5. More missing Sisters were:
    Sister Rita Dolores
    Sister David Marie
    Sister Margaret St. Paul
    Sister Helen Roberta

  6. Some other Sisters who Taught at Star of the Sea were:
    Sister Rita Dolores
    Sister David Marie
    Sister Margaret St Paul
    Sister Helen Roberta

  7. Thank you all for your help in filling out the Sister list for these schools! I'll try to track down their service information and given names and add them to the official list. Blessings.

  8. also missing is Sr. Julie Elizabeth, a local sister from the parish think she taught second grade.

  9. My aunt Doris Marie Payne also taught here. I believe in the 50's, early 60 ' s. She is now 91 years old. She was Sister Katherine Roberta.

  10. I was in the first Kindeergarten in 1946. My teacher was Sr. Ann. She also taught me in 2nd and 6th grade. Also Sr. Rita of the Sacred Heart, Sr. Ann Stephen and Sr. Gertrude Sr. Ann Christine joined the CA house and her name was Sr. Ann Patrick.
    I can't remember our French teacher's name, Sr Claire, I think. Also, Sr. Josepha Julie.

  11. What happened to the following Sisters who taught at Star Of The Sea Elementary And High Schools?

    Sr David Marie
    Sr Ellen St Michael
    Sr Mary Dominic
    Sr Ann Francesca
    Sr Joshepha Therese
    Sr Virginia Elizabeth
    Sr Helen William
    Sr Marie St John

    1. Hello Debbie! I've referred your question to our archivist and we'll get back to you!

      Rachael for the Sisters

  12. I had Sr Helen William snd in east boston at Assumption school. I remember her 1st day writing on the board her name and saying Im not related to Ted Williams. I also remember her leaving for Hawaii…… A great person.

  13. Also missing:

    Sr. Ann(e) Joseph (my 2nd grade, 1955 – 1956)
    Sr. Claire Bernadine (Superior/Principal before Sr. Martina)
    Sr. Florence Louise (late 1950s, early 1960s) (misspelled in 3/14 email)

    1. Thanks for your keen eye, Bruce! There were Sisters from other SNDdeN provinces serving in Hawaii so our records aren't as good as we'd like them to be!

      (for the Sisters)

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