Asia Pacific International School Hawaii

54-230 Kamehameha Hwy
Hauula, HI 96717
  • APIS strives to educate its students, in a loving and caring Christian environment, to become globally enlightened citizens, who are able to bridge the gap between the East and the West, and are ready to welcome the exciting challenges of the New Pacific Century.
  • APIS Hawaii offers a K-12 Education. Currently, our student body is 50% boarding students and 50% day students.
  • APIS Hawaii is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). It is also a member of the Hawaiian Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS).
  • The APIS Hawaii campus is modern and well equipped, perched on a stunning 97-acre bluff overlooking the ocean on Oahu's North Shore.
  • APIS instructional model is based on current education research and offers a multi-disciplinary, project-based approach to learning.
  • Asia Pacific International School (Seoul) was founded in 2007, while the Hawaii campus began in 2015. Together, the campuses serve about 400 students.

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Asia Pacific International School Hawaii is listed among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 319 schools) for:

Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
Asia PacificBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)5-12, PG9-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-12, PG7-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationChristianNon-denominational
Year Founded20071909
Campus Size97 acres106 acres

Student Body

% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Uniform)
Average Class Size5 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:31:7
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Director of AdmissionsAndrew Ris
Associate Director of AdmissionsDaniel Hwang

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Asia Pacific International School (APIS) is a private, nonprofit school, fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). 
  • APIS is not the first school to recognize the importance of global mission and vision in education. While almost all schools teach about matters beyond their boundaries, most schools do not operate in any meaningful way outside of them to provide an authentic, contextually global educational experience. APIS is different. 
  • Moving away from the traditional educational paradigm, APIS has created a global network of campuses under one school - our East Asia campus in Seoul, Korea, and our campus of the West in North Shore (Hauula), Hawaii - offering a unique educational opportunity to draw from the advantages of both the East and the West. Imagine the possibilities!
  • At the same time, each campus will have its own curricular specializations and emphases. For example, our 97-acre APIS Hawaii campus, nestled against an emerald mountain backdrop and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is a residential boarding school serving middle and high school students (grades 5-12).
  • This campus will feature the "New Pacific Century Academy (NPC Academy)," an innovative, student-directed, educational program, which will serve as our center of project-based, experiential, and service learning. 
  • APIS is committed to a small class size and a low faculty to student ratio.
  • Currently, 100 percent of our graduates go on to four-year colleges and universities, matriculating from top institutions such as Stanford, Cornell, Darthmouth, Yale, U Penn, Wash U, NYU, Williams, RISD and Duke. 
  • Finally, APIS is a Christ-centered school. APIS` religious affiliation is non-denominational Christian and welcomes students from all religious and cultural backgrounds. 
  • Asia Pacific International School Hawaii accreditations: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS), and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
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