'Iolani School

563 Kamoku Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
  • Established in 1863, and located in Honolulu, Hawai'i, 'Iolani School is a culturally diverse, co-educational, college preparatory school for over 2000 students in grades K-12 founded upon Christian values.
  • We are recognized as one of the top college preparatory schools in the United States and have more than 150 years, of history embracing students from around the world.
  • Academic excellence and personal growth flourish in an atmosphere that is challenging and competitive, yet caring and nurturing.
  • Through dynamic and personalized instruction in a multitude of disciplines, 'Iolani develops liberally educated, well-rounded individuals who are well prepared for college and ready to assume their responsibilities as active, moral citizens.

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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
'Iolani SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)K-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded18631907
Campus Size25 acres120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment2020 students310 students
% International Students
4%
20%
% Students Boarding
5%
70%
Average SAT Score1340* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score29*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size16 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:101:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2918
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
80%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Finances

Endowment Size$198.7 million$22 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,225$58,260
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$25,325$30,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 31 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Director of AdmissionsKim Nguyen

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2918
CoursesApplied Research, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Capstone: AP Research, Capstone: AP Seminar, Chemistry, Chinese Language & Culture, Computer Science & Principles, English Literature, European History, French Language & Culture, Government & Politics

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1716
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Kayaking, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

College Matriculation

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

School Notes

  • A unique location within the United States, Hawai'i stands apart as a true cultural polyglot - we speak and celebrate the languages of many cultures. This spirit infuses student life at 'Iolani School.  Ethnic and cultural diversity are the very face of our school and this empowers students from many different backgrounds to be who they are, share their culture and form friendships that will last a lifetime.
  • At 'Iolani School, we provide opportunities for the whole child, so that all students can pursue their passions and discover bigger parts of themselves.  This is a safe place for trial and error, as well as intellectual risk-taking.  
  • 'Iolani is a world leader in teaching innovation.  The Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership is a 40,000 square foot facility dedicated to teaching innovation, leadership, applied technologies, research science, design, computer science and communications.  
  • Outside the classroom, our students are engaged in 90+ clubs, organizations, and community service organizations and compete on more than 100 teams at the intermediate, junior varsity, and varsity level.  
  • 'Iolani School accreditations: WASC, HAIS, NAIS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Dr. Sun Yat-sen (1882) - Chinese philosopher, physician, politician, served as first president of the Republic of China
    • Guy Kawasaki '72 - Venture Capitalist, Author, Former Chief Evangelist of Apple
    • Angela Aki '96 - Singer/Songwriter
    • Bobby Webster '02 - General Manager for the Toronto Raptors
    • Kawika Shoji '06 - Team USA Olympic Volleyball Medalist
    • Shenan Brown '99 - Lead vocalist of pop band 'Def Tech"
    • Aaron Kandell '01 - Screenwriter and producer
    • Jordan Kandell '01 - Screenwriter and producer

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