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Iolani School

Private Boarding School – Honolulu , Hawaii

‘Iolani School is a culturally diverse, co-educational college preparatory school. With more than 150 years of history, it is recognized as one of the top college preparatory schools in the United States. Through dynamic and personalized instruction in a multitude of disciplines, ‘Iolani develops liberally educated, well-rounded individuals.

There are a number of great facilities at ‘Iolani School. The Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership is a 40,000 square foot building that is home to research science, design, and applied technologies. Outside of the academic buildings, students can use a number of athletic facilities, including fields, a pool, and a six lane outdoor track.

Students at ‘Iolani School participating in sports are continuing a long, proud tradition that goes back to the 1930s. The Raiders have won more than 75 state championships with ‘Iolani being the only school to win five consecutive boy’s basketball championships (2002-2006). The ‘Iolani arts program consists of 32 performing arts groups and over 15 course offerings including AP classes. Student performances have brought ‘Iolani several awards and special invites to perform in the US and internationally.

‘Iolani School’s long tradition of academic excellence has seen it ranked the #2 college preparatory private high school in Hawaii by Niche.

A brand new residence hall opened for the 2018-19 academic year, providing students with a state-of-the-art facility where they are supervised by residential advisors. Outside of the classroom, students have plenty of opportunity to pursue their passions, whether that be through athletics, arts, or other school-sponsored extracurriculars.

Situated on the island of Oahu, Honolulu (which means "safe harbor") is the capital city of Hawaii. It is an extremely popular tourist destination and is a hub for Hawaiian culture, business, and military defense, and was named the 2nd safest city in America by technology firm U.S. SmartAsset.

Area Population: 950,000
Area Website: City of Honolulu

Estimated Fall Start Date: Mid-August
Estimated Fall End Date: Late December

Estimated Spring Start Date: Early January
Estimated Spring End Date: Early June

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25 Acres

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Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Hawaiian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • 3D Art / Design
  • Band
  • Ceramics
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Media Design - Mixed
  • Musical Theater
  • Orchestra
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Photography
  • Theater

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Computer Science Principles
  • English Literature and Composition
  • European History
  • French Language and Culture
  • Japanese Language and Culture
  • Latin
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Physics 1
  • Physics 2
  • Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art: 3-D Design
  • Studio Art: Drawing
  • United States Government and Politics
  • United States History


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country Running
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Judo
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Waterpolo

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Astronomy
  • Business Club
  • Cum Laude Society
  • Disney
  • French National Honor Society
  • Hiking
  • Interact
  • Latin
  • Math Team
  • Spanish National Honor Society
  • Student Council
  • Tutoring

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

American University, Amherst College, Brown University, California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Carnegie Mellon University, Colorado College, Columbia University, Duke University, Harvard University, Macalester College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), McGill University, Occidental College, Princeton University, Scripps College, Swarthmore College, Tufts University, University of California - Berkeley, University of Notre Dame, Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis, Wesleyan University, Yale University

University Acceptance Rate: 99%

Closest International Airport: Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
For Details Visit Website: Iolani School

Students: Submit a Pre-application online