‘Iolani School Profile
Timothy R. Cottrell, Ph.D.
Head of School
Ann K. Yoneshige
Interim Dean of the Upper School
Carey S. Inouye, Ph.D.
Dean of Instruction, Registrar
B. Tate Brown
Dean of Students
Todd R. Fleming
Director of College Counseling
Benjamin J. Lah
Associate Director of College Counseling
Phone: (808) 949.5355
FAX: (808) 943.2377
CEEB Code: 120040
Cosmopolitan with multi-ethnic culture. Population of 905,000; 35,000 students in 32 public high schools; 9,000 attend 31 private high schools; University of Hawai‘i Manoa and East-West Center within a mile of ‘Iolani campus.
Independent, college preparatory (99% attend 4-year and 1% attend 2-year colleges) day school for boys and girls. Current K-12 enrollment of 1,875 with 1,326 in grades 7-12. Founded in 1863; related historically to the Episcopal Church. Admissions is highly selective (1:6 acceptance rate). The school’s operating budget is $43 million and its endowment is valued at $145 million. Reflecting the Islands' diversity, the student body is ethnically and socio-economically diverse, with over half the student body claiming multiple ethnicities. Special talent search and scholarship programs award nearly $3.5 million per year in financial assistance.
Number of teaching faculty, 185. Academic calendar, 4 quarters (9 weeks per quarter). Student-teacher ratio of 13:1; average class 16. Campus of 25 acres with modern facilities; 9 science laboratories, library teaching-learning center with 31,000 volumes. Complete audio-visual department, photography lab, five separate microcomputer labs with 153 IBM and Apple work stations. Two gymnasiums, Olympic-size pool, tennis courts and athletic fields. The Weinberg Building, completed in the summer of 2003, added 32 classrooms, 5 science laboratories, 1 computer lab, an 500-seat multipurpose meeting room, and 350 parking spaces.
National Association of Independent Schools; Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools (Charter Member); National Association for College Admission Counseling; Hawai‘i Association for College Admission Counseling (Founding Member); CEEB; ERB; Cum Laude, Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) Executive Board.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
3 History (two of which must be Europe and the Modern World and U.S. History)
3 Foreign Language (Chinese, French, Japanese, Latin, Spanish)
3 Mathematics (through Algebra II)
2 Science (BSCS Biology and either Physics or Chemistry)
½ Electives (Physical Education required but given no credit)
16 Total (minimum)
- Art Studio
- Calculus (AB & BC) (Multivariable 3/4)
- Chinese Language
- Computer (A & B)
- English Literature
- European History
- French Language
- French Literature
- Government - U.S.
- Latin (1 & 2)
- Physics (B & C)
- Spanish Language
- Spanish Literature
- U.S. History
In 2012, 855 AP Examinations were written, with 54% earning scores of 5, 81% earning scores of 4 or 5, and 95% receiving scores of 3, 4, or 5. In the Class of 2013, 218 (92%) seniors are taking one or more AP courses.
GPA is calculated by converting grades to total points and dividing by total credits. As a school policy, 'Iolani does not provide numeric class rank. Academic ranking is denoted by deciles.
National Merit Scholarship Competition:
Class of 2013 has 30 National Merit Semifinalists out of a total of 70 from Hawai‘i.