RESIDENTIAL LIFE

Together As One

Established in 1863, ‘Iolani School is recognized as one of the top college preparatory schools in the United States.


Built on the spirit of aloha and our One Team philosophy, ‘Iolani has more than 150 years of history embracing students from around the world.

A forward-looking education means every student who experiences ‘Iolani steps out into the world, ready to succeed.

A Global Close-knit Community

Located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, ‘Iolani School has a K–12 student body of approximately 2,000 students.

Large in opportunities, ‘Iolani prides itself on being small as a community. “At ‘Iolani you are known,” is one of our core values and defines faculty and student life.

‘Iolani School is a true global community where young people find their passions and are supported by faculty who empower them to strive for personal excellence in all that they pursue.

Lifelong friendships are a hallmark of the ‘Iolani experience. ‘Iolani alumni are a global network of graduates who are dedicated to each other and to our school.

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.

“My family's goal was to come here so that I would receive a good education and fulfill my dream of going to a top college. We are grateful for the support and guidance.

KENGO AOSHIMA (Tokyo, Japan)
Class of 2017, Attending Wake Forrest University on a golf scholarship

“I found a mix of cultures here and a welcoming environment. I also discovered my passion for the arts, thanks to the fantastic teachers and programs.

SISHUANG ZHAO (Beijing, China)
Class of 2017, Attending the University of Southern California

“Last year was my first here and I couldn’t have asked for more. I had amazing teachers and made friends, whom I’ll always cherish.”

ZOIE DRIVER (Honolulu, Hawai‘i)
Class of 2021

“This is a place where people who want to work hard can excel. My friends here are like a second family. ‘Iolani is a great fit for me.”

APISAK CHAISOMKHUN (Thailand)
Class of 2018