How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications are available for students entering kindergarten and grades 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Occasionally, new students enter in grades 10 - 12. Grades 1 - 5 are not entry levels.

Kindergarten 70 October 30
Grade 6 50 December 1
Grade 7 50 December 1
Grade 8 15 December 1
Grade 9 50 December 1
Grades 10, 11 and 12 Limited December 1



You may apply online or through the mail for the 2016-17 school year:

  • We recommend applying online, which allows you to create a user account to check on the status of your application. However, if you prefer receiving an application by mail, call us at (808) 943-2222, or download and print the application packet.
    Download Kindergarten Application
    Download Grades 6 – 12 Application
  • Complete the application and mail it with the appropriate documentation and the $125 application fee to:
              ‘Iolani School
              Office of Admission
              563 Kamoku Street
              Honolulu, HI 96826


Kindergarten candidates test twice at 'Iolani. As soon as we receive your child's completed application, we schedule him/her for testing.

Candidates for grades 6 – 11 take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). You can register online at Grade 12 candidates submit PSAT, SAT or ACT scores. We schedule all O'ahu residents for a campus activity session or interview on a Saturday morning.


Please follow our step by step instructions for:


If you meet all the deadlines, you can expect to receive a decision letter from us according to the following timetable:


  • Decision letters sent by April 30
  • Response date is May 10

Grades 6 – 12:

  • Decision letters sent by March 30
  • Response date is April 15

Contact Us

Please don't hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions about the admission process.


‘Iolani School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, age or disability in areas of admission, financial aid, athletics or other school administered programs.