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.


Grade Level Openings Deadline to Apply
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 2015-16 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.