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This ethos shapes and defines an ʻIolani School education

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‘Iolani School is a place of culture, diversity and safety. We call this “One Team” and that spirit infuses student life at ‘Iolani.

Ethnic and cultural diversity are the very face of our school and this empowers students from many different backgrounds to be who they are, share their culture and form friendships that will last a lifetime.

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Go Raiders!

We are One Team!

‘Iolani School is a culturally diverse, college preparatory school for 2,200 students in kindergarten through 12th grade founded upon Christian values.

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's day and boarding programs foster educational excellence and personal growth in an environment that values collaboration, humility, and respect for all community members.

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Founded in 1863, ‘Iolani School currently educates 2,200 students of diverse racial and religious heritage.

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With 32 performing arts groups and 18 visual arts course offerings, nearly all Upper School students participate in some form of the arts.

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Students from across the country and around the world live on campus in a state-of-the-art, five-story Residence Hall.

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Athletic participation is high at ‘Iolani School. Seventy-one percent of Upper School students participate in at least one sport.


The Latest at ‘Iolani

Homecoming week 2023 was incredible!

Homecoming 2023 "American Journey: Coast to Coast," a weeklong celebration of the "One Team" spirit, concluded on Friday, Sept. 22, with a busy slate of family-friendly activities, including the "Burning of the I," which followed the Raider football team's incredible 63-56 victory over Damien.

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First day of school

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, the 2023-24 school year began for 2,200 students at ‘Iolani School.

Welcome back, Raiders. Have a great year!

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Graduation of the ‘Iolani Class of 2023

ʻIolani School's commencement ceremony for the Class of 2023 took place on Saturday, June 3. Dr. Timothy R. Cottrell, who is in his 11th year as ʻIolani's Head of School, conducted the ceremony for 275 graduates.

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Community at The Core

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‘Iolani Fair 2022

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2021 HHSAA State Division I Football Champions

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Sara Matsumoto

Class of 2023
(Tokyo, Japan)

“I learn a lot from living with my dorm friends and house parents, and it makes me grow not only as an individual, but also as part of 'One Team.'”

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Grant Yoshida

Class of 2023

“The ‘Iolani community is very welcoming. The teachers and counselors will help you no matter what. The people here truly believe in the 'One Team' spirit.”

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Jim Rubasch

Algebra Teacher

“Our students are appreciative of the education that they receive, are engaged in active classroom learning and are truly a blessing to teach every day.”