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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, co-educational, college preparatory school for more than 2,100 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 School's day and boarding programs develop liberally educated

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Founded in 1863, ‘Iolani School currently educates more than 2,000 students of diverse racial and religious heritage.

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


The Latest at ‘Iolani

Class of 2022 Commencement

ʻIolani School's commencement ceremony for the Class of 2022 took place on Saturday, June 4. Dr. Timothy R. Cottrell, who is in his 10th year as ʻIolani's Head of School, conducted the ceremony.

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It IS rocket science

On a picture-perfect day, third-grade rocket scientists sent their custom engineered water bottle rockets high into the sky above Eddie Hamada Field. As is always the case on launch day, beautiful smiles and unbridled excitement were everywhere during this annual event that dates back 23 years.

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Founders' Day 2022

The annual Founders' Day Chapel, honoring the legacy of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, was held on Feb. 9 in St. Alban’s Chapel. Fourth and eighth graders, who have been studying Hawaiian history this year, attended in person, while the service was streamed live to all other K-12 homerooms.

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Community at The Core

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Halau ‘Iolani

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‘Iolani School Commencement

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Morgan Wheeler

Class of 2022
(Pāhoa, Hawai‘i Island)

“Life as a boarding student is eye-opening. Living with students from all over the world teaches us that each country and state has its own special qualities.”

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Sage Douglass

Class of 2024

“What ‘Iolani means to me is friendship, memories and learning. You are excited to make new memories with your friends and learn about the world with them.”

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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.”