E Komo Mai!
Welcome to the Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership!
At ‘Iolani School, we recognize the limitless potential in our students and the privilege we have of preparing them to be effective changemakers in the world. Our mission at the Sullivan Center is to create an environment for our students to discover their passions, who they are as people and how they relate to the ever changing world we live in. Through our classes and enrichment opportunities, we prepare our students with the intellectual capacity to analyze problems and be able to create innovative solutions, as well as the emotional maturity and compassion to want to effect positive change in our community.
“With the facilities and equipment in the Sullivan Center, we’ve been able to craft publications that reflect the ideas and beliefs of our generation.”
“If you want to make something cool, there is probably a way to build it in the Sullivan Center with a wide variety of tools.”
“Teachers allowed me to use any of the machines and really encouraged me to explore different ways of approaching a problem.”
“The Sullivan Center is a place where the traditional classroom setting is turned upside down, which pushes us into the real world.”
Tackling Real World Problems
The Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership at ‘Iolani School is a sustainably-designed 40,000 square foot, four-story facility dedicated to citizenship, applied technology, scientific discovery, and digital communication.
Focusing on 21st century learning skills, the Sullivan Center includes a fabrication lab, flexible project spaces, collaboration classrooms, a digital media lab, a rooftop garden, and a research lab.
The Sullivan Center is LEED Gold Certified and is the first Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) certified school building in Hawai‘i.
Energy efficient elements in the Sullivan Center include orienting the building facing south to maximize the amount of natural day lighting. Solar photovoltaics (PV) are maximized on the roof.
Other sustainable features include:
- 43% Energy Savings - Through energy efficient technologies, this building saves enough energy to power and cool approximately 3,670 average-sized homes each day.
- Smart Lighting - Occupancy sensors turn off lights when a room is unoccupied and lighting sensors adjust brightness according to the amount of daylight entering a room.
- 41% Water Savings - The Sullivan Center saves 18,000 gallons of water a year by utilizing water efficient fixtures such as low-flow toilets, automated lavatories, and waterless urinals.
- Sustainable Architecture - During construction, 85% of waste was diverted from landfills by donating, recycling and reusing materials. The products used in the construction of this facility contain 23% recycled materials.
For more information, please consult the 2021-22 Course Catalogue.
Descriptions of iDepartment courses begin on Page 26.
Through our classes and enrichment opportunities, we prepare our students with the intellectual capacity to analyze problems and be able to create innovative solutions, as well as the emotional maturity and compassion to want to effect positive change in our community.
The mission of Kūkulu Alaka‘i ‘Iolani ("The Creation of Leaders") is to raise life outcomes of under-resourced students through a comprehensive longterm program that provides educational opportunities, critical life skills, and individualized support from middle school through postsecondary education.
The KA‘I Program began in 2010 as a public-private school partnership between ‘Iolani School and Jarrett Middle School in Palolo Valley. This partnership has since grown to include the high schools in which KA‘I students enroll.
SULLIVAN CENTER 'TOOLBOX'
‘Iolani Hackers is a team of students and faculty who operate out of the Sullivan Center's Fabrication Lab with the simple mission to pull off "random hacks of kindness."
Bridging the gap between art and technology, these hacks range in scope from large scale art and multimedia installations to the design and fabrication of apparel and merchandise for the ‘Iolani Fair.