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‘Iolani School

‘Iolani School is a culturally diverse, co-educational, college preparatory school for 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 develops liberally educated, well-rounded individuals who are well prepared for college and ready to assume their responsibilities as active, moral citizens.

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Thank you for considering ‘Iolani School.

Applications are available for students entering Kindergarten and Grades 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Occasionally, new students enter in Grades 10, 11 and 12. Grades 1-5 are not entry levels. Applications for the 2017-18 school year are available beginning Aug. 15, 2017.

We are pleased to announce that our admission process for the 2017-18 school year is virtually paperless. ‘Iolani School's Online Admission Application is powered by Ravenna.


Financial Aid & Tuition

‘Iolani School is committed to enrolling qualified students from a wide range of experience and backgrounds.

To that end, we support an extensive financial aid program to assist students in their desire to attend ‘Iolani School.

While financial aid resources are limited, we make every effort to bring an ‘Iolani education within reach of all who wish to attend.

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We understand that choosing an independent school is a major financial decision for many families, and we are committed to keeping tuition as affordable as possible.

Tuition covers approximately 75 percent of the cost of educating a student at ‘Iolani School with the balance coming from our endowment, fundraising and gifts.

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‘Iolani School has more than 70 named scholarships, and all are awarded based on a family's financial need.

Once a student is accepted to ‘Iolani and qualifies for aid, the Financial Aid Committee assigns scholarship based on specific criteria. Students receive the scholarships each year they remain at ‘Iolani as long as they are in good standing academically and continue to qualify financially.

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Residential life returning to ‘Iolani School

‘Iolani School is looking for highly motivated students of great ability and potential. We embrace the global community and welcome students who are prepared to lead and succeed in a dynamic, fast-paced, multicultural world.

For the 2018–19 academic year, ‘Iolani School will admit 28 residential students per grade level in grades 9, 10 and 11.

Applications for the 2018–19 academic year will be accepted from Aug. 15, 2017, to Jan. 15, 2018. Student interviews may be scheduled throughout this period.

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“This isn't only a place to learn, but also to grow and change. There are so many opportunities to challenge yourself in and outside of the classroom.”

LOGAN UECHI, Class of 2022

“My experience here can hardly be summed up by what I’ve learned in classrooms. ‘Iolani has helped me form invaluable relationships, pursue passions and realize potential.”

DAISY CHANG, Class of 2018

Teachers and friends make ‘Iolani special. Our teachers really care about our learning and my classmates all get along. We are One Team!


This is such a special place. ‘Iolani provides advanced academics and introduces us to new friends and families who will stay connected for life.

BRANSON SUZUKI, Class of 2020