Established in 1863, ‘Iolani School is recognized as one of the top college preparatory schools in the United States.

Built on the spirit of aloha and our One Team philosophy, ‘Iolani has more than 150 years of history embracing students from around the world.

A forward-looking education means every student who experiences ‘Iolani steps out into the world, ready to succeed.

School profile in Newsweek's "Private Schools of Distinction."

A Global Close-knit Community

Located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, ‘Iolani School has a K–12 student body of more than 2,000 students.

Large in opportunities, ‘Iolani prides itself on being small as a community. “At ‘Iolani you are known,” is one of our core values and defines faculty and student life.

‘Iolani School is a true global community where young people find their passions and are supported by faculty who empower them to strive for personal excellence in all that they pursue.

Lifelong friendships are a hallmark of the ‘Iolani experience. ‘Iolani alumni are a global network of graduates who are dedicated to each other and to our school.

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.

“Life as a boarding student at ‘Iolani is a never ending adventure. The bond that we create with each other is unbreakable. We truly are one big family.”

SHAURYA JHA (New Delhi, India)
Class of 2022

“Everyone I’ve met has been exceptionally friendly. ‘Iolani is like no other school in the world, and in the best way possible.”

EVAN PAN (San Diego, Calif.)
Class of 2022

“The ‘Iolani community is filled with many diverse people. They push me to do my best and are genuinely happy for all of my achievements.”

DIYORA KAMILOVA (Moscow, Russia)
Class of 2024

“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.”

MORGAN WHEELER (Pāhoa, Hawai‘i Island)
Class of 2022

“‘Iolani provides me a unique studying experience, different from any other school in the world. It's really fun to learn about Hawaiian culture.”

JIALU XING (Shanghai, China)
Class of 2022

“At ‘Iolani, I love how I am able to maintain a balance between studies and social life, which definitely preps me for college.”

KOTA UCHINO (Tokyo, Japan)
Class of 2020 -- attending Brown University

“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.”

GRANT YOSHIDA (Lihue, Kauai)
Class of 2023

“I love that everyone at ‘Iolani is so caring and friendly. I got used to the new environment quickly because everyone was willing to help and make me feel comfortable.”

MINKYEONG SONG (Changwon, South Korea)
Class of 2020 -- attending Northeastern University

“Friends here really feel like brothers and sisters. We do a lot of fun stuff around the island together. There's always something to do and people to do it with.”

Class of 2021 -- attending Illinois Institute of Technology

“I have the opportunity to grow closer to people from around the world. Because of this diverse environment, I definitely learn something new every day.”

BLUE BOUCK (Nevada City, Calif.)
Class of 2023