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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 an ‘Iolani boarding student is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. A new ‘ohana is formed in the dorm and those people will be your family forever.”

SARP SENOL (Ankara, Turkey)
Class of 2020

“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

“I chose ‘Iolani because of its wonderful reputation. I knew this school would provide the tools and values to prepare me for not just higher education, but also life.”

BRYCE YOSHIDA (Līhuʻe, Kauaʻi)
Class of 2020

“Being a boarding student makes me so connected to the school. Last year was one of the most challenging, insightful, fun and memorable years of my life.”

CHELSEA INAGAWA (Bellevue, Wash.)
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