Excellence in the Arts

With 32 performing arts groups and 160 performances annually, nearly 950 Upper School students participate in the performing arts. More than 870 Upper School students participate in the Visual Arts program, which has 18 course offerings, including Advancement Placement classes. Here are some highlights of the arts at ‘Iolani School:

  • Five National Orchestra Championships in five years
  • Orchestra has been invited to perform at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference, and the London Invitational Concert Series
  • Masters Classes are regularly held for with guest teachers such as acclaimed violinist Jinjoo Cho, founder of ENCORE Chamber Music, an international summer chamber music festival and institute in Cleveland
  • ‘Iolani Dance Team national competition Gold Division winner
  • 17 bands and orchestras

Excellence and opportunity are the hallmarks of our visual and performing arts programs. These videos celebrate ‘Iolani’s excellence in the arts and our commitment to providing students with opportunities for students to pursue their passion.

Music on the video performed by ‘Iolani School’s Orchestra 5 at the 2011 Midwest International Orchestra Conference and Clinic: "Rhythms of Africa" by Soon See Newbold and "Balzene Suite" by György Orbán.

Maya & Orchestra

Dylan & Photography

Erica & Dance

Portraits of Students

These students represent the powerful impact the arts at ‘Iolani can make in a person’s lifelong journey. Their stories are told from the heart by those who have known them all of their lives. Enjoy these personal portraits that reflect a family’s commitment to education and ‘Iolani’s legacy of educational excellence.


Together We Fly