The mission of ‘Iolani School's Summer Programs is to continue the tradition of leadership and academic excellence in offering students from the community and abroad an opportunity to enrich their knowledge and curiosity through engaging curriculum and interactive learning environments in order to foster lifelong learners ready for the 21st century and beyond.

Summer Programs 2021

On-Campus and Online Programs


The On-Campus Program is available to students who attended ʻIolani School for the entirety of the 2020-21 school year, kindergarten applicants and accepted ʻIolani admissions students for the 2021-22 school year, and siblings of ‘Iolani students enrolled for the 2021-22 school year.

Registration for afternoon on-campus courses is limited to students also taking on-campus morning courses. Students registered for only morning classes must be picked up immediately after their last class is dismissed, and are not allowed to stay for lunch. In the interest of student safety, students should be supervised at all times and there should not be any gaps in student schedules of more than 15 minutes.

Please note that on-campus classes may be moved to online instruction at ‘Iolani School's sole discretion as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. Although it is our desire and intent to provide on-campus instruction for the entire summer, circumstances may necessitate school operations to be moved online.


The Online Program is open to any eligible student based on the qualifications listed in the Summer Programs Handbooks (linked below).

Students registering for morning on-campus programs may also register for afternoon online classes. Students must leave campus as online classes may not be taken while students are on campus.

Before registering for classes, we kindly ask that you carefully read through both the Summer Programs Catalogue and Handbook (linked below) with your child to learn more about our programs and their requirements.




Please refer to the Upper School Summer Catalogue and the course descriptions to determine if your registered courses require books.

To make online ordering for as easy as possible, we have outlined some important points below:

  • To order paperback books, go to the MBS Direct website Then, click on "Let'sGet Started," follow the prompts and then select "Shop by Course." (Note: do not enter your student ID.)
  • If you have any questions about ordering online please call MBS Direct Customer Service at 1-800-325-3252 or email
  • For items not available through MBS Direct (i.e. Geometry &Japanese packets), order online starting Tuesday, June 1, and choose “Local Delivery” as the delivery method and type in the student’s name and teacher. The packet will be delivered to the student’s classroom for the first day of class. Click on the links for iBooks or Kindle books to download to your iPad.

Click HERE for 2021 Summer Programs booklist.


Summer Programs

Residential Summer Programs
registration is open!
Click for more information



Core 6 Week Programs:
June 14, 2021 -- July 23, 2021

Auxiliary Programs:
July 26, 2021 -- Aug. 6, 2021


Online registration for ALL summer programs will close on Friday, May 7.

No refunds starting Friday, May 7.

Please contact (gr. K-6) or (gr. 7-12) with student full name, grade level, and desired course if you would like to register after Friday, May 7, 2021. If there is space in the course, a $75 late fee per course will be assessed.



‘Iolani School
563 Kamoku Street
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96826

Lower School Summer Programs
(entering grades K- 6)
(808) 943-2242

Upper School Summer Programs
(entering grades 7- 12)
(808) 943-2262

Special Programs Director:
Melissa Matsuda
(808) 943-2368

Residential Summer Programs
(grades 7-12)

Residential Summer Programs Director:
Matt Rinkin​
(808) 943-2231