Island Pacific Academy

Tel: (808)674-3523
Grades: K-12 | 479 students
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In 2004 and 2006 the school completed construction of its two large and well-equipped classroom and office buildings.  In Fall 2009, IPA completed negotiations that resulted in purchase of the campus land.
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In 2004 and 2006 the school completed construction of its two large and well-equipped classroom and office buildings.  In Fall 2009, IPA completed negotiations that resulted in purchase of the campus land.
Island Pacific Academy is an independent, non-profit, college preparatory, Junior Kindergarten - Grade 12 school located in Kapolei, the fastest growing region of Oahu.
Founded in 2004, IPA is fully accredited by the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). IPA is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum School, offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) to students in Kindergarten through Grade 5; the Middle Years Programme (MYP) to students in Grades 6-10; and the Diploma Programme to high school students Grades 11-12.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded 2004

Student Body

Total Students 479 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
63%
State avg.: 63%
Students by Grade Island Pacific Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 51 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
66%
Average Class Size 22 students
Number of AP Courses 2 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses IB Diploma Programme
Average SAT score 1631
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform: Khaki pants, shorts, skirts, navy or white polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 8 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,000
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by grade level.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,000
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Molly Ripton
Admissions Associate Eileen Novak

Sports

Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryDiving,
FootballGolf,
RiflerySoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Amnesty International, Asian-Pacific Club, Blood Drive Club, Club Ultimate Disc, E-Sports Club, Film Club, Green Team, International Thespian Society, Japanese National Honor Society, Math League, Model United Nations, Mu Alpha Theta, National Arts Honor Society, National Honor Society, Navigator Records, Navigator Robotics, Not Even Once Club, Ping Pong Club, Red Cross Club, Rotary Interact, Science Club, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, Support Our Troops, Writers Block, Writing Group E-Sports Club, Film Club, Green Team, Math League, Mu Alpha Theta, Ping Pong Club, Red Cross Club, Science Club, Writers Block, Writing Group, Amnesty International,
Asian-Pacific Club,
Blood Drive Club,
Club Ultimate Disc,
International Thespian Society,
Japanese National Honor Society,
Model United Nations,
National Arts Honor Society,
National Honor Society,
Navigator Records,
Navigator Robotics,
Not Even Once Club,
Rotary Interact,
Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica,
Support Our Troops,

School Notes

  • Island Pacific Academy is an independent, non-profit, college preparatory, Kindergarten - Grade 12 school located in Kapolei, the fastest growing region of Oahu. Founded in 2004, IPA is fully accredited by the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).   IPA is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum School, offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) to students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 5; the Middle Years Programme (MYP) to students in Grades 6-10; and the Diploma Programme to high school students Grades 11-12. 
  • Building on a foundation of core values such as kindness, generosity of spirit and the importance of curiosity and creativity, IPA provides students outstanding academic and extra-curricular experiences which promote intellectual, physical and social growth, preparing young people for the challenges of post-secondary education and life in the 21st century. IPA nurtures students, tending to individual needs for optimal growth through close relationships between students and adults. IPA graduates, in colleges and universities across the country, manifest the IPA mission to develop in students essential capacities for productive and healthy lives.

Profile last updated: 12/14/2015

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School Reviews

The teachers and staff at this school work so hard and the students are amazing; however the administration at all levels have turned this school from a loving, caring, place to work and learn to a hostile environment. Sadly the parents don't have their eyes open to how badly the teachers are treated so they will be blindsided when they figure out how many amazing teachers are leaving the school. Over 20 highly qualified educators that love the students at ipa are leaving because the administration has created a hostile environment for them to work. The students will suffer, programs will suffer, all because the egos of the people on the administration team. For the students I hope they find qualified replacements for the teachers that have left or are leaving but if I were a parent, especially of a 6-12 student I would be worried!
- Posted by Teacher, 05/17/16
I have one graduate and one still at IPA. My oldest got a great education and got into a highly competitive mainland school. Both always tested high on national standardized tests as did all of their classmates. The school has a wide variety of programs,sports,and extracurricular's. IPA provides a very safe well structured environment. Go check it out for yourself no better place on the leeward side!
- Posted by Parent, 07/17/15
We have two children at IPA currently. We have been there for 4 years so far and we continue to be amazed and grateful for how awesome, loving, and committed the teachers and staff are to the children. The teachers have amazing talents, unexpected drive, and true love for what they do and for each child. Between my two children, we have experienced 7 different teachers over the years and we have not ONE issue or complaint in any of the classrooms. We continue to be surprised and how consistent and passionate each and every teacher is on a daily and yearly basis. This school and staff is awesome and we will not send our children anywhere else. IPA is a hidden GEM that we are so lucky to have stumbled upon with a flyer for a open house in our mail years ago. Highly recommended!
- Posted by Parent, 03/05/15

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