Island School

3-1875 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766-0967
Tel: (808)246-0233
Grades: PK-12 | 366 students
Island School combines academic excellence with character building and experiences in the arts.
The curriculum is based on ideas of Howard Gardner, reflecting the development of "multiple intelligences." The campus has 38 acres and is safe and secluded.
Island School seeks students who want to learn, have an independent spirit, get along with others, and enjoy new experiences.
Diversity is valued, and a generous financial aid program ensures a broadly representative student population.
Island School prepares students for college.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1977

Student Body

Total Students 366 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 62%
Students by Grade Island School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
44%
Average Class Size 17 students
Average SAT score 1549
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Logo wear t-shirts and knee length shorts and or pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $10,975
Tuition Notes Other tuition is as follows: Pre- K = $7235 and K-8 = $10420 and 9-12 is $10975
% on Financial Aid
41%
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,300
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Sean Magoun

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
Cross CountryGolf,
RiflerySoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • A Center for Hawaiian Culture and the Arts focuses on building an understanding of and appreciation for Hawaiian culture
  • Foreign languages include Chinese
  • All classrooms have computer projectors with direct tie-in to the Internet
  • The staff is talented and varied, having earned degrees from 38 different colleges and universities across the mainland and in Hawaii and all are well traveled
  • The science curriculum includes robotics and an aquaponics pond and garden
  • All seniors do independent projects on subjects of their choosing
  • graduates of the class of 2009 received college acceptances from 83 different institutions of higher learning
  • Profile last updated: 09/02/2014

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The average private school tuition in Hawaii is $7,030 for elementary schools and $14,238 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Hawaii is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).