Island Pacific Academy

909 Haumea Street,
Kapolei, HI, 96707
Tel: (808)674-3523
Grades: PK - 12 | 629 students
Island Pacific Academy is an independent, non-profit, college preparatory, JK-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 and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.   IPA is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering the Diploma Programme to high school students, and is a candidate for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Primary Years Programme (PYP).  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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 2004

Student Body

Total Students 629 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 63%
State avg.: 61%
Students by Grade Island Pacific Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 8 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History, IB Diploma Programme, 
Average SAT score 540
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki/navy pants, shorts, skirts, polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,000
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by grade level
% on Financial Aid 20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,000
Acceptance Rate 75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Megan Meyer
Admissions Associate Dawn DeLugo


Total Sports Offered 19 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Marksmanship, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. ACS Chem Club, Haumana Nona ‘Aina, Ho`okele News (student newspaper), Japanese Honor Society, National Honor Society, Rotary Interact, Spanish Honor Society ACS Chem Club, Haumana Nona ‘Aina,
Ho`okele News (student newspaper),
Japanese Honor Society,
National Honor Society,
Rotary Interact,
Spanish Honor Society,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 02/04/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is American Renaissance Academy (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is American Renaissance Academy (2.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Friendship Christian Schools (2.4 miles away)
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  • Recommended May 12, 2014 - 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

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