Asia Pacific International School

  • Asia Pacific International School (APIS) is a K-12, coed, college-preparatory school with a mission to nurture leaders of the New Pacific Century and bridge the gap between East and West.
  • To leverage the power of place-based education, APIS has established a global network of campuses under one school: an East Asia campus in Seoul, South Korea, and a West campus in Hau`ula, Hawai`i.
  • The 97-acre Hawai`i campus on the North Shore of O`ahu is a safe learning environment, where students from Hawai`i and around the world build relationships, explore passions, and become leaders.

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Asia Pacific International School places among the top 20% of private schools in Hawaii for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded2007
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$3,500
Summer Program Cost NotesFull two-week boarding program

Student Body

Total Students72 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Asia Pacific International School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size5 students
Average SAT score1350
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,100
Tuition NotesDay student tuition. Contact Admissions to learn about tuition, fees, and financial aid.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTiaan van der Linde


Total Sports Offered26 sports
SportsArchery, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Boxing, Climbing, Cross Country, Cross Fit, Dance, Equestrian, Golf, Kayaking, Martial Arts, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Paddle Tennis, Polo, Sailing, Soccer, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, WeightliftingArcheryBadminton,
Cross CountryCross Fit,
Martial ArtsMountain Biking,
MountaineeringPaddle Tennis,
SoccerSurf Team,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Water PoloWeightlifting,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Agricultural Club, Animal Husbandry, Book Club, Chinese Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Gardening, Hiking Club, Investment Club, Japanese Club, Knitting Club, Korean Club, Math Team, Model United Nations, Orienteering, Outdoors Club, Student Council, Student-Led Clubs

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Studio, Band and Orchestra, Ceramics, Choir, Drama, Hula

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Club, Horseback riding, Surfing

School Notes

  • APIS was founded in 2007 on the belief that students should authentically engage in global learning experiences. Through project-based learning, frequent field trips, outdoor learning, internships, community service, and opportunities to study in their Seoul campus, APIS students learn from what is real and meaningful.
  • APIS is a caring, Christian community with less than ten students in each grade. Small class sizes and advisories create an environment where students are known, support is readily available, and instruction is individualized.
  • Extracurricular options include swimming in their 25-meter saltwater pool, golf, beach volleyball, canoe paddling, agriculture, computer science, robotics, art, band, piano, and many other activities, including student-run clubs.All APIS graduates pursue higher education.
  • Students from the Hawai`i campus have been admitted to top-tier universities, including Stanford, Yale, Brown, Columbia, Duke, Boston, and NYU.
  • Five-day and seven-day boarding options enable students from around the world to live on campus, enjoying meals cooked by a world-class chef, weekend activities, and evening tutoring sessions.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
I am an administrator at Asia Pacific International School and am still stunned by the beautiful campus on the North Shore. The school is focused on project-based learning and maintains small class sizes that allows teachers to cater to the needs of each individual student. Students are encouraged to explore their passions and are equipped with advanced technology, access to the outdoors, and a tight-knit community on campus of staff and students for support.
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APIS is a really caring, nurturing school with really hard-working teachers. It's project based, and growth centered, and their campus is gorgeous!
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I am both an administrator and parent at this school. I have worked at Asia Pacific International School in both Korea and Hawaii. The school has an incredible vision of bridging the East and the West. The Hawaii school has put a lot of time and attention into Project Based Learning so that student learning is authentic, personalized, integrated and overall deeper. My daughter attends the elementary school, and I am so impressed with how well her teachers know her. She loves school and can't wait to learn with her classmates every day. This is truly a unique place. Come, stop by, take a tour.
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I enrolled my elementary school daughter and middle school son at APIS and have not regretted it. My daughter is learning Chinese and Korean, and her math and reading scores have improved significantly in just a few months. My son is learning Korean, and he's playing in concerts on the guitar and saxophone, two new instruments for him. Their teachers incredibly supportive.
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Asia Pacific International School or APIS is a hidden gem. I am thankful there is a great private school on the North Shore. My child attended there for high school and graduated going to a great school in the Mainland. They worked with me for financial aid. This school is small, so they can really cater to your child. My daughter was able to swim, leave early for her golf lessons, compete in Model UN, and start her own entrepreneurship club. The teachers are wonderful. They really care about the students and communicate frequently. They even offer a free lunch! And have a full-time chef on campus. The admin team is also responsive and open to suggestions for improvement. I am happy we have a new private school on Oahu.
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The average private school tuition in Hawaii is $9,533 for elementary schools and $15,403 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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