Island Pacific Academy

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  • ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is an independent, co-educational, college-preparatory school located in Kapolei, Hawaii.
  • IPA serves students in Grades K-12, and provides outstanding academic and extra-curricular experiences built on a foundation of core values such as kindness, generosity of spirit, and the importance of curiosity and creativity.
  • IPA is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School authorized to offer the Diploma Programme (DP) for Grades 11-12.
  • Founded in 2004, IPA is fully accredited by the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

School News

  • IPA Navigator Robotics Team Qualifies for State Championship - 06/17/2019 - ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY`s Navigator Robotics took home first place in every category (Tournament Championship and Robot Skills Champion) at the ESPN Honolulu Sports Festival VEX Robotics Challenge on Saturday, June ...more16, 2019 . The wins qualified the team for the State Championship.hide

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
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 AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded2004
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students508 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 74%
Students by Grade Island Pacific Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size22 students
Number of AP Courses3 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP English Language & Composition, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, IB Diploma Programme
Average SAT score1180
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform: Khaki pants, shorts, skirts, navy or white polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,400
Tuition NotesTuition varies by grade level.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorEileen Novak
Admissions AssociateAja Woodman


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Animal Club, Book & Movie Club, Ceramics Club, Chess Club, Dance Club, Dungeons and Dragons Club, Finance Club, Global Issues Network, Horticulture Club, Hui Hoʻomau, Interact Club, International Thespian Society, Japanese National Honor Society, League of Legends, LGBT Club, Literary Club, Math League, Media Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Arts Honor Society, National Honor Society, Navigator Records, Navigator Robotics, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, Student Athlete Council

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ultimate Frisbee Club

School Notes

  • ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is an independent, non-profit, college-prep, K-12, IB World School located in Kapolei, Hawaii. IPA`s program is based on its mission to provide an environment where students come first, values matter, and community counts. Kindness, generosity of spirit, and the importance of curiosity and creativity are core values practiced by students and faculty in a campus culture that lives up to the school motto, "Where Values Matter." Founded in 2004, IPA is fully accredited by the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 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!
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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!
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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!
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The average private school tuition in Hawaii is $9,234 for elementary schools and $15,262 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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