Island Pacific Academy Photo #1
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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.
Founded in 2004, IPA is fully accredited by the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked HI School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 558 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,335
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School News

  • Stan Vincent Honored with 2021 HIADA Outstanding Coaches Award - 09/16/2021
    ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Secondary science teacher Stan Vincent has been named recipient of the 2021 Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association (HIADA) Outstanding Coaches Award in recognition for his successes and ...moreservice as varsity volleyball Head Coach. Coach Stan has led the lady Navigators to five division championships, with three consecutive titles in 2018, 2019, and 2020. hide
  • Class of 2021 Awarded More Than $8.2 Million in Scholarships - 06/10/2021
    ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY`s Class of 2021 has been awarded nearly $8.3 million in academic scholarships and awards. Nearly 80% of the seniors received an average of $223,000 in scholarships for ...morea total of $8,277,430. hide
  • Grade 4 Students Create Makeke Hana Lima, an Online Marketplace - 05/14/2021
    Using a basic understanding of economics and all they have been learning about Hawaii and its culture, Grade 4 students came up with the concept for and created an online ...moremarketplace, Makeke Hana Lima (olelo Hawaii for "handicraft"), selling products with a Hawaiian cultural emphasis that they made themselves. hide
  • Grade 6 Students’ Film Wins in the Redford Center Stories Youth Filmmaking Challenge - 04/30/2021
    There was a very special announcement in the Grade 6 Design Tech class last week. Students Boedy Tapia `27, Eliseo Hayes `27, and Ethan Juarez `27 learned that they won ...moresecond place out of more than 400 films submitted for the Redford Center Stories Youth Filmmaking Challenge. hide
  • Two Grade 7 Students Take Top Honors at the 2021 HSSEF - 04/20/2021
    ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Grade 7 students, Savitri Dube and William Meyermann, were recognized for scientific excellence at the 2021 Hawai`i State Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, April 17.

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
558 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 71%
Students by Grade
Island Pacific Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
3 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP English Language & Composition, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, IB Diploma Programme
Average SAT score
Classroom Dress Code
(Uniform: Khaki or navy pants, shorts, skirts; navy, maize, or white polo shirts with school logo)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies by grade level. Grades K-5: $16,335 Grades 6-12: $17,300
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Eileen Novak
Admissions Associate
Aja Woodman



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
26 extracurriculars
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 West Oahu's premiere choice for a quality K-12 independent, coed, college prepatory 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).
Profile last updated: 08/23/2021

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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked HI School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 558 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,335
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Honolulu County, HI is $14,161 for elementary schools and $17,577 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Honolulu County, HI is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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