Island School combines academic excellence with character building and experiences in the arts, athletics and academics.
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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked HI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 424 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,500
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
This is usually geared towards elementary K-2, and 2-5th Science Focus, 4 & 5th Literacy focus
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
424 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 71%
Students by Grade
Island School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
17 students
Number of AP Courses
8 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calulas A/B, AP Calulas B/C, AP Language & Composition, AP Literature, AP US History
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code
(Logo wear t-shirts and knee length shorts and or pants)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Other tuition is as follows: Pre- K = $10,975 and K-12 is $16,500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sean Magoun
Admissions Associate
Candice Lopez
Endowment Size
$1 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
FIrst Lego League Robotics, First Robotics, GIrls Volleyball, Mock Trail, Science Olympiadmpiad, SCUBA Diving Club

Arts and Music Programs:

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Middle School Basketball, Outrigger Canoe Paddling

School Notes

  • A Center for Hawaiian Culture and the Arts focuses on building an understanding of and appreciation for Hawaiian culture
  • Foreign languages include Spanish and Chinese
  • All classrooms have computer projectors with direct tie-in to the Internet
  • Each Middle School student is assigned a Chrome book for use during the school year
  • The staff is talented and varied, having earned degrees from 45 different colleges and universities across the mainland and in Hawaii and all are well traveled
  • The science curriculum includes robotics, science olympiad, first lego league
  • All seniors do independent cap stone projects on subjects of their choosing
  • graduates of the class of 2020 received 126 college acceptances from 90  different institutions of higher learning

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked HI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 424 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,500
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Kauai County, HI is $8,585 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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