Island School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
3-1875 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766
Tel: (808)246-0233
  • 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1977

Student Body

Total Students 425 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 62%
Students by Grade Island School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
48%
Average Class Size 17 students
Number of AP Courses 8 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calulas A/B, AP Calulas B/C, AP Language & Composition, AP Literature, AP US History,
Average SAT score 1203
Average ACT score 25
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Logo wear t-shirts and knee length shorts and or pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 15 / May. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $15,000
Tuition Notes Other tuition is as follows: Pre- K = $10,200 and K-12 is $15,000
% on Financial Aid
41%
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,500
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Sean Magoun
Admissions Associate Rochelle O'Day
Endowment Size 1 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBasketballCross Country,
GolfRiflery,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWeightlifting,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chorus, FIrst Lego League Robotics, First Robotics, GIrls Volleyball, Middle School Basketball, Mock Trail, SCUBA Diving Club Chorus, First Robotics, Mock Trail, FIrst Lego League Robotics,
GIrls Volleyball,
Middle School Basketball,
SCUBA Diving Club,

School Notes

  • A Center for Hawaiian Culture and the Arts focuses on building an understanding of and appreciation for Hawaiian culture
  • Foreign languages include Chinese
  • All classrooms have computer projectors with direct tie-in to the Internet
  • The staff is talented and varied, having earned degrees from 38 different colleges and universities across the mainland and in Hawaii and all are well traveled
  • The science curriculum includes robotics and an aquaponics pond and garden
  • All seniors do independent projects on subjects of their choosing
  • graduates of the class of 2009 received college acceptances from 83 different institutions of higher learning
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The average private school tuition in Hawaii is $7,212 for elementary schools and $14,048 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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