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.
Diversity is valued, and a generous financial aid program ensures a broadly representative student population.
Island School prepares students for college.  skilled in the basic tools of the modern world;
knowledgeable about a wide range of topics, current as well as of the past;
sensitive to outside, local, and world influences and communities;
aware of and committed to their civic responsibilities;  filled with curiosity and an eagerness to find their particular niche, fulfillment, and joy in life.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked HI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 494 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,500
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Island School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Hawaii for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1977
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
494 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 72%
Students by Grade
Island School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
48%
Average Class Size
15 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
1277
Average ACT score
26
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
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
Summer Program Cost
$550
Summer Program Cost Notes
This is usually geared towards elementary K-2, and 2-5th Science Focus, 4 & 5th Literacy focus
% on Financial Aid
62%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$8,100
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sean Magoun
Admissions Associate
Candice Lopez
Endowment Size
$1 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

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

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus

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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Island School cost?

Island School's tuition is approximately $16,500 for private students and $550 for summer students.

What is the acceptance rate of Island School?

The acceptance rate of Island School is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.

Does Island School offer a summer program?

Yes, Island School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does Island School offer?

Island School offers 10 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is Island School's ranking?

Island School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Hawaii for: Largest student body.

When is the application deadline for Island School?

The application deadline for Island School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked HI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 494 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,500
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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