Island School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1977
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students412 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 74%
Students by Grade Island School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
48%
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses8 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calulas A/B, AP Calulas B/C, AP Language & Composition, AP Literature, AP US History,
Average SAT score1203
Average ACT score25
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Logo wear t-shirts and knee length shorts and or pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 15 / May. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,000
Tuition NotesOther 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 DirectorSean Magoun
Admissions AssociateRochelle O'Day
Endowment Size$1 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBasketball, 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.Club or Organization:
FIrst Lego League Robotics, First Robotics, GIrls Volleyball, Mock Trail, SCUBA Diving Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Middle School Basketball

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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kapaa
    St. Catherine School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-8 | 146 students
    10.2 miles
    5021 Kawaihau Road
    Kapaa, HI 96746
    (808)822-4212
    10.2 NS-8
    146
  • Kailua Kona
    Grades: K-12 | 135 students
    271.1 miles
    74-4966 Kealakaa Street
    Kailua Kona, HI 96740
    (808)326-9866
    271.1 K-12
    135
  • Hilo
    St Joseph School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-12 | 344 students
    319.1 miles
    1000 Ululani St
    Hilo, HI 96720
    (808)935-4936
    319.1 PK-12
    344
  • Honolulu
    Assets High School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 9-12 | 85 students
    108.4 miles
    913 Alewa Dr
    Honolulu, HI 96817
    (808)595-6359
    108.4 9-12
    85
  • Honolulu
    Grades: 6-12 | 181 students
    112.7 miles
    2933 Poni Moi Rd
    Honolulu, HI 96815
    (808)922-2744
    112.7 6-12
    181

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