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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
563 Kamoku St
Honolulu, HI 96826
Telephone
(808) 949-5355
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$125
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$23,450
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$57,000
Received Financial Aid
24%
Average Financial Aid
$9,900
From 'Iolani School

Iolani School is a coeducational, college-preparatory school for grades K - 12 founded upon Christian principles. Its mission is to develop liberally educated, well-rounded individuals who are well prepared for higher education and for responsible moral citizenship.

Founded in 1863, 'Iolani School has grown to include more than 1900 students, with approximately 1,365 in grades 7 - 12. A boarding program and residential hall for 112 students will be opening in fall 2018. There are 209 faculty and administrators with 76% of Upper School faculty holding advanced degrees.

'Iolani School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
326 responses
Average ACT
31
115 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 163 responses
Report
  • Cheerfest
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    17%
  • Graduation
    15%
  • The Variety Show
    9%
  • Winterball
    9%
  • Faculty Follies
    9%
  • Burning of the I
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,900
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses

'Iolani School Reviews

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Iolani School’s academics is top-notch. The teachers are quirky and unique, there are a wide range of resources available to students, and the curriculum is top-notch. If I have one complaint, it would be the homework load. Sometimes it is a little too much. However, I have heard many students say that college is easy compared to Iolani, so it can be a good thing. The STEM courses offered are excellent!
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Without a doubt, 'Iolani School provides the best balance of elements most critical for a student's success. The differentiator I appreciate the most is the smaller population; graduating classes are ~230. While friends at larger campuses only knew their immediate friends/teammates, I gained from campus culture and a small campus size that allowed everyone, despite their interests, age, and extracurricular affiliations, to be able to get to know each other and collaborate. Co-mingling is robust to a point that students know a majority of their class at graduation, a great value to networks as working professionals. At the same time, our classes were not too small, which provided access to a wider range of skills and backgrounds, while providing enough participants for our sports teams and clubs to be successful. Our size also provided opportunities to try new sports and take on leadership roles, which would be tougher on larger campuses with more people vying for those spots.
'Iolani prides itself in being a college preparatory school but the true meaning of this is very limited. Iolani will encourage you to take part in tons of extracurriculars, sports, and clubs which is great. It also works its students to death with crazy amount of tests, presentations, essays, projects, readings, labs, and homework. This teaches kids how to procrastinate effectively and work extremely hard. However, they in no way prepare you for post high school life. There are no valuable lifeskill classes that teach things such as managing money/doing taxes/investing or finding your career path, living as an independent etc.