Asia Pacific International School

Asia Pacific International School is a private, nonprofit school, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We’re a K-12 school with boarding options for 5th-12th grade students. Our campus is modern and well equipped, perched on a stunning 97-acre bluff overlooking the ocean on Oahu’s North Shore. We’re just about a 50-minute drive from the Honolulu Int. Airport but our town of Hauula is small and quaint.  Our beautiful surrounding inspires our curriculum, with a strong experiential, PBL (project based learning) focus. Our progressive approach is designed to ensure that our graduates stand out from their peers with real world experiences to share when it comes time for their college search process.  We have a rich extra curricular program and we take advantage of the incredible outdoor opportunities Oahu provides on a daily and weekly basis. And finally, above all, our small, warm, caring community creates and fosters strong companionship among all of our members. We encourage you to check out some of our social media platforms.  We have daily postings and photos to give you a fuller picture of what we do here at APIS. Facebook:

Hanalani Schools

At Hanalani Schools, our primary mission is to train the children “of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10) and provide opportunities for all children to hear and receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. From a Biblical foundation, we strive to develop students’ intellectual, emotional, and spiritual capacities in a wide variety of elds and to lead students to deeper worship of God and closer conformity to the image of Christ.
Based on this guiding philosophy, that we broaden our mission to the global front. Not only do we seek to nurture our own local students in a Christ-centered and high-quality education setting, but we are also invite international students to experience this opportunity. We seek to guide international students go through our ESL Bridge Program towards excellence in academics as they develop into world class leaders in their future work elds. Hanalani Schools seeks to build healthy individuals that are wise, productive and maturing Christians. While we do not require a profession of faith to attend, it is our desire that all come to a deeper understanding of God and his word.

Hawai’i Preparatory Academy

Founded in 1949, HPA offers a rigorous, college-preparatory education. Day students from Hawai‘i are joined by boarding students from 15 states and 25 countries to create a diverse, international  (family). From the moment you step on campus, you will feel accepted and appreciated in this safe and welcoming environment.  The academic program combines a solid foundation of traditional liberal arts education with student-driven, project-based learning. Under the guidance of faculty mentors, students produce independent work in science, the arts, and many other disciplines. Graduates often end up attending the finest universities around the world.

HPA residential life faculty live on-campus and are responsible for creating a warm and welcoming home base. Boarding students live in three residence halls, where they gain independence and are immersed in school life that extends well beyond the classroom. The island location keeps boarding students busy with a myriad of weekend activities. Life-long friendships are forged at HPA, with 25 nations represented in our boarding population, it is easy to make connections and develop a strong sense of community.


‘Iolani School

Established in 1863, and located in Honolulu, Hawaii, ‘Iolani School is a culturally diverse, co-educational, college preparatory school for over 1900 students in grades K-12 founded upon Christian values. We are recognized as one of the top college preparatory schools in the United States and have more than 150 years of history embrac- ing students from around the world. Academic excellence and personal growth flourish in an atmosphere that is challenging and competitive, yet caring and nurturing. Through dynamic and personalized instruction in a multitude of disciplines, ‘Iolani develops liberally educated, well-rounded individuals who are well prepared for college and ready to assume their responsibilities as active, moral citizens.

Maui Preparatory Academy

Maui Preparatory Academy is an independent college preparatory day school for Preschool through 7th grade and day/boarding school for grades 8-12 for students of all economic backgrounds and diverse cultures. It is the only school of its kind located in West Maui. Maui Prep is a non-pro t 501(C)(3) institution that is dedicated to providing a rigorous interdisciplinary academic program, combining arts enrichment, athletics, and service to the community as a part of its core values.

Mid-Pacific Institute

Mid-Pacific Institute is an independent, co-educational, college-preparatory school for preschool, kindergarten and grades 1-12. Founded in 1908, it is one of Hawaii’s most dynamic and forward-thinking schools. Mid-Pacific is recognized for innovative educational, technological, and artistic programs including the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, the Mid-Pacific Exploratory Program (a project-based approach to learning), the acclaimed Mid-Pacific School of the Arts, an English Language Development program for international students, a cutting-edge Immersive Technology Program, and Mid-Pacific Institute is an independent, co-edu- cational, college-preparatory school for preschool, kindergarten and grades 1-12. Founded in 1908, it is one of Hawaii’s most dynamic and forward-thinking schools. Mid-Pacific is recognized for innovative educational, technological, and artistic programs including the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, the Mid-Pacific Exploratory Program (a project-based approach to learning), the acclaimed Mid-Pacific School of the Arts, an English Language Development program for international students, a cutting-edge Immersive Technology Program, and 26 more student opportunities.

Mid-Pacific is a school with a rich history of innovation focused on what our students are learning and how they are learning. We live in a world of evolving technology. With our immersive technology programs, innovation on the Mid-Pacific campus is scanned digitally, printed in 3-D and experienced in virtual reality. The Mid-Pacific classroom is an environment where learning is fun and engaging; where students are challenged to question, inquire, and imagine.

Mid-Pacific is a school with a reputation as Hawai`i’s leader in the arts. We have excelled in cultivating the within. Artistic exploration begins in revealing one’s innate talent and perfecting one’s craft: the process is an art form in itself. By teaching our students to be artists striving for excellence, the world becomes their canvas of unlimited creation and exploration. Mid-Pacific is proud of our diverse mix of students from countries that span the globe. We nurture each student to be who they are, to explore and develop their unique pursuits, and to express their opinions and ideas. A Mid-Pacific student dares to be the bold and unique individual.

Saint Louis Hawaii

Saint Louis School was founded in 1846 by the Catholic Mission to educate Native Hawaiian males to become teachers for the Kingdom of Hawaii. In 1923, the Marianist acquired a 204-acre tract from the Bishop Estate and established a high school. In 1980, grades 6, 7, and 8 were added and today, Saint Louis School is K-12 with 885 students. Since 1846, we have consistently transformed young boys into well-educated, thoughtful and proactive citizens. Our school excels in athletics having won the 2016 State Football Championship and numerous championships in prior years. Our Math Team placed third in the State Math Championship; and the Robotics Team, after competing at the State level, quali ed for the Robotics World Championship in Houston, TX. Our drama club produces two Broadway-type of productions a year and are attended by sold-out crowds at our own Mamiya Theatre. At the 2017 Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, the hula halau placed 4th in the Kahiko division. As Hawaii’s only all-boys school and its third oldest, Saint Louis School continues to minister to a diverse student body. Our mission is to educate and challenge students of various religious, ethnic, and economic backgrounds that they may achieve a quality education and become gentlemen of character, reaching individual potential through the Catholic Marianist tradition of spiritual, academic, physical and emotional maturity.

St. Andrew’s Schools

St. Andrew’s Schools: Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence For 150 years St. Andrew’s Schools has successfully helped children to discover their most expansive and courageous selves and use their talents for the greater good. Guided by a philosophy of learning that values each student’s personal journey of self-discovery, exploration and growth, a St. Andrew’s Schools education ensures that each child is known, challenged, understood and empowered to strive for the highest. Honoring Tradition – Embracing Innovation In honor of our founder, Queen Emma Kaleleonālani, our vision is to help children learn and grow — to be their personal best, engaged in the world and inspired to making it more humane and more just.

St. Andrews Schools provide the children of Hawai‘i with challenging academics, competitive athletics, thriving arts, and dynamic extracurricular programs. Our students are guided by deeply committed faculty in a diverse school community across two campuses: our main campus centrally-located in Downtown Honolulu for Priory girls K-12 and Prep boys K-5, and our lush Nu uanu campus for our youngest students in Queen Emma Preschool. A St. Andrew’s Schools education cultivates the mind, body and spirit. We ask students to develop a full range of skills, to expand their sense of possibility, discover their passions, and make an indelible impact on the world.

Saint Francis School


Founded in 1924, Provides accelerated college preparatory programs by offering honors and advanced placement courses and has helped to further develop their student’s potential as ninety-nine percent of them matriculate to college and received financial assistance.  Year long enrollment program provides flexibility for a quality private school education.  Did you that over forty percent of student’s financial aid?  It’s just one way that Saint Francis invests in your child.

Maryknoll School

At Maryknoll School, Hawaii’s largest coed K-12 Catholic private school, each student receives personalized instruction and guidance to develop the knowledge, skills and character to thrive in a global society. From Grade School to High School, students create their own customized academic and extracurricular pathways that combine classes, clubs, sports, internships and international experiences. Every Maryknoll graduate practices Noblesse Oblige (“to whom much is given, much is expected”) and is inspired to live as a leader with a commitment to serving others and making an impact in the community.

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