Island School consists of approximately 490 students studying in grades PK-12. Island School offers a traditional well-rounded private school structure, while providing a college-preparatory educational experience.
There are many good private day schools in the United States, but few are as unique and inviting as ours. The school is located on the slopes of Kilohana in sunny and beautiful Lihue, Hawaii. Our intention is to embrace the strengths of the school and to prepare for a changing world while providing an unrivaled education serving local families. Our mission statement reads “Educating the mind, inspiring the heart. Preparing Kauai’s youth to lead lives of significance.” The strategic planning committee established a vision through the recommendations of our community which include:
Helping students become independent thinkers, who explore with curiosity, creativity, and confidence
Create an environment where students feel safe to struggle, where they can seek new challenges and be confident learners
Cultivate a culture of respect, compassion and integrity
Research indicates the reason children and parents choose a particular private school is based on several factors:
List of 4 items.
1. The College Preparatory Program
Our programs are designed for the college bound student. Each student has the opportunity to take advanced level honor courses with the option of taking the Advanced Placement Test at the end of the year.
Our average class size in the high school is 15 students, middle school is 17 students and elementary school is 22 students. Our teachers are available for tutoring before, during, and after school.
3. Greater Sense of Community
Our High School students are required to perform at least 20 hours of community service each year, totaling in 80 hours by the end of their senior year. These projects are numerous in the greater Kauaʻi Island community, as well as within the Island School community. Students are encouraged to explore opportunities outside of the Island School community to find service opportunities that will complete their hourly requirements.
4. Character Development
Discipline, respect, and integrity are fully integrated into an Island School education.