‘Iolani School’s Online Admission Application is powered by Ravenna, our application portal that will house all application documents and serve as a 24 hour, one-stop shop to applying. Simply create a Ravenna account using a current email address and follow the steps listed.


Applications are available for students entering Kindergarten and Grades 6, 7, 8 and 9. Occasionally, new students enter in Grades 10, 11 and 12. Grades 1-5 are not entry levels.

2019 we will enroll 96 new kindergartners, 50 new sixth graders, 50 new seventh graders, 15 new eighth graders and 50 new ninth graders. 

New Boarding Program: In the fall of 2017 we began accepting applications  for our boarding program in grades 9, 10 and 11.  For more information, visit our Boarding website or inquire here.  

Kindergarten Deadline:  October 30, 2018
Grades 6 -12 Deadline:  December 1, 2018
Boarding Grades 9-11 Deadline:  January 15, 2019

Applications for the 2019-20 school year are available beginning Aug. 15, 2018.



Grades 6-12 Admission Procedure and Checklist


‘Iolani admits 50 children per grade in grades 6, 7 and 9. Eighth grade admission varies depending on space available, but ranges from 15-20 students.

Next Steps

Create an account on Ravenna at Keep your login and password handy as they are your gateway to the entire application process. All admission communication will be sent to the primary account user’s email address. If you are a two parent household, please list both parents when setting up your account. Single parent households should note any additional parent by listing them in a second household, as appropriate.

Complete the online application through Ravenna and submit application fee ($125) by December 1, 2018.

Activity Session (Gr. 6) or Interview (Grs. 7-12)
Schedules will be emailed prior to the Saturday appointment. Applicants will be asked to complete a writing sample on that day. Off island candidates may submit a personal statement in lieu of an interview.

Register now to take any of the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) at in October, November, December, or January. ‘Iolani School’s code is 4144. Grade 12 candidates are exempt from taking the SSAT, but must submit a PSAT, SAT and/or ACT college exam score(s).

By January 31, 2019, follow upload instructions on Ravenna to submit:

  • last year’s final report card, including comments (2017-18)
  • this year’s semester/trimester report card (2018-19)
  • copies of most recent standardized test scores if available

Please wait until after November 30 to ask your child’s current English, Math, History or Science teachers to complete a Teacher Reference Report. This allows the teacher more time to get to know your child. Then, follow instructions on Ravenna to delegate two Teacher Reference Reports (teacher email needed), due January 31, 2019.

Follow instructions on Ravenna to delegate Mentor Reference Reports (recommended) and/or Administrator Report (optional). All are due by January 31, 2019.

For Grade 6 only: Complete the SSAT Character Skills Snapshot online at by December 31, 2018, and send results to ‘Iolani School (code 4144). Please note: Snapshot results takes 2-3 weeks to process.

If you meet all deadlines, you can expect to receive an admission decision letter no later than March 31, 2019. Please contact the Office of Admission if you have any questions at

(808) 943-2222 or

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