• 5 and 7-Day Boarding
  • 7-Day Boarding only
  • Co-Ed
  • English Support
  • High School
  • Junior Boarding
  • Learning Support
  • Military/Cadet Program
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Summer Programs

Hau‘ula, Hawai‘i


Asia Pacific International School
Boarding, Grades 5-12

A new kind of international education
The most compelling reason for starting Asia Pacific International School (APIS), stemmed from the growing and urgent need for a new kind of international education. Being a purpose-driven school from the very start, our mission statement is a call for students to authentically engage in global learning experiences. Unlive the past era of rote learning, APIS prepares students to succeed in an ever-changing world, where technology, the expansion of the global economy, and the rise of Asia are paramount, as described by ‘The New York Times’ bestselling author Daniel Pink.

New Pacific Century
Founded by a non-profit U.S. foundation, APIS is a K-12 co-ed, college preparatory school with a mission to nurture leaders of the New Pacific Century. For APIS, the New Pacific Century is the term we use to describe the new emerging era. The New Pacific Century emphasizes, not only the growing significance of Asia, but also the relationship or interaction between East and West as the vital driving force behind the global economic, political, and social order.

Classrooms without walls
We believe the school of the New Pacific Century must be all about people and places. We are a small learning community by design - where every student is known, valued, and cared for. We harness the power of place to make learning engaging and authentic. APIS envisions classrooms without walls, where students experience the world around them, travelling across the globe and learning meaningful lessons from their communities.

Beyond being an integral part of planning, planting, and sustaining a working farm, students experience the systems involved in producing healthy food while encouraging respect for the ʻāina (land), collaboration, and creativity. Living on an island rich in culture and history provides a unique opportunity to develop an appreciation for traditional Hawaiian farming methods and to raise awareness about each students’ ecological footprint.

East Asian Languages
From Kindergarten to Grade 12, APIS students study Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, immersing in the language and culture to become true global citizens. APIS offers a fully-articulated language continuum, building students’ language skills within our personalized, PBL environment.

Stanford, Dartmouth, Yale, MIT, Harvard, NYU, RISD

  • Hawaii