Welcome to Asia Pacific International School, Hawaii Campus!
Asia Pacific International School (APIS) is a private, nonprofit school, fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), with the following mission:
APIS is not the first school to recognize the importance of global mission and vision in education. While almost all schools teach about matters beyond their boundaries, most schools do not operate in any meaningful way outside of them to provide an authentic, contextually global educational experience. APIS is different.
Moving away from the traditional educational paradigm, APIS has created a global network of campuses under one school — our East Asia campus in Seoul, Korea, and our campus of the West in North Shore (Hauula), Hawaii — offering a unique educational opportunity to draw from the advantages of both the East and the West. Imagine the possibilities! A student from our Hawaii campus could spend a semester studying at the Seoul campus, taking advantage of its East Asian language program and interning at a leading IT lab in Korea. A student from our Seoul campus could come to Hawaii to do a research project on eco-farming, natural resource management, and marine biology and conservation.
Shared curricular emphases across the Seoul and Hawaii campuses ensure that APIS is one integrated learning community. At the same time, each campus will have its own curricular specializations and emphases. For example, our 97-acre APIS Hawaii campus, nestled against an emerald mountain backdrop and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is a residential boarding school serving middle and high school students (grades 5-12). This campus will feature the “New Pacific Century Academy (NPC Academy),” an innovative, student-directed, educational program, which will serve as our center of project-based, experiential, and service learning. Topics that students could explore include air and water quality, entrepreneurship and social responsibility, endangered species, and building a sustainable future.
APIS is committed to a small class size (average of 15 students per class) and a low faculty to student ratio (1:10). Currently, 100 percent of our graduates go on to four-year colleges and universities, matriculating from top institutions such as Stanford, Cornell, Wash U, NYU, Williams, RISD and Duke.
Finally, APIS is a Christ-centered school. APIS’ religious affiliation is non-denominational Christian and welcomes students from all religious and cultural backgrounds. APIS places great value on the spiritual health of our community as well as the academic vitality to nurture caring global citizens, who will be leaders of the New Pacific Century.
Euysung Kim, Ph.D.
Asia Pacific International School
Thank you for considering Asia Pacific International School for your child’s learning, becoming and growing. With great pride, our faculty, staff, administration, and the APIS community are partners in helping young people to experience excellence in their learning and personal growth. The students of APIS work alongside caring teachers in purposefully small class sizes in order to maintain a positive family environment most conducive to student growth.
While academic excellence across curricula resides at the center of school life, the integrated role of the arts, sciences, humanities, language learning, life skills, and athletics all work together to provide our students with a rich learning environment. At APIS we are committed to providing 21st century education through an emphasis on conceptual learning, music and performing arts, and providing purpose-built “maker spaces,” where students have the opportunity to undertake hands-on learning. We recognize that amassing knowledge is not enough to ensure our students are well-prepared for their futures. They must think critically, creatively, and deeply, making meaning of the subjects they study.
The APIS learning experience is exciting, demanding and fun, with programs focused on the development of the whole child — mind, body and character. Recognizing that making meaning of our world is a complex process that requires both intellectual and social-emotional growth, APIS places great value on the spiritual health of our community as well as the academic vitality. Grounded in the Christian faith, but welcoming to students from all religious and cultural backgrounds, students are nurtured together to achieve the highest possible level of spiritual, intellectual and personal development.
Simply put, APIS is a family, not a factory approach to education. Each child is valued and cared for. We invite you to explore our website or stop by for a visit and discover for yourself the amazing community that makes up Asia Pacific International School.
Deputy Head of Academics
Asia Pacific International School