APIS strives for excellence in teaching:

  • To ensure measurable, standard-based student performances and achievements by implementing a cutting-edge curriculum and research-based instructional strategies.
  • To assemble a superb group of educators, who are not only excellent teachers but also accomplished individuals serving as role models.
  • To provide a Christ-centered, loving, and caring community that promotes students’ creativity and passion for learning.
Searching APIS Faculty
  • Stephanie Frank
    Dean of Studies and Community Engagement
    M.Ed. University of Hawai'i at Mānoa / B.A. Bucknell University
    Ms. Frank graduated from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa with a master’s degree in educational administration and with bachelor’s degrees in international relations and Spanish from Bucknell University, where she competed on the NCAA Division I rowing team. She has taught and led English programs for multilingual students in grades kindergarten through 12, including at Maryknoll School in Honolulu, at a boarding school in New York, and at schools in China, Israel, the Marshall Islands, Costa Rica, and Italy. Ms. Frank also was a director at the nonprofit Row New York, serving under-resourced students and people with disabilities throughout New York City. Most recently, she served as an educational officer in the Hawai'i State Department of Education’s Office of Strategy, Innovation and Performance, training teachers and administrators to utilize technology and multiple measures of data to improve student-learning outcomes. As a passion project, Ms. Frank founded a freelance writing company, which has now created content for private schools, universities, technology startups, and Hawai'i Parent Magazine. Her hobbies include surfing, fishing, writing, and trying unique foods.
  • Sandy Stevens
    B.A. Southern Illinois University Carbondal
    Ms. Stevens grew up in a Chicago suburb, earning her bachelor’s degree in art education, and later becoming a National Board Certified Teacher. She taught high school art in southern Illinois and elementary art in Kansas before journeying to APIS. She believes art is an engaging and accessible portal to our world’s history, cultures, science, geography, and to ourselves. In Ms. Stevens’ personal art practice, she often practices printmaking, painting, and drawing. Additionally, Ms. Stevens is a certified yoga therapist, teaching, owning, and operating yoga studios for ten years. She enjoys living in Hawai'i: swimming with sea turtles, hiking to waterfalls, and finding new inspiration for her art.