Mid-Pacific Institute

2445 Kaala St, Honolulu, HI 96822

MPI dates back to 1908, when Kawaiaha'o Seminary for Girls (established in 1864) merged with Mills Institute for Boys (founded in 1892) and moved to Manoa from the schools' previous downtown locations. Although officially incorporated as a single entity, the two schools kept their separate names and programs for another 15 years. Today, Mid-Pacific serves a culturally diverse, international student body that includes boys and girls from Hawaii, Asia, Europe and the US Mainland. The curriculum is particularly noteworthy for inclusion of the two-year International Baccalaureate program; MPI was the first independent school in the state to prepare students for the IB Diploma. Another feature of the curriculum is the Mid-Pacific Institute School of the Arts (MPSA), a preprofessional arts training program that pupils may take part in as a complement to college preparatory academics. MPSA offers rigorous conservatory training in theater, musical theater, dance, hula and instrumental music, in addition to comprehensive programming in media and the visual arts. A well-developed technology center enables Mid-Pacific to enhance student learning with current computer technology. Available for an additional annual fee, the school's ESL program provides intensive, broad-based instruction designed to facilitate the pupil's transition into the standard college preparatory curriculum. Boys and girls accumulate 120 hours of required community service prior to graduation.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory, IB Diploma
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 3)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address2445 Kaala St, Honolulu, HI 96822
Year Established1864
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorPaul Turnbull
Applications DueDecember
Total Enrollment1,550
Day Students1,550
International Baccalaureate ProgramsDiploma
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