At HPA, we believe learning thrives in a rich and vibrant environment where the intellectual, social, emotional, and moral growth of each child is nurtured.
It begins early, with examples set every day by our Lower School teachers, professional educators who care deeply about children. They're dedicated to guiding every child through a K-5 educational program that is both challenging and enriching, and helping each child reach their potential. In partnership with parents and the community, they also strive to have students live by the HPA Core Values of integrity, respect, pursuit of excellence, and wonder.The Lower School educational program reflects our efforts to incorporate current educational research in instruction, assessment, and learning in support of the school’s educational goals. Inquiry-based learning is integrated across all subjects with a culminating capstone project in fifth grade. In August 2016, we rolled out a 1:1 iPad initiative that brought an educational technologist to the campus to assist students and faculty in continuing to integrate 21st century technology skills in the classroom and beyond.
To further enhance learning, our teachers work collaboratively with specialists to deliver high-level, integrated instruction in visual and performing arts, physical education, library science, Hawaiian studies, garden, and technology while engaging children in a supportive, safe, and respectful environment.We believe the HPA Lower School is an exceptional learning environment where children build a strong foundation for learning and for life. We invite you to visit our campus to discover what matters most to you and your child.