Aloha, alumni!
Last year, the Ka Makani yearbook staff spent a large part of the 2015-2016 school year exploring how the Hawaiian virtue of Kupa'a, our theme for the yearbook, was manifested in the daily lives of our student body population. Kupa'a: steadfast, unwavering, loyal, passionate. It only seemed fitting then, when it came time to rethinking our quarterly alumni newsletter, "Kupa'a" quickly rose to the top. Alumni are steadfast to our school, unwavering in their support of our aspirations, loyal to one another and our teachers, and passionate about being part of a unique school and culture.

So, welcome to Kupa'a, the new quarterly e-newsletter for alumni!

BUZZWORTHY: Alumni in the news

Mari Matsumoto Tibbetts '97
HPA alumna designs unique sports gear for USA athletes at the Rio Olympics. Learn More


Elliot Kastner '09
HPA Alumnus tackles football with an innovative invention. Learn More


HPA APERTURE: Visually connecting to the past, present and the future

WHERE AM I?: How well do you remember the Upper Campus?

The first person to accurately identify these three locations will receive an HPA hoodie! Email Director of Alumni Relations, Patrick O'Leary, at


BLAST FROM THE PAST: Memories from the HPA vault

Ka Makani 70's Football
Mahalo to former long time faculty member Howard Hall and former HPA board member Woody Woods for digging up this footage of an HPA home football game from the early 1970's:

Throwback Thursday Archive

Every week on Facebook and Instagram, we post a Throwback Thursday photo (#tbt). Enjoy this quarterly review of these gems here. To participate in the lively discussions in the comment threads and to help identify the people in the images, join the Alumni Facebook group and follow us on Instagram.


CAMPUS NEWS: What's happening at your school today?

Why Sustainability at HPA is More Than Just a Vision
By Jordan Virtue '16
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Upcoming alumni gatherings in California:

  • Portola Valley: January 26, 2017
  • San Francisco: January 27, 2017
  • Danville: January 29, 2017
  • Oceanside: January 30, 2017


HPA Young Alumni Day- January 10, 2017

HPA Alumni Reunion Weekend- June 1-4, 2017


Hawai'i Preparatory Academy
65-1692 Kohala Mtn. Rd.
Kamuela, HI 96743


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