A Place to LearnLike Nowhere Else

Upper School students work on a capstone project

The HPA Difference

Hawaiʻi may be paradise, but it’s also a hub of scientific research and a modern crossroads where world cultures meet.

People of HPA

In Hawaiian, ‘ohana means “family” and we welcome everyone with warm aloha to HPA. Meet some of the people who keep our ‘ohana kind and strong.

It was a call-to-action for me to serve our oceans. I challenge my capstone students every year to do their part.”

Laura Jim ’91, Middle School science teacher; associate director, Sea Turtle Research Program

Working as a single unit in a canoe, fully united, is a valuable thing to learn. You have to put your ego aside and understand you’re part of something bigger.”

Ford Stallsmith ’20
HPA students explore the Island of Hawai‘i

You’ll never run out of new things to try in Hawaiʻi.

Students climb the pu‘u (hills) behind HPA’s Upper School.

HPA Today

People. Places. Adventures.
Headlines. See what’s happening on
campus and beyond.

Students taking the September 26 ACT

Check-in will begin at 7:30 am at Rutgers Tennis Center. Students must have been on the Big Island for at least 15 consecutive days prior to testing or they will not be admitted, per the governor's mandate. Any student from an off-island school must bring a copy of their airline ticket showing their date of arrival on the Big Island — no exceptions.

Students will be required to fill out a COVID-19 questionnaire and have a touchless temperature taken upon arrival. Anyone with a temperature over 99.9 degrees will not be admitted. All examinees must have a mask, photo ID, and No. 2 pencils. Please do not forget an approved calculator. It is recommended that students bring a water bottle and snack. No water fountains are available on campus.