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 SAT on Saturday, May 8, 2021:
Check-in will take place from 7:30-7:45 am at Rutgers Tennis Center parking lot. Please enter the first driveway on the right on Kohala Mountain Road, off of Kawaihae. HPA continues to maintain a 14-day self-quarantine policy upon arrival to Hawai’i Island, regardless of any changes to state or county mandates. Students MUST have been on the Big Island for at least 14 consecutive days prior to the test day or they will not be admitted. There are no COVID-19 test exemptions. 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.

All Students: A touchless temperature checkpoint will be set-up at the entrance to the tennis center parking lot for students arriving by vehicle. Students from outside schools will also be required to fill out a COVID-19 questionnaire. HPA boarding students should meet in front of the tennis center.

Anyone with a temperature over 99.9 degrees will not be admitted. Social distancing measures will be enforced. All examinees must have a mask, photo ID, admission ticket, No. 2 pencils (NO mechanical pencils), and an approved calculator. It is recommended that students bring a water bottle and snack.

Please contact Monica Hattoon-Green with any questions or concerns.