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.

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Students taking the October 24 SAT

Check-in will take place from 7:30-7:45 am at Rutgers Tennis Center parking lot. Please enter at the first driveway on the right on Kohala Mountain, off of Kawaihae. Students must have been on the Big Island for at least 15 consecutive days prior to testing or they will not be admitted. There are no Covid 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.

HPA boarders: report directly to the Castle Gym lanai for a touchless temperature check. Proctors will be enforcing social distancing measures.

All other 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 questionnaire.

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. (No water fountains available on campus). Please contact Monica Hattoon-Green at mhattoon-green@hpa.edu with any questions or concerns.