We Know Location Matters
You could choose any other place in the world to attend school. But why would you? It would be difficult to find one that has more to offer than our town of Waimea. Located on the Island of Hawai‘i, Waimea is one of the best places in the world to live and learn.
You can explore 11 of the world’s 13 climate zones, study astronomy on Mauna Kea at the best observatories on the planet, assist in NASA research, scuba dive in the Pacific Ocean, contribute to collaborative sea turtle research with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), be inspired to save the world through our zero waste, agroecology, and other sustainability initiatives, and work alongside visiting professors and students from Stanford and Cornell.You will immerse yourself in the culture and history of Hawai‘i, visit the geological wonderland of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, go horseback riding in the Kohala Mountains while learning about the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy), and enhance your leadership skills through our weekend outdoor program that will take you to places few people on Earth have experienced.
There are no limits to what you can achieve. Here, the world is your classroom.
Video envisioned, directed, and produced by HPA students.