9-12 Applicants

From beach to mountain, jungle to lava field—your Upper School learning adventure goes far beyond the ordinary.

HPA will prepare you for college, life-long friendships, and so much more. In addition to our ambitious, college-preparatory curriculum, we take all the ingenuity, creativity, and stunning beauty of Hawai‘i Island and turn it into place-based learning experiences that expand your mind and give you opportunities for real-world impact. All of this happens within a warm, inviting school community—our ‘ohana, as we like to say here in Hawai‘i. Discover what it means to “live aloha” with 400 friends from around the world.

Priority Deadlines to Apply

Grade 9 (day): December 9, 2019   All other grades : February 11, 2020

Complete list of key dates can be found with the online application.

If you are interested in applying to HPA for the 2020-21 academic year, we are still accepting applications. Our school uses a rolling admissions system, which means we do not have a hard deadline for applications. However, applications will be reviewed and prospective students will be communicated with on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact the admissions office for more information at admissions@hpa.edu or 808-881-4321.

Projects & Capstones at HPA

Signature Programs

Stock market? Poetry? Solar power? Baseball stats?

Turn your personal passion into your very own capstone project.

Upper School News

Ambassadors of Green

Thanks to a visionary grant from Jim Kennedy ’66, HPA is assembling a campus-wide Sustainability Plan by April 2019. The ultimate goal? Create a road map for HPA to be among the greenest of schools.

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Persistence in the arts

Mako Yamamoto ’19 trades the HPA stage for Northwestern University

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A buzz-worthy year

Hokua Tarnas ’19 talks about zero-waste honey and life after HPA

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