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 11, 2020   All other grades: February 9, 2021

Other Key Dates

March 9, 2021: Decisions released   March 23, 2021: Priority deadline to enroll (day) | April 10, 2021 (boarding)

Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis, subject to space availability.

A complete list of key dates can be found with the online application. Dates for the 2022-23 school year coming soon


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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