K-5 Applicants

Imagine your child challenged, nurtured, and loving their Lower School day.

At HPA, we fill the school day with creative, place-based experiences and interdisciplinary connections. This is a home-away-from-home where children are eager to arrive and love their classrooms, teachers, and friends from year to year. Our teachers work carefully with each other to lay the groundwork for academic, social, and emotional success that will occur now and during Middle and Upper School. Over time, your child’s unique strengths will unfold and flourish in this community, where we strive for our best and sincerely contribute back to the ‘ohana we create together.

Note: Applicants for kindergarten must turn 5 years old by July 31 in the year of kindergarten entry.

Kindergarten Key Dates

January 12, 2021: Application due   February 23, 2021: Decisions released   March 9, 2021: Priority deadline to enroll

Grades 1-5 Key Dates

February 9, 2021: Application due   March 5, 2021: Decisions released   March 16, 2021: Priority deadline to enroll

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

Lower School News

Alexandra Bates Hustace ’94, lower school art teacher

Artfully Done

Lower School art program flourishes in its own dedicated space, thanks to an anonymous donor

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The Road to Waimea

Rowena de Belligny P’29, ’30 and family settle in at Kamuela Cucumbers

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GPAC, Alice in Wonderland


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