Rolling admissions phase is now in motion at Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy which means that all application deadlines have passed. Learn how one student gained an opportunity for independence and an early start at the school by applying during this phase.
Meet the Office
Mrs. Tiare Judd Police ’86
Director of Admission
Mrs. Police has deep roots at HPA as an alumna, daughter of a 1962 alumnus, and parent to 1 child currently attending the school and two that are alumni. Joining the HPA team in 2009, Mrs. Police began her work in the Advancement and Alumni Office, bringing lasting momentum to initiatives in that department. She now brings her knowledge of and love for HPA and its rich history to the admission team.
After attending HPA, Mrs. Police attended Colorado State University and earned her bachelorʻs degree in human development and family studies. Prior to working at HPA, Mrs. Police spent several successful years in real estate sales on Hawaiʻi Island and managed the office for a bustling chiropractic practice.
At HPA, Mrs. Police loves connecting with families and helping them understand the essence of the HPA experience and all that the school has to offer. As a former student and current parent, Mrs. Police can speak to the schoolʻs rigorous academics, character building experiences, and opportunities for innovative thinking.
Mrs. Police lives in Waimea with her husband, Albert ’85, and their children, Kepa ’13, Maiah ’15, and Isabella ’21.
Mrs. Jackie Jefferson
Assistant Director of Admission
Mrs. Jefferson came to HPA in 2012, after working for a Boulder-based private equity firm, prior to which she spent many years in development, public relations, and journalism, for companies that included Ericsson, Spirent Communications, InfoWorld, Pacific Business News, the American Cancer Society, and the Kahilu Theatre Foundation. After graduating from Punahou School, on Oʻahu, Mrs. Jefferson continued on to Whittier College, where she earned a bachelorʻs degree in business administration.
At HPA, Mrs. Jefferson is instrumental in admission communications and marketing. She enjoys introducing students and their families to the many unique opportunities available at HPA, on the majestic island of Hawaiʻi. Among her favorite things about HPA are the schoolʻs signature sustainability and environmental stewardship programs, and the elevated level of support students receive in their academic, leadership, and co-curricular endeavors, from HPAʻs dedicated faculty, staff, athletic coaches, and parents—the HPA ʻohana.
Mrs. Jefferson lives in Waimea with her husband, Steve ’86, and their children, Jack and Bayla.
Mr. Arik May
Assistant Director of Admission
Mrs. Hui-Chun O'Leary
Admission Office Coordinator
Hui-Chun O’Leary joined HPA’s Admissions team in January of 2017 as Office Coordinator. Hui-Chun supports various needs of the Admission Office including the student application process, international student visa procedures, and internal and external communications.
Hui-Chun is a native speaker of both Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese and serves as translator and interpreter for Chinese speaking students and their families. Hui-Chun has also been a dorm parent for the past twelve years in Carter Hall, and also worked as an administrative assistant for HPA’s College Counseling Center for four years. Hui-Chun resides in the HPA faculty cottages with her husband, Patrick, HPA faculty member and member of the Marketing & Communication department, her daughter, Hai-Chi (HPA ’23) and her son, ‘Imaikalani (HPA ’29).