Digital Media

Make every image count

In a world where visual communication is increasingly important, we equip our students with the tools they need to produce and evaluate compelling images, messages, and digital works of art. We will encourage you to make innovative connections, solve visual problems, and design collaborative products in our photography, filmmaking, and mixed media classrooms. How will you fill your blank screen?

Lower School

With plenty of devices on hand in our classrooms, our digital-native students incorporate image-making into a wide variety of assignments. In our mini production room, they have access to a green screen and cameras to enhance their projects and creative work.

Middle School

Our introductory course for sixth-graders introduces the basic skills, techniques, and vocabulary of the digital arts. In grades seven and eight, students can move up to a semester-long digital media elective, which includes the basics of iPhoto and iMovie as well as designing the Middle School yearbook.

Upper School

Our yearlong Fundamentals of the Arts class introduces first-year students to the digital media lab and basic camera techniques. From here, students can choose intermediate filmmaking or photography, along with mixed media courses that bring together many interdisciplinary threads. Every year, a corps of accomplished image-makers helps produce our stellar HPA yearbook.

The Zephyr

Check out The Zephyr

Our student-run journal of literature and the arts at the Upper School.

Students taking the September 19 ACT

Check-in will begin at 7:30 am at Rutgers Tennis Center. Students must have been on the Big Island for at least 15 consecutive days prior to testing or they will not be admitted, per the governor's mandate. Any student from an off-island school must bring a copy of their airline ticket showing their date of arrival on the Big Island — no exceptions.

Students will be required to fill out a COVID-19 questionnaire and have a touchless temperature taken upon arrival. Anyone with a temperature over 99.9 degrees will not be admitted. All examinees must have a mask, photo ID, and No. 2 pencils. Please do not forget an approved calculator. It is recommended that students bring a water bottle and snack. No water fountains are available on campus.