Each afternoon, the school’s solar-heated Dowsett 25-meter swimming pool, the Rutgers four-court indoor tennis pavilion and Castle Gymnasium resonates to the sounds of practice and competition. The Nakamaru Fitness Center is adjacent to these facilities, with equestrian fields, soccer, softball, and baseball fields, and the state’s most challenging cross-country course extending to all corners of the 220-acre Upper Campus. The all-weather Stanford W. Shutes 400-meter, eight-lane track and football field complex joined these modern athletic facilities in 2010.

Cross Country Course

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Cross Country Course Map

The 3.1 mile cross country course winds through the HPA campus and includes a challenging hill along with downhills and flats.

Video envisioned, directed, and produced by HPA students.



Castle Gymnasium

Colson Courts for volleyball and basketball, wrestling room, locker rooms, athletic training room, and equipment and drying rooms.

Nakamaru Fitness Center

The Nakamaru Fitness Center satisfies the HPA community’s fitness needs. Home to multiple treadmills, stationary bikes, and multi-purpose weights machines, the Fitness Center opens its doors at 5:00am and sees many sports and conditioning teams throughout the day. The Fitness Center is the location of the Ka Makani Strength and Conditioning Program, which encourages a community-wide initiative toward fitness and health.

Herbert M. and Laura N. Dowsett Pool

Outdoor, heated, 25 meters x 25 yards, with two one-meter diving boards. A pool manager supervises during lap times and classes.

Rutgers Tennis Center

Four covered, lighted courts. Honored by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as one of the best facilities in the U.S. (1999).

Stanford W. Shutes Track

Renovated and dedicated in 2009, the Stanford W. Shutes Track surrounds the soccer and football fields and is made entirely of rubber. During the spring athletics season, many track and field meets are hosted there. The track facility is equipped with hurdles, pole vaults, and high jumps. It is open to the community throughout the day. The track rests in the rolling foothills of the Kohala Mountains and offers a spectacular view of the sunset following afternoon sports commitments.

Playing Fields

  • Football field - resodded as part of the track renovation in 2010.
  • Softball field
  • Soccer field
  • Bishop Kennedy Baseball Field - named after Bishop Harry S. Kennedy, the school's founder


Polo field, stadium jumping area, dressage area, and cross-country course. The school herd consists of 30 animals on pasture that are collected daily into the corral/tack house area. Western and English tack.


Two vessels (22 and 17 feet) and a 13 foot inflatable used for scuba, marine biology, Sea Turtle Research Program and student activities.

Outrigger Canoe

Kai Hala'i (referring to the calm sea) is the HPA outrigger canoe used by students. The canoe was acquired by HPA and named by the team during 2004-2005.

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