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Hawai'i is traditionally known as a melting pot of cultures and peoples. At HPA, we are proudly local and international. Thanks to a mix of day and boarding students from Hawai‘i, the U.S. mainland, and 25 nations, HPA is able to offer synergies in learning and living that no other school can currently offer.

When you join our ‘ohana (family), you will enjoy strong relationships with your teachers, coaches, and staff. You will discover lifelong friendships with fellow students. These relationships with people from every corner of the Earth will challenge and transform your view of the world and help you discover the person you are meant to be.

Our school community comes together regularly through activities and traditions that include athletics, dorm events, open-mic nights, outdoor adventure, and our annual all-school, four-day Olympics.

At graduation, whether you leave HPA for Waimea or a distant country, you will be ready to foster your own version of ‘ohana—to reach across cultural, social, or other divides and find connection. These lessons grow more precious every day in our diverse, competitive, and often conflicted world. Here where the sea surrounds us, the land supports us, and the heavens are arrayed above us, we learn to honor and enjoy our place in the greater human family.


Video envisioned, directed, and produced by HPA students.