Take global citizenship to a whole new level.
At HPA, we welcome you not just to our campus but into the HPA family (‘ohana). In Hawaiian, ‘ohana expresses the idea of family united through many generations—by blood, marriage, and adoption. ‘Ohana involves inclusivity, shared responsibility, and care for one another. So when you arrive at HPA, you join a community that will accept, support, and strengthen you.
From the youngest grades, we work to foster a curiosity for the people and places of the world and a capacity for dialog and understanding. At the Upper School, students come from roughly 15 U.S. states and 25 nations each year, joining those from Hawai‘i Island and neighboring islands. This mixture of Hawai‘i residents, U.S. mainland, and international students—brought together to experience the interwoven cultures of Hawai‘i—sets HPA apart among U.S. independent schools.