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New Students 2018

As the newest members of the HPA Upper School community, welcome to our 'ohana (family)! Our students, faculty, and staff are eagerly anticipating your arrival on campus. We want to ensure that your transition to our school is as seamless as possible. This new student section was created specifically for our new families to access all the information that you will need. You will also be receiving communications from various departments over the next few months that will introduce you to our administrators, faculty, and staff, and provide additional information. We invite you to please look over the pages provided and to reach out to us if you have any further questions.

To help with travel and logistics, here are some important Opening Days dates:

Lower School

  • Intake Conferences: August 13 and 14, 2018
  • First Day of Classes: August 15. 2018
Middle School

  • Orientation: August 13, 2018
  • First Day of Classes: August 14, 2018

Upper School

  • Residence halls open and E Komo Mai Reception: Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • New Student Orientation: Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Course Placement Assessments: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
  • Class Retreats: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
  • First Day of Classes: Thursday, August 16, 2018

Please visit our Key Dates page for important dates for the 2018-2019 school year.

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Important New Student Communications

All School



Head of School Welcome

April 19, 2018

On behalf of the entire community of Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy, I am delighted to welcome you and your family to the class of students entering HPA in fall 2018! Congratulations!...

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Upper School



Here's What's Next For Upper School

May 4, 2018

Congratulations on your enrollment at HPA! The 2018-2019 school year promises to be an exciting one and we are delighted to welcome you and your family as the newest members of our community.

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Grade 10-12 Course Registration

May 10, 2018

It’s that time of the year…course registration. As you go through our website, you will notice that we have a variety of courses; from Marine Biology to Photojournalism to World Literature...

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Dean of Academics, Welcome

May 22, 2018

HPA's mission is to provide exceptional learning opportunities in a diverse community honoring the traditions of Hawai‘i. Whether you are applying a new concept in class, participating in a sport or performance, or designing your own...

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Student Life, Welcome

June 1, 2018

We are excited to have you join our HPA ‘ohana and be a part of the opportunities that await you to live and learn in our unique island environment. We want to assure you that we will be ready...

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Grade 9 Course Registration

May 10, 2018


It’s that time of the year…course registration. As you go through our website, you will notice that we have a variety of courses; from Marine Biology to Photojournalism to World Literature...

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Ceramics at HPA

Dean of Students, Welcome

May 24, 2018

Welcome to HPA! As Dean of Students, my immediate goal is to help you feel welcome and comfortable as you make the transition to life at HPA. You now are part of our...

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Dean of Campus Life, Welcome

May 30, 2018

Welcome to Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy (HPA)! As Dean of Campus Life, my primary charge is to ensure that our school community is a safe environment that encourages our students to feel confident while working independently...

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Middle School



Here's What's Next

May 10, 2018

Congratulations on your enrollment at HPA! The 2018-2019 school year promises to be an exciting one and we are delighted to welcome you and your family as the newest members of our community.

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Middle School Welcome

May 16, 2018

The 2018-2019 school year promises to be an exciting one filled with incredible learning and we are delighted to welcome you and your family to our Middle School ʻohana (family)!...

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Lower School



Here's What's Next

May 10, 2018

Congratulations on your enrollment at HPA! The 2018-2019 school year promises to be an exciting one and we are delighted to welcome you and your family as the newest members of our community.

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HPA Lower School

Lower School Welcome

May 14, 2018

Congratulations on your enrollment at Hawai'i Preparatory Academy (HPA) Lower School! The 2018-2019 school year promises to be an exciting one and we are delighted to welcome you and your family to...

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