The power of place-based learning
At HPA, we embrace our unique location to create extraordinary learning and personal adventures that will expand your academic skills and perspective on the world. We are inspired to mālama kaiāulu and seek more sustainable ways of living by the power of this place. On Hawai‘i Island, you can go from the snow-covered top of Maunakea at 13,803 feet (4,701 meters) to the white sands of Hapuna Beach in a single day. We are surrounded by 11 of the world’s 13 climate zones; three active volcanoes (at a safe distance from campus); precious marine ecosystems; a dynamic mix of Hawaiian and world cultures; and limitless possibilities for outdoor fun. Come explore with us!