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Hawaii Preparatory Academy

Hawaii Preparatory Academy

Hawaii Preparatory Academy

Address

Address: 65-1692 Kohala Mountain Rd, Waimea, HI 96743, USA

Website: https://www.hpa.edu/

School Details

Key Facts

  • Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) offers an ideal learning environment, mirroring the geological, ecological, and human diversity of the globe. This place enables us to provide a unique set of transformational opportunities built upon a rigorous university preparatory program and our dynamic global student population.
  • HPA was founded on March 12, 1949, when Episcopal Bishop Harry Kennedy and a group of Big Island citizens signed the Articles of Incorporation for Hawai'i Episcopal Academy. The school has grown from five boarding students in a World War II building in Waimea to about 600 students on two campuses encompassing more than 220 acres in the midst of the world-famous Parker Ranch.
  • At HPA, we honor our students as individual learners within the context of a school community that cultivates wonder, nurtures passion, and inspires excellence. Ours is a skills-focused curriculum that ensures a solid foundation in these core competencies, while building ever increasing student ownership over one’s educational journey.

Entry Requirements

  • Application forms & fee
  • School records release form
  • Recommendation forms
  • Standardized testing: Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT), International Student English Proficiency Results –Students are encouraged to provide results from the TOEFL, TOEFL Jr., iTEP SLATE, or IELTS.

Tuition & Fees

2016-2017 DAY TUITION

  • Grades K-5 $19,200
  • Grades 6-8 $21,300
  • Grades 9-12 & PG $24,800*

* Day tuition for grades 9-12 and PG includes extended day and lunch.

2016-2017 BOARDING TUITION

  • International (grades 9-12) - $57,600

Overview

Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) offers a learning experience unlike anywhere else. No other school on the planet can give you the opportunity to learn about environmental sustainability with access to 80% of the world’s ecosystems in your backyard.

Academics

Upper School

  • Arts
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Modern language
  • Science and technology
  • Social studies

Middle school

  • English
  • Social studies
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Modern language
  • Fine arts
  • Physical and health education
  • Computer technology

Lower school

  • Reading and listening
  • Writing, speaking, and oral presentation
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Computer technology

You can SCUBA dive in the ocean as part of your marine biology coursework, collaborate with NASA scientists on a project preparing for a mission to Mars, or get an internship at the world’s best astronomical observatory. From sea to sky, as a student you will be introduced to opportunities that are both awe inspiring and life changing.

The environment, culture, and resources that are uniquely available to students at HPA provide an ideal setting for place-based learning. Independent research opportunities, global travel programs, and an immersive learning experience are at the core of what we offer. The HPA community is designed to help our students become productive and collaborative global citizens. Your future begins right here at HPA.

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