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Hawaii Preparatory Academy

Call: 808-885-7321
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Hawaii Preparatory Academy
Hawaii Preparatory Academy
Hawaii Preparatory Academy
Hawaii Preparatory Academy
Hawaii Preparatory Academy

At a glance

Location Kamuela, HI Tuition $38,300
Grades K-PG Students Receiving Aid 40%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $1,600,000
Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1 Endowment $21,130,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 42%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 600

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 13

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 54*
Average SAT Score (Math) 572
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 532
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 18
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Honolulu HI Area
Program Emphasis 5-Day Boarding School
Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
Junior Boarding School
Small Boarding School
Summer School
All Grades K-PG
Boarding Grades 9-PG
Grade Divisions Kindergarten
Post Graduate
Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1949
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Small Town
Campus Size (Acres) 220
Head of School Lindsay R. Barnes, Jr.
Endowment $21,130,000

History

Founded in 1949, Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy is in the small town of Waimea (population 7,028), on the northern side of the island of Hawai‘i, in a beautiful, rural setting that National Geographic named one of the best places in the world to live and play. If you could choose any place in the world for a school, it would be difficult to find one that offers more opportunities than this one.

OVERVIEW

• HPA is composed of two campuses—the Village Campus, home of our Lower and Middle Schools (grades K-8), and the Upper Campus (grades 9-12 and postgraduates). Total day and boarding student population is 600.

• Boarding is available for grades 9-12 and postgraduates, and home stay is available for students in grades 6-8. Our students come from other Hawaiian islands, many states in the continental U.S., and more than 20 nations in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Islands.

• HPA’s Upper Campus is located on 220 acres at the base of the Kohala Mountains with an expansive view of the reknowned mountains Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Hualalai.

• The campus is a 45-minute drive from the Kona International Airport (KOA) on the island of Hawai‘i. Direct flights to Kona are available from Japan and the U.S. mainland. Families flying through the Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on the island of O‘ahu MUST take a short 40-minute interisland flight to Kona.

• Much of life at HPA is spent outdoors and our students take year-round advantage of our temperate climate. Average high temperatures range annually from 76-82º F (24-28º C) and lows range annually from 63-69º F (17-21º C) with a 2º F change in ocean water temperature year-round.

• World famous beaches along the Kona-Kohala coast are minutes away. Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park—a scenic 2.5-hour drive away—allows a glimpse of nature’s awesome creative power.

• Eighty percent of the world’s ecosystems can be found on the island, providing amazing opportunities for students to study the Earth’s diversity in one location.

• Our cutting-edge neighbors, W.M. Keck Observatory, Canada-France-Hawai‘i, and Mauna Loa Observatory are at the forefront of scientific research and provide opportunities to experience and learn about our world and universe.

Academics

Full Time Faculty 52
Part Time Faculty 17
Faculty with doctorate 4
Faculty with masters 37
Student/Faculty ratio 10:1
Average Class Size 13
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
ESL
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Architecture
Art
Art History
Astronomy
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Choir
Community Service
Computer Graphics
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
Drama
Economics
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
Ethics
Film
Film Studies
Fine Arts
French
Geography
Geology
Geometry
History
Humanities
Japanese
Marine Biology
Music
Other (Robotics)
Photography
Physics
Pre-calculus
Psychology
Science
Sculpture
Statistics
Studio Art
Study Skills
World Culture
World History
World Literature
A.P. Courses Offered
Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
English Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
French Language
Japanese Language & Culture
Physics B
Physics C
Psychology
Spanish Language
Statistics
Studio Art
US History
World History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 600
% Boys/Girls 50/50
International
Brazil
Canada
China
Germany
Indonesia
Italy
Japan
Korea
Other (French Polynesia)
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Taiwan
Thailand
Ukraine
United States
California
Colorado
Florida
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Kentucky
Maine
Massachusetts
Nevada
New York
Oregon
Other (Marshall Islands)
Virginia
Washington
Majority of students come from Other(Pacific Basin and West Coast)
% of Students of Color 53%
% of International Students 16%

Admission

E-mail admissions@hpa.edu
Web Address www.hpa.edu
Director of Admission Joshua D. Clark
Admission Application Apply to Hawaii Preparatory Academy
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) Feb 2
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 2
Financial Aid Awarded $1,600,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 40%
Acceptance Rate 42%
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 90%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
Other (PSAT)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $17,300
Boarding Student Tuition $38,300
International Student Tuition $52,000

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 572
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 532
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 525
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Boston University, Brown University, University of California: Berkeley/Davis/San Diego/Santa Barbara, California Polytechnic State University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Chicago, Colgate University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Emory University, Harvard University, University of Hawai‘i, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Michigan, Middlebury College, New York University, Parson’s School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, University of Southern California, Stanford University, University of Virginia, Yale University
% of Graduates Who Attend College 95-100

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
equestrian
football
golf
other (Outrigger canoe paddling)
rugby
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field
volleyball
water polo
wrestling
Recreational Sports
baseball
basketball
dance
equestrian
fitness
golf
hiking
horseback riding
mixed sports
other (SCUBA)
soccer
swimming
tennis
weight lifting
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
Audiovisual Club
Community Service Program
Digital Photography Club
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
Honor Council
International Club
Key Club
Literary Magazine
Math Club
National Honor Society
Orchestra
Other (Red Cross)
Peer Tutoring
Photography Club
Recycling Club
School Band
Spanish Club
Student Government
Student Jobs Program
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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Contact Info

Phone 808-885-7321
Address 65-1692 Kohala Mountain Rd - Kamuela, HI 96743
Website www.hpa.edu 
Email admissions@hpa.edu 
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