Founded in 1949, Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) is one of the premier independent college preparatory boarding and day schools in the Pacific Region attracting students from around the world. The school offers a full range of academic and extracurricular opportunities for 585 students in grades K-12 on two campuses in the heart of the world-famous Parker Ranch on the island of Hawaii .
Students pursue an ambitious, well-rounded course of studies in small classes taught by a dedicated, highly professional faculty using the latest in educational technology. The challenging academic curriculum takes advantage of Hawaii ‘s geographic and social setting to give students a strong sense of Hawaii and its culture. The marine science program, in collaboration with NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Fisheries Center , offers unrivaled encounters with the island’s remarkable ocean environment. Partnerships with high-tech neighbors near and far such as the W.M. Keck Observatory and Akimeka, a native Hawaiian company, enable participation in real-world, cutting-edge projects. The academic curriculum is complemented by strong programs in the visual and performing arts and a comprehensive athletic program that stresses participation and sportsmanship.
HPA is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools.