Hawai'i Preparatory Academy

Hawaii, USA

Founded in 1949, Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy is a co-educational, college-preparatory, day and boarding school that serves kindergarten through 12th grade, plus a postgraduate year. The core values are part of how they “live aloha.” They help HPA fulfill its mission: to provide exceptional learning opportunities in a diverse community honoring the traditions of Hawai‘i. Through the core values, HPA is a warm, welcoming, purposeful community where you will grow and be accepted for who you are.

Hawaii Preparatory Academy is top rated, private, boarding school located in Kamuela, students are accepted to top universities such as Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, Dartmouth College, and others.


Grades: P–12, Gap year
Number of students: 400
Teacher-student ratio: 1:13
Year of foundation: 1949

About campus

On Hawai‘i Island students live and study within rare landscapes, precious ecosystems, and a mix of world cultures. On campus, you will find Energy lab (100% sustainable building), stables with horses, library, sports facilities, art building, theater, cafeteria, swimming pool, gym, dorms and tennis court.

Interesting facts

Graduates have been accepted to these universities

Barnard College

California Institute of Technology

Cornell University

Darthmouth College

Trinity College Dublin