Kamuela United States of America
Hawai'i Preparatory Academy

Thank you for considering Hawai'i Preparatory Academy.


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. Here on Hawai‘i Island, our students live and study within rare landscapes, precious ecosystems, and a mix of world cultures. We embrace these attributes to create unique signature programs, research partnerships, and growth opportunities that make HPA a school like no other. We exist to empower students with a sense of purpose, and to ensure they have strong core values and the real-world skills to explore and reinvent that purpose over a lifetime.

  • Day school tuition $22100 - $28600 USD
  • Grades for day school Kindergarten/Year 1 -
    Post Graduate
  • Year founded 1949
  • Boarding school tuition $57200 - $67100 USD
  • Grades for boarding school 9th Grade/Year 10 -
    Post Graduate
  • Curricula US National
  • Type Co-ed

Admissions Information

Entry Requirements

• General application form • Recommendation letters from math and English teachers • School records/transcripts (previous two years) • Student essays • Parent statement • Interview (in-person or online) • Testing (SSAT, PSAT, SAT, or ACT) for domestics students • Testing (English proficiency test, if applicable) for international students

  • First application deadline Grade 9 (day): 9 December. All other grades: 11 February.
  • Second application deadline Rolling
  • Application fee (domestic) $50 USD
  • Application fee (international) $50 USD


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • Native English teachers Yes

School Life

  • Most common nationality US
  • Average class size 15

Sports Teams

Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Polo, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling