Founded in 1949, Hawaii Preparatory Academy is an independent coeducational school providing a full range of opportunities for students from kindergarten through grade 12. Our boarding program admits students in grades six through 12. 

HPA features many unique courses and activities (marine science field studies, sea turtle research, scuba certification, and more) that make use of Hawaii's geographical setting and give students a strong sense of Hawaii and its culture. Offerings also include programs in the visual and performing arts as well as a successful Upper School interscholastic athletic program that stresses school-wide participation and teaches the values of sportsmanship and fair play.

Our 220 acres campus is nestled in the lush foothills of the Kohala Mountains on the Island of Hawaii. In this magnificent setting, you will challenge yourself in the classroom, on the playing field, and in your daily living, while developing leadership skills and friendships that will last the rest of your life.

Top 5 Higher Education Institutions (that graduates enter)






Top 5 Extracurricular Activities

Athletic Events

Theatre and Arts

Residential Life activities

Community Service

Environmental Stewardship

AP Courses

Art History


Calculus AB and BC

Literature and Composition

Physics B and C

 US and World History

Required English Proficiency

TOEFL:                Grade 9: 55

                Grade 10: 75

SLEP:    Grade 9: 51

                Grade 10: 57

Intensive English Program


Application deadline:


Grade K – PG

Number of students

Total number: 633 students

International:   89

Vietnamese:      11

Cost (US$) per Academic Year

Tuition and fees:             44,000

Room and board:            10,000

Book and Supplies:         1,000

Other expenses:

Total:                                    $55,000

Scholarships for International Students


Other types of financial Aid for International Students

Yes  (not more than 50% of tuition)

Housing Options

Boarding:                                            Yes

Homestay:                                         Yes

Housing Placement Service:      No

For further information, please contact:
Capstone Vietnam

Hanoi Office: 8C Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem
Hotline: 84 94 2244 186 | Tel: 84-4-3938 8455

Ho Chi Minh Office: 212 Huynh Van Banh, Phu Nhuan
Hotline: 84 90 4553 459 | Tel: 84-8-3844 1393