Hualalai Academy

Tel: (808)326-9866
  • Hualalai Academy is a K-12 college preparatory school that empowers students through an integrated curriculum and experiential learning to develop their academic, artistic, social, and physical skills.
  • Hualalai Academy provides a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment that encourages exploration, community involvement, and lifelong learning.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded1996

Student Body

Total Students135 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
45%
State avg.: 61%
Students by GradeHualalai Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size18 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform is logo t-shirt 4 days per week)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 1 / rolling
Tuition NotesK-5 12,300 6-12 12,800
% on Financial Aid
17%
Admissions DirectorElizabeth Sharma

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsCross Country, Dance, Golf, Sailing, Tennis, VolleyballCross CountryDance,
GolfSailing,
TennisVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Background
  • Hualalai Academy, a K-12 college preparatory school, is the only private, independent K-12 school in the Districts of Northand South Kona on the Island of Hawai`i. Hualalai Academy began in 1985 as a K-5 satellite of Hawai`i PreparatoryAcademy in Waimea. Since it became independent of HPA in1996, Hualalai earned accreditation from the Hawai`i Association of Independent Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, established a middle school and high school, and built an ever-growing campus on14.875 acres that was recently certified a "Wildlife" Habitat bythe National Wildlife Federation.
  • Academics
  • With a 9:1 student/teacher ratio, Hualalai students are encouraged to participate in state and national programs and have won recognition and numerous awards for academic achievement, athletic performance and artistic pursuits. Each child receives the needed support to excel at his or her own pace.
  • Values
  • Hualalai’s core values are based on the Hawaiian principal of kina`ole – doing the right thing, in the right way, at the righttime, in the right place, with the right people, for the right reason, with the right feeling, the first time.
  • E.S.L.R.
  • Hualalai’s “Expected School-wide Learning Results” teach students to become independent learners and develop a desire for lifelong learning:
  • Think critically and problem solve
  • Recognize & produce quality work
  • Exhibit respect for self & others
  • Appreciate the arts & diversity of all cultures
  • Take responsibility for living a healthy lifestyle
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