Hawaii Baptist Academy
Photos: Hawaii Baptist Academy
Ron Shiira, President
Hawaii Baptist Academy (HBA) is a Christian college preparatory school that equips students spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally. In 2019, our school will celebrate its 70th anniversary.
With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students from kindergarten through grade 12, we offer a full academic program in a safe, nurturing Christian environment. Students can thrive and receive personal attention due to small class sizes, which also enables them to develop lifelong friendships.
At the elementary school, our teachers work collaboratively to ensure that every child receives personalized attention. Teachers strengthen each child’s skills through consistent assessments of student progress and provide the appropriate tools, as needed. Educational excellence continues for middle school students on their own LEED Gold-certified campus, where they have opportunities to grow, learn responsibility and gain self-confidence at this critical age. Middle and high school students are supported through the latest technology with our one-to-one iPad Initiative. High school students can enjoy the benefits of our state-of-the-art Arts & Science Building. HBA’s rigorous academic standards and schoolwide learning expectations to pursue excellence prepare students for the challenges of high school and beyond. Every year, 100 percent of our graduates are accepted to colleges in Hawai‘i and on the Mainland, and our students regularly score above average on the SAT and ACT.
Athletics is also an important part of our students’ experiences. More than 70 percent of HBA’s middle and high school students compete in at least one ILH sport, with more than 40 percent of those students participating in multiple sports. Elementary students also participate in sports and learn teamwork through the Christian Schools Athletic League. Our teams have won numerous championships and developed many all-star student athletes who go on to collegiate level competition. HBA has also won the HMSA Division II Kaimana Award 12 times. This award recognizes overall school excellence in academics, athletics, community service and sportsmanship.
In a learning environment that emphasizes Christian values, giving back is something our students do because they believe in contributing to a better society in a hands-on way. While not a requirement for graduation, community service is seen as a natural and integral part of their educational experience. Opportunities begin at the elementary school where students are encouraged to develop their passion for service that continues through graduation.
HBA also offers digital learning opportunities through our Outreach initiative. Part-time students in grades six through 12 can enjoy more than 90 courses taught by teachers with worldwide resources. Regardless of scheduling, remediation or acceleration requirements, students can enjoy the convenience of learning at their own pace from anywhere and at anytime while meeting their academic needs. All courses are accredited and biblically-based. As part of the Outreach initiative, support services are available for home-schooled families in Hawai‘i, and include college and career counseling, standardized testing, transcript development and discounted rates on our online courses.
(K-6) 21 Bates Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817, (808) 536-6830; (7-8) 2425 Pali Highway, (9-12) 2429 Pali Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817, (808) 595-7585; Outreach (6-12) 2429 Pali Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817, (808) 595-6303, hba.net