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Hawaii Preparatory Academy Boarding school

According to information for 2019, an average SAT score made up 1220
Address: 65-1692 Kohala Mountain Rd
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Description Hawaii Preparatory Academy Boarding school

  • Location: Hawaii, USA.
  • Year of foundation: 1949
  • The students' age: from 8 to 17 years
  • Educational programs: preparatory, High school Diploma
  • Accommodation type: boarding house (from 11 years old)
  • Type of education: full-time and boarding
  • Total number of students: 600 people
  • Type of education: mixed
  • Language of instruction: English.

The popular independent school of mixed education of the Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) was opened in 1949 and today provides effective educational programs for children from 8 to 17 years old. There are preparatory and primary classes, middle and senior schools - teachers and educators strive to do everything possible to provide the best conditions for children and adolescents. The school is accredited by the prestigious Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The Hawaii Preparatory Academy is located in two Hawaiian buildings (a total area of ​​220 acres) - in Waimea and Kamuela: the junior high school students are located in a spacious area of ​​36 square kilometers together with them the secondary school pupils are studied, and for high school students the campus at the very bottom of the Kohala mountains is prepared. These cities are in TOP-10 most pleasant and favourable for residing in all territory of the USA!

The Hawaii Preparatory Academy is very loyal to foreign students - according to 2009-2010 statistics, not only US citizens (Hawaii and 14 other states) were studied here, but also international pupils from 19 different countries (which is approximately 18% of the total number of pupils). The total number of students reaches 600 people: girls and boys are approximately equal, about half of the children are enrolled in a boarding school (the rest prefer a day-time form). One class includes from 6 to 20 people (an average of 13 students, in the lower grades - up to 17). Classes are held on weekdays: the junior school starts at 7:55 and ends at 14:45, middle classes are engaged from 7:50 to 15:10, and high school students - from 8:00 to 14:25.

The Hawaii Preparatory Academy is deservedly proud of its teaching staff: there are 65 teachers, 2/3 have academic degrees. Approximately half of them (32 people) reside on campus like most administrators and educators. The ratio of teachers to students is approximately 1: 8.

The Hawaii Preparatory Academy has adopted individual, integrated studying for students to enter colleges and universities. Representatives of higher education institutions regularly arrange meetings and conversations with students, lectures, hold individual consultations that help parents and children to choose the most suitable colleges and educational programs. A special studying center, working in the school, regularly provides relevant materials and booklets, information leaflets, which include the analysis of educational institutions, their courses and programs. Each student has a personal curator and consultant. Thanks to such a careful and integrated approach, graduates (98% of them) every year successfully enter the selected educational institutions, among which:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Oregon
  • Cornell
  • Stanford
  • University of George Washington
  • Cornell
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Denver
  • Yale
  • Wellesley and others.

The most priority academic directions are full-scale profile preparation for SAT and AP course, studying mathematics, English and natural sciences, as well as attention to the arts. Thanks to a strong academic background, a wide choice of subjects for study at the AP level (more than 19), cooperation with key international companies, universities and corporations (Cornell University, Stanford, NASA), graduates receive a significant advantage when enrolling in a selected university or college.

Foreign students are given the opportunity to attend an ESL support course (English as a foreign language).

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Hawaii Preparatory Academy Boarding school

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Preparing for the Advanced Placement exams

As the main subjects and disciplines available in this course, the following areas are:

  • History of the USA
  • English and Literature
  • History of art
  • Statistics
  • Algebra
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Biology
  • World history
  • French
  • Art
  • chemistry
  • Social Studies
  • Physics.

AP

To study a fairly wide range of subjects is offered, which makes it possible to fully prepare for further education:

  • Biology
  • Japanese
  • Psychology
  • Higher Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • English
  • French
  • Anatomy
  • History of the USA
  • History of art
  • Natural History
  • Introduction to higher mathematics
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Physics
  • Visual arts
  • The World History
  • Chemistry
  • Policy
  • Spanish.

Students have to study hard enough, to become more focused, diligent and attentive - this is required by high standards of the school. The Academy provides the widest opportunities for practical and theoretical studies, actively using the latest technical developments, equipment, methods and approaches. There is a special energy center, multifunctional scientific laboratories, etc.

Accommodation and food

Three comfortable residences are built on the Hawaii Preparatory Academy campus: each room includes a telephone and a PC console, and wireless high-speed Internet access is provided. Common areas in each building include student halls and living rooms for recreation (with a fireplace, TV, board games and DVD), laundry, computer classes (equipment MaS).

There is a common spacious dining room - the board offers a full, delicious and varied three meals a day. The rules for preparing healthy food are actively used (principles of Sodexo organization), there are vegetarian dishes in a wide variety (soups, salads, etc.).

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, computer programming, English, maths, modern languages, music, Natural science, Performing arts, physical Culture, social sciencies
Events list: Athletics, basketball, Canoeing, cheerleading, cross, diving, fight, football, golf, lacrosse, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Events Hawaii Preparatory Academy Boarding school

Every week for the pupils various sports games and events, entertainments and competitions are organized. Daily (2 hours a day) ample opportunities for various sports and outdoor activities are offered, especially team games. Students in the national teams and individually participate in regional and state competitions, local sports leagues, city events. Among the most popular sports are the following:

  • Golf
  • Baseball
  • Polo
  • Running
  • Dancing and choreography of various directions
  • American Football
  • Horse Riding
  • Softball
  • Track and field athletics
  • Wrestling
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Water polo
  • Basketball
  • Tennis.

One of the key features of the educational institution are the unique electives. This can be an oceanography exercise that takes place directly in the ocean, a study of sea turtle species, diving with the possibility of obtaining a certificate, etc. Thanks to these additional activities in the environmental club, students can fully experience and feel the features and uniqueness of the geographical location of the islands, the true spirit of Hawaii, their culture and natural value. In addition, students can attend classes in athletics, performing or visual arts. You can create robots and interesting models of technology, play in a rock band, participate in marine expeditions, master vocals or acting. Support is also provided for participation in the "green" movement and assistance to the International Red Cross.

Advantages

According to 2019 information, the average SAT score is 1220, and the average ACT score is 29.

Equipment Hawaii Preparatory Academy Boarding school

The Hawaii Preparatory Academy has 3 computer classes (totaling about 100 modern PCs), free access to wireless Internet, laboratories and libraries, multimedia classes. Using computers, pupils do their homework and prepare for lessons, create research projects and work. There is Installed the latest software.

22 spacious light classrooms, lecture rooms, a separate Institute for English Studies of the IES, an engineering center, separate studios for music, dramatic or applied arts were prepared for classes. Also on the campus there is a separate Energy Research Center, the Art Center (designed for 360 people) and the Entertainment Center.

The sports infrastructure is extremely rich and diverse - there is literally everything that can be needed for sports and outdoor activities:

  • Numerous sports fields and grounds (volleyball, basketball and others)
  • Indoor sports hall
  • Dance halls
  • Halls for wrestling
  • Exercise room, perfectly equipped with modern diverse equipment
  • Outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool and format
  • Tennis courts and a tennis center
  • Stadium
  • Track and field tracks
  • Open fields for soccer and softball
  • Field for swashbuckling
  • Polo field
  • Manege for riding
  • Own boat center and pier (canoes and kayaks).

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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