The Lower School educational program reflects our efforts to incorporate current educational research in instruction, assessment, and learning in support of the school’s educational goals. Inquiry-based learning is integrated across all subjects with a culminating capstone project in fifth grade.
HPA’s faculty and staff are here to guide you in your learning. Our Haiku learning management system supports communication with teachers and other students. Small classes will give you an opportunity to share your ideas and work collaboratively with others. You will find your creativity being nurtured through the arts and projects in many classes throughout the school year.
Our school community encompasses both day and boarding students. Together, they create a vibrant community where learning takes place everywhere—in class, across campus, and out into our stunning island and ocean. Our local students forge international friendships; our boarding students discover people, places, and ideas that will forever feed the soul and the imagination.