Middle 6-8

Students raising the flag at school
T-shirt with "where values matter"
Polynesian star compass
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Middle School – Grades 6-8

Welcome to the Middle School

At ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY, we support the development of the whole child – academically, socially, physically and emotionally – during what is often the most challenging time of their educational journey, the Middle School years. During this developmental stage encompassing puberty and pre-adolescence, students undergo rapid and significant changes in their physical and emotional growth and maturity. Despite the challenges, this time of growth also provides students many opportunities for self-discovery and maximizing potential, as they take risks and try new things. The Middle School faculty respects and honors our students' emerging identities and facilitates this by helping to support them as they navigate these new experiences.

Middle School students participate not only in core academic subjects like language arts, math, science, humanities, and foreign languages, but also to music, art, theater, technology and P.E. They also become part of the Pu'uhonua Program, our Secondary advisory program, that provides the social and emotional support that is a critical component of academic success and emotional well-being. Throughout the inevitable challenges and struggles our middle school students will experience, our faculty is always there to provide support and guidance as they develop the academic tools, resilience, and independence they will need in preparation for the Upper School and beyond.

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Chloe Davis ʻ22


IPA Premieres a Student-Written Play

It was a first in the history of the IPAs theater program. The premiere of Crossroads, a short play written and directed by senior Chloe Davis ‘22, was a highlight of IPA’s annual Spring Theater production in March.

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IPA Student Leaders Meet with CEO of the Year, Ray Vara

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY students had an invaluable opportunity to spend an hour with Hawaiʻi Business Magazine's 2021 CEO of the Year, Ray Vara, at the Hawaiʻi Pacific Health offices on December 9, 2021.

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Interact Club members receiving award


IPA Interact Club Awarded Youth Service Club of the Year

Interact Club of IPA was awarded the 2020-2021 Youth Service Club of the Year award for their outstanding community service this past year.