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Grade 5 teachers standing by sign for museum

Grade 5 American Revolution Museum Experience

Grade 5 students asked, “How do we as artists connect our community with the people and events of the American Revolution?” in their latest PBL. The answer was through art, dance, music, food, technology – and a lot of research – presented to the public as a living museum. Watch the video to see for yourself. Huzzah, Navigators!
Students selling bracelets.

Grade 2 Learns About Trade Through Project-Based Learning

Grade 2 students learned about Trade through their project-based learning bracelet sale. Watch the video to learn more about this engaging, authentic, hands-on approach to learning.
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IPA’s 14th Annual Golf Tournament Raises $80,000 for Tuition Aid

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMYʻs 14th Annual Golf Tournament was a huge success thanks to presenting sponsor, First Hawaiian Bank, and the many other generous sponsors who joined us on April 22, 2022 at Hawaiʻi Prince Golf Club. The tournament raised more than $80,000 in support of IPAʻs Tuition Aid program!
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IPA Interact Club Helps Clean Up Ala Wai Canal

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY students don’t mind getting their hands dirty if it means they can do something to help their community and the environment. Members from the IPA Interact Club and Hui Ho’omau volunteered to help make Genki balls at the Genki Ala Wai Drop event on Saturday, March 19.
IPA students listening to a chef

Food Security on the Table at Hawaiʻi Business Magazineʻs Need to Know Event Series

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Middle and Upper school students participated in Hawaiʻi Business Magazine’s Need to Know Event Series on Hawaiʻi’s Food Security at the beautiful Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Hoʻokupu Center in Kewalo Basin on March 3, 2022. ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY was proud to be a Student Sponsor of the event.
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IPA’s Athletics Program Adds Varsity Esports Team

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY has added a new varsity esports program to the Athletics department. For its inaugural season, IPA is participating in the spring season of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, with the possibility of expanding to other games as the program grows.
Student feeding lion during lion dance

New Traditions – IPA’s Culture Week Celebrates World Cultures

Traditions are an important part of ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s school culture and history. This February 7-11, IPA’s Secondary students participated in what hopefully will become a new tradition on campus – Culture Week.
Instagram Top 9 for 2021

Look Back at 2021 – Our Top Posts of the Year

As we say aloha to 2021, it’s a perfect time to reflect on all the great events, big and small, that happened over this past year and to celebrate being able to bring back some of the traditions placed on hold during the previous year. Let’s take a look back at some of our year’s highlights through our top nine, most-liked posts from IPA’s Instagram.

Navigator Alumni Reunite at Home for the Holidays

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY's Navigator alumni, spanning the first graduating Class of 2010 to the Class of 2021, gathered together at Kalapawai Cafe & Deli to celebrate the holidays at IPA's Home for the Holidays on December 19, 2021.
Chad Schmidt '22

IPA Senior Honored as PAC-5 Most Valuable All-Purpose Player

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY senior Chad Schmidt ‘22 was recognized as the 2021-2022 PAC-5 Wolfpack Football Most Valuable All-Purpose Player at a special awards banquet held earlier this month. The honor was bestowed for his outstanding performance in multiple positions during this past varsity season.

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