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Chef Donato with Andy Banquil

Fall Family Cooking Night – IPAPA’s In the Bag with Chef Donato

How amazing would it be to have an acclaimed chef, a master of Italian cuisine in Hawaiʻi no less, select your ingredients for an authentic Italian dinner and then join you virtually in your own kitchen to teach you how to cook it? Just ask any of the 26 Island Pacific Academy families who took part in IPAPA’s In the Bag with Chef Donato.
Students in a line showing their butterfly envelopes

IPA Students Give Back to Their Campus and the Community

IPA Gives Back Day, like our annual Make a Difference Day, provides an opportunity for the entire Secondary student body to contribute to the community in a meaningful way. This year, IPA Gives Back Day took place closer to home, with Student Activities Coordinator Ruby Fernandez planning a full day of on-campus activities for the Grade 6-12 students.
Interact Club members with award presented by Rotary Club President

IPA Interact Club Recognized as Youth Service Club of the Year

Interact Club of ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY was recently recognized for their outstanding community service this past year. Rotary Club of Kapolei Sunset President Lani Bergstrom presented Interact Club President Maddie Mizon and Vice President Kristin Chun with the Youth Service Club of the Year award for 2020-2021 at a special ceremony on Monday.
Coach Stan receiving award from Deren Oshiro & Greg Terhune

Stan Vincent Honored with 2021 HIADA Outstanding Coaches Award

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Secondary science teacher Stan Vincent has been named recipient of the 2021 Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association (HIADA) Outstanding Coaches Award in recognition for his successes and service as varsity volleyball Head Coach. Coach Stan has led the lady Navigators to five division championships, with three consecutive titles in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Congratulations, Coach Stan!
Front of secondary building

IPA Welcomes Dr. Leon Richards to the Board of Trustees

IPA’s Board of Trustees recently welcomed Dr. Leon Richards to the board. IPA is very grateful and excited to have Dr. Richards join the board. He will bring his unique educational experiences and perspectives to help IPA fulfill its mission to empower students to become navigators of change in a place where values matter.
Vice Principal talking to students

New Students Welcomed to IPA by their Peers

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s new students in middle and upper school got a warm welcome from IPA’s Middle School Student Government and National Honor Society this past week at their new student orientations.
Principal and Student Activities Coordinator talking to students

Student Government Kicks Off the Year with Leadership Summit

Class Councils for Grades 9-12 and the Secondary Executive Council gathered together in the Student Center for the IPA Leadership Summit – a full afternoon of icebreaker activities, team building, and planning on Thursday, August 12.
Teddi Anderson tours kindergarten classroom at IPA

IPA Welcomes Teddi Anderson to the Board of Trustees

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s Board of Trustees recently welcomed Teddi Anderson to the board. Anderson brings her unique expertise, ideas, and perspectives to the school and will help IPA further its mission to empower students to… more w
The Patchwork Healing Blanket

Design Tech Students Create Quilt for The Patchwork Healing Blanket Project

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s Grade 6 Design Tech students used design thinking to address important issues relating to social and environmental justice culminating in a class quilt they contributed to the international textile art project, “The Patchwork Healing Blanket: Piece-by-Piece and Country-by-Country."
IPA's Navigator medal

Class of 2021 Awarded More Than $8.2 Million in Scholarships

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s Class of 2021 has been awarded nearly $8.3 million in academic scholarships and awards. Nearly 80% of the seniors received an average of $223,000 in scholarships for a total of $8,277,430.

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