Student Life

Students raising the flag at school
T-shirt with "where values matter"
Polynesian star compass
Front of school
Students giving knuckles

Student Life

The feeling visitors immediately have when they come to campus is one of openness and friendliness. New students find it easy to make friends and to become included in the school community.

IPA’s relatively small size creates big opportunities for all students to enjoy and engage in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities that include community service, sports, after school enrichment classes, clubs and student government.

The culture at IPA encourages mutual respect, inclusiveness, kindness and collaboration among students, faculty, and staff while nurturing students’ talents and interests.

On any day of the week, one can stroll through the halls, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, and witness IPA’s emphasis on both the visual and performing arts. Ceramics, photography, paint and sculptures line the walls while students can be heard practicing a scene for the next theater performance or playing a classical piece on the grand piano.


IPA students Bradley Sweet ('17) and Brycen Kawakami-Tabios ('17) designed and created a website to showcase student life at IPA. Each year, the website is maintained by Grade 11 and 12 students, who update the news and events happening around campus. They also mentor upcoming Grade 10 students, who will eventually step up and assume responsibility for the site in the future.

Alma Mater

Composed by Wayne R. “Doc” Wilson, with lyrics by Doc and Cami Nihipali

Hail Navigators! Oh, we sing to silver, blue, and gold.
Na ho’okele going forth to the future, prepared and bold.
I mua me ka ha’aheo for our Hawai’i nei.
With excellence in all we do. We are IPA.
Hail Navigators! Journey on and feel the humble pride,
Open hearts and open minds that help us grow inside.
The sea may rise and waves may roll and some have lost their way.
Helping others helps us lead, yes, we are IPA.

The IPA Navigator Song

We are the Navigators and we lead the way
Steering by the stars at night time
Watching wind and waves by day
Our wa‘a sails across the ocean
Flying colors blue and gold
Na keiki of Hawai‘i nei and of the USA
I Mua Me Ka Ha‘aheo
From our graduation day
We know the world is ours tomorrow
No matter if we leave or stay
We will show Aloha spirit
And we’ll remember what we learned
Whenever we can, Help
Let’s sail away
ʻTil we meet again you’ll have a friend at IPA

More Student Life

Book with pencil sketch of movie projector

Book and Movie Club

Chess pieces on a chess board

Chess Club

Dungeons and Dragons dice on table

Dungeons & Dragons

Student hands gardening in soil

Horticulture Club

Grde 6 students doing a class cheer

Finance Club

Hawaiian koa bowl with ti leaf

Hui Hoʻomau

Grde 6 students doing a class cheer

Interact Club

Portrait of WIlliam Shakespeare

Literary Club

Student taking selfie in mirror

Media Club

Fibonacci graphic

Math League

Girls cross country runner sprints to finish line

Student Athlete Council

Silhouette of ulitmate frisbee player

Ultimate Club