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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, sportsafter-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.

Student Life
by IPA Students

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

Movie Club image with icon of old style movie camera

Book and Movie Club

Chess club chess piece image

Chess Club

Board game of Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons

Student Life Horticulture Club image of a plant being planted in a small plant pot

Horticulture Club

Interact Club image

Finance Club

Hui Ho omau image

Hui Hoʻomau

Interact Club image

Interact Club

Literary Club image with a printed image of shakespare the writer

Literary Club

Student taking selfie in mirror

Literary Club

Fibonacci graphic

Math League

Student Athlete Council image

Student Athlete Council

Navigator robotics club image of some robtics gears

Navigator Robotics

Ultimate Frisbee image

Ultimate Club