Hawaiian Mission Academy
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|Hawaiian Mission Academy|
|1438 Pensacola St.
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 96822
|Motto||Making a difference for time and eternity in service for humankind and God|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Seventh-day Adventist Church|
|Grades||Kindergarten to 12|
|School color(s)||Blue and White|
|Accreditation(s)||Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Adventist Accrediting Association
Educational work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Hawaiian Islands started in 1895 with a boarding school for boys, under the leadership of H. H. Brand. This school was named the Anglo-Chinese Academy in 1897 when Professor and Mrs. W. E. Howell came to Honolulu to head it.
To accommodate expanding enrollment, several changes in location were made until Bethel Grammar, as it was known then, located on Keeaumoku Street, added secondary grades. Iincreased enrollment again called forlarger quarters. In 1920 several properties on Makiki Street became the site of a combined elementary and secondary school designed to accommodate all Hawaiian Seventh-day Adventists mission schools, adopting the name Hawaiian Mission Academy.
Enrollment peaked during World War II. In 1946, the estate of former Princess Abigail Campbell Kawānanakoa property on Pensacola Street, Royal Hawaiian land, became available as a site for a new secondary school. Construction began in summer 1949, and the secondary school and its administrative offices were moved to the campus in December, 1949. The elementary school remained at the Makiki Street campus.
HMA’s alumni include Mary Kawena Pukui, Labor Relations Board Judge David Pendleton, former governor John Waihe’e, and his wife Lynne Waihe’e, who serves as Chair of the Hawaiian Mission Academy Board of Trustees.
Hawaiian Mission Academy is located 1438 Pensacola Street, Coordinates: , in Honolulu, Hawaii on the island of Oʻahu. It has grades 9-12 and continues its affiliation with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is a coeducational college preparatory private school with an average of 135 students and 14 faculty.
HMA offers three sports: basketball, volleyball, and golf. HMA has an active Rotary Interact club.
The Senior class goes to California for 10 days to visit Pacific Union College in Napa County, La Sierra University in Riverside, and Loma Linda University School of Medicine in San Bernardino County. The seniors also visit Disneyland, SeaWorld, and other places during their trip. HMA students go to Camp Erdman in Mokuleia, Hawaii. Hawaiian Mission Academy sets aside a fall week of prayer, student week of prayer (the week of Camp Erdman), and a spring week of prayer for spiritual reflection. A special chapel is held every day of the week.
The ethnic background of students is: American Indian 1, Asian/Pacific Islander: 98, Hispanic: 8, African American: 6, and Caucasian: 20.
HMA has the equivalent of 14.4 teachers and 133 students for a student teacher ratio of 9.2:1.
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