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Application Instructions

Hawaii Baptist Academy welcomes you as a candidate for admission. Applications and supporting credentials for the 2017-2018 school year may be forwarded to the Elementary Admissions Office from September 1, 2016.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2017

All applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible. The non-refundable application fee is $75.

  • Complete the application online.
  • Please submit the following to the Elementary Admissions Office within 7 days of submitting your online application:
    • A signed copy of the online application
    • A copy of your child’s legal birth certificate
  • Please download other required documents from the Forms section of the Admissions tab on the school website.

Age Requirements

  • All Kindergarten boys: must be five years old by July 31, 2017.
  • All Kindergarten girls: must be five years old by September 30, 2017.

Report card/ Progress Report Deadline: February 15, 2017

  • If your child’s preschool offers a progress report or report card, please submit the 1st semester or 2nd quarter report.
  • One (1) teacher reference form is required. Please download and print the K Form, sign it and give it to your child’s present teacher along with a stamped envelope addressed to HBA.


Separate interviews with the applicant and the parent are scheduled after receiving your application. Interviews lasting approximately 45 minutes will be scheduled during the weekday. We do take the applicant's age into consideration at the time of the interview, so children who are scheduled early will not be at a disadvantage.


Kindergarten applicants will be scheduled for a group observation and developmental test on a Saturday. Your child will be working individually with a proctor. The group observation and test will take approximately 60 minutes.

Selection Process

Students for Kindergarten are selected on the basis of performance on the developmental test administered by HBA, teacher recommendations and current progress reports. Due of the limited enrollment in each grade level, only those students who demonstrate a potential for success with our school programs are admitted.


After tests results, recommendation forms, interview, school report cards and all other pertinent data are evaluated, notification of the admission decision will be made. You can expect to receive a decision letter from us according to the following timetable:

Decision letters mailed out before April 15
Date to reply: May 10

Admissions notification continues as long as there are vacancies. Students on the waiting list will be notified when an opening occurs.

Acceptance Information

The Admissions Office will try to keep you informed of the status of your application. Your questions or special concerns will receive individual attention from the admissions staff.

Contact Us

Elementary Admission Office
21 Bates Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 536-6830
Email: admissions@hba.net

Meet Our Staff

Tim Kaneshiro '70
Admission Officer
Elementary School

Donna Nasca
Admission Secretary
Elementary School

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