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Application Instructions for Grades 1-6

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.

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


Grades 1-6 applying from private schools

Applicants should submit the following forms to their present schools:

  • Consent for Release of Information (Form 1)
  • Confidential Administrator’s Report (Form 2)
  • Teacher Reference Report (Form 3): Please download and print the form, sign it and give it to your child’s current teacher, along with a stamped envelope addressed to HBA.
  • Parents: please send copies of the 1st and 2nd quarter report cards as soon as you receive them.

Grades 1-6 applying from public schools

Applicants should submit the following to Hawaii Baptist Academy:

  • Copies of your child’s previous year and current 1st semester report card
  • Copies of report cards as you receive them for the remaining quarters of the current school year.
  • Teacher Reference Report (Form 3). Please download and print the form, sign it and give it to your child’s current teacher, along with a stamped addressed envelope to HBA.

* Note: Grades 5 and 6 applicants are required to fill out two (2) Teacher reference forms. The Language Arts and Math teachers should complete the form.


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


Grade 1-6 applicants will be scheduled for an achievement test on March 4, 2017. The test will take approximately two to two-and-a-half hours depending on the grade. Grades 1-3 admissions tests are generally shorter than grades 4-6 admission tests.

Selection Process

Students are selected for admission on the basis of performance on achievement tests (grades 1-6), developmental test (Kindergarten) administered by HBA, teacher recommendations and current progress reports. Because 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:
  • Grades 6- Decision letters mailed out after March 15. Date to reply: April 15
  • Grades 1-5: 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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