HMA : ESL Program : High School ESL Program : Dormitory


Hawaiian Mission Academy provides housing for students who are not from the local area.  Our two story dormitory building that was built in the 1980's has provided housing for many students from Asia, our neighbor islands, local Oahu students who live in Waianae or the North Shore, and students who have come from the mainland.  This dormitory is staffed by our Head Dean and 3-4 Taskforce Deans, who are college students that have taken a year off their college lives to volunteer their services in helping us in the dormitory.

Hawaiian Mission Academy (HMA) operates a dormitory primarily for the Seventh-day Adventist young people from neighboring islands, the mainland and other countries.  The boarding program attempts to use the “ohana” (family and extended family) concept as a guideline for the operation; however, many things are involved beyond that of being a family.  The broader meaning of the term “Ohana includes a sense of unity, a sense of involvement, shared responsibility to build and maintain a democratic sense of community, in order to do so we establish and uphold certain values and rules of conduct congruent with the biblical principles and a Christian philosophy upon which Hawaiian Mission Academy.

Students who wish to stay in the dormitory may choose to do so at an additional fee.  For more information regarding life in the dormitory, please see our Dormitory Handbook.


1. First wake up call will be at 6:30 a.m. in the morning.  Following calls will be at 15-minute intervals.

2. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m.
3. You need to be out of the dorm by 7:45 a.m. every morning in order to be on time for your first appointment.
4. The dorm is locked everyday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  It will remain closed until school gets out.  (Time will vary with school schedule.)

5. You will be allowed to sign out to go off campus when school lets out.  You must be back in the dormitory by 6:00 p.m.  Dorm worship will be at 7:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.  Weekend worship will vary on sundown times.

6. Study Hall is from 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. with a 5-minute break at 9:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.

7. Lights out - Quiet needs to be maintained in the dorm between the hours of 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

1. Girls live on the 1st floor and boys live on the 2nd floor.

2. Girls are never to be on the stairway to the boy’s floor or upstairs that includes the first step of the stairway.

3. Boys are never to be on the 1st floor except the lobby, Dean’s office, the Dean’s home or the dorm store.  There is NEVER an excuse for the boys to be down the hallway of the 1st floor.

4. Anyone who is in a room of the opposite sex will be asked to move out of the dorm and is subject to further discipline by the school administration.
1.  Bowling
2.  Beach outings and barbecues
3.  Hiking or nature walks
4.  Sports games (i.e.) UH Volleyball or Basketball games, Pro-Bowl, etc.
5.  Minature Golf
6.  Camping
7.  Hawaiian Water Park
8.  And many more