Emphasis on Teamwork and Sportsmanship
Although Hawaii Baptist Academy athletes win championships and are named to all-star teams, the athletic department emphasizes sportsmanship, teamwork, and always doing one’s best.
HBA is a member of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) and offers a wide range of sports activities. Boys and girls compete as the HBA Eagles and as part of PAC-5 teams, joining students from other private schools. Elementary volleyball and basketball teams (grades 5 and 6) compete against other private schools in the Christian Schools Athletic League.
HBA is widely regarded as having one of the top small school athletic programs in the ILH and state. It recently won the 6th annual HMSA Kaimana Award for ILH Division II schools. The award recognizes schools for excellence in athletics, sportsmanship, academics and community service. HBA is the only ILH school in either division to be honored all six years of the award (1st in '06, '08, '09, '10, '11, and 2nd in '07).
Close to 75% of the middle-high school students compete in interscholastic sports. In addition, intramural teams and summer leagues are popular with HBA students. On its high school campus, HBA has one of the best gymnasiums in the state, a 1,200 sq.ft. weight-training/conditioning room and a newly renovated,
state-of-the-art athletic training facility. There are
outdoor volleyball/basketball courts at both the middle school and the
elementary campuses. HBA has two full-time athletic trainers who
serve all of the middle-high school athletes and teams.