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. Boys and girls in grades 7-12 compete on HBA teams for basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, bowling, cross country, cheerleading, and track and field. For other sports, they compete on PAC-5 teams, joining students from other private schools. Elementary students in grades 5-6 have opportunities to play on volleyball and basketball teams that compete against other private schools in the Christian Schools Athletic League (CSAL).
HBA is widely regarded as having one of the top small school athletic programs in the ILH and state. In 2013, it won the 8th 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 eight years of the award (1st in '06, '08, '09, '10, '11, '12, '13 and 2nd in '07).
Close to 75 percent of the middle-high school students annually compete in interscholastic sports, with approximately 40 percent of them participating in multiple sports.
On HBA's high school campus, the Dan Liu Gymnasium is considered one of the finest gymnasium facilities in the state. Among other facilities are the 1,200 sq.ft. Geiger Conditioning Center (weight-training/conditioning room) a
state-of-the-art athletic training facility, and new locker room facilities. There are
outdoor volleyball/basketball courts at both the middle school and the
HBA has two full-time athletic trainers who
serve all of the middle-high school athletes and teams through injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, as well as education. Since 2010, they have also overseen HBA's concussion management program.