Jr. Kindergarten

Hawaii Baptist Academy welcomes our youngest learners through our Junior Kindergarten program.

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“At HBA, we bring faith and learning together to build a strong foundation from which our students can transform the world guided by Christian values. At our new Junior Kindergarten, we partner with parents to cultivate our little ones in a developmentally appropriate, safe, and nurturing environment,” said Amy Vorderbruegge, elementary principal. 

Social-Emotional Learning

While HBA is often recognized for its high academic standards, equally important is a child’s social, emotional, and spiritual development. Our school’s program emphasizes these four values: humility, curiosity, love and commitment.

In-Person Classes and Safety

Allowing students to attend class in-person is critical for young learners. That is why we have implemented strict safety measures, such as daily temperature screenings, mask-wearing, frequent hand-washing, and distancing protocols, to ensure the health and safety of our students.


Jr. Kindergarten Tuition for 2021-2022: $14,950

Tuition includes: 
  • Tuition for 10-month school year from August - May ($14,950)
  • School Uniform ($75)
  • All Meals (breakfast, morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack) ($1,700)
  • After School Enrichment Program (after care) until 5:30 p.m. ($2,120)
  • Two weeks of intersession classes and afternoon childcare during the first week of fall and spring breaks ($700)
  • Comprehensive Fee ($350)
  • Book Fee ($200)
  • Tech Fee ($50)

Save on Kindergarten When You Enroll for Junior Kindergarten!

Families who enroll in HBA's first Junior Kindergarten class will be eligible for a partially-inclusive package that will save families approximately $4,345.

*Kindergarten Tuition for 2022-2023: $22,995

Tuition includes: 

  • Tuition for 10-month school year from August to May ($18,650)
  • All Meals (breakfast, morning snack, and lunch) ($1,500)
  • After-School Care ($2,120)
  • Comprehensive Fee ($350)
  • Book Fee ($200)
  • Tech Fee ($50)
  • School Supplies ($125)

*All-inclusive tuition only available to families enrolled in Junior Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school and will return to HBA as in-coming Kindergartner for the 2022-2023 school year.


Applications are now being accepted for limited enrollment from families with students with birth dates between October 1, 2016 - September 29, 2017, as well as those needing another year of preparation before entering Kindergarten. Click here to apply.

Financial Aid is available. Click here to learn more.


Amy Vorderbruegge
Principal, Elementary School
Email: avorderbruegge@hba.net
Education: Bethany College, B.Ed., Wichita State University, M.Ed.; Northwest Missouri State University, M.Ed.