HBA Preschool at GracePoint

Hawaii Baptist Academy is excited to partner with GracePoint Church to bring faith and learning together so that we may join God in the formation of people and the transformation of the world.


95-1080 Ukuwai St, Mililani, HI 96789


6:30a.m. - 5:30p.m.

Learning and Growing Together

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.

All curriculum will be developmentally appropriate to meet the needs of each classroom of students.

Child Development


HBA at GracePoint provides a warm, nurturing, healthy, enlightening and stimulating environment that allows the children to grow at their own individual rates of development. We provide a variety of hands-on experiences to help the children not only develop their basic concepts, but to also develop a positive sense of self concept, self-confidence and self-esteem. By building sound social and emotional skills the children are better able to become successful in their academic growth.

The program is based on sound principles of child development and early childhood education. At HBA Preschool at GracePoint we believe that the children learn best by doing. Learning requires active thinking, experimenting and firsthand experience to find out how things work and to learn about the world. At school we focus on the process rather than the product in the work that the young learners render. We see play and hands-on experiences as the foundation for academic or “school” learning and provide a balance of both. We believe in developing the whole child.

Health and Safety

Health and Safety


The health and safety of our children and staff is our top priority. We also believe allowing students to attend class in-person is critical for our young learners. That is why we have implemented layered safety measures to ensure the health and safety of our students.

All faculty and staff are trained in CPR and First Aid. Additional training for specific medical needs will be given as needed.

Fire, evacuation and shelter in place drills will take place throughout the year as prescribed.


Tuition for our students joining HBA Preschool at GracePoint:

- 3 - 5 year old Tuition: $1305/month*

- 2 year old / non-potty Tuition: $1675/month

*The rates listed above are the rates of the monthly installment payment plan for the 2024-25 school year. Please note that semi-annual and annual payment plan options are available. A non-refundable $200 enrollment deposit and annual non-refundable comprehensive fee of $350 will be required. 

The Preschool accepts tuition subsidies from: Pauahi Keiki Scholars, Child Care Connections, Open Doors, and Child Care Aware.

Tuition and Fees includes: 

  • Meals (Morning Snack, Lunch, Afternoon Snack)
  • School from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Before school care from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.*
  • After school care from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.*
    *Beginning in the 2024-25 school year, separate fees to enroll in our before and after school care may apply
  • General school supplies and consumables (additional personal use supplies will be required)
  • Field Trips and special school activities


Admissions Process

Limited spots are available for the school year 24-25. October 1st is the deadline for first round acceptances.

STEP 1:  Click on the “apply now” button below to submit your application online through Ravenna.

STEP 2: Select the ‘preschool’ (PS) box to input your child’s profile information.

STEP 3: Complete the Developmental History Form and email it to the email it  

STEP 4:  Following the submission of the application  After you have submitted your application, you will be notified of a scheduled assessment which will take place on a Saturday in November. Any applications received after October 1st will be placed in a second round of review. 

Application fees are $50.00 for the Toddler and Preschool programs.

Tours can be scheduled with the Preschool office and are generally take place on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

It is important to note that although admission acceptance for children attending HBA Preschool does not guarantee admissions to our Nuuanu campuses preferential consideration will be given to eligible students.

If you have any questions, or if the application portal has been closed for the incoming school year,  please contact the HBA Preschool at Gracepoint office at 808-626-8798 or email  We would be happy to answer your questions or to place your child on our waitlist.

Better Together

Children’s Learning


We believe that working together as a team not only builds community but is also vital in helping our children grow to be the best that they can be.

Daily communication, weekly updates, parent teacher conferences, and special parent workshops are just a few of the ways that we build community and enhance the children's learning experiences.

We are so blessed to have a village of supporters, in addition to our Hawaii Baptist Academy ʻohana, we have our GracePoint Church ʻohana.  We welcome you and your family with open arms!



Director of Preschools


Kalei Lum Lee DeMello
Director of Preschools
Education: B.Ed., Early Childhood