Hawaiian Mission Academy (HMA) 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.
HMA operates a dormitory primarily for the Seventh-day Adventist young people from neighboring islands, the mainland and other countries. The boarding program uses 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 and 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.