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Welcome to Pacific Buddhist Academy

Welcome to Pacific Buddhist Academy

PBA to Host Open House on February 1

Pacific Buddhist Academy will host its Spring Open House on February 1 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Please invite your friends and family to learn more about PBA’s inclusive college prep academics, our nurturing environment and peace education. For more information contact Admissions Director Blanche at Blanche.Yarnell@pbahi.org or call 808-532-2649. Click here to download more information about the event.


Schedule Your PBA Campus Visit Today!

Find out more about our inclusive, peace-based, college preparatory school for students of all faiths. For more information, write Director of Admissions Blanche Yarnell at blanche.yarnell@pbahi.org or click here.


Mahalo to Everyone Who Lighted the Way!

Words only partly express the warmth and waves of inspiration that filled Waialae Country Club on November 18 at PBA’s 11th Annual Lighting Our Way Banquet. We wish to express our gratitude to many. Firstly to our honorees: Dr. Mary G.F. Bitterman; Craig “Bo” Kahui; the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Ministers Association; and the HHMHM Spouses Association.

To our sponsors: Bank of Hawaii (Title Sponsor); Robert and Cynthia Alm, and Dr. Bitterman (Radiance Sponors); Aiea Hongwanji Mission, Rev. Shigeaki and Mary Fujitani, Hawaiian Electric, Richard and Janet H. Honda in memory of Lawrence T. and Shizue Yamamoto, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, Ralph S. Inouye Co., Ltd. and Kober Hanssen Mitchell Architects, Island Insurance Companies, Matson, Frederick S. and Nancy Nonaka, and Hoyt Zia and Leigh-Ann Miyasato in memory of Dr. Albert H. Miyasato (Illumination Sponsors).

To our many other guests and those who could not attend but sent in financial contributions. To our students, especially the Class of 2017. To our wonderful parents. To our Banquet Committee under the leadership of Cindy Alm. To our faculty and staff. To PBA alum parent Tracy Tokita. To the Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce, Obun Hawaii, Inc., ‘Ōlelo Community Media, the staff and members of Waialae Country Club. To countless others who gave in ways not mentioned here but for which we are truly grateful.


Major Capital Campaign Milestone Reached!

We have big news to share! Thanks to a pledge of 250,000,000 yen (about 2 million dollars) from the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha and support from you and many temples, affiliate organizations and laypeople of the Hawaii Kyodan and other friends, Pacific Buddhist Academy has reached a major milestone in our journey toward a new school building! We look to break ground on our future site this spring. The new facility will enable the size of the student body to increase to at least 120 and will allow numerous education programs to expand. Click here to read more about this exciting new chapter for PBA and view design concepts for the new building!


Alumni and Students Embrace Their Life Journeys

Click here to follow the paths of four alumni and one current student for whom PBA has shown a brighter path in their life journeys.

Capital Campaign

Pacific Buddhist Academy is putting construction in a whole new light, too! We are currently wrapping up an exciting and successful capital campaign which will allow us to break ground on a new, state of the art, 21st century school building which will enable PBA to double our enrollment, and change the way people think about education.


Mahalo to Our Supporters!

Click here for a copy of PBA’s letter of thanks to all those who have contributed to our school in 2015/16!


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