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Every Child Counts

Hawai'i Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) is proud to provide families with this informational guide about private schools in our state. Our member schools join me in thanking First Hawaiian Bank for sponsoring the Private School Guide, and for its deep commitment to Hawai'i's keiki and their education.

This guide is designed to help you find a school or schools whose mission and philosophy are well-matched to your child's unique abilities, interests and learning styles. Inside, you will find timelines for admission, information about financial aid, and other key issues to consider in finding the best fit for your child.

Although each HAIS member school is driven by a unique educational mission, they all share a commitment to providing a safe environment in which young people can learn academic skills as well as the importance of hard work, leadership and good citizenship. At these schools, you will find high-quality educational programs, extraordinary teachers and family-oriented campuses. They serve everyday families from all walks of life and a wide range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Almost all of our schools offer tuition assistance.

Our schools are eager to welcome your child. We encourage you to visit our Find a School page.