Hawaii Association of Independent Schools

HAIS Education Fair

Free and Open to the Public!

The 2018 Education Fair will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, at the Hawai'i Convention Center, in room 316ABC.


The HAIS Education Fair offers a line-up of independent schools, exhibitors, guest speakers and keiki activities, giving parents a unique and free opportunity to have all their education questions answered in a central location.

Breakout Sessions

All About the SSAT admission test (for students applying to grades 4-12) and the new Character Skills Snapshot

Time: 10:00, 11:00, & 1:00

This is a great opportunity to hear from EMA -- the creator of both the SSAT and the Character Skills Snapshot. The session will cover test content as well as advice on preparation. 

Aimee Gruber, Enrollment Management Association (EMA)


Using the SAO to apply to schools (for students applying to grades Pre-K-12)

Time: 10:30, 12:00, 1:30

Families can use just ONE application to apply to many HAIS schools using the SAO. There is no need to fill out different applications for different schools! This session will help you understand the application process and how to get started using the SAO.  

Kate Auger-Campbell, Enrollment Management Association (EMA) & Phil Bossert, Executive Director (HAIS)


Kindergarten & Elementary School Admission

Time: 10:00 & 12:00

This session will help parents better understand the choices they have for their children, when it comes to applying to private schools. The session will address considering the best fit for your child, as well as how to prepare for the process.

Deanna D'Olier, Associate Director (HAIS)


Financing an Independent School Education 

Time: 11:00 & 1:00

Affording private schools can be expensive, but there are ways to help finance it. This session will explore how families can finance a private school education.

Alisa EvansDirector, Business Development (School and Student Services)


  •  Meet preschool through high school admissions teams
  • Inquire about entry requirements
  • Learn about affording private school
  • Informative breakout sessions
  • Keiki activities and crafts
  • Exhibitors
  • Giveaways
Hands-On Activities
  • Robotics
  • Mini-Maker Space
  • Gardening Activity
  • Archery
  • 3D Fab Lab
  • Taiko Drumming
  • Catapult
  • Keiki Id
  • And more!
For more information, please call 808-973-1540.

2018 Participating Schools

The Following Schools Will Be at This Year's Fair:

Asia Pacific International School
Assets School
Calvary Chapel Christian School
Christian Academy
Damien Memorial School
Hanahau'oli School 
Hanalani Schools
Hawai'i Baptist Academy 
Hawai'i Preparatory Academy
Holy Nativity School
Hongwanji Mission School
Honolulu Waldorf School
'Iolani School
Island Pacific Academy
Kawaiaha'o Church School 
Kaimuki Christian School
Le Jardin Academy
La Pietra - Hawai'i School for Girls
Mary, Star of the Sea School
Mary, Star of the Sea Early Learning Center
Maryknoll School
Maui Preparatory Academy
Mid-Pacific Institute 
Montessori Community School
Our Savior Lutheran School
Pacific Buddhist Academy 
Punahou School
Sacred Hearts Academy
Saint Francis School
Saint Louis School
Saint Mark Lutheran School
Soto Academy
St. Andrew's Schools
St. Ann School
St. Clement's School
The Cole Academy
Trinity Christian School 
Waolani Judd Nazarene School
Windward Nazarene Academy

The 2018 Exhibitors

Interested in becoming an exhibitor contact Megan Polak 

Mahalo to the 2017 Participating Schools

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