Hawaii Association of Independent Schools

HAIS Education Fairs

Free and Open to the Public!

The 2019 Education Fairs will take place:
Oahu - Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, at the Hawai'i Convention Center, in room 313ABC  
Maui - Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 12:00pm - 4:00pm, at the Maui Beach Hotel 


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.



  •  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
For more information, please call 808-973-1540.

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Breakout Sessions

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

Time - Oahu: 10:00am, 11:00am, & 1:00pm & Maui: 1:00pm

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. 

Heather Hyslop & Christina Dotchin, Enrollment Management Association (EMA)


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

Time - Oahu: 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm &  Maui: 2:00pm

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.  

Heather Hyslop & Christina Dotchin, Enrollment Management Association (EMA)


Kindergarten & Elementary School Admission

Time - Oahu: 10:00am & 12:00pm & Maui: 12:00pm

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 - Oahu: 11:00am & 1:00pm & Maui: 3:00pm

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.

Anita Harper & Seth Forst, Community Brands (Schools and Student Services)

2019 Participating Schools: Oahu

2019 Participating Schools: Maui

HAIS Member Schools and Non-Member Preschools Registration

Please complete the appropriate registration form below, which are based on location, by August 23rd: 
Oahu Admissions Fair - Sign Up Form 
Maui Admissions Fair - Sign Up Form  

Mahalo to the 2018 Participating Schools

Mahalo to the 2017 Participating Schools

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