Hawaii Association of Independent Schools

Types of HAIS Membership

Full Member - Accredited by HAIS Licensed by HCPS

Accredited by HAIS Licensed by HCPS
Open to any Hawai'i-based independent school that shares and subscribes to HAIS' Mission and Vision; wishes to participate in HAIS events and enjoy the benefits of Member Status; and is accredited by HAIS. 

Provisional Member

Initial Accreditation underway and Licensed by HCPS
Independent, not-for-profit, licensed schools that have begun the HAIS Accreditation process, in order to become full members. Provisional member schools must complete the accreditation process and become full members within 3 years. 

Associate Member

K-12 school Accredited by another agency that HAIS recognizes
Independent not for profit K-12 schools that are accredited by a recognized regional or national accrediting agency other than HAIS, and subscribe to HAIS' Mission and Vision; wishes to participate in HAIS events and enjoy the privileges of Associate Member status. 

Affiliate Member

Preschool, University, or College Accredited by another agency that HAIS recognizes
Independent not for profit preschools, colleges, and universities that are accredited by a recognized regional or national accrediting agency other than HAIS, and subscribe to HAIS' Mission and Vision; wishes to participate in HAIS events and enjoy the privileges of Affiliate Member status. 

Licensed Member

Licensed by HCPS
Open to schools that enroll students in any combination of grades between Kindergarten and 12th grade. Eligible schools are licensed by the Hawai'i Council of Private Schools (HCPS), but are not accredited by HAIS or Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC). 

Benefits of HAIS Membership

Side-By-Side Membership Benefit Chart

Interested in Becoming a Member?

For more information on how to become a member of HAIS please contact  Sophie Halliday.

search login