Hawaii Association of Independent Schools

The Hawai'i Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) advocates on behalf of independent education in Hawaii, provides services that strengthen individual schools and engages them to achieve educational quality and excellence for all students. HAIS facilitates collaborative efforts among its more than 100 member schools on issues of mutual concern, as well as partnerships to address shared needs. The primary activities of HAIS are: 1) perpetuating school renewal through accreditation and/or licensing of its member schools; 2) developing and delivering professional development opportunities relevant to 21st Century learning for the faculty and staff of its member schools; 3) promoting choice as an important community value and assisting parents in learning about independent education; 4) creating public-private partnerships that support and enhance public education.

Vision Statement

To support member schools, and other organizations, in preparing all students for the challenges of life and social responsibility.

Mission Statement

Hawai'i Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) advocates on behalf of independent education in Hawaii, provides services that strengthen our individual schools and engages them to achieve educational quality and excellence for all students.

Strategic Plan

During the early part of the 2015-2016 school year, the HAIS Board and Executive Director collaborated and agreed upon four strategic goals. These goals firmly support the association's mission and vision and will serve as our "north star" as we undergo a period of review and reflection.

The HAIS Strategic Goals are:

  1. Continue current and create new programs & conferences to provide additional value to members;
  2. Create and enhance services to our members;
  3. Ensure financial sustainability to build financial reserves and measure efficiency and effectiveness;
  4. Create, enhance & expand local, national, & International collaboration. 

HAIS Annual Report

2017-2018 HAIS Annual Report

HAIS History

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