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From the mountains of the Big Island to Downtown Honolulu, Hawai‘i’s private schools offer a variety of settings, experiences and opportunities for more than 35,000 students.

Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools Celebrates its 50th Anniversary This Year

A look back at some significant milestones.

Personalized Learning: The De-Grade-Ation of Education

A message from Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools executive director Philip J. Bossert.

2020 Hawai‘i Private School Guide Listing of Private Schools

With the large number and variety of private schools in Hawai‘i, you may find yourself asking, Just where do I start?

The Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Financial Aid

Financial Aid FAQS.

What Are You Looking For in a Private School?

You and your child will want a clear idea of exactly what you’re looking for in a private school before you begin the search. Here are some general areas you might consider.

How to Ace the Interview

The last, and often most dreaded, step of the application process is one that only your child can do: the personal interview.

Applying to Private School: A Timeline

Thinking about private school for your child? Finding the right school for your child and getting her or him enrolled can take at least a year. Here is a 12-month timeline to make sure you don’t miss a crucial deadline along the way.

6 Admission Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

There are some persistent myths surrounding the admissions process. We checked out a few of them with the schools themselves.
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Private School Basics

5 Helpful Tips for Exploring Your Potential New Campus

Get a real sense of your child’s private-school options by digging deep into a campus visit.

What Does Accreditation Mean for Your Child?

More than seals and acronyms, accreditation is an important factor in choosing the right school.

Here’s How Hawai‘i Schools Are Encouraging Students to Follow Their Passions

Molding kids into well-rounded students no longer means just checking a list of activities. Educators are encouraging students to follow their passions for nature, volunteering, music and more, resulting in more meaningful and creative learning.

How Social-Emotional Learning Plays an Important Part in Local Schools

Grades matter, but schools today find that social-emotional skills are more important than ever.

How Hawai‘i’s Independent Schools are Evolving in the 21st Century

Educators say today’s constantly changing, technology-driven society requires different skills to survive college and beyond. Here’s how. ​

How Hawai‘i’s Independent Schools are Tackling the Problem of Learning Differences Between Boys and Girls

The gender equation.

Early Education: How Schools Are Jumpstarting Childrens’ Learning, Even Before the First Grade

Here are what some of Hawai‘i’s independent schools are doing to jumpstart your child’s love of learning.

Hawai‘i’s Independent Schools are Finding Ways to Teach the Right Stuff

Being good 101.

How Schools Are Changing to Meet 21st Century Needs

Local private schools incorporate new skills to prepare students for the future.

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October 2019

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Calling all prospective grade 6–11 families. Join us for an information night aimed at helping prospective families, interested in grades 6–11, through the admission process and...

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‘Iolani School
563 Kamoku Street
Honolulu, HI  96826
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Saint Ann School
46-125 Haiku Road
Kaneohe, HI  96744
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Join us on campus for our Academy Admission Open House for Grades 9–12 on Saturday, Oct. 26, for an opportunity to learn more about a Punahou education. Explore campus,...

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Punahou School
1601 Punahou St.
Honolulu, HI  96822
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