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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.

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.

7 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.

The Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Financial Aid

Financial Aid FAQS.

Meet the 2017 Educators of the Future and the HAIS Vision Award Winners

This year, the Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools debuted awards for students and teachers nominated by their schools.

2018 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? Look no further than the following list. The 107 schools and two colleges in our chart are organized alphabetically by island, along with each school’s contact information and other important data.

A Message From First Hawaiian Bank

Education is the key that opens doors to a world of possibilities. That’s why selecting a school for your child is one of the most important decisions parents must make.

Your Child’s Education, a World of Possibilities

The Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) is proud to provide families and our community with this informational guide featuring the private schools in the state.

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.
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Private School Basics

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. ​

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.

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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