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All the Things Schools Do for Us

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

Going the Distance

Teachers and staff at Hawai‘i’s private schools tell us how remote learning not only tested their abilities to adapt, but also redefined their ideas of community.

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.

HAIS Services for Parents

From open house listings to special programs and search tools that help you learn more about member schools, HAIS provides many helpful resources throughout the school year and beyond.

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.

Defining the Differences

It’s not just public or private. These categories will tell you more about a school’s focus and style of learning.

2021 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?

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

What Do Accreditation and Licensing Mean for Your Child?

More than seals and acronyms, accreditation and licensing status are important factors in choosing the right school.

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.

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

Molding kids into well-rounded students no longer means just checking a list of activities.

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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