2017 Hawai‘i Private School Guide
(Sponsored) Find out what sets Hawai‘i private schools apart. Our Private School Guide has become the trusted resource for parents trying to find the best fit for their child’s education. Learn about the unique culture, classes and philosophies of some of Hawai‘i’s schools.
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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. Our member schools join me in thanking First Hawaiian Bank for sponsoring the Private School Guide, and for its deep commitment to Hawai‘i’s children and their future. I would also like to thank HONOLULU Magazine for its commendable collaboration, insight and professionalism.
The title of this letter, “Your Child’s Education, A World of Possibilities,” is a reflection on my first year as executive director at HAIS. Having visited more than 40 member schools on O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i, and Hawai‘i Island has afforded me the opportunity to experience the variety of exceptional schools striving for excellence in our state. It is clear that HAIS member schools excel at helping children achieve personal and academic success by providing unique and exceptional learning environments.
The benefits of independent schools in Hawai‘i are numerous:
Tuition fees are well below those of many other states;
Most schools offer financial assistance or scholarships;
Class sizes are generally smaller, with lower adult-to-student ratios;
Schools are able to offer relevant curriculum and programs, constantly responding to a rapidly changing world.
The vision statement of HAIS asks us to “support member schools, and other organizations, in preparing all students for the challenges of life and social responsibility.” Besides contributing to the Private School Guide, HAIS provides schools with professional development opportunities; three annual conferences; a reflective and rigorous accreditation process; a global issues student leadership program; an informative education fair; and much more.
Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)
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