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Private School Guide 2010




The Dollars and Sense of Paying for Private School
It's hard to put a price on a quality, independent-school education, and, yet, in recent years, Hawaii's families have had to do just that. Here, we explore the wide range of financial options available to help families afford their private-school dreams.

Financial Aid FAQs
Commonly asked questions about financial aid.

What Are You Looking For?
Independent schools vary in so many ways; we've provided this list of qualities that will help you focus on characteristics most important to you and your child.

It's Never Too Late
You've missed a deadline in the application process, does that mean your child has no chance of getting admitted? Not necessarily. Here's why there's still a chance.

Prepping Your Child for the Interview
It's an available part of the application process—your child must go through an interview of some kind, without. Here is some advice on how to prepare your child—and yourself—for this step.

Applying to Private School
The process can take a year, from when you begin your search to the first day of school. Follow these steps, month by month, to save yourself stress.

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Making the Most of Your Campus Visit
Schools are busy, stimulating places—follow these tips for a productive campus visit.

Does Accreditation Matter?
As you search for a school, you'll notice school's claiming accreditation from an alphabet soup of organizations—AACS, ACSI, WASC, WCEA. We explain who these groups are, and what their stamp of approval means.

A Complete Guide to Private Schools
Information on 124 schools and 3 colleges.  For further information about private schools, please visit http://www.hais.org




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