2023 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 94 schools in our chart are organized alphabetically by island, along with each school’s contact information and other important data.


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The list was provided by the Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools (HAIS). All data was prepared by the individual schools.


A little explanation as to some of the categories: The tuition figure for each school is yearly tuition. It’s sometimes given as a range. Usually the high end of the range is for older children and the low end for younger grades, but this varies. Preschools often charge by the month. In that case, we’ve noted it. Contact individual schools for more details.


The “% Students Receiving Tuition Assistance” column tells you the percentage of students at a school receiving some type of financial aid. This will help you judge your chances for financial assistance.


The “Accreditation” column shows which organizations have accredited a school. Please see the list of acronyms here.


We’ve added a column for “Licensing Status” to reflect Act 227, which legally requires all private schools to be licensed or accredited. A “Licensed” school has fulfilled the Hawai‘i Council of Private Schools licensing requirements; met basic health, safety and education program criteria; and been approved by the HCPS Board. “Compliant” schools are not licensed by HCPS but have been accredited by a recognized accrediting body. Students attending any private school that isn’t licensed or compliant are considered truant.



Click the image below for the full PDF listing.


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