Parents will find a selection of private schools, both independent and parochial, that offer alternative learning environments or specific educational philosophies. The Hawaii Association of Independent Schools provides comprehensive information to those who would like to learn more about private education on the islands. The organization’s website offers a comprehensive list of schools online:

Hawaii Association of Independent Schools
Ala Moana Pacific Center
1585 Kapiolani Boulevard
Honolulu, Oahu 808-973-1540

Hawaii Catholic Schools
Diocese of Honolulu
Honolulu, Oahu 808-585-3300

Hawaii Episcopal Schools
Diocese of Hawaii
Honolulu, Oahu 808-536-7776
Toll free 800-522-8418

National Association of Public Schools
Washington, DC 202-973-9700

Home Schooling

Those parents who prefer to teach their children at home should familiarize themselves with the Hawaii Board of Education’s procedures for home schooling. You will need to submit a notice of intent to home school your child to the local public school principal through Form 4140 or a letter that contains specific required information. The Board of Education also offers a summary of home school procedures. For more information, contact:

Home Schooling Guidelines
Hawaii Board of Education
Instructional Services Branch
Honolulu, Oahu 808-733-9131

Christian Home Schoolers of Hawaii
Ewa Beach, Oahu 808-689-6398

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