Tuition and Fees

Family Discounts: Family discounts on tuition are applicable to younger siblings enrolled in the Early Childhood program through Grade 12; 10% for the second child; 15% for any additional full-time siblings.

Tuition and Fee Payments:Tuition and applicable fees are payable on a one payment plan, two payment installment plan, and a 10 month payment installment plan, through SMART Tuition. Tuition payments begin in June for the upcoming school year. The Administration Fee for the (2) payment plan is $75 per child and $175 per child for the (10) payment plan.

Click here for the Tuition and Fee Schedule

Smart Tuition:
SMART is a third party vendor retained by HWS to collect tuition and fees. All families intending to pay the tuition in two or more payments must enroll in SMART. Please ask the front offices for the SMART enrollment form. SMART tuition charges a $40 late fee for payments received after the due date. A $30 fee will also be assessed for ACH failure. SMART tuition charges 2.85% for credit card/debit card processing.

Parent Help Line: (888) 868-8828
Smart Parent Website:

Smart Tuition Parent Instructions
Smart Tuition FAQ for Parents
Smart Tuition Enrollment Form

After School Care (ASC):
Please call the Niu Valley front office at (808) 377-5471 to make arrangements for drop in after care. To register for after school care please fill out the registration form and submit it to the school front office.

Click here for the ASC Registration Form

Tuition Assistance:
Tuition Assistance Applications are available only online at March 6 is our priority deadline, but the tuition assistance is a year- round process. Tuition awards are given until the fund is exhausted. Please refer to the Tuition Assistance FAQs on the Tuition Assistance section on the HWS website.

HWS Credit Card, Bank Wire, and NSF Fees:
HWS charges 2.85% credit card/debit card processing fees. HWS also charges $25 for bank wiring and $25 for insufficient funds.

Pro-Rated Tuition:
Tuition (including ASC) will be pro-rated for the mid-year enrollment and for early withdrawal. Families are responsible for tuition until the last day of the month of attendance. Tuition will not be pro-rated for absence or suspension.

Tuition and Fees 2016-17
Early Childhood 8:00am - Noon 8:00am - 2:45pm
KOA, KUKUI CLASS (ages 2y - 3y 9m)    
3 days/week $8,000 $9,120
5 days/week (M-F) $12,100 $13,800
MILO, KAMANI CLASS (Kindegarten-Preschool Mixed Age Program)
(ages 3y 9m - 6y)
5 days/week (M-F) $12,100 $13,800
Lower School (Niu Campus) 7:55 am - 2:45pm  
Grades 1 - 8 Tuition $15,460  
Grade 4 Class Trip $200 per year Required student participation.
Grade 5-7 Class Trip $350 per year Required student participation.
Grade 8 Class Trip $600 per year Required student participation.
High School (Makai Campus) 7:55 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.  
Grades 9 - 12 Tuition $17,320  
Service Learning Trip Grades 9 - 11 $600 per year Required student participation.
Service Learning Trip Grade 12 $1,600 Required student participation.
International Study Program    
Application Fee $150  
Tuition $17,320  
ESL Fee $2,500 per semeseter  
Host Family Fee $1,300 per month  
Host Family Annual Admin Fee $500  
1-20 Issuance Fee



After School Care (ASC)

3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. If a child is not picked up by 3:00pm, he or she will go into After School Care.
Early Childhood & Grades 1 - 8    
One Day a Week $500 per year  
Two Days a Week $1,000 per year  
Three Days a Week $1,400 per yeat  
Five Days a Week $2,000 per year  
Daily Drop-In Care $25 (space available basis only)
Late Fee (3:00pm-3:30pm) $5  
Late Fee after 5:30pm pickup (per 5 minutes) $5  
Fees All listed fees are non-refundable
Application Fee - Student $100  
Tuition Deposit for new students $500 Prior to June 1, 2016
Tuition Deposit for new students $1,500 After June 1, 2016
Withdrawal Fee without 30 day written notice $1,500  
Withdrawal fee with 30 day written notice to Admissions Office $1,000  
Semester Payment Plan (June/Nov) $75  
10 Payment Plan (June thru March) $175