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 and for the (10) payment plan is $175.

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 2.65% for credit card/ debit card processing.

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

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 2.65% 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 2015-2016
Early Childhood 8:00am - Noon 8:00am - 2:45pm
KUKUI, KOA CLASS (ages 2y 6m - 3y 9m)    
3 days/week $7,750 $8,850
5 days/week (M-F) $11,750 $13,400
2 days/ week $5,150 $5,900
(ages 3y 9m - 6y)
5 days/week (M-F) $11,750 $13,400
Lower School (Niu Campus) 7:55 am - 2:45pm  
Grades 1 - 8 Tuition $14,450  
Grade 4-7 Class Trip TBA  
Grade 8 Class Trip $600  
High School (Makai Campus) 7:55 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.  
Grades 9 - 12 Tuition $16,190  
Service Learning Trip Grades 9 - 11 $600 per year  
Service Learning Trip Grade 12 $1,600  
Foreign Study Program    
Application Fee $100  
Tuition $16,190  
ESL Fee $1750/semeseter  
Host Family Fees $1,200  
Host Family Annual Admin Fee/ Form I-20 issuance

$500/ $200

After School Care 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  
Early Childhood & Grades 1 - 8    
One Day a Week $400  
Two Days a Week $800  
Three Days a Week $1,200  
Five Days a Week $1,800  
Daily Drop-In Care $20 (space available basis only)
Late Fee after 5:30pm (per 5 minutes) $5  
All listed fees are non-refundable
Application Fee - Student $50  
Tuition Deposit for new students $500 Prior to June 3, 2016
  $1,500 After June 3, 2016
Withdrawal Fee without 30 day written notice $1,500  
Withdrawal fee with 30 day written notice to Admissions Director $1,000  
  Administrative Fee      
  Semester Payment Plan $75  
 10 Monthly Payment Plan $175