The price of private school education is rising in Hawaii

The price of private school education is rising in Hawaii

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The price of a private school education in Hawaii is getting even higher according to a new report by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

The cost is going up an average of 4 percent statewide this fall.

At Punahou School, one of the state's largest independent schools, the price tag is nearly $25,000 a year. That's just tuition alone, and does not include the cost of books, materials, lunch and other fees.

But after costs are broken down, Punahou is not the most expensive private school in the state.

That title goes to Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea on the Big Island.

To attend that school, it costs nearly $27,000 a year. That price does include lunch fees and nearly half of the students there receive financial aid.

Punahou came in as the second most expensive school followed by Mid-Pacific Institute, Iolani School and Le Jardin Academy.

The five cheapest private schools were Saint Louis, Damien, Saint Francis, Hanalani and Kamehameha Schools, which is supported by Bishop Estate.

Tuition there is just under $6,000 next school year. That's an increase of 3.5 percent from 2017.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser contributed to this report.

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