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Private school enrollment shrinks in favor of public charter schools

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Hailey Bradley, 14, chose to go to Kapolei Charter School for her freshman year even though she was accepted to a top private school.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    St. Anthony School in Kalihi will shut down in June after 90 years, becoming the 18th private school in Hawaii to close since 2008.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A second-grader reaches high at Kamalani Academy, which opened in August on the site of the former Our Lady of Sorrows School in Wahiawa.

Enrollment in Hawaii’s private schools fell 12 percent over the last decade, a notable drop in a state where private education has long been highly prized. Read more

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