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Maui Preparatory Academy

Private | PK-12 | 190 students

Maui Prep provides a college prep education set in a beautiful Hawaiian setting.

 

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Posted April 25, 2010

Maui Prep has a high-quality academic program that offers the tools to help students learn and grow. Caring for one another is valued as much as the academics; creating a friendly environment for all students and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

We love Maui Prep's offers innovative & well-rounded programs. Families are personally invited to have an active part in creating the best learning environment possible for all the children. Maui Prep is more than a school. Maui Prep raises the bar in promoting an enriched educational community that brings out the very best in every child. We are very impressed with their genuine concern and friendliness.


Posted October 25, 2009

Maui Prep provides excellent academics in a small, safe and nurturing environment. Students receive personal attention and learn important study skills that will benefit them throughout their educational journey.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

Maui Preparatory Academy is a great school because the teacheres truly care about their students. It's more than 'just their job' to teach, but they love what they do- and it shows in their passion for teaching, as well as in the morale of the entire school (teachers, students, faculty, and parents). It really is an 'ohana' (fanily).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

The learning curve at Maui Prep is so far ahead than at our public schools. Thanks to the wonderful staff my kids can't wait to go to school daily
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Posted October 22, 2009

We love Maui Prep! It is an extension of our family. We feel so blessed that when our child is not at home, he is with teachers who love him in a safe, beautiful environment. Our child is nurtured and made to feel special. The top notch education is a bonus! Maui Prep is the best!
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Posted October 22, 2009

Our family is so blessed and fortunate to be a part of Maui Preparatory Academy. The faculty, staff & students are one big family. My daughter loves and look forward to school each day she can't see herself going to school anywhere else. GO PUEO!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

My grand children love their teachers and their friends who have become so special to them. They look forward to school each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

Maui Prep is an exceptional WASC-HAIS Accreditated independent college preparatory school with a beautiful campus, outstanding highly qualified faculty, rigorous curriculum, and wide range of extracurricular activities. My kids love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

A wonderful sense of ohana. All children and loved and cherished.
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Posted October 21, 2009

Maui Prep not only has an outstanding academic program, it also is a community that feels like family. My children are appreciated for who they are. They are supported and encouraged to further develope the natural gifts they posses. We love Maui Prep!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

Maui Preparatory Academy is an independent school founded by parents for their children that focuses on the student as an individual and also as a member of a community which we call 'ohana'. As the performing arts teacher, I am truly amazed at what our small school has accomplished in the short time since its inception by producing a total of over 7 fully staged musical productions, 9 Arts Nights, winning 3rd place in an island-wide song competition on our first try, and simply instilling the joy of performing in my students on a daily basis.
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Posted October 21, 2009

Every kid loves to go to school and every teacher loves to teach. You are part of a huge wonderful family.


Posted October 21, 2009

We are so lucky to have Maui Preparatory Academy. Our girls are thriving in their academics and having fun also. The Staff and families are amazing. We love our 'Ohana'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

I love that they really love my grandchildren and show it!


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 34%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 8% 34%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 8%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Rock band
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:00 p.m.
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • College Prep
Associations
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges; Hawaii Association of Independent Schools

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • Project-based
  • Reggio Emilia
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Environmental
  • Foreign languages
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Music room
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Paddling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Paddling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Rock band
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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5095 Napilihau Street
Lahaina, HI 96761
Phone: (808) 665-9966

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