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Seabury Hall School

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Posted August 20, 2014

I didn't enjoy enrolling my son into this school. It cost me and my wife an arm and a leg and when he went there he was almost living In an imaginary world where everything was given out. When he graduated in 2007 he began to run into struggle because everything wasn't handed to him. We cut him off when he dropped out from a university in California. When he went to college he had an extremely hard time because in seabury everything was easy. He said he honestly had a harder time in the public school then he did at seabury. College prep school? Didn't do it's job. Very big waste of money. It's truly a spoiled school.
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Posted April 17, 2014

Seabury Hall was the best choice on Maui for my two sons. The strong academic program, taught by caring teachers, provided my boys with an excellent foundation for collegiate success. The camaraderie, support and sense of 'ohana they experienced on the beautiful Upcountry campus has built life-long friendships. I highly recommend Seabury Hall to prospective students who are looking for a college prep education in a setting that encourages them to explore their individuality and passions.
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Posted May 8, 2013

Seabury hall is a tight community and school spirit is everything. Academics will challenge you, and it is by far the best school on the island. The school gives you a great social experience as well as a solid foundation for college. Teachers are always their for you, but give you the space to develop into your own person. The students are encouraged to be who they are and are met with litte criticism from peers and adults. Overall this school will always accept you and will prepare you for college as well as giving you every opportunity to succeed.

Posted June 25, 2012

Seabury Hall education is abysmal. Don't let the beautiful campus fool you. The staff portrays a false superiority and they are not at all sensitive to the needs of the students. They fail both academically and emotionally to meet the students needs. The students are not taught to think for themselves and there is no sense of community or care for each other. We kept our son in Seabury only because there are no choices on Maui for a college preparatory education, but if I had it to do over again I would leave the island at least for the high school years and let my child receive an education in which the students are taught to think for themselves with encouragement and a spirit of inquiry.
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Posted November 19, 2010

SeaburyHall is expensive indeed, but if your child and you can make it through either high school or middle school at SeaburyHall it is well worth it.

Posted July 12, 2009

Great middle school. outstanding 6th grade team. In the high school the advisement system is great. Both are very challenging, be reedy for a lot of homework, but preps a student well for college.
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Posted May 28, 2009

Outstanding School, skilled teachers who care for the child, great college preparation, outstanding extra-curricular activities including the arts and athletics. this school is a tremendous bargain compaired to mainland tuition costs.
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Posted March 25, 2009

I sent 3 children through this excellent. Expensive but they get a great education Ry Barbin Maui
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Posted November 2, 2008

not worth the money for education...Better to send kid to kalama seemed to learn more
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Posted June 26, 2008

The Middle school is amazing. My daughter just finished the 6th grade and loves it. Teachers are amazing and they get the kids involved and the students actually want to excel. It is very competitive, because they all want to do good. My daughter even wants to go to school when she's sick. She loves
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Posted September 9, 2003

My granddaughter has just entered the 6th grade coming from a Montessori School and what a difference. This is going to be a wonderful educational experience for her and my other grandchildren will soon be following her. We feel very lucky!

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 34%
Two or more races 11% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 7% 34%
Black 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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480 Olinda Road
Makawao, HI 96768
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