Maui Preparatory Academy

4910 Honoapiilani Highway, Napili, Hawaii 96761, (808) 665-9966,

Photo: Ryan Saul Triggerfish Productions

Created by entrepreneurial community members desiring an independent college prep school for the children of west Maui, Maui Preparatory carries on that “can do” spirit throughout its beautiful campus, featuring state-of-the-art classrooms surrounded by the natural beauty of ocean and West Maui Mountains. From 35 students in 2005, the school has grown to 195 students.

Focusing on the pursuit of excellence for each individual student, the school’s challenging curriculum, taught by advanced-degreed teachers, includes a vibrant visual and performing arts program, a strong commitment to technology, beginning in PreK with laptops for grades 6-12, and a special advocacy for sustainability working with the Center for Ecoliteracy.

A third of the student body receives financial aid, including Maui Land & Pine’s generous 50 percent tuition coverage for its fulltime employees’ children. Partnerships with supportive area businesses and community groups reflect west Maui’s pride and ownership of the school and enrich Maui Prep’s fun and adventurous programs and its loving and nurturing sense of ohana.