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As this blog has evolved, I’ve tried to stick to a few basic rules: the topic must be unique to Maui, and ideally will serve as a resource for others.  As I’ve been involved in helping to promote a private school here on Maui recently, I realized that the other directories of Maui’s private schools are either hard to find, hard to read, out of date or otherwise incomplete.  So, to the best of my ability, here’s a directory of Maui’s private schools, listed alphabetically. Tuitions and deadlines are based on what I could find online, or what I’ve been provided by the school, but please contact schools directly to confirm.  I’ve also included pertinent dates as applicable, of upcoming events, open houses, etc.  To Update or correct a listing please email me at mauiliz77 (at) yahoo (dot ) com

Click on the school name to be linked to their website. Scroll to the bottom to view schools listed by location and grade levels

  • Carden Academy of Maui | Maui Private School School: Carden Academy of Maui 
  • Location: Pukalani
  • Current Enrollment: 143
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10: 1 (includes enrichment teachers, max class sizes are 12 (preschool), 16 (elementary school) and 18 (middle school))
  • Grades: PreK – 8
  • Educational Philosophy/ Mission: To educate the whole child through a balance of academic excellence, character development, and enrichment through the arts in a nurturing, small classroom setting.
  • Religious Affiliation: None
  • Application Deadline for 2015-2016 school year: deadline info coming soon 
  • Annual Tuition: Pre K : $8,500, K – 5 : $10,250 , 6-8 : $11,250
  • Open House Dates: January 23, 2016
  • Annual Events: Fall Festival , Carden Jamboree
  • School: Clearview Christian Girls School 
  • Location: Makawao
  • Current Enrollment: 20
  • Student to Teacher Ratio: 5-1
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Educational Philosophy: Clearview Christian Girls School provides a safe place for early adolescent girls to develop academic excellence, physical fitness, artistic appreciation, moral awareness, and spiritual strength.
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian
  • Annual Tuition:$7,015
  • Doris Todd Logo | Maui Private SchoolSchool: Doris Todd Memorial Christian School / Maui Christian Academy 
  • Location: Paia
  • Current Enrollment: 178
  • Student to Teacher Ratio: 14: 1
  • Grades: Pre-K – 8 (and a new high school: Maui Christian Academy)
  • Educational Philosophy/ Mission: The mission of Doris Todd Memorial Christian School is to provide a Christ-centered, Biblically-directed education which instills the desire and practice of academic excellence, moral integrity, patriotism, and church involvement to the glory of God.
  • Annual Tuition: Preschool – 5th Grade: $6,170  / 6-8th : $6,535 / 9-12 $7,072
  • Emmanuel Lutheran School Logo | Maui Private School School: Emmanuel Lutheran School
  • Location: Kahului
  • Current Enrollment: 170
  • Student to Teacher Ratio:13:1
  • Grades: K – 8
  • Educational Philosophy: The purpose of Emmanuel Lutheran School is to share the good news of Jesus Christ by providing a high quality, Christ-centered education.
  • Religious Affiliation: Lutheran
  • Annual Tuition:$6,100 K – 5th, $7,100 6-8th
  • Upcoming Event: Pumpkin Festival is coming up: Friday, October 24, 2015
  • Haleakala Waldorf Logo | Maui Private School School: Haleakala Waldorf
  • Location: Kula (Infant- Middle School) \ Makawao (High School) 
  • Current Enrollment: 292
  • Student to Teacher Ratio: varies
  • Grades: Pre- 12
  • Educational Philosophy: Developed by Rudolf Steiner in 1919, Waldorf Education is based on an understanding of human development that addresses the needs of the growing child. Waldorf teachers strive to transform education into an art that educates the whole child—the heart and the hands, as well as the head.
  • Religious Affiliation: none
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000 – $15,000 dependent on grade level
  • Application Deadline: deadline info coming soon 
  • Annual Event: Holiday Faire
  • School: Kaahumanu Hou Christian School (and Noah’s Ark Preschool) 
  • Location: Kahului
  • Grades: Pre-K – 12
  • Current Enrollment: 100
  • Student to Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian
  • Educational Philosophy:We are a Classical Christian School emphasizing academics and discipleship in all grades.  We offer small class sizes for personalized attention, staffed with excellent teachers.
  • Annual Tuition:$3,600 and up
  • School: Kamehameha School MauiKamehameha Schools | Maui Private School
  • Location: Makawao
  • Current Enrollment: 1,068
  • Grades: Preschool – 12th
  • Mission: To improve the capability and well-being of Hawaiians through education.
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian
  • Application Deadline:
    • Preschool applications for the 2016-2017 school year will become available on November 2, 2015
    • The deadline for K-12 campus programs for the 2016-2017 school year has passed. The deadline was September 30, 2015.
  • Annual Tuition: Click here to view the tuitions for the various grades and programs 
  • maui Prep Logo | Maui SchoolSchool: Maui Prep
  • Location: Napili
  • Current Enrollment: 200
  • Student to Teacher Ratio:8:1
  • Grades:
    • Day students: Preschool-12th grade
    • Boarding students: 8th-12th grade
  • Educational Philosophy:A college preparatory education focused on developing higher order thinking skills through the academics, arts, and athletics.
  • Religious Affiliation: none
  • Application Deadline: rolling admissions throughout the year
  • Annual Tuition:
    • Preschool: $10,200
    • Lower School (K-5): $14,610
    • Middle School (6-8): $16,430
    • Upper School: $17,350
  • Financial Aid:
    • approximately 40% of our students receive some sort of financial aid
    • annual scholarships available
  • Open House: Tours are available on a daily basis, as are “shadow days”.  Open house usually occurs in late January.
  • School: Montessori Hale O Keiki
  • Location: Kihei
  • Current Enrollment:
  • Student to Teacher Ratio:
  • Grades: K – 8
  • Educational Philosophy:The Montessori philosophy provides a curriculum and environment in which each child will develop physically, intellectually and spiritually to his or her fullest potential. Children are introduced to the joy of learning at an early age and provided with a structured framework in which intellectual and social discipline goes hand-in-hand.
  • Religious Affiliation: none
  • Fun Fact: Montessori Hale O Keiki is the only independent school in South Maui. In 2009, MHOK became the state of Hawaii’s Marine Science School of the Future and is incorporating Marine Science curriculum in all classrooms. The students are exploring marine science concepts, discovering marine ecosystems, and providing underwater ocean research via our PADI certified middle school students.
  • Montessori School Maui Private SchoolSchool: Montessori School of Maui
  • Location: Makawao
  • Current Enrollment: 269
  • Student to Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Grades: 18 months – 8th grade
  • Educational Philosophy: The Montessori School of Maui provides a comprehensive curriculum from early childhood into adolescence by following the principles, spirit and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori’s method of education. This approach features a collaborative learning environment to stimulate each student’s critical thinking skills, cultivate inquisitive minds and empower children to actively participate in the rapidly changing environment of the twenty-first century.
  • Religious Affiliation: none
  • Annual Tuition: ranges from $12,743-$15,004 based on age/grade
  • Application Dates: “We are currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year, however, new applicants are wait-listed until the re-enrollment process is completed with our current students on Mar 4, 2016. Open enrollment begins for new families on March 7, 2016.”
  • Open House: Schedule your OWN open house, click for more information 
  • School: Roots School
  • Location: Haiku
  • Grades: Preschool – 8th Grade
  • Educational Philosophy: The ROOTS mission is to provide educational and learning programs that allow children to think independently, engage collaboratively, make connections across disciplines, realize their talents, and apply their learning in the world.
  • School: Sacred Hearts
  • Location: Lahaina
  • Current Enrollment: 216
  • Student to Teacher Ratio: 25:1 max
  • Grades: Early Learning School (3&4 year olds) – 8th
  • Educational Philosophy: The mission of the Sacred Hearts School community is to provide excellence in education and to nurture a life of prayer, faith and service in the Catholic tradition.
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • Enrollment Deadline: “No deadline, we take applications until a class fills up”
  • Annual Tuition: ELC PT $5400,  FT $6750, Kindergarten -5th $7330,  6th-8th $7730
  • Annual Event: Sacred Hearts Bazaar 
  • School: Seabury Hall
  • Location: Makawao
  • Current Enrollment:454
  • Student to Teacher Ratio: 10: 1
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Educational Philosophy:Seabury Hall is deeply committed to its college preparatory mission and its purpose to develop students in mind, body and soul.  The school equally values the commitment to service to others.  The nurturing learning environment of the school provides fertile soil for students to grow, potentials to be reached, and achievements to be celebrated.
  • Religious Affiliation: Episcopal
  • Enrollment Deadline: February 20, 2016
  • Annual Tuition: $18,950 (2015-16)
  • Major Annual Fundraising Event: Seabury Hall Craft Fair
  • Upcoming Open House Dates: October 17, 2015 / February 23, 2016  (click to learn more and RSVP)
  • School: St. Anthony Grade School
  • Location: Wailuku
  • Current Enrollment: 176
  • Grades: K – 6
  • Mission:St. Anthony Grade School is a K – 6 parish school providing quality Catholic education, enabling students to become caring, responsible, and socially conscious member of society.
  • Religious Affiliation: Catholic
  • Application Deadlines (using last year as reference) Grade 1 – 6 due by March 15, 2015 / Kindergarten due by January 15, 2015
  • Annual Tuition :$5,200.00 (2014 – 2015)
  • School: St. Anthony Junior and High School 
  • Location: Wailuku
  • Current Enrollment:
  • Student to Teacher Ratio:
  • Grades: 7 – 12
  • Educational Philosophy: The St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School provides quality Catholic education in the Marianist spirit to young men and women on Maui.  St. Anthony is an ‘ohana –  living and dynamic community of sharing and learning where leadership skills, social awareness, academic competence and commitment to faith-filled service are developed.
  • Religious Affiliation: Catholic
  • Annual Tuition: Grade 7 : $9,350 Grade 8: $10,400 Grade 9-12 $12,500

 

Schools by Location:

Upcountry (Haiku/Paia/Makawao/Pukalani/Kula) 

  • Carden Academy
  • Clearview Christian Girls School
  • Doris Todd
  • Haleakala Waldorf
  • Kamehameha Schools Maui
  • Montessori School of Maui
  • Roots School
  • Seabury Hall

Central (Wailuku/Kahului) 

  • Emmanuel Lutheran
  • Kaahumanu Hou
  • St. Anthony

Kihei 

  • Montessori Hale o Keiki

West Side (Lahaina – Napili) 

  • Maui Prep
  • Sacred Hearts

 

Schools by Grades:

Preschool (this list does not include stand-alone preschools)

  • Carden Academy
  • Doris Todd
  • Haleakala Waldorf
  • Kaahumanu Hou/ Noah’s Ark Preschool
  • Kamehameha Schools Maui
  • Maui Prep
  • Montessori School of Maui
  • Roots School
  • Sacred Hearts

Elementary School (K-5)

  • Carden Academy
  • Doris Todd
  • Emmanuel Lutheran
  • Haleakala Waldorf
  • Kaahumanu Hou
  • Kamehameha Schools Maui
  • Maui Prep
  • Montessori Hale o Keiki
  • Montessori School of Maui
  • Roots School
  • Sacred Hearts
  • St. Anthony

Middle School (6-8)

  • Carden Academy
  • Clearview Christian Girls School
  • Doris Todd
  • Emmanuel Lutheran
  • Haleakala Waldorf
  • Kaahumanu Hou
  • Kamehameha Schools Maui
  • Maui Prep
  • Montessori Hale o Keiki
  • Montessori School of Maui
  • Roots School
  • Sacred Hearts
  • Seabury Hall
  • St. Anthony

High School (9-12)

  • Clearview Christian Girls School
  • Maui Christian Academy (the new high school with Doris Todd)
  • Haleakala Waldorf
  • Kaahumanu Hou
  • Kamehameha Schools Maui
  • Maui Prep
  • Seabury Hall
  • St. Anthony

 

Blogging Disclosure: I am on the Board of Directors of Carden Academy, and a past board member of Seabury Hall Alumni Board, but no compensation was received from any school on this list.  

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