Maui Prep Winter Gala

by Stephanie Kirkham, Communications on January 9, 2017

Each year, Maui Preparatory Academy hosts an event in an effort to help raise funds for the financial aid program. Last year, the committee decided to spice things up a bit and change the “ball” into a “gala,” and what a gala it was! Maui Prep family and friends celebrated the school’s 10th Anniversary in style at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom. This year promises to be even more spectacular with the theme “Carnival, an event that can’t be missed. Tickets are available at the Maui Prep office or contact Lynne Twigg at ltwigg@mauiprep.org or (808)665-9966.

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An Immersive Marine Science Education Experience

by Ryan Kirkham, Principal on December 11, 2016

Maui Prep_logo_562Maui Preparatory Academy is proud to announce a new educational arm of the school: The Moana Institute. The Moana Institute caters to a global audience and leverages Maui’s beautiful and varied ecosystems to provide “hands-on, feet-wet” learning experiences for students interested in marine science and marine studies. In short, we make Maui our classroom.

The Moana Institute has two main components: a summer program (“Summer@Moana”) and a semester-based program (“Semester On Island”).  Summer@Moana will be a 2-week summer camp experience for middle and high school students (age minimum: 12) engaging in marine science study through snorkeling, sailing, scuba diving certification, and surfing.

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Semester On Island students partake in science, math, history, literature and elective courses focused on marine studies all while earning high school academic credit through the Moana Institute’s partnership with Maui Preparatory Academy.  The cohort of students will spend 3 months engaged in active study as they work alongside award-winning faculty and leading marine scientists before transitioning back to their sending school.

“The future is in the hands of those who explore…and from all the beauty they discover…they develop for nature and for humankind an infinite love.”
~Jacques Yves Cousteau, Ocean Explorer and Conservationist

For more information on our program offerings, please visit www.moanainstitute.org or email info@moanainstitute.org. Click here for a downloadable PDF with  more information about the Moana Institute.

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Learning Outside of the Classroom

December 4, 2016

Hands-on activities are an important part of learning, particularly in science. Ms. DeMott and her science classes have had several opportunities in the last few weeks to put that learning into practice. Ms. DeMott teaches several different science classes, among those, 8th-grade Physical Science,  and 11/12 grade Environmental Science. Learning about and participating in the [...]

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Project-Give-a-Gift 2016

November 30, 2016

Maui Preparatory Academy will be delivering gifts to children in Child Protective Services on the Island of Molokai on December 8, 2016. This delivery is made possible through a partnership between volunteers at Maui Prep, the Goodfellow Brothers, Better Together Photography and generous donations from the West Maui Community. Maui Prep would like to support Molokai families with two significant efforts [...]

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#MauiPrep #InternationalDay

November 27, 2016

International Day at Maui Preparatory Academy has become a tradition of Olympic Competition. A tradition that extends to the entire school body and one of the only school held events that bring the Lower, Middle, and Upper School together. Though the team divides once the competition starts, they meet during the week leading up to [...]

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SON’Z Steakhouse Fundraiser

November 20, 2016

Join Maui Preparatory Academy at SON’Z Steakhouse on December 3 for an unparalleled culinary experience. Proceeds will benefit the school. RSVP to Lynne Twigg by November 3o. It will be a great evening; we look forward to seeing you there!  

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The Middle and Upper School Present Camp Rock

November 17, 2016

Buy your tickets now for the must-see performance of the year! Tickets are available from any budding thespian, as well as from the Maui Prep front office. The performance will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on Friday and Saturday, November 18 & 19, at 7:00. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Feast of the Greek Gods

November 13, 2016

On October 6, the Freshmen dove into the world of the Ancient Greece in Ms. Burk’s 9th grade English class. After reading Mythology, by Edith Hamilton and the epic poem, The Iliad by Homer, their three month Mythology unit concluded with a delicious Greek feast. Each student portrayed a God or Goddess, and performed or [...]

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A Day in the Life of the Lower School

October 30, 2016

Maui Preparatory Academy’s Lower School loves and embraces learning. Whether they are doing math facts on Friday or digging in the dirt for gardening on Monday; the students engage and interact with the environment that surrounds them. The Lower School teachers do their best to provide their students with hands-on-learning activities and field trips that [...]

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Snapshot of Pueo Athletics

October 16, 2016

Athletics are an important part of life at Maui Prep; almost every student in the Upper School has participated in a school sport at one time or another. Maui Prep offers Girls’ Volleyball and Cross-Country in the Fall, Paddling and Swimming in the Winter, and Golf, Tennis, Track & Field, and Surfing in the spring. [...]

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Welcome Irie Gonah – Boarding Edition

October 9, 2016

If you haven’t stopped by Maui Preparatory Academy’s boarding facility yet, you should. Hale Maui is located on the Lower Road just a few miles south of the school. Director of Residental Life, Susie Jones, has created a space for the students that facilitates both learning and the warmth of a home away from home. [...]

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“Laulima” Working Together, We Can Reach Our Goal

October 2, 2016

October is here and so is the launch of the Maui Prep Annual Fund. This is the school’s biggest fundraiser and is the cornerstone of Maui Prep’s fundraising efforts. In short, the annual fund helps bridge the gap between tuition and the true cost to educate each Maui Prep student. All of Maui Prep’s current [...]

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