A Season of Giving

by Jenny Worth, Grant Coordinator on December 17, 2014

All the "Santas" that went to Molokai

All the “Santas”

With the help of generous community partners, Maui Preparatory Academy’s Project Give-a-Gift delivered Christmas joy to dozens of children in Child Protective Services on the island of Molokai. Volunteers from Maui Prep, the Will Smith Foundation, Better Together Photography, Goodfellow Brothers and a generous donation from the Lahaina Grill made it all possible for these very deserving children.

This marks the ninth year of Project Give-a-Gift at Maui Prep and the second year of their partnership with the Will Smith Foundation to deliver toys to Molokai. It has been an incredible year with the Maui Prep ‘Ohana collecting more gifts that ever before. Bikes (we lost count at about 15), skateboards, clothing, tennis shoes and car seats were just a few of the items that made up the bounty of gifts.

Molokai's Santa

Molokai’s Santa

We are touched by the strength and resolve of the foster care families that provide a home, family and parenting for children in their care. We are also overwhelmed by the generosity of individual donors and community partners. With their support we have been able to provide some real gifts to families that need a little extra support.

Thank you to the Maui Prep ‘Ohana, community partners and donors who supported this endeavor with your time, money, and generous spirit.

Happy holidays to you and your family, and many blessings for the New Year.



NHS, NAHS and Interact Rotary Members Inducted

by Stephanie Kirkham, Communications on December 8, 2014

Interact Rotary Club Members

2014-2015 Interact Rotary Club Members

Members of the Interact Rotary Club, National Art Honor Society and National Honor Society were inducted in a recent ceremony. Parents and students attended a potluck dinner and celebrated the accomplishments of their student and those of their child’s peers. The Interact Rotary Club is a club that stresses the importance of community service and the vital role that plays in developing a thriving community.  Each of the members of this club are examples of students that go above and beyond the required community service hours Maui Prep requires. Many of them also seek out and take initiative in ways to better the community around them.

Members of National Art Honor Society

2014-2015 National Art Honor Society Members

National Art Honor Society members are chosen based upon a submitted application and each artist must also meet a required number of art credits.

Members of National Honor Society

2014-2015 National Honor Society Members

National Honor Society members are chosen by the faculty based upon scholarship, service, leadership and character and they must be a member of the sophomore, junior or senior class. Way to go Pueo!


Girls’ Cross Country Wins Second Place at State Championships!

November 4, 2014

Congratulations to the girls’ cross country team for placing second among Division two schools at the November 1 HHSAA State Cross-Country meet held on Oahu. Each athlete ran a great race and Maui Prep’s own MIL champion, Sophia Johnston (so.), finished 14th out of the 199 qualifiers with a time of 19:44:95.  Both Corey Patton-Losner [...]

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Maui Prep’s First MIL Cross-Country Champion

October 29, 2014

  Maui Prep boasts another MIL champ. Sophomore, Sophia Johnston was crowned the Girls’ Cross-Country MIL Champion last Saturday at Keopuolani Park in Wailuku.  She finished the 5K race almost 30 seconds ahead of the next competitor with a time of 19:54.38 and came in with a strong finish. Sophia enrolled in Maui Prep last [...]

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Can I Please Have Your Atomic Number?

October 6, 2014

Maui Preparatory Academy’s iSci (Integrated Science) students recently spent some time researching a chemist and ‘became’ that chemist through costume and character. Then through a ‘speed dating’ type format they had four minutes to see if they connected with each of the other chemists. The students portrayed early thinkers like Aristotle, alchemists of the 1500′s, and crazy-haired [...]

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Art in Full Swing

September 11, 2014

After an extensive overview of the main elements of art and principles of design the art classes at Maui Preparatory Academy are in full swing. This week the 4th grade students have learned one-point perspective and are creating drawings of campus for display at the Maui County Fair. Students learned basic one-point perspective and then [...]

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Maui Preparatory Academy Students Share Their Artwork With The World

August 23, 2014

Move Over Famous Artists! Maui Preparatory Academy artists are taking over the spotlight!  Starting this school year with a concentrated effort by utilizing  Artsonia, www.artsonia.com — the world’s largest online kid’s art museum — to display the students’ artwork, students work has already been posted for this school year. Anyone can view the school gallery [...]

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9th Grade English students put Tom Robinson on trial

January 28, 2014

The best way to interpret a text is to live through the characters. The novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, has been studied in English classes for years; however, having students relive the famous trial of Tom Robinson is one way to have students understand the time period and the social situations involved. Students have been [...]

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Interim Week 2014!

January 7, 2014

DOWNLOAD YOUR GUIDE FOR Interim 2014! Maui Prep’s Interim Program offers middle and upper school students hands-on, experiential learning opportunities both on and off island. This special week of learning usually falls directly before or after spring break. The Interim Program, uniquely designed to challenge students beyond their perceived learning and comfort levels, encourages participants [...]

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Aloha e komo mai

December 20, 2013

This is Maui Prep, an incredible learning community, a special ‘ohana (family), a place where each student’s potential is ignited, where one’s higher order thinking skills are cultivated and refined, and where one’s passion for creativity and drive for innovation are nurtured. This is Maui Prep, the only secular preschool through high school program on [...]

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Community Service Opportunity: Surfrider Foundation Calls on Maui Prep this Saturday to Help Clean D.T. Fleming!

December 17, 2013

Aloha Maui Prep Ohana.  This Saturday there will be a two hour community service opportunity at D.T. Fleming Beach Park! Come out and join Surfrider Foundation Maui for its Holiday Beach Cleanup at D.T. Fleming Beach Park. Surfrider will provide burlap sacks and gloves; you bring a pair of hands and a readiness to treasure [...]

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Student Social Calendar Comes Alive in December!

December 6, 2013

One of the most cherished aspects of our community is our close-knit ohana.  This is definitely a virtue in many ways, but sometimes this smallness can make planning student social events a challenge.  To help address this challenge, the Maui Prep Student Council (Grades 6-8) and Student Senate (Grades 9-12) have partnered with other island [...]

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