by Dr. Jonathan Silver, Head of School on February 16, 2017

Maui Preparatory Academy, West Maui’s only private and secular preschool – 12th grade college preparatory program, has several important announcements to share with the community about the upcoming 2017/2018 School Year.

Preschool students helping build a worm hotel for the school garden.

Preschool students helping build a worm hotel for the school garden.

First, Maui Preparatory Academy announces the reconstitution of its early childhood program into the Early Childhood Discovery Center (ECDC). The ECDC, which includes preschool and kindergarten, will be offering flexible attendance options in the preschool and new competitive pricing in both preschool and kindergarten for the 17/18 School Year. The preschool is now accepting applications for its 2-day and 3-day options, with limited spots available, as well as its traditional 5-day program. Furthermore, without sacrificing the quality and breadth of Maui Prep’s programs and curriculum, tuition for both preschool and kindergarten in the ECDC is being reset for the 17/18 School Year to be more in line with other West Maui options. (Prices are now $6,950 for 5-day preschool, $4,800 for 3-day preschool, and $3,200 for 2-day preschool.)

To inaugurate these developments within the Early Childhood Discovery Center, Maui Prep will host an Open House for families interested in preschool and kindergarten next year. This will take place on Saturday, February 25, from 9 AM-11 AM, on the Maui Prep campus at 4910 Honoapiilani Highway. Families can meet the teachers, tour the classrooms and campus, and enjoy light morning refreshments. Maui Prep will waive its application fee for any new families who attend the Open House, and there will be a special drawing for those new families in attendance for one 5% Tuition Remission award for the 17/18 School Year.

Looks like a win!

Looks like a win!

Second, Maui Prep announces that it is adopting a much more substantive, needs-based multi-child financial assistance program for qualifying families. Maui Prep is doing the very best it can to support Maui Prep families who wish to enroll all their children at Maui Prep.

Third, contingent on demand, Maui Prep will be inaugurating morning transportation service from Ma’alaea, Launiupoko, and Lahaina. We recognize how challenging and long the commute to and from Maui Prep may be for families residing south of Lahaina, and this service is intended to remove the challenge in the mornings. The Maui Prep bus has fourteen belted passenger seats; transportation service will be available on a first come-first served basis.

Fourth, Maui Prep announces the return of its very popular Pueo Pilot Scholarship Program, a merit-based, four-year full scholarship geared toward new, incoming high school students. The application deadline is February 22. All applicants will also sit for a formal, in-person interview with the Pueo Pilot Scholarship Committee.  Interested families and students may contact, or call 665-9966.

An unparalleled view

An unparalleled view

In its twelve years of operation, Maui Prep has grown from a “little, sleepy day school on a hill” into one of Hawaii’s best college preparatory institutions. In its first few years of operation, Maui Prep was recognized as a “Leading School of The Future.” Since then, Maui Prep has established its Center for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CCIE) out of which Maui Prep now produces, among other things, county and state champions in science and robotics. Maui Prep has firmly established itself as a global educational organization with the opening of its international boarding program in 2014, for students in grades 8-12. And, most recently, Maui Prep has taken steps to become the leading K-12 organization on the island for marine studies with the establishment of its Moana Institute.

With Maui Prep’s new initiatives in early childhood education, morning bus transportation option, and the Pueo Pilot Full Scholarship Program, the 2017/2018 school year is the perfect time to become a member of the Maui Prep ‘Ohana.

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