Curriculum

Maui Prep offers a developmentally age-appropriate program geared to the realities of today’s students in all domains – cognitive, emotional, social, moral and ethical, and physical.  We celebrate the fact that we are a unique entity within the educational landscape of West Maui, preparing students for college and life beyond. Our blend of academic rigor, character development, commitment to the arts, integration of technology, sound physical development, appreciation of and service to others, and the work to create sustainability here on Maui gives our students a balanced approach to accepting responsibility for their education.

Maui Preparatory Academy Curriculum

The Maui Prep program of study encompasses the full range of a structured learning environment – Early Childhood (Preschool, K and 1st Grade), Lower (Grades 2–5), Middle (Grades 6–8) and Upper School (Grades 9–12).  Along with the core curriculum of English, History, Math, Science, World Languages, Language Arts, and Health/Physical Education, students are exposed to Art, Music, Drama, Technology, and other enrichment opportunities offered throughout the year.

The faculty incorporates differentiated instruction, which recognizes that students have varying backgrounds, experiences, skills, learning modalities and learning needs in the classroom, which affects the structure, design and pedagogy of lessons to meet those needs.  Maui Prep has fully embraced the research of Harvard professor Tony Wagner, in making a commitment to the development of 21st Century Skills and the implementation of pragmatic instructional situations similar to those experienced in the real world.   As such, we have been recognized as a School of the Future leader among both public and private schools in Hawaii.

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is an approach for classroom activity that emphasizes learning activities that are long-term, interdisciplinary and student-centered. This approach is generally less structured than traditional, teacher-led classroom activities; in a project-based class, students often must organize their own work and manage their own time. Within the project-based learning framework students collaborate, working together to make sense of what is going on. Project-based instruction differs from traditional inquiry by its emphasis on students’ own artifact construction to represent what is being learned.