Schools On Maui

Moving a family to a new school system can be quite a challenge by itself. Here’s a quick guide to finding the right schools for your family:


Public Schools:

Public schools on Maui aren’t particularly well-ranked, but most of them do have specialized programs for different interests (Lahainaluna High School has an agriculture program and Baldwin High School has an impressive theatre program, to name a couple examples). Take a look at the different tracks these schools have and find the right one for your family, and check out this guide to see where you’d like to live. Keep in mind that the school districts in central Maui are not as well-defined as those Upcountry or on West Maui. If you an educator yourself, the public school system here is almost always hiring.


Private or Charter Schools

Private (both religious and non-religious affiliated) are plentiful on Maui for students in preschool, elementary, and middle school/junior high. There are somewhat fewer high schools; on the West side, the only private school for high school students is Maui Preparatory Academy. With that being said, it is an incredibly common track on Maui for children to attend a private school until 9th grade – if you have young children, this is a great option to keep in mind. Kihei has the island’s only Charter school, but it is well-reviewed overall and is a great option for your kids. Two of the standout schools for private education are Maui Prep (especially if your child is interested in music) and Seabury Hall (particularly for athletics).

Here’s a list of Private and Charter schools across Maui:

West Maui

Maui Preparatory

Type of School: College Preparatory

4910 Honoapi’ilani Hwy., Napili

665-9966 |

Grades Served: Pre-K – 12

Sacred Hearts School

Type of School: Parochial

239 Dickenson St., Lahaina

661-4720 |

Grades Served: Pre-K – 8


South Maui

Horizons Academy Of Maui

Type of School: Special Education

2679 Wai Wai Pl., Kihei


Grades Served: Call for information

Kihei Charter School

Type of School: Charter

Location: 650 Lipoa Pkwy, Kihei

875-0700 |

Grades Served: K – 12


Central Valley

Emmanuel Lutheran School

Type of School: Parochial

520 West One St., Kahului

873-6334 |

Grades Served: K – 8

Maui Hui Malama Learning Center

Type of School: Alternative

375 Mahalani Street, Wailuku

244-5911 |

Grades Served: 7 – 12

Ka’ahumanu Hou Christian School

Type of School: Parochial

77 Maui Veterans Hwy. (formerly Mokulele), Kahului

871-2477 | KHCSMaaui,org

Grades Served: Pre K – 12

Maui Adventist School

Type of School: Parochial

261 S. Pu’unene Ave., Kahului

877-7813 |

Grades Served: K – 8

St. Anthony School

Type of School: Parochial

1618 Lower Main St., Wailuku

244-4190 |

Grades Served: K -12



Carden Academy of Maui

Type of School: Carden Method

55A Mako’eno Pl., Pukalani

573-6651 |

Grades Served: Pre-K – 8

Haleakala Waldorf School

Type of School: Waldorf

Elementary: 4160 Lower Kula Rd., Kula

Secondary: 38 Kaluanui Rd., Makawao

878-2511 |

Grades Served: Pre-K – 12

Kamehameha Schools Maui

Type of School: College Preparatory

270 ‘A’apueo Pay., Pukalani


Grades Served: K – 12

Montessori School Of Maui

Type of School: Montessori

2933 Baldwin Ave., Makawao

573-0374 |

Grades Served: 18 months – 8

Seabury Hall

Type of School: College Preparatory

480 Olinda Rd., Makawao

572-7235 |

Grades Served: 6 -12


North Shore

Doris Todd Christian Academy

Type of School: Parochial

Elementary: 519 Baldwin Ave., Paia

Secondary: 473 S. High St., Wailuku

579-9237 |

Grades Served: K – 12

Real Ongoing Opportunities to Soar (Roots)

Type of School: Alternative

740 Haiku Rd., Haiku

250-7988 |

Grades Served: Pre K – 8



If you’re moving in the middle of the year, are not sure about what school to send your child to, or want to wait until they move up to the next level (for example, 8 th grade to 9 th grade and high
school), homeschooling is a great option. Maui has a thriving homeschool community and several co-op options. Hawai’i as a state is particularly accommodating to homeschooling families, and it is generally pretty simple to move out of the school system for a few years and return to it.





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