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Maui Preparatory Academy to Expand

February 22, 2017, 8:42 AM HST
* Updated February 22, 8:49 AM
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Maui Preparatory Academy has unveiled its plan for the development of a Center for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurism (CCIE).

Maui Preparatory Academy is always seeking new ways to inspire students, to develop their potential and create possibilities for their future.

This mission stems from the constant drive to imagine and invent the future of education—a mission facilitated by 21st century classrooms and design elements that foster creativity and collaboration.

Twenty-first century classrooms, allow Maui Prep to scale its curriculum and courses to support all students.

In the spirit of accelerating this process, Maui Prep has developed its CCIE plan.


“The CCIE will expand the school’s capacity for interdisciplinary teaching by providing a hub for STEAM based courses and projects,” said Head of School Jonathan Silver.


The CCIE expansion—with a targeted completion date of September 2018—will add 992 square feet of laboratory and learning space to the campus.

Four locally-based family foundations—Atherton Family Foundation, Graham Family Foundation, Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation and First Hawaiian Bank Foundation—will provide the seed money for the expansion, while the Maui Preparatory Oʻhana begins a capital campaign to complete the project.

This phase is merely the latest chapter in campus and program development for Maui Prep, which began in 2005 when the school opened their doors on land generously donated by Maui Land and Pine Inc. Nine years later, Maui Prep established the school’s international boarding facility in Kahana, doubling the school’s footprint. Incremental development of the school’s programmatic platform has remained constant over the last decade, with integrated science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) as an educational framework.


With every campus and programmatic development, Maui Prep fuels the collaborative spirit essential to 21st-century education and thus the school’s growth.

About Maui Preparatory Academy

Located on the scenic campus in Napili, West Maui, Maui Preparatory Academy is an independent college preparatory day school with a community-based mission to serve a diverse student population from Preschool through Grade 12.

Maui Prep is dedicated to providing a rigorous and interdisciplinary academic program, combining arts enrichment, athletics, and community service as part of its core values.

Maui Prep has been recognized statewide and nationally for its exceptional programs. Maui Prep opened its doors in 2005 with 37 students in grades 6 to 8 and, today has grown to over 200 students in Preschool through 12th grade.

In August 2014, Maui Prep inaugurated its international boarding program for students in grades 8 to 12.

Maui Prep’s highly trained faculty and staff work tirelessly to help students reach beyond their perceived level of ability and become outstanding global citizens.

For more information or to schedule a campus tour, call Andrew O’Riordan, director of admissions, at (808) 665-9966, email [email protected] or visit

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