Moana Institute Maui is a division of Maui Preparatory Academy an amazing destination for motivated students to learn and play in a nurturing yet academically rigorous college-preparatory environment. Maui Prep is located on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Maui. The volcanic origins of the Hawaiian archipelago, the tropical climate, and the warm Pacific Ocean that teems with marine life make the “outdoors” Maui Prep’s most extraordinary classroom. No matter the student’s interests – in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, or the arts, the foundation of Maui Prep’s program is its commitment to coaching 21st-century higher order thinking skills, collaboration, communication, and innovation, and to providing multi-disciplinary college preparatory learning opportunities.
Students will experience significant individualized attention in a nurturing and supportive environment with an 8:1 student to teacher ratio. Courses in English, History, Mathematics, The Sciences, Studio Art, and Art History. Unparalleled outdoor learning experiences in the naturally diverse setting of Maui from atop the 3,000-meter dormant volcano Haleakala down to the coral reefs of Honolua Bay.
At the Moana Institute, we don’t believe that a classroom should have four walls. Our ideal classroom has no walls! As a Moana Institute student, you will have the opportunity to literally make Maui your classroom. Whether it is learning to SCUBA dive near Kaanapali or discussing Moby Dick in a literature circle one morning on DT Fleming beach, you are guaranteed to come away with a new definition of “school.”
We are now accepting applicants for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.
During your stay, you will reside at Hale Maui, our residential facility. Hale Maui is just steps away from the ocean. You and your roommates will live in one of several, spacious dorm apartments. As a community, we gather in “The Nest”, Hale Maui’s penthouse, to share meals, engage with guest lecturers, and have community gatherings. Our residential faculty provide a safe, caring, and supportive environment allowing you to have the most memorable time possible on Maui.