Maui offers public and private pre-kindergarten to 12th grade schools that prepare students for success in the 21st century. The county’s public schools are part of the statewide school system that is managed by the Hawaii Department of Education. The Maui County district is made up of 30 public schools and includes several that are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), one of six regional associations that accredits public and private learning institutions in the United
A variety of education options are available to meet your family’s needs, including charter, faith-based, Montessori, Waldorf and college-preparatory formats. Nationally recognized, WASC accredited school Seabury Hall also calls Maui home.
Public school students have the unique opportunity to participate in the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program offered at select schools. This K-12 program teaches the standard school curriculum using the Hawaiian language to help perpetuate the language and culture of Hawaii’s indigenous people.
Students are provided additional tools of success through extracurricular programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines and local businesses internships through the community and non-profit organizations.
The University of Hawaii’s Maui College (UHMC) offers degree and certificate programs in a variety of disciplines on campus and through distance learning centers that utilize the latest technology. Its 78-acre campus is home to the Maui Culinary Academy, which is housed in a new $14 million state of the art facility and offers a curriculum that blends traditional European training with Hawaii’s multiethnic cuisine. The academy’s culinary arts and baking associate degrees are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute. Ike Le’a, a new $26 million science facility, opened its doors in 2013.
The college’s University of Hawaii Center offers additional education opportunities by providing distance bachelor and master programs from campuses across the state. MCC also offers an extensive selection of continuing education courses and is home to the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui, which aims to foster sustainable, innovative methods of community development and management.