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 States.







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.

Educational Attainment 2000 2013
Population 25 years & over 85,752 108,931
Less than high school 14,242 10,674
High school graduate (incl. equivalency) 25,256 33,550
Some college, no degree 20,304 27,123
Associates degree 6,716 9,585
Bachelor’s degree 13,436 18,627
Graduate or professional degree 9,476
% high school graduate or higher 83.4 90.2
% bachelor’s degree or higher 22.4 25.7
Primary & Secondary Education
Enrollment (3 years and over) 2000 2013
Total 31,729 36,161
Nursery school, preschool & Kindergarten 3,648 4,939
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 14,860 15,658
High school (grades 9-12) 7,936 7,715
College undergraduate, graduate or professional school 5,285 7,849

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Public School Enrollment 2014-2015

School Enrollment 2014-2015
Total: 21,782
Haiku 479
Kahului 983
Kamali’i 530
King Kamehameha III 773
Kaunakakai 274
Kihei 864
Kualapu’u Public Charter School 306
Kula 391
Lihikai 897
Makawao 527
Makawao 55
Princess Nāhi’ena’ena 724
Paia 338
Pōmaika’i 544
Pukalani 441
Pu’u Kukui 655
Waihee 742
Wailuku 704
S. Enoka Kalama 822
Lahaina 635
Maui Waena 1,109
Molokai 197
High schools:  
H. Perrine Baldwin 1,467
Kihei Public Charter High 526
King Kekaulike 1,086
Lahainaluna 1,014
Molokai 353
Multi-level schools:
Hana High & Elem 341
Lanai High & Elem 567

Source: Hawaii State Department of Education

Private School Enrollment (2013-2014)

School Enrollment 2013-2014
Total: 3,603
Aka’ula School (Molokai) 37
Carden Academy of Maui (K-8) 121
Christ the King (PreK-8) 54
Clearview Christian Girls School (6-9) 17
Doris Todd Memorial Christian (PreK-8) 178
Emmanuel Lutheran (K-8) 173
Haleakala Waldorf School (PreK-8) 312
Ho’omana Hou School (9-10) 16
Horizons Academy of Maui, Inc. (K-8) 12
Ka’ahumanu Hou Christian (PreK-12) 116
Kamehameha Schools Maui (K-12) 1,068
Maui Adventist (1-10) 20
Maui Preparatory Academy (PreK-12) 178
Montessori Hale o’ Keiki (PreK-6) 60
Montessori of Maui (PreK-8) 230
Roots School (PreK-8) 52
Sacred Hearts Elementary (K-8) 166
St. Anthony Preschool 48
St. Anthony Grade School (K-5) 143
St. Anthony Junior & Senior High (6-12) 162
Seabury Hall (6-12) 440

Source: Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)

Post-Secondary Education – UH Maui College Enrollment – Fall 2010

Enrollment Total
2010 4,367
General and Pre-Professional Education 2,242
Career and Technical Education 1,616
Business Education 473
Accounting 95
Business Careers 195
Applied Business and Information Tech 39
Business Tech 86
Hospitality and Tourism 58
Food Service 10
Culinary Arts 208
Health Service Programs (Nursing) 182
Public Service Programs 313
Administration of Justice 74
Human Services
Technology Programs 430
Agriculture 61
Auto Body Repair and Painting
Automotive Technology
Carpentry Technology
Electronics and Computer Eng. Technology
Engineering Technology
Fashion Technology
Sustainable Construction Technology

Source: University of Hawaii, Institutional Research Office