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Welcome to the Montessori School of Maui

The Montessori School of Maui, founded in 1978, began by serving just 8 students in a simple Quonset hut beside St. Rita’s Church in Haiku. Over the years the organization has evolved to a lovely 9-acre campus serving over 260 students, from 18 months to 8th grade, and is currently experiencing its highest attendance to date.

The school employs a collaborative learning environment, based upon the time-honored principles developed by Dr. Maria Montessori over 100 years ago and refined by generations of dedicated teachers, designed to stimulate each student's critical thinking skills, cultivate inquisitive minds and empower children to actively participate in the rapidly changing environment of the twenty first century.

The Montessori teaching methodology is uniquely based upon observation, peer learning, tactile learning materials and intrinsic motivation. Within each classroom, multiple grades or levels of students are combined, creating an environment whereby students serve as leaders for one-another. These elements all come together to create a truly distinctive and remarkable approach to education.

In the News

  • Peace Garden

    Join us Thursday, March 5, 2:15-2:45 as we formally introduce and bless this beautiful new addition to our campus. Parents and community members are welcome to attend. Uncle Les will present a Hawaiian blessing and our older students will participate in a conversation about peace. Mahalo to Scott Lacasse, many parent volunteers and a very special friend in our community for making this spectacular new space on our campus possible! read more >

  • March 2014 Lunch Menu is Available

       The March lunch menu is available! Please place your orders within the ParentsWeb system by end of day Wednesday, February 25th. We encourage parents to place orders for the full month, if possible, to limit your service fees and to make your life simpler!    Primary students may order lunch on Mondays and Fridays. Elementary and Middle School students may order Monday-Friday. NOTE: Weekly lunch orders are accepted throughout the month and are due by end of d read more >

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