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Best Schools on Maui

Maui is not only known for its stunning beaches and natural beauty, but also having some of the more renowned schools in the state. Whether you’re moving to island with children or looking to relocate for better education opportunities, here are some of the best schools on Maui.

For our rankings, we will be using the Niche website, which provides a wide range of information and rankings on schools, colleges, neighborhoods, and companies in the United States. It offers in-depth reviews, statistics, and user-generated ratings and opinions to help people make informed decisions about where to live, learn, and work. On Niche, you can find information about K-12 schools, colleges, and universities, including academic performance, diversity, acceptance rates, and student life. The website also provides rankings of schools and districts based on various factors such as academics, safety, and teacher quality.

To determine what public school is in your Hawaii school district, follow this link. You will need to enter your property address and it will tell you what public grade school, middle school, and high schools are within your specific school district.


Seabury Hall Preparatory Academy

Located on the verdant slopes of Haleakala and Upcountry Maui, Seabury Hall Preparatory Academy comes in as the #1 private high school Maui. Both my 2 brothers and I went to Seabury Hall from grades 6-12 and had wonderful experiences. Seabury is rated an A+ for academics and is a nationally recognized college preparatory school. The tuition cost is around $23K per year. Seabury offers a challenging and comprehensive academic program, including honors and AP (advanced placement) courses, that prepare students for success in college and beyond. Seabury Hall has a close-knit community that is built on mutual respect, support, and encouragement. Students, faculty, staff, and families work together to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone can thrive. 

The Drama Program at Seabury is undoubtedly one of the best on island. PC: Seabury Hall on Facebook

Maui Preparatory Academy

Maui Preparatory Academy, located in Lahaina, is a private college preparatory school that offers education from pre-K through 12th grade. With one the lowest student-to-teacher ratios on Maui, students receive personalized attention that helps them with the challenging curriculum and prepares them for higher education. The school also has a strong athletics program, with state championship titles in basketball, cross country, and volleyball. For all the reasons above, Maui Preparatory Academy ranks second on our list.

Photo credit: Maui Preparatory Academy on Facebook

St. Anthony School

Coming in ranked third on the list is St. Anthony School. This smaller, catholic school is located in Wailuku and known for its close-knit community and welcoming atmosphere. The school has a small student body, which allows for more personalized attention and a greater sense of belonging. Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities, clubs, and sports teams, which help foster strong friendships and a sense of camaraderie.

Photo Courtesy of St. Anthony School Maui on Facebook

Doris Todd Christian Academy

Doris Todd Christian Academy is a private Christian school located on the North Shore of Maui, in the town of Paia. This small school (about 185 students total) serves students from preschool through 12th grade and is known for its strong academic programs, small class sizes (12:1 student to teacher ratio), and emphasis on character development.

In addition to academics, Doris Todd Christian Academy also places a strong emphasis on character development. The school’s core values include respect, responsibility, integrity, compassion, and perseverance. These values are integrated into the school’s daily routines and curriculum, helping students to develop strong moral character and leadership skills.


Kihei Charter

The #1 ranked 2023 best public school (for both high school and elementary school) in Maui County, is Kihei Charter. Since this is the only charter school on Maui, it is open to all school districts. Because of its reputation and popularity, which leads to more applicants than spots available for this school, they actually have to hold a lottery every March! The school focuses on project-based learning and emphasizes the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. With a low student-to-teacher ratio, students receive individualized attention and support to help them succeed academically. The school also has a strong community involvement program, with opportunities for students to engage in service projects and community events.

King Kekaulike High School

Known to locals as King K, this public high school located in the Upcountry area came in as the #2 ranked public high school with an overall Niche grade of B+. With classes from 9th grade through 12th, this school has a diverse student body and a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for higher education. King Kekaulike High School also has a strong athletics program, with state championship titles in football, wrestling, and track and field.

Photo Courtesy of King Kekaulike High School on Facebook

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