Maui Preparatory Academy - Review #1

Maui Preparatory Academy

About the Author:

College Enrolled UCSC
Home Town, State (Country) Lahaina , HI
Years Attended Boarding School 4
Activities During Boarding School The sports at Maui Prep are, girls volleyball, cross country, golf, surfing, swimming, paddling, track and field and tennis. We have three seasons which have at least two sports going on. You can be involved in school plays and we have many student led clubs that can help you meet new people.

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The teachers at Maui Prep are very hands on! They are willing to spend time before and after school for extra help. You are taught things that will prepare you for college. You are required to have at least 25 hours of community service but most students have more then 25 hours. It is required to do at least one sport of your choice.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The best thing that happened for me was, being able to meet new people and make new friends and boarders from across the world. I was very thankful for the amazing education I was given.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I wouldn't have changed a thing! But I do recommend, since we can go shopping and spend money on weekends, I would only buy things that you need! If you do go spend money, ask your parents first and don't spend all of your money. I would also bring a credit card.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I loved how I got to experience a new culture and place. The teachers were so caring and nice. I never felt like I was alone and had no friends. Everyone wanted to talk to me and if you join a sport or a club then it's a really easy way to make a group of friends.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Everything about the school is amazing! At school we don't have a snack bar but back at the dorms we had plenty of snacks to eat and bring to school.


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The classes challenges you in a way that really gets your brain thinking. You are learning about things that happen on Maui, America and across the world. We take math, history, literature, language, science and an elective of your choice. I really liked being about learn a second language as some students improve on their English. The biggest class size is 20 students, but it usually doesn't get that big.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The athletic program is very small, especially since we are a Division 2 school. But everyone is welcomed to try a new sport, weather you are an excellent runner or swimmer you can try something you have Neve attempted.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
The theatre program has a play every year that every student can be involved in. We have a 7am pop band that plays in the county fair and at other town events. We have an art class where you learn to draw adept drawings and improve your skills.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
There are many clubs at the school, that help the community, improve your art skills, etc. I really enjoyed being able to surf after school.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
We live in the dorms like a family, because in Maui we are all about Ohana and welcoming everyone from everywhere. The suporvisors who live with us are amazing. On the weekends, they take us places so we can explore the island.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
We would get lunch at school and at the dorms we have breakfast and dinner up in the dinning/study hall. On Saturdays and Sundays we would have brunch and dinner but their is always snacks to eat. At school during lunch, we can sit anywhere and at the dorms, we just need to eat all meals together in the dinning/study hall.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The school is in the city of Lahaina, which is a very small city and the school is locked in a small town in Napili, Maui Prep, is the only school in Napili. It's located on a small hill that over looks the ocean. I loved being able to see the ocean and waves crash.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
At school, it was very easy to make friends because everyone wanted to be friends with someone from another country. Your friends that live in Maui, may invite you to sleepover or go do something fun outside of school.

Daily Schedule:

7:00 AMBreakfast
8:00 AMAdvisory
8:15 AMHistory
9:15 AMLanguage
10:15 AMLiterature
11:45 AMLunch
12:45 PMScience
1:45 AMElective
2:45 AMMath
3:00 AMSport practice or go back to dorms, 6:30 pm dinner and 9 pm study hall
10:00 AMSunday Brunch
10:00 AMFree time
11:00 AMFree time
12:00 PMFree time
1:00 PMFree time
2:00 PMFree time
3:00 PMFree time
4:00 PMFree time
5:00 PMDinner
9:00 PMStudy Hall

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