Created by entrepreneurial community members desiring an independent college prep school for the children of West Maui, Maui Prep carries on that “can do” spirit throughout its beautiful campus, featuring a talented and passionate faculty offering an outstanding educational program in state-of the-art classrooms surrounded by the natural beauty of the ocean and the West Maui Mountains.
The many characteristics that make Maui Prep special – small classes with differentiated instruction, outstanding faculty, wide array of academic and extracurricular programs, diverse student body, safe and nurturing environment, focus on technology, and strong school-family partnership – require substantial resources. Tuition revenue covers much of the cost of operating the school; however, a significant portion of the funds to educate our students must be raised from other sources, primarily philanthropic gifts.
Maui Prep provides a number of avenues for support. Most important to the day-to-day operation of the school is the Annual Fund Drive. Every year, each member of our Maui Prep ‘ohana is asked to make a generous tax-deductible Annual Fund gift to the school. These gifts help close the approximately $5,000 per student gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating our students.
The Maui Prep Gala, a dinner/dance/auction hosted every year, raises funds for the school’s Financial Aid Program. Maui Prep is committed to enrolling qualified students regardless of their families’ financial circumstances. The Maui Prep Gala is the major source of revenue for this important program. Individuals are also encouraged to give gifts designated for the Financial Aid Program at other times of the year as well.
Gifts to Maui Prep’s capital building projects allowed the school to open its doors in 2005 with beautiful campus facilities immediately available to our faculty and students. Capital gifts continue to support the expansion of the campus as the school grows.
Endowment gifts are permanent gifts which generate income for Maui Prep in perpetuity. These gifts are critical to securing the long-term health and well-being of the school.
The Alliance to Improve Maui (AIM) Program raises funds for the school through the sale of certain properties designated as AIM listings. Ask your realtor about AIM.
Maui Prep is deeply grateful to all our donors for their extraordinary generosity and support of our young school. We couldn’t do it without you!