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Foundation awards STEAM grant to Maui Preparatory Academy

By Staff | Nov 13, 2014

According to Maui Preparatory Academy, its STEAM Program will advance its work over the past five years as one of Hawaii’s leading schools of the future.

NAPILI – Maui Preparatory Academy was recently awarded a $5,000 educational grant from the Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation. The school will use these funds toward purchasing materials and equipment for its STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Program.

This program will pioneer the islands’ first STEAM-inspired curriculum at the middle and high school level, as well as establish Maui Prep at the forefront of a transformative educational movement, the school reported.

“We are honored to accept this support and recognition from the Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation,” said Jonathan Silver, head of school.

“It is our goal, with the help of the Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation grant, to offer the critical integration of the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics with the creative arts disciplines.”

Maui Prep will provide STEAM project-based learning to students in the West Maui region who aspire for higher levels of education.

Maui Prep has been the Maui County Science Olympiad champion for a number of years running, and its students have continuously performed among the best in State Science Olympiad competitions.

The school has been building its reputation on Maui for its programs in robotics, digitally enabled astronomy, and 3D programming.

Located on a scenic campus in Napili, Maui Preparatory Academy is an independent college preparatory day and boarding school for a diverse student population from preschool through grade 12.

Maui Prep is dedicated to providing a rigorous, interdisciplinary, academic program combining arts enrichment, athletics and community service as part of its core values.

Recognized statewide and nationally for its programs, Maui Prep opened its doors in 2005 with 37 students in grades 6-8. Today, the school has grown to almost 200 students in preschool through 12th grade.

In August 2014, Maui Prep launched its international boarding program for students in grades 9-12.

For more information, or to schedule a campus tour, contact Cathi Minami, director of admissions, at (808) 665-9966 or cminami@mauiprep.org, or visit www.mauiprep.org.