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Maui Preparatory Academy hires new leader and expands campus

By Staff | Jul 26, 2018

Maui Preparatory Academy welcomes Robert Landau to take the helm as the new head of school beginning in August.

NAPILI – The students may be away for the summer, but the good work carries on at Maui Preparatory Academy.

It’s a summer of transition and expansion for the preschool-12th grade college preparatory day and boarding school on a hilltop in Napili. New leadership and an expanded campus are supporting the 14-year-old school in its rise.

Maui Preparatory Academy welcomes Robert Landau to take the helm as the new head of school beginning in August.

Landau brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from diverse senior administrative posts around the world. A shortlist of these positions includes work as deputy superintendent at the Singapore American School, director at the Western Academy of Beijing and executive director of the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools.

A seasoned and experienced educator, Landau will bring experience, insight and leadership to the school. He is pleased to be joining Maui Prep during a time when the school is positioned for growth as it finds more ways to actively educate and support the Maui community.

He takes charge at an important moment for the school. In 2017-18, Maui Prep enrolled over 240 students in grades preschool through 12, and Boarding Program enrollment reached 20 students.

Landau arrives to guide the school in its deepening of a culture of ‘ohana, its sustained commitment to fascinating teaching and learning, and its development of children into college- and life-ready adults.

Maui Prep is also expanding its campus. The preschool program is experiencing strong demand from the community, so the school has undertaken a major renovation and upgrade this summer, which includes classroom modernization and keiki-size bathrooms with low sinks.

For the middle and upper school students, a “Creative Entrepreneurship” classroom space is being added to the lower campus to support creative and bold thinking and collaborating.

School Principal Ryan Kirkham said, “This facility is part of a campus-wide initiative to expand creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship programs, giving all students the opportunity to learn and engage in creative and purposeful problem solving and hands-on innovation.”

Admissions are busy, with over 70 new students and families set to join the ‘ohana for the 2018-19 school year.

There are still some spaces available in day and boarding for the coming year. School starts on Aug. 13.

To learn more about admissions or financial aid, inquire today at admissions@mauiprep.org.