We believe children have unlimited potential.

Welcome to Roots!

Roots School is an independent private school for students from Preschool to 6th Grade. Through our project-based approach, multi-age setting, small classes, and emphasis on critical thinking and creativity, we create a flexible learning environment to encourage students to develop their unique potential. Along with mathematics, science, history, social science, language arts, and foreign language classes, we offer fine and performing arts, physical education, gardening, student activities, and field trips. Roots School is located in the heart of Haiku town on the island of Maui, which provides distinctive educational and cultural resources. Our graduates attend high schools across Maui, and are accepted at colleges and universities across the nation. 

Real Ongoing Opportunities to Soar (ROOTS) is a nonsectarian, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation licensed by the Hawaii Council of Private Schools and the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services, and is fully accredited by the Hawaii Association of Independent School (HAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Roots School has worked diligently to create safe policies and procedures for our students, staff and families. Click on the link below to read our comprehensive 2022/2023 Return to Campus Plan. 

2022-2023 Return to Campus Plan

"Roots School has been the best choice we ever made for our child. Since our son started attending the school four years ago, he has flourished in this atmosphere."

River Siver

"I honestly cannot imagine our lives without the excellent academic quality, social and emotional education, and overall support the Roots 'ohana provides."

Wesley Crile


Roots is now accepting applications for new students!



At Roots School, we see education as an investment in our children, our community and our world. We are a nonprofit organization and work hard to find ways to meet the rising costs of providing a quality education. We invite and appreciate your support!


Roots is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools and licensed by the Hawaii Council of Private Schools


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We Would Love to Meet You!

Roots School

740 Haiku Road

Haiku, HI 96708

For the fastest response, please email office@rootsmaui.org for more information. You may also reach us at (808) 250-7988.