Welcome to Roots!

Roots School is an independent private school for students from Preschool to 6th Grade. Through our arts-integrated, project-based approach, we offer a multi-age setting, small class sizes, and we emphasize critical thinking and creativity. We encourage all students to develop their unique potential. Using state and national standards as the foundation, our teachers combine traditional learning with hands-on projects; to strengthen understanding and knowledge of subjects by making connections across disciplines. 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).

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"My child is so eager to go to school everyday! We feel so blessed to send her to a safe, kind, and nurturing learning environment. She has developed so much confidence and truly loves learning."

Annie Polk

"Our daughter really benefits from Roots School's small class sizes and the one-on-one time she is able to get when needed. I also love the creative ways they get to learn."

Cachia Parks


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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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.