Haleakalā Waldorf School

Community Campaign to Relocate our High School and Expand our Campus

Who we are

For over fifty years, Haleakalā Waldorf School has provided Maui families with a balanced educational program promoting academic excellence through an arts-oriented, place-based, experiential curriculum.

This approach fills a critical gap in educational options for students in the greater Maui community. We develop individuals who meet the challenges of today’s world, demonstrating self-direction, a lifelong love of learning, moral purpose, and the ability to think—critically, creatively, independently, and collaboratively.

Here, children learn to connect meaningfully with people and the world around them.

an Ideal Setting

Twenty years ago, our community envisioned a Waldorf high school on Maui. Ten years ago, our high school program was launched at a temporary site at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao. Because this site is miles from our core Kula campus and opportunities to expand facilities are limited, we have long prioritized the need to find a permanent home for our high school.

We are thrilled to have found an ideally situated potential property that would provide an outstanding setting for our long-term vision. Located across the street from our Kula campus, this 25-acre parcel is available for $2m—exclusively to HWS. The property owners are very supportive of our school and have worked closely with our Board to arrive at this feasible purchase price for our community.

The parcel's proximity to our current Kula campus provides an unmatched opportunity for shared resources and programmatic unity from early childhood through 12th grade. The property is large enough to include a middle school “campus within a campus,”—allowing space to expand programming and reduce traffic at the lower school. In addition, the site can accommodate our athletic and performance facility needs, as well as the development of teacher housing, international student residence halls, a teaching farm, practical/fine arts studios, and ample green space.

Finally, the site is gorgeous, with bi-coastal and mountain views—a truly exceptional setting for the educational objectives of Haleakalā Waldorf School.

The Opportunity

4355 Lower Kula Road, T.M.K.: (2)2-3-001:174-0000

Ideal Location

Across the street from HWS core Kula Campus


Ample space to accommodate High School and Middle School Campuses

County Interim Zoning/State Land use Ag

Two 1" Water Meters

Ample water for school use

Gently Sloping Topography

Easing construction and accessibility

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25 Acres $2million

a Community Campus

In keeping with the philosophy of our school, we envision a new campus that supports the well-being of our students and faculty, offers resources to the surrounding community, and reflects the values of aloha ‘aina. Our design incorporates these commitments with clean energy and green building materials, ample open space, areas for food production, and watershed restoration. We aim to be a resource for the broader community by offering courses in woodworking and other practical arts, summer programs, teacher trainings, and gathering spaces for community groups and cultural programs.

By prioritizing a connection to the environment and community, the campus will foster a sense of ecological and social consciousness within our student body.

The campus will also serve the long-term financial viability of the school with affordable housing units for our dedicated faculty, a residence hall for international students, and summer programming for visitors and students in the wider Maui community. Rental income, international student tuition, and summer programs will be key sources of revenue for establishing and growing a school endowment.

High School and Middle school Classrooms

Athletic and Performance Facilities

Practical and Fine Arts Studios

Teacher and International Student Housing

Biodynamic Teaching Farm and Ecological Restoration

Youth Summer Programs

Waldorf Teacher Training Center

Community Resource Center and Adult Programs

phased growth

phase one $4m

Community Campaign-In Progress

25 Acres $2m

Site Improvements/Infrastructure $1m

High School Classrooms $500k

Gym/Assembly Space $500k

Agriculture and Restoration Projects Grant Supported

phase one



Phase Two $23.5m

Full Capital Campaign-Long Term Vision

Middle School Classrooms $3m

Athletics Facilities $7m

Performance Space $5m

Practical and Fine Arts Studios $1m

Science Labs $500k

Teacher Housing $4m

Intl. Student/Summer Program Residence Hall $3m

phase two



We believe that a group of dedicated people who share this vision can make it a reality, leaving a legacy for Maui’s children for generations to come.

Contact Advancement Director Astrid Grupenhoff at astrid@waldorfmaui.org or (808) 878-2511


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*Please note Campus Expansion Project

If you are considering a gift in securities, planned giving, a tribute gift, or a major donation, we invite you to contact Astrid Grupenhoff at astrid@waldorfmaui.org or call (808) 878-2511