School Director

Nina Sato

Mrs. Sato has been at Carden Academy of Maui since 1999. She is a Carden trained teacher and between 1999 and 2008, she taught 1st, 2nd, and 4th grades, and became the Middle School English Language Arts specialist.

She has seen firsthand the long term impact that the Carden method and philosophy have had on students’ future learning. In 2008, Mrs Sato took over the directorship of the school, and is gratified to see the school’s success as it has grown and developed. She feels that Carden Academy of Maui offers a unique blend by preserving the best of classical education while creatively moving into the 21st century.
Mrs. Sato has a BA from Swarthmore College and an MD from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.  Mrs. Sato has two children who attended Carden through Middle School and are currently in college. When she is not at school, she enjoys spending time with her husband, horseback riding, walking with her dogs, reading, and cooking.