Art is an integral part of our program. It provides opportunities for individual, creative expression. We believe the arts are essential to a well-rounded educational experience. Students explore and experience a wide variety of different mediums, techniques, and genres of art over the course of the year. Students are introduced to art appreciation and art history through discussion of some of the world’s great art and artists.


Katie Peterson, incorporates music, literature, history, and science into her lessons, finding these interdisciplinary connections to not only enhance the creative experience, but to cultivate curiosity, observation, and a desire to learn about the world around us.



Our Mission: Carden Academy of Maui is committed to educating the whole child through a balance of academic excellence, character development, and enrichment through the arts in a nurturing, small classroom setting.

We are an independent, private school located in the Upcountry Maui area of Pukalani.  Founded in 1998, the school serves children in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8, with one class per grade and a maximum enrollment of 172 students.

Carden Academy of Maui is a member of the Carden Educational Foundation, and is accredited by the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.