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 utilize the FACTS Application & Enrollment system for online admissions which provides parents convenience and ability to view the progress of their child(ren)’s application.

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Learn How to Submit a New Student Application



If you are a family NEW to Carden Academy and have not applied before, you will first setup a FACTS Application Account to begin the Application process by clicking the button below.

An email containing a verification link will be sent to your email.  Click the link provided to complete account verification.

You can then login to FACTS Application once you’ve successfully created an account, then click:

Create A New Student Application” to begin.

There is a non-refundable fee of $80 for each student application.


If you have are an EXISTING Carden Academy Family, please login to your FACTS Family Portal account (link below).

From left navigation menu, click:
Create New Student Application

This will populate your current information on file and prevent any duplicate records.

Age Requirements

    3 years old by September 1 (PK3)
    4 years old by September 1 (PK4)
    All students must be able to complete basic self-care activities such as toilet use and hand washing.

    5 years old by September 1

    All students must be able to to complete basic self-care activities such as toilet use and hand washing.

  • GRADES 1 – 8
    All students must provide previous school transcripts.

Application submitted?

What to Expect Next

You have the flexibility to access your open application, create additional student applications for other child(ren), upload documents, submit application payment, and complete submission.

Once you have submitted a complete application, you will receive a confirmation email from our Admission office with more information on what to expect next, such as testing/assessment schedule, family/parent interviews, etc.


Contact Carden Academy Admissions

Should you simply have any general questions, or would like to schedule a campus tour to learn more about our school before submitting an application, please contact us via phone or email listed below.

Mahalo again for your interest in Carden Academy of Maui, proudly serving Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, and Middle School students in beautiful Upcountry Maui.  We appreciate your interest and hope to assist you any way we can.

Mrs. Jennifer Haleakala
Admissions Director & Office Manager
(808) 573-6651 Ext 102

Admissions Timeline
2024-25 School Year

September 30

Open House
(Grades PK-8 by RSVP)

Open House RSVP Deadline: September 28
Families will tour campus and classrooms, meet teachers and staff, and learn more about what makes a Carden education stand out

October 1

New Student Application Window Opens

Families may begin submission of new student applications. Window closes January 31

December 1 – January 15

FACTS Grant & Aid Application Window

Families must submit financial aid application(s) for new & returning students by January 15 @ 11:59pm

January 20

Admissions Testing Day #1

New student testing by appointment

January 31

FACTS Grant & Aid Assistance Notifications

Assistance award notifications for returning families sent via email on January 31

January 31

New Student Application Window Closes

Deadline for 1st round applications is 11:59pm.
*FACTS Grant & Aid Deadline is January 15

February 1 – 15

Returning Student Re-enrollment Window

Families complete the re-enrollment process
Deadline to re-enroll is February 15 @ 11:59pm

February 3

Admissions Testing Day #2

New student testing by appointment

March 1

Notification Letters – Round 1

Notification letters are sent to families via email for new acceptances and wait list

March 15

Acceptance Responses Due

Deadline for parents to accept notification letter to secure students enrollment

Admissions FAQ’s 

How can I apply for the 2024-25 school year? 
You can submit an application beginning October 1st at

Is there an application fee?  
Yes, our application fee is $80 per application. 

If I submitted an application for a previous school year, do I have to re-submit a new application if I am applying for another school year?  
Yes, our applications do not carry over from year to year. 

Do I have to submit more than one application for multiple students? 
Yes. A separate application is required for each student.

Can we schedule a campus tour?  
We encourage families to attend our Open House on September 30 to tour our campus and learn more about our school. Questions? Please contact  

Do you offer Tuition Assistance?  
Yes, you can submit an application for FACTS Grant & Tuition Assistance starting on December 1st at Deadline for Tuition Assistance is January 15 11:59pm HST. Award notifications are emailed January 31.

Are there age requirements for your Pre-K and Kindergarten programs?  
Yes.  Pre-K: 3 or 4 years old by September 1 of the school year you are applying for.  Kindergarten: 5 years old by September 1 of the school year you are applying for. 

When are notifications sent out?  
Notification letters (Acceptance and Wait List) will be emailed directly to families on March 1.  A response is required from families by March 15. 

How does your waitlist work, does it matter what place my student is on the list?  
If a space opens up for admission, our Admissions Committee will evaluate all candidates on the waitlist to ensure we find the student that will be the most successful in our existing class.  Unfortunately, our wait list does not carry over from year to year.   

If accepted, how long do we have to make our decision?  
We ask for all families to make a decision within two weeks of the date of our Acceptance Letter. 


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Carden Academy of Maui admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Carden Academy of Maui does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.