2024 - 2025
The application for school year 2024-2025 is now open.
Priority Deadline: January 31, 2024
Licensed by the State of Hawaiʻi, Mālamapōkiʻi is a fully accredited program that provides a Hawaiian culture, values, and place-based program aligned with age-appropriate pre-school standards. Applications received after the admissions deadline are considered on a space-available basis and placed on a waitlist. Accepted students will be notified in writing.
-You will be contacted to schedule an interview.
– Admission is based on the space available in each class.
– Students selected will receive an admission acceptance letter.
– Return signed acceptance letter with $100 non-refundable deposit
– Complete and return welcome packet paperwork
School Year and Hours of Operation:
Mālamapōkiʻi follows a 10-month school calendar, beginning at 7:30 am – 2:15 pm Monday through Thursday; and beginning at 7:30 am – 12 pm on Fridays.
If you have any questions or concerns call the Mālamapōkiʻ Office at 808-887-1117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Who May Apply
Mālamapōkiʻi welcomes all keiki who would like to attend in the following age groups:
Child Care subsidies:
Child Care subsidies are available through the following programs:
The lottery is a random computer function that is tied to Admissions’ database. It is an automated process. Lists are run by the preschool applied to, the “grade” level (e.g., P3 or P4) and gender.
Using a lottery offers several advantages. It is an unbiased and completely objective way to select students, all students are considered equally, and it simplifies the admissions process because applicants do not have to be tested or observed.
All applicants not selected for admission to Mālamapōkiʻi preschool are placed on the waitlist and ranked in order by which they applied. Waitlist ranking information is confidential.
If a selected student declines the invitation to attend, or disenrolls after the school year begins, children in the wait pool will be offered admission (in order of their lottery rank).
The competitive nature of admission to our preschool is due to the increasing numbers of children seeking enrollment. Each year the number of applications received exceeds the number of available spaces.