Bezos Academy to open a preschool in Lāhainā

Over the past year, we’ve been working closely with community leaders, elected officials, and organizations on Maui to find a site for a Bezos Academy preschool. Early on, we were lucky to be introduced to Ikaika Ohana, a non-profit affordable housing developer focused on providing low-income families in Hawaii with affordable and safe living opportunities.

Despite fire-related impacts to their planned development, Ikaika Ohana is more committed than ever to providing services to their community – and so are we. They informed us a few weeks ago that they intend to continue with their work to build affordable housing for the people of Lāhainā, including constructing a preschool facility. We’re happy to share that we’ve signed a lease with Ikaika Ohana to bring tuition-free, Montessori-inspired preschool to the Lāhainā community.

We’ll welcome our future students after we renovate the space to make it just right for our incoming three- and four-year-olds. Once we have a target opening date, we’ll update this page with that information and details about the application process. Eligible students will be selected via a lottery process. Please check back for updates.

For more information, please read our blog post about the partnership.