Upcountry’s Premiere Montessori Programs


Located in Beautiful Kula

Excellent Balance of Learning & Fun

Programs from 18 months to 6 Year Olds

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Our Promise - Caring For Your Child

At Malama Montessori at Na Keiki O Kula, we realize that placing your child in anyone’s care takes a huge leap of faith. That’s why we provide a safe, clean learning facility filled with Montessori trained educators that care about your child. Every aspect of our program is designed with children in mind from fun activities to school readiness.

Our goal is to provide complete peace of mind to parents while also meeting each of your child’s specific needs. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you ever have any questions or concerns about our child development programs.

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What We Offer

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Montessori Primary Education


The Montessori teaching methodology is uniquely based upon observation, peer learning, the use of tactile learning materials and the development of intrinsic motivation.

Montessori Toddler Education

Your child will experience opportunities for Creative Play, Art Exploration and Community Awareness in our indoor, child-size town featuring: a construction site, vet office, restaurant and more!

Outdoor Education


A fun, interactive environment with unique nature-based activities, your child will enjoy guided explorations, mindfulness activities, gardening, small animal care, messy fun and more!

Malama Village

Your child will experience opportunities for Creative Play, Art Exploration and Community Awareness in our indoor, child-size town featuring: a construction site, vet office, restaurant and more!

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See why our parents rate us the highest for inspiring children!

Paula W.

Our son has attended Malama Montessori (Na Keiki O Kula) since he was 15 months. He absolutely loves it (as do we!). The staff are so caring, nurturing and engaging, and the set up as well as the activities and learning opportunities on offer are incredible. He has learned a huge amount and really thrives in this environment, and always looks forward to his school days. We can’t recommend it highly enough.

Brandi S.

Malama Montessori (Na Keiki O Kula) is a sweet, caring, nurturing and thoughtful environment. The teachers are wonderful and genuine and they are very hands on with the kids. We absolutely love them!

Chaka R.

Our son has been going to Malama Montessori (Na Keiki O Kula) for over 2 years and is always excited to tell us about his days, (learning how to care for tomatoe plants, about constellations, making art or just playing with friends), it makes us feel so good knowing he is getting such a wholeistic experience. We trust and adore all the teachers and feel that the school has been a true blessing to our family and the foundation of our son's education. 

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A Focus On Youthful Inspiration


At Malama Montessori at Na Keiki O Kula, it gives us great pleasure helping your child reach their full potential. We spend considerable time creating fun, educational curriculums that challenge your child to be their very best. 

However, there’s also plenty of time for play and socializing- we keep a healthy balance of activities throughout each day.
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Fantastic Play Areas & Montessori Materials

Kids love coming to Malama Montessori at Na Keiki O Kula for our indoor and outdoor play areas that they can explore with their new friends. We also have dozens of structured activities that you child will love- from arts and crafts to music, games and so much more. Our Montessori Certified teachers and Montessori classroom materials complete the total education experience for your child.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I look for in a quality daycare?

While academics and certifications are important, look for a daycare that your child truly enjoys with staff that you feel confident in.

At what age should we consider preschool?

Studies have shown that interactive learning activities are a benefit starting at 1 year old. We would be happy to discuss the best time for your child to start preschool.

How are your tuition fees determined?

Our tuition fees are based on the number of days your child wishes to attend school (2-days through 5-days available). We offer extended care hours until 5pm for an additional charge, depending on the number of days needed. In addition, we charge a non-refundable $175 Registration Fee. 

Ask us about Hawaii subsidies which may help you pay for your child's tuition.

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Highest Rated In Kula

Kids love our fun teachers, and parents love our track record for success!

Montessori—a skill set for the 21st century

Montessori students learn to think critically, work collaboratively, and act boldly—a skill set for the 21st century. Given the freedom and support to question, to probe deeply, and to make connections, Montessori students become confident, enthusiastic, self-directed learners. 


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Located on a 5-acre Farm - Convenient Hours

Working Hours

Monday           7:30AM-3PM

Tuesday           7:30AM-3PM

Wednesday     7:30AM-3PM

Thursday         7:30AM-3PM

Friday               7:30AM-3PM

Extended Hours Available until 5PM

Saturday                    Closed 

Sunday                       Closed