Seabury Hall
480 Olinda Road, Makawao, HI 96768

From its beautiful location 2,000 feet above sea level, Seabury Hall commands sweeping views of the island’s majestic mountains and the surrounding ocean. Enriched by its natural setting, the school provides an outstanding college preparatory education that, in the words of its mission statement, “prepares students for a successful college experience, fosters a passion for lifelong development of mind, body and character, and inspires responsible citizenship.”

Founded in 1964 as an Episcopal boarding school for girls, Seabury Hall today is a vibrant coeducational college preparatory school serving 438 students in grades 6-12. In the 1970’s the school accepted boys, and in the late 1980’s it eliminated the boarding program to focus exclusively on serving Maui. The school is widely perceived as the preeminent college preparatory school on Maui and one of the leading schools in the state of Hawaii. From a robust arts and athletic program to challenging academics, Seabury Hall’s mission is on display every day. The engine that helps bring the mission alive is the close relationships between teachers and students and an intentional effort to promote a sense of community. A testament to the school’s outstanding reputation is its induction into the Cum Laude Society and its selection as Hawaii’s Malone Family Scholarship School. With its strong program and diverse population of students and faculty, Seabury Hall plays a vital role in the educational and cultural landscape of Maui.

“Seabury Hall has a palpable school culture of communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation that is evident in student behavior in and out classrooms, as well as exhibited by the faculty and staff. The school nurtures a love for learning that encourages faculty and students to explore new ideas with open minds and to follow individual passions.” 2015 Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accreditation Report

Enrollment: 510

Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Hawaii Association of Independent Schools

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)
National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
Cum Laude Society

National Recognition
Blue Ribbon Award, U.S. Department of Education
Cum Laude Society
Horatio Alger School of Excellence
Arts Excellence Award, Hawaii Alliance for Arts Education
Director of Admissions
Elaine Nelson
[email protected]
Contact Information
Seabury Hall
480 Olinda Rd. Makawao, Hawaii 96768
Phone: (808) 572-7235 | Fax (808) 572-7196
Admissions Phone: (808) 572-0807 | Fax (808) 572-2042
[email protected]

The following timeline applies to the Early Application process. After November 15 the Regular Application process begins. Click here to go to the Regular Application page.

Application and Application Fee
The following items must be completed and/or received by the Admissions Office by November 15,019 in order to be considered in the first round of acceptances:
  1. Completed online application form
  2. A recent photograph of the applicant (uploaded with online application form)
  3. Application fee of $75
  4. Interview
  5. Admissions test results
  6. Report cards/progress reports
  7. Standardized test reports
  8. Teacher reference forms (English & Math)
Please note that the $75 application fee is required to complete the online application form and is non-refundable.
The Admissions Committee will only review completed files. Notification of the Admissions Committee’s decision will be available online on December 16.
Grade apply: 5th through 12th
  • Only those who have submitted an application will be tested. Students will be tested in writing, reading comprehension and math.
  • Maui applicants are required to take the Seabury Hall Admissions Test on November 2, 2019 for early application.
  • Off-island applicants are required to take the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test,, or ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam,
  • PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) may be accepted for Upper School Applicants.
All applicants are required to sit for an interview. The Admissions staff will contact you to schedule the interview. This often takes place after school. Interviews for off-island applicants may be conducted via telephone or Skype if an on-site interview is not possible.
Report Cards / Progress Reports / Standardized Test Reports
  • Complete the Consent for Release of Information form and submit it to the current school’s registrar. The current school is requested to send Seabury Hall the last two years’ final report cards/progress reports and the first quarter or trimester report card for the current year, along with any Standardized Test Score Reports. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to confirm that this step is completed by the current school and follow up if necessary.
  • Applicants entering 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade must submit copies of their report cards as they become available through the year.
  • Applicants entering 10th, 11th, 12th grade must submit a copy of their transcript from high school.
Teacher Reference Forms
  • Submit the Teacher Reference Reports to the applicant’s current Math and English teachers along with an addressed, stamped envelope.
  • Teacher Reference Reports should be directly mailed to Seabury Hall or emailed to [email protected] by the teachers after the first semester.
  • Additional recommendations from other teachers, coaches, or individuals who can give a fair assessment of the applicant’s character are welcomed but not required. Duplication of the Reference Report form is permitted
Optional School Visit Campus Tour
Seabury Hall offers an optional half-day visit. Visits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visiting students are hosted by Seabury Hall students and should be on campus no later than 7:45am on the day of the visit. Visiting students are invited to join their host for lunch and will be excused after lunch. Two weeks advance notice is required to set up a half-day visit.
Financial Aid

If you are requesting financial aid please indicate your interest on the online application form. Please refer to the Seabury Hall Financial Aid Brochure for policy information and observe all deadlines. You may also apply for financial aid online by logging on to:

Admissions Policies
Seabury Hall seeks well-rounded students of average, above average, and exceptional academic ability who can contribute to and benefit from a rigorous college preparatory program.  Students are selected for admission on the basis of scholastic achievement, leadership potential, character and integrity, and a passion to pursue talents and interests in and out of the school setting.  Special consideration is given to qualified candidates who are children of faculty, staff and alumni/ae, and those who have siblings attending Seabury Hall.

Nondiscrimination Statement and Policy
Seabury Hall does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, disability, or age in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid programs, athletics, and other school-administered programs.