Pre-Kindergarten: A Time of Growth

Rooted in the Catholic faith, Maryknoll School is a nurturing and welcoming community that values academic innovation and excellence, lifelong learning, service to others, and the courage to imitate Jesus by word and example.

The year before kindergarten is a time of tremendous growth. As a parent you want your child to enjoy this stage while building the right skills for the steps ahead. We offer a program that gives you both, teachers who cherish this important time, and curriculum recognized by parents and teachers for helping children build the social and academic skills necessary to be ready for school.

Our Pre-Kindergarten students work on reading, writing, math concepts, critical thinking, letter/word recognition, addition & subtraction, patterns, problem-solving, building social skills, sharing, and more!

Our program provides opportunities for each child to cultivate knowledge, self-discipline, creativity, and spiritual and physical growth. We believe in creating a warm and loving environment where children can learn about themselves, gain an understanding of others and develop strong self-esteem.

Children enrolled in our Pre-Kindergarten program will participate in activities that include art, language development, math, music and movement, science, and outdoor play.


Mrs. Chelsea Malefyt
Division Head, Grades PK–5

Office Hours: 7:15 am – 3:30 pm
Phone: (808) 952-7100

General Information

Our Pre-Kindergarten program is for toilet-trained children.

Maryknoll’s Pre-Kindergarten program accepts students over 3 years to under 5 years of age. Students enrolled must turn 4 years old by December 31 of the year they attend.

The maximum classroom size is 20 students.
The Pre-Kindergarten program follows our academic year schedule (mid-August to early June). Included in tuition for school year 2023-2024 are school supplies, morning snacks, lunch, and after-school care until 5:00 pm. Morning drop-off begins each day at 7:15 am. Class begins with morning circle time at 8:00 am. The regular school day ends at 2:15 pm. Students staying for After School Care must be picked up by 5:00 pm (effective SY 2023–2024).
Tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year is as follows:
  • Pre-Kindergarten Tuition: $16,650
For more information about applying to Maryknoll’s Pre-Kindergarten program, please email admission@maryknollschool or call (808) 952-7330.

Ready to Apply?

To apply for Pre-K for the 2024–2025 school year, please submit an inquiry here.

Example Schedule

Classroom Opens Welcome/Morning Work or Free Play and Exploration
Morning Circle Time 
Music and Movement
Snack Time
Literacy Focused Circle Time/Small Group/Literacy Centers
Outdoor Play
Math Focused Circle Time/Small Group/Math Centers 
Science/Social Studies Time
Story Time 
Outdoor Play
Rest Time
Free Play and Exploration
Closing Circle Time 
Parent Pick-Up
1526 Alexander St.
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: 808.952.8400