St. Anthony School Open House, Jan. 28

January 27, 2017, 3:02 PM HST · Updated January 27, 3:02 PM
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Keni Lee, drone project. PC: SAS Maui.

Student drones, a new media lab, and refreshed classrooms are among the highlights of this year’s Open House at St. Anthony School in Wailuku.

The best the school has to offer for preschoolers, K-5, 6-8, and 9 through 12 grade will be on display during the Open House set for 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday, Jan. 28. 2017.

Charged with a mission to unlock the full potential of every child and support academic excellence, the St. Anthony staff and students plan to feature how the school seeks to combine a quality, 21st century education with Christian- Catholic values.

Visitors will be encouraged to walk around the campus located at 1618 Lower Main Street in Wailuku.

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High School senior Keoni Lee, who has represented the state of Hawaiʻi in international drone competitions, will be joining STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Middle School teacher Joe Celebrado for a drone demonstration on the high school’s Sullivan Field. Both can speak to how studies in drones have helped to increase problem solving skills and foster an appreciation for science and math.

There will also be an opportunity to create an art project at the high school Art room, and explore a variety of exhibits that highlight education initiatives in science, math, English, technology, robotics, band and more.

“We look forward to welcoming visitors and showing them our educational initiatives in preschool, grade school, middle and high school,” said Betsey Gunderson, St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School’s Head of School. “Anyone who has given any thought to enrolling at St. Anthony are encouraged to come to our Open House and take advantage of the one-on-one tours we’re offering to students and families of all ages on Maui.”

At the grade school, teachers and staff will have student work on display and are prepared to discuss how religion and faith are woven into a curriculum that includes Language Arts, social studies, science, math, art, music and physical education.

The Grade School will also be gathering for the 9 a.m. Mass Sunday, Jan. 29, at St. Anthony Church to help kick off the annual National Catholic Schools Week.

Administrators from the preschool, grade school, middle and high school programs will be available to answer questions and the St. Anthony classrooms will be open for viewing.

St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School parents, some of whom have had their children attend preschool and grade school, will be available to share their experiences and field questions from interested students and parents.

Students who attend Open House at the middle and high school campus will receive a waiver on the $25 application fee for school year 2017-2018.

Refreshments will be served and handouts detailing the school’s tuition assistance program will be provided.

SAS is Maui’s only Catholic High School, and in the 2016-2017 school year, added a brand new Middle School for 6th-through 8th-grade. Founded in 1848, St. Anthony High School has educated more than 15,000 students with a nearly 100% graduation and college acceptance rate.

The college-preparatory school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Western Catholic Education Association and the Hawaiʻi Association of Independent Schools.

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