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Mother Rice Preschool

2707 South King St. Honolulu, HI. 96826

At A Glance

PH; (808) 946-4072
E: MotherRice@kcaapreschools.org

Call today to make an appointment for a personal school tour, and let us show you how proud we are of our commitment to quality early education and care.

All staff meet State licensing requirements.

For more information or to request a Waitlist Application, please click on the button (you will be redirected to MyProcare).

If you have already submitted a Waitlist Application for one of our sister KCAA Preschools and would like to submit a Waitlist Application for Mother Rice Preschool, please send an email to arclerk@kcaapreschools.org with the following information:

We will notify you when our school has been added to your MyProcare account and you will then be able to submit your child’s Waitlist Application and application fee for Mother Rice Preschool.



Mother Rice is nestled amongst the restaurants, specialty shops and apartments that make up the community of Moiliili. Children today still enjoy the large playground tucked away in the back of the school. Enrichment programs available include: Kindermusik, Little Ambassadors, Keiki Computers, Leahi Swim School, Amazing Athletes, Keiki Li’ili’i Hula & Mele. All staff meet State licensing requirements.


In September 1917, Mother Rice Playground was opened. This site was the gift from the children and grandchildren of Mary Sophia Rice, lovingly known as Mother Rice, in celebration of the centennial of her birth, as well as to commemorate her missionary work in Moiliili. In 1918, Miss Ester Kopke volunteered to start a morning kindergarten in the large pavilion at the site. Much of the success of the Mother Rice Playground and School was due to the hard work of an amazingly strong Mothers’ Club. Meetings were held twice a month and because the meetings were held in English and Japanese, there was high attendance. By 1923, they had raised enough funds to build a new school for the children.


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Mother Rice Reviews

"My daughter loves this school! And so do we! If you visit once, you'll see what I mean. Great facilities with a large outdoor play area and very child centered. I couldn't be happier."
Fwa F.
"What really stood out was how happy all the kids are. The school itself is very safe with a tall gate and a camera and security code to get in. Would definitely recommend 10/10."
Amy M.
"Excellent preschool. Director, teachers and other support team members really care for and are dedicated to the kids. We absolutely LOVE the extra curricular activities available to the kids."