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Muriel Preschool

1045 Kawaiahao St. Honolulu, HI. 96814

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PH: (808) 593-0567
E: Muriel@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 Muriel 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 Muriel Preschool.



Muriel Preschool moved to its present location on the ground floor of the Kamakee Vista Building on Kawaiahao Street in 1992. This new setting for the school was made possible through a unique collaboration among the Atherton Family Foundation, the city government, and a private developer. The Kakaako Improvement Association, an organization of businesses in the community, has named KCAA Muriel Preschool as the beneficiary of several benefit golf tournaments, which has assisted the school with repairs and beautification projects. Enrichment programs include a weekly Japanese language class, Amazing Athletes, and computer classes. All staff meet State licensing requirements.


KCAA opened its Kakaako school in 1898 on South Street. The name “Muriel” came later. The agency’s founders remarked in 1899, “The kindergarten has been the opening wedge in the district where it has been placed.” In one short year, the South Street School had a girls’ club, boys’ club, singing class, and mothers’ clubs. In 1901 the South Street School moved to the basement of Kawaiahao Church and was called the Kawaiahao Kindergarten. Seven years later, the school moved again, this time to the Kakaako Mission, on the corner of South and Queen Streets, and was renamed the Kakaako School. The new school site was closer to the children’s homes and resulted in a 20% increase in students in just four months. In 1911, a new building was given to KCAA by Miss Kate Atherton for the Kakaako Community. It was renamed Muriel School, in memory of Miss Atherton’s niece, and is still called that today.


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Muriel Reviews

"I noticed a big difference in my son after coming here for only 2 months. His speech and self care abilities has increased. He also can express his feelings better."
Samah N.
"I have really seen a huge increase in my son's vocabulary and his ability to communicate with others. He is more creative now too. And they have a huge, amazing playground!"
Cristy S.
"Wonderful Preschool. My son went here for 2 years before moving on to kindergarten. My daughter is here...and will be here for another 2 years. Location is easy for drop off..huge plus.
Wes N.