History of MBS

About Maili Bible School
Historical Sketch of the School

"God's Word A Flame In Our Hearts!"

Maili Bible School began in 1974 as a preschool. Lucy Gaff was the first principal of this ministry. The pastor of the church at that time was missionary Pastor Larry Clouse under United Missionary Fellowship.

In 1975 Maili Bible School added a kindergarten class with Lana Porgatorio as the teacher. Joy Inafuku became the preschool teacher.

In 1976, Pastor Clouse left the church for the mainland, but the school still added another grade. The same people taught the former classes, and Lucy Gaff taught the first grade.

A new pastor and a new principal arrived in 1977. Missionary Pastor Tom Jeffcott began his ministry at Maili and Mary Therit as the new principal. A school board was established during this time. A second grade was added to the ministry. In the next two years, a grade was added up to the third grade.

In 1981, Pastor Jeffcott contacted Larry Estrella, a graduate of Bob Jones University, to come and be the new principal. Each year following, a grade was added until the sixth grade. The first graduating class from the sixth grade was in 1984.

Maili Bible School joined the American Association of Christian Schools

The addition of a high school was made in 1992. Maili Bible High School graduated its first graduate in 1994.

In 1997, Maili was recognized as a member of the Hawaii Council of Private Schools and continues to be recognized to this day. In the 1998-99 school year, Maili Bible School was accredited by the American Association of Christian Schools and celebrated its 25th anniversary.

In 2007, this new website was added for people to be able to search for a traditional Christian school in Hawaii that seeks to honor the Lord by directing children to learn about and serve the Lord.

Maili Bible became a member of the Hawaii Coucil of Private Schools.  This is the Board that oversees private schools in the state of Hawaii.  They give licenses to each private school to operate.  Mr. Estrella became a member of this state board.

Maili Bible School became an Affiliated Member of the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools.
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General School-wide Goals of MBS

To teach every student enrolled an understanding of God, the priority that should be given to His Word, and the responsibility that every person has to Him as Creator and Redeemer.To enable each student enrolled to develop both natural and spiritual gifts and talents with the understanding that the highest goal of mankind is to use these gifts and talents to worship and to glorify God.To develop within each child a level of basic skills achievement that will support successful functioning as a citizen of the Kingdom of God and successful functioning as a citizen of this nation.To provide both curricular and instructional systems that will enable any student to achieve at levels that will prepare him/her to enter the next level of education chosen, whatever the academic rigor demanded.To leave each student enrolled, with a strong sense of "right and wrong", to make them aware of the spiritual blessing that comes from doing right and to warn each student of the many wrongs that now characterize our culture and the negative consequences to be borne by those who choose those wrongs.

Philosophy of Christian Education

The educational program and methods of instruction of Maili Bible School have been created from a biblical viewpoint and are, therefore, the philosophical basis of its existence. Truth and interpretations of all facts are derived from the same biblical foundation. The concepts of our Christian educational philosophy are these:

God is the source of all truth and wisdom. Colossians 2:3; Proverbs 1:7  God has revealed Himself in a general way, in His creation; in a special way, in His written Word; and in a personal way through His Son, Jesus Christ. Psalm 8:3-9; 19:1-6; John 1:14,18  The Bible is the complete and final authority for all matters of faith and practice, and thus every subject is to be studied from the perspective of the Word of God. II Timothy 3:16, 17; John 10:35  Man was created in the image of God, but through Adam's sin the race fell and inherited a sinful nature. Man is not basically good. Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 3:22,23; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12  Salvation is the gift of God received by faith in Jesus Christ. Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8-9  God is sovereign in all the affairs of men and nations. Daniel 2:20,23; Acts 17:22-29  The Bible sets absolute moral standards to which we are to conform. Mark 7:14-23, Romans 14; I Corinthians 8-10; I John 3:4  The goal of Christian education is to teach children who God is and what He does. Deuteronomy 6:4-7 The ultimate aim of this knowledge is to bring each child to salvation and conformity to the will of God. Romans 12:2; Colossians 1:28-29; II Timothy 3:14-17  Christian education is primarily the responsibility of the home. The church and the Christian school are an extension of this process and provide a supportive basis of encouragement to the family in its basic responsibility. Proverbs 22:6, 15; 29:1; Ephesians 6:4, 5 Effective Christian teachers are those who understand and are committed to these principals of Christian education, who are personally committed to Jesus Christ, and are yielded to the Holy Spirit. John 14:26; 16:13

Statement Of Faith

Maili Bible School subscribes to the Doctrinal Statement of Maili Bible Church.