Maharishi School provides a transformative Preschool-12th grade day and boarding experience which develops students' ability to know themselves, think deeply, unleash their creativity, and succeed in a purposefully small and safe environment.
Maharishi School is a non-sectarian, co-ed PS-12 school with students from over 30 countries. The School offers the standard body of knowledge in the humanities, arts, sciences, social sciences and technology while augmenting these areas with an interdisciplinary study that cultivates deeper levels of thinking, knowledge and relationships. Integrated into the students’ schedule is the daily practice of Transcendental Meditation and yoga.
Located in Fairfield, Iowa, Maharishi School shares a 9-acre campus with Maharishi University of Management (MUM), an international university with approximately 1,400 students from 85 countries. Fairfield is 2 hours from Des Moines, 1.5 hours from Cedar Rapids, and 4.5 hours from Chicago.
Our school's Project-Based Learning allows for more time to pursue passions and build a portfolio by having a 70-minute project period each day. Students can select pre-designed projects such as play production, rocketry, ceramics and kiln building, application prototyping, earth to table (ceramics and cooking), performing arts, entrepreneurship, fashion design, game show production, music, freelance design, songwriting and music production, film production, and food blog. Students are also encouraged to propose their own projects.
Athletics, Student Clubs & Extracurricular Programs: Soccer, Golf, Cross Country, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Choir, Cooking, Literary Society, PROUD (People Respecting Our Unique Differences), Science, Super Chinese, Music, Improv, Gardening, Film, Robotics, Drama Competition (Iowa High School Speech Association Competition), Destination Imagination (International Creative Problem Solving competition)
Honors Courses: The Honors program provides students with an opportunity to experience greater depth of study and cultivate a deeper level of thinking. Honors courses are offered in each core subject (Science, Math, History and English). Students pursuing an Honors track are required to demonstrate scholarly initiative, problem-solving skills and the ability to delve into the fine details of their chosen topic. With an emphasis on depth of understanding, students gain critical and creative thinking skills that set them apart from their peers.
College Placement: Over 95% of graduates are admitted to top colleges and universities. Recent graduates have been accepted to Brown University, Colgate University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, McGill University, New York University, Princeton University, Stanford University, Savannah College of Art & Design, Tisch School of the Arts