School News

Montessori Preschoolers Develop Responsibility Through Routine

At Maharishi Preschool we are cultivating within each child a sense of independence and capability.  When the children enter into the gates of our playground carrying their lunch and wearing their backpack, a sense of responsibility, independence and capability are enlivened in them. They know where to put their belongings and they know where they are... Read More »

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Organic Seed to Plate Program Flourishes at Maharishi School

Students at Maharishi School in Fairfield, Iowa enjoy lessons in organic gardening and food preparation once a week.  This week the fourth, fifth, and sixth grade girls made creative appetizers with instructor Karen DeAngelis in our commercial kitchen. Each group was given four different  ingredients to incorporate and plate in their own unique offering. We were... Read More »

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Maharishi School and Original Works Team Up For Great Holiday Gifts

It can be difficult to choose meaningful, useful holiday gifts for family members but Maharishi School and Original Works are here to help!  This is the third year the school is teaming up with the art fundraising program, and we're excited to build participation and see what our students create. Original Works prints artwork onto a... Read More »

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Iowa Private School Rocketry Team Invited to NASA Student Launch

Maharishi School Rocketry Team Coach Rick Rudloff has big news for the community; the rocketry team has been invited to NASA's 2017-2018 Student Launch! This acceptance means that the team is included in an elite set of 60 Middle School, High School, College, and University teams from across the United States.  The selected groups receive guidance... Read More »

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Maharishi School Senior Advances to National Merit Scholar Semifinals

Maharishi School senior Daniel Zhu received good news recently; he has reached the semifinalist list in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program! According to the Ottumwa Courier, "about 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, were notified that they have qualified as semifinalists. These kids are among the highest scorers in each... Read More »

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Positive Discipline Parenting Class Offered at Maharishi School

Maharishi School is once again offering a seven-week Positive Discipline Parenting Class to the entire Fairfield community.  The cost is only $20, which covers all seven sessions and includes a copy of Positive Discipline. If you experience challenges including morning routine and bedtime hassles, homework and chores you want your child to take more responsibility for,... Read More »

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Maharishi School Students Tour Hancher Auditorium

 On Wednesday, September 20th Maharishi School ninth-graders in Jan Thatcher's theater and speech class had the opportunity to tour the new Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City. Thatcher and her students enjoyed the art installations in the mezzanine areas surrounding the performance space,  and visited the backstage areas as well!    

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Bike Fest 2017 is Coming!

Bike Fest 2017 is our first fundraiser of the year and a wonderful way for students to physically challenge themselves and enjoy the beautiful Iowa autumn with their friends. All boarding and day students in grades 1-12 plus the three to six-year-old Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Class will participate in this event, which will take place on... Read More »

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Harvard Study: Student Happiness Boosts Academic Success

Many husbands might say, “When Mama is happy, everyone is happy.” For educators and parents, we would say that when the student is happy and thriving, everyone is happy. Is happiness really that important? The Harvard Graduate School of Education thinks so. One of their studies showed that student happiness is positively associated with GPA.   OK,... Read More »

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Coding Club at Maharishi School!

Maharishi School is starting a Coding Club next week on Thursday, Sept 18 from 4:30-6:30pm in the Maharishi School Media Center. It is for all students sixth through twelfth grade who want to learn more about programming. You don't need to have any previous experience to join the club - we will be learning to code... Read More »

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