School News

Maharishi School Earns High Ranking Among Private Schools in Iowa

We are pleased to announce that Maharishi School has earned second place out of 27 schools in the 2017 Best Private High Schools in Iowa category from Niche.com.  Niche is an organization that  "rigorously analyzes dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school,... Read More »

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Maharishi School Girls Run 5k With Girls on the Run

Maharishi School third through sixth grade girls have been meeting twice a week after school for over two months now, training for a 5 kilometer team run.  It's all part of a nation wide program called Girls on the Run, which not only emphasizes physical fitness, but also teamwork, positive body image, healthy relationships, and community... Read More »

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Maharishi School Students Gear Up For Destination Imagination

Every year for over twenty years Maharishi School students have participated in Destination Imagination, a "fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning." Students form teams of up to seven members, choose a... Read More »

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Maharishi School Teacher Greg Thatcher Wins Art Award

Greg Thatcher's artwork has been selected out of 310 artworks submitted from across the country to be part of the "Small but Mighty" exhibition sponsored by Prairie State College in Chicago.  Greg's work also received one of the three awards given by Aron Packer, a Chicago art gallery  owner and judge of the exhibition.  Greg received... Read More »

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Maharishi School Student Participates in Prestigious World Food Prize Institute

The best and brightest students from 31 U.S. states and territories and seven countries attended speeches by world renowned leaders, presented their own research, and joined in hunger relief efforts. Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 26, 2016 -- Melat Gebremariam of Maharishi School of Enlightenment in Fairfield, IA was among the select students nominated to attend the... Read More »

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Maharishi Upper School Students Present “Almost, Maine - Almost, Iowa”

Dr. Paul Schwartz is new to Maharishi School this year, and is bringing his years of theater experience to our award winning speech team.  This Fall, Dr. Schwartz and our Upper School students have been preparing for their performances of  "Almost, Maine -- Almost Iowa."  John Cariani's 2002 play "Almost, Maine" enjoyed minor off-Broadway success and... Read More »

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Maharishi School Soccer Team Plays Rematch With Scattergood

Maharishi School hosted Scattergood for a rematch soccer game and dinner last night, and the game was close. We were missing two of our best offensive players, so it forced our team to pull together and rise to the challenge. We went down 2-0, came back with a goal and pressed for another one, but didn't... Read More »

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Maharishi School 1-2-3 Boys Visit Nature Center

Maharishi School first through third grade boys have been studying insects since the beginning of the school year, and last week they got the chance to put their knowledge to the test!  The boys spent an afternoon at Jefferson County Park with naturalist Therese Cumminskey, sweeping the prairie section of the park with insect nets and... Read More »

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Maharishi School Soccer Team Wins First Game Against Scattergood

With the traffic of I-80 buzzing in the background, the Maharishi School Pioneers kept their focus and came away with a victory in their first soccer game of the season. Sixteen players and eleven supporters made their way to the pastoral and friendly campus of Scattergood Friends School for the contest on the last day of... Read More »

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Maharishi School Offers Positive Discipline Parenting Class

Are you are challenged by morning routine and bedtime hassles, ​power struggles over homework and chores, or by any area of parenting where you feel like you're not quite connecting with your child? Maharishi School is pleased to announce that our Positive Discipline Parenting Class is returning for its sixth session.  The class will be team-taught... Read More »

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