School News

Scientific Creativity Wins Big: Pranav Chhalliyil named Iowa BioGENEius 2017

"Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.  It is a process; it's not random." Ken Robinson At Maharishi School we agree with noted educator and speaker Sir Ken Robinson that, "there's a wealth of talent that lies in all of us" and that "those who work in schools must nurture creativity systematically... Read More »

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Project-Based Learning Sparks Creativity and Builds Skills at Maharishi School

Project-based learning is an integral part of the curriculum at Maharishi School, a private boarding and day school in Fairfield, Iowa.  Each quarter, students have a choice between several project courses and are also free to design and execute a proposal of their choosing.  Last year Upper School teacher Mark Wilkins offered raku ceramics as a... Read More »

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Maharishi School Update From Dr. Richard Beall

Dear Maharishi School Community, Last Wednesday I returned home to a new sight in front of our School—the rainbow flag.  The rainbow flag has long represented peace, unity, and, especially, a safe space for all. This symbol has been adopted by the LGBT community and its supporters to represent the diversity within that group. In recent... Read More »

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Maharishi School Raises Rainbow Flag

"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now." Martin Luther King Jr. In the last few years, stories about transgender rights have made their way to the forefront of national attention. These issues have cropped up in every area from workplaces, to shopping, to healthcare policy, so it's no... Read More »

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“The Big Orange Splot” Sparks Creativity at Maharishi School

The Field of All Possibilities is the Source of All Solutions. ~Maharishi   Mr. Plumbean turns an accident into an opportunity when he turns an orange paint splotch on his roof into the phantasmagorical house of his dreams. The 123 Girls turned the fronts of their desks into their dreams and changed what the author says... Read More »

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Don’t Miss Maharishi School Speech Competition Performances This Weekend!

The boundary-breaking tradition of excellence in Speech Competition at Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment continues today with the strong performances of the 2017 MSAE Speech team, showing at Spayde Theatre Friday, Feb 24, and Saturday, Feb 25, at 8:00. You won’t want to miss it!  The evening begins with two Ensemble Acting entries. Loreena... Read More »

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Maharishi School Students Host Empty Bowls Event to Raise Money for the Hungry

Upper School students at Maharishi School worked for an entire quarter to host an Empty Bowls event with the aim of raising funds to alleviate local and global hunger.                                                      "Empty... Read More »

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Maharishi School to Present Theater Cavalcade

Maharishi School students are rehearsing for their annual theater cavalcade and hope you can attend one or more of their performances! The class will present a variety of offerings, including a choral reading called "Water", the Reader's Theater version of the James Thurber play "Many Moons", two ensembles, "The Dancers" by Horton Foot, and "You Can't... Read More »

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Maharishi School Robotics Team Builds Skills

The Maharishi School Robotics Team has been working with teachers Rick Rudloff and Jeremy Jones since November to build, program, test, and compete with their robot, "Nicebot".  This effort is part of Maharishi School's Project Based Learning curriculum, which allows students to choose between a variety of course offerings and work for a full quarter on... Read More »

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Maharishi School Art Show Engages and Inspires

Maharishi School students put on an Art Show for their friends and families last night, and we all had a wonderful time!  The students worked hard to create, mount, and hang their pieces in time for the show, and were excited to see the reactions to their work from all the attendees.  Emily Timm, Lower School... Read More »

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