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Maharishi School Achieves National Recognition

By NICOLE HESTER-WILLIAMS Ledger staff writer, printed with permission from the Fairfield Ledger When walking up to the entrance of Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment, one might notice several signs on the door, but the green and white sticker that says “Niche, 2017 Best Private High Schools in Iowa,” sticks out. In November, the school... Read More »

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Maharishi School Adopts Diversity Inclusion Policy

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 work places, to shopping, to healthcare policy, so it's no surprise that schools, too, are grappling with the correct way to deal with new understandings of gender identity.... Read More »

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Maharishi School Updates Uniform Policy

Maharishi School has updated the uniform policy to allow for a more gender neutral, inclusive look throughout the Lower School.  Girls may now wear polo shirts and pants, or blouse and skirt, whichever they prefer.  Additionally, more shirt colors are available to the kids, including blue, green, and yellow.  As a major bonus, the blue and... Read More »

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Maharishi School Ideal Shopper Program Goes Online!

Maharishi School is dedicated to including students from every economic background, and offers financial aid packages to 80% of the children who attend.  This effort is maintained through the generosity of our donors, as well as many fundraising campaigns throughout the year.  To further this effort, we are happy to announce the start of a new... Read More »

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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 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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