Summary of Achievements


University Admissions

  • Over 95% accepted at accredited universities
  • Attended prestigious institutions: Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Wellesley

National Merit® Scholars (highest academic honor for top 1% of national entrants)

  • Twice the national average over the last 30 years
  • 2010: 16th Scholar (with over 100 Finalists, Semifinalists, and Commended Scholars)

Destination ImagiNation (international creative problem-solving competition)

  • More top-ten finishes at the global finals of creative problem-solving competitions than any other school in the world
  • Leading school in state of Iowa
  • 2010: 6 State Champions and the 5th Place team at Global Finals

Speech (Drama)

  • 17 state championships, tied for most in Iowa
  •   2010: Critic’s Choice 1st Place for Solo Mime


  •  Iowa Science & Engineering Fairs: 43 state champions and many special awards
  • 2010: Swept regional and state competitions, qualified for several national events


  • Four times 1st Place in the American High School Math Exam
  • 1st in Iowa, Mathematical Association of America


  •   Many state, national, international awards: 39 selected for Photography International Educational Association 2001-10


  •   2010: State Champion 1st Place from over 200 submissions


  • 2010 State Champion in first year of competition


  • 16 boys state champions: 7 singles, 5 doubles, and 4 team; unprecedented Triple Crown sweep (1999-2000)
  • 2009 USPTA National High School Tennis Coach of the Year
  • Girls singles state champion (2002)


  • Two boys state champions (individual and team)
  • Track and Field: Two boys state champions (long jump and 800 meters)
  • Other sports: Boys soccer, basketball. Girls volleyball, track, tennis


Girls Tennis - Pioneers cruise vs. Notre Dame

Maharishi School's Angela Sickler won 10-1 at No. 1 singles during the Pioneers’ 9-0 win over West Burlington-Notre Dame Tuesday. By Carson Tigges
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Eight Teams Advance to State Speech Competition

Eight out of nine Maharishi School Teams were selected to advance to the next level of the Iowa High School Speech Competition. The students performed at... 
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