Accreditation for preschool through 12th grade was granted by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) in 1986. Kindergarten through grade 6 is fully accredited by the Iowa Department of Education. College Preparatory status was granted by the Iowa Department of Education for grades 7 through 12 in 1987. Maharishi School is one of only four schools in the state of Iowa to have this status, which is granted on the basis of the number of graduates accepted to accredited four-year colleges.
In l985, Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment Preschool was licensed to operate as a preschool and child care facility by the Iowa Department of Human Services.
Maharishi School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).