In the past decade, students at Maharishi School have won more than 100 state titles in science, speech, drama, writing, poetry, spelling, art, photography, history, mathematics, chess, tennis, golf, track, and Destination ImagiNation, a national and international creative problem-solving competition.

Grades 10-12 score in the top 1% nationally, and in Iowa, on standardized tests (ITED)

95% of graduates accepted at four-year colleges

Over ten times the nation's average for National Merit Scholar Finalists over the past five years

State Record: 41 state championships in creative problem-solving competitions Destination ImagiNation and Odyssey of the Mind

World Record: Winners of the Global Finals of Destination ImagiNation, and more top-ten finishes than any other school in the world

First Place: American High School Math Exam, Iowa Division, four years in a row

First Place: Five first-place finishes, Iowa State History Fair, Senior Division

First Place: Ten first-place finishes in the senior division of the Eastern Iowa or Hawkeye state science fairs

Grand Champions: Eight grand champion awards in the past decade in the junior division of the Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair

First place: Twice winner of the state spelling bee

State Record: Most Critic's Choice State Banner Awards for speech in the past decade (16)

National Champion: Bravo Cable Channel High School Theater Competition

State Record: Congressional Art Competition, "An Artistic Discovery," grand prize three years in a row

First Place: Iowa Poetry Association's high school contest

First Place: Iowa "Young Writer of the Year" award

State Champion: Iowa Junior Chess Championship

First Place: Iowa Educational Media Association (Photography)

Grand Prize: International Photo Imaging Education Association competition

State Champions: 16 boys' state tennis championships,
tying for the most in Iowa history

State Champion: Girls' state singles tennis

State Record: Tennis Triple Crown winner two years in a row

State Record: Boys' track 800 m

State Champions: Golf team and individual


  • The End School Violence Now (ESVN) and Students Creating Peace Network (SCPN) has given presentations on radio stations, participated in Youth Development in the 21st Century sponsored by the 4-H clubs of America, and given presentations to guests of the School.

    The students have given presentations at the St.Louis Enlightened Sentencing Project Graduation. They were invited to represent Southeast Iowa at the Youth Development in the 21st Century Conference at Iowa State University in Ames, and invited to Expo High School in Waterloo, Iowa. They were also invited to the kick-off event for the Season of Non-Violence in Los Angeles where they spoke to educators, parents and the event organizers. While in Los Angeles a presentation was given at a South Los Angeles alternative High School. All the events met with great success.

    The students are working on a student-to-student video, a web site, and other projects to bring 8,000 Yogic Flyers to Maharishi University of Management and Maharishi Vedic City.

    Yogic flying medal winners



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